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IT Management Linux News for Jul 18, 2008

  • Linux Not the Savior for our Economy (Jul 18, 2008, 23:30)
    PC World: "Computer World's Steve J. Vaughan-Nichols makes that claim in 'Linux Will Save Us'. The title almost has religious overtones...Whether it's iPhones, Linux vs. Microsoft, or Macs vs. PCs, there's always a group who are so overly passionate about their favorite hammer that everything else looks like a nail."

  • Dell Begins Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Pre-Installs (Jul 18, 2008, 17:15)
    The VAR Guy "Dell began offering Ubuntu on selected consumer PCs about a year ago. The VAR Guy has one (and, full disclosure, he loves it). But this is the year that Ubuntu was supposed to move from geek users to a broader set of consumers — thanks to the release of Ubuntu 8.04 in April 2008."

  • Canonical, Openbravo Set to Promote ERP on Ubuntu Servers (Jul 18, 2008, 15:45)
    The VAR Guy: "Manel Sarasa, CEO of Openbravo, believes Microsoft has about 15 percent market share in the ERP midmarket. The other 85 percent of the industry is highly fragmented between dozens of software companies. With an assist from partners, Openbravo hopes to disrupt the industry and grab market share fast."

  • Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III (Jul 18, 2008, 12:00)
    LinuxPlanet: "Once you've set up Windows sharing in Ubuntu, you can start sharing folders. The process is quite similar to what you may have experienced in Windows XP. To share files you actually share a folder. All the files and any sub-folders within the shared folder are available to others on the network. Exactly what you or others on the network can do with the shared files (for example, read-only or edit) from another computer is based upon the settings you choose when you share the folder."

  • Run a Business Network on Linux: Remote Help Desks (Jul 18, 2008, 11:00)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "Once upon a time, back in the very olden days, when something went wrong with one of your possessions and you couldn't fix it yourself, you had two options: have a repair person come to your house, or take the item into a repair shop. This was a good system that worked smoothly for many a millennia...Then along came the personal computer, and overnight this pleasant, smoothly-functioning infrastructure was turned on its head, and life for computer users became nasty and brutish. All because of a sadistic new invention: the Telephone Support Center."

  • Automate backups on Linux (Jul 18, 2008, 08:00)
    IBM Developerworks: "If you use Linux, you already have access to extremely powerful tools for creating custom backup solutions. The solutions in this article can help you perform simple to more advanced and secure network backups using open source tools that are part of nearly every Linux distribution."