IT Management Linux News for Aug 28, 2008
Local User Management in FreeNAS (Aug 28, 2008, 22:31)
Packt: "In general, once the FreeNAS server is
configured and running, it doesn't really need much attention, it
should just work. However, there are lots of different features
which can be configured. In this article by Gary Sims, we will see
how user management is done in FreeNAS."
Running A File- And Print-Server With eBox On Ubuntu 8.04 Server (Aug 28, 2008, 21:31)
HowtoForge: "This article shows how to run a
file- and print-server for small and medium enterprises (SME) on
one single Ubuntu 8.04 server. It is very easy to set up, and
management is done with an easy-to-use web interface called eBox so
once the system is set up, you can forget about the command line.
eBox was developed to administrate advanced services for corporate
This is the Year of the Linux Desktop Breakout (Aug 28, 2008, 18:31)
Zemlin's Blog: "Declaring victory for the Linux
desktop at the end of the day will based upon looking at market
penetration of Linux based clients vs. Windows and other operating
systems. I believe this is still the best measure but we may
finally be able to declare this year the breakout of the Linux
Cisco's Buyout of PostPath: It Ain't About Microsoft (Aug 28, 2008, 17:31)
The VAR Guy: "Cisco's $215 million acquisition
of PostPath, for instance, speaks volumes about where John Chambers
is taking the networking giant. Some folks say it's a direct attack
against Microsoft Exchange."
Beware Geeks Bearing Gifts (Aug 28, 2008, 15:31)
Computerworld UK: "On it was a differentiation
between proprietary software; free software and open source
software. Naturally I asked the presenter for clarification of the
terms as I was a little confused. He was unable to clarify..."
How Windows Vista is Turning People to Linux (Aug 28, 2008, 15:01)
IT Wire: "One reason for this is, with equal
certainty, the mess that is Windows Vista. Here's how it's actively
driving new interest in Linux."
New Low-Cost Ubuntu Linux-Equipped Dell PCs and Laptops Arriving (Aug 28, 2008, 13:01)
Practical Technology: "While we’re still
waiting for Dell to roll-out its Inspiron 910 mini-notebook, Dell
had just announced, on August 27th, that it is now selling two more
desktops and two more laptops that will come pre-installed with
Cisco Buys PostPath, Targets Microsoft Exchange (Aug 28, 2008, 12:01)
Linux.com: "PostPath is best known as a drop-in
replacement for Microsoft Exchange. Unlike other would-be Exchange
competitors Scalix and Lotus Domino/Notes, which use a
Outlook-compatible Mail Application Programming Interface (MAPI) on
the client PC, PostPath actually reverse-engineered Microsoft's
MAPI and Active Directory (AD) protocols. This means that, from the
network and Windows PC's viewpoint, PostPath actually appears to be
an Exchange server."
Three Ways That Open Source Could Benefit from Business 101 (Aug 28, 2008, 10:31)
OStatic: ""...Open source does not need
consolidation. Open source needs product managers." Product
managers, of course, drive improvements in commercial and
proprietary software products, and listen carefully to what
Linux Portal Reimbursed User for MS Windows License from Lenovo (Aug 28, 2008, 01:31)
AbcLinuxu.cz: "Lenovo ČR required a non-disclosure agreement to be signed that would cover the entire negotiations with the company and its results for the compensation to be effected."
10 Things You Should Know About Networking Two Buildings (Aug 28, 2008, 00:31)
TechRepublic: "#1: Wireless may not be the best