IT Management Linux News for Aug 20, 2008
Networking 101: Understanding the Data Link Layer (Aug 20, 2008, 23:04)
LinuxPlanet: "What's more important than IP and
routing? Well, Layer 2 is much more important when it's
Link fixed-- ed.
The Downside of Mobility: Injury (Aug 20, 2008, 22:04)
Wi-Fi Planet: "As publicly accessible Wi-Fi
access points come to more and more coffee shops, libraries, and
other venues, people are using laptops in environments that
compromise comfort and often precipitate pain. That's because on a
notebook computer, the monitor and keyboard can't be independently
The Dell Ubuntu-powered Mini-Notebook is on its way (Aug 20, 2008, 19:04)
Practical Technology: "...It's worth noting
that Ubuntu Linux is actually friendlier with Windows-based
business networks than XP Home, which is limited to peer-to-peer
networking. So, if you're thinking about using the Inspiron 910 for
office use, you'll actually want to use Ubuntu."
VMware Rated Amongst Top Five Vendors (Aug 20, 2008, 18:04)
EFY Times: ""LinuxWorld attendees may seem like
a tough crowd for vendors to please, but they are quite willing to
compliment a vendor they feel is doing a good job.""
Success Story: Ubuntu 18.104.22.168 amd64 on a HP Pavilion dv2940se (Aug 20, 2008, 17:34)
LinLap: "Who says that Linux isn't ready for
the Desktop? I successfully installed Ubuntu 22.214.171.124 amd64 Desktop
Edition on my brand new HP pavilion dv2940se laptop. The result?
Almost everything worked from scratch..."
Microsoft Invests $100 Million More in Novell
(Aug 20, 2008, 15:04)
Network World: "However, Novell has only
invoiced $156 million of Microsoft's original $240 million
certificate purchase, leaving 35% of the funds still unused."
Would a VMware Acquisition of Red Hat Go Anywhere? (Aug 20, 2008, 13:04)
OStatic: "While both companies have declined to
comment, the prospect could make a lot of sense for VMware for