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IT Management Linux News for Sep 17, 2008

  • How to Not Get an IT Job: 10 Tips (Sep 17, 2008, 22:31)
    Datamation: "3) Let the manager know how fed up your are with your prior employer’s technology."

  • Economic Crisis as a Technology Change Agent (Sep 17, 2008, 21:01)
    Tech Broiler: "Sometimes, to make an omelette, you need to break a few eggs. However if this week's bloodbath on Wall Street is any indication, then I would say we've made ourselves a full-blown deep dish quiche the size of Yankee Stadium"

  • How do I Run Linux/UNIX Clients on Windows With XWin32 Live? (Sep 17, 2008, 19:31)
    TechRepublic: "Recently I wrote about how you can open (and use) Linux applications in Windows using a combination of PuTTY and XWin32. This system was fairly easy but a bit cumbersome. With a recent update to XWin32 Live, PuTTY has been removed from the equation and the setup/use is now easier than ever."

  • Microsoft's Interoperability Dodge in UK Schools (Sep 17, 2008, 17:31)
    The Open Road: "...The Register is reporting that Microsoft is saying all the right things to the UK government in its attempt to placate the European Commission over interoperability with open file formats. Everything, that is, except how it intends to make its software more interoperable."

  • Video: The History of Fedora (Sep 17, 2008, 14:31)
    Red Hat Magazine: "We were trying to innovate, and we were trying to stabilize, both at one time in one product. And it didn't work very well."

  • Tiniest Linux System, Yet? (Sep 17, 2008, 14:17)
    Linux Devices: "CompuLab introduced a tiny fanless PC using 4-6 Watts of power. The Linux-ready "Fit-PC Slim" measures 4.3 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches (110 x 100 x 30mm), but includes a 500MHz AMD Geode LX800, Ethernet, VGA output, WiFi, and a 2.5-inch hard drive option"

  • Microsoft Hails Open Source Outreach (Sep 17, 2008, 14:01)
    InfoWorld: "Microsoft continued to make its case on Tuesday that it is a friend to open source, listing a number of efforts it has undertaken in spaces ranging from Linux to virtualization and rich Internet application technology."

  • OpenOffice.org Basic Crash Course: Saving User Settings (Sep 17, 2008, 13:47)
    Linux.com: "The ability to save user settings can come in handy if you want to make your OpenOffice.org solutions more flexible, efficient, and user-friendly. In this article, we take a look at how to save user settings in a plain text file and then retreive them from there."

  • Answers from Harald Welte, "VIA's Open Source Representative" (Sep 17, 2008, 13:16)
    Slashdot: "5) Have you ever accused an innocent? -- by BitterOldGUy
    From your Bio you started gpl-violations.org."

  • Twelve Myths about Free and Open Source Software (Sep 17, 2008, 12:01)
    Datamation: "However, once you move beyond techie circles, you'll find that, for many people, the concept is unknown. Even worse, when people have heard of it, they have alarming -- and rather discouraging -- misconceptions of what it involves."

  • Oldham, England Brings Open Source To Schools (Sep 17, 2008, 02:01)
    OStatic: "Not only are Oldham schools adopting open source software to deliver Internet-based services but Oldham Council appears to have done its homework."

  • Open Source's Ups and Downs With the Economy (Sep 17, 2008, 00:31)
    451 CAOS Theory: "Those that are enjoying the benefits of open source software development, distribution and cost will typically say, 'We think organizations are being forced to cut costs at the same time they are being forced into compliance and regulation, so it's driving deals our way.'"