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IT Management Linux News for Sep 22, 2008

  • Monitoring Network Traffic With IPTraf (Sep 22, 2008, 22:32)
    Tip of the Trade: "IPTraf is a very useful ncurses-based application that shows the traffic passing through your machine. On startup, you can immediately see all network traffic on your machine by choosing "IP traffic monitor.""

  • 7 Reasons Why BSD Is Better than Linux (Sep 22, 2008, 22:02)
    Intranet Journal: "Like Linux, BSD is open source, provides the user with the freedom to distribute the code to others at no cost, and allows users tremendous freedom with regard to tweaking it to meet their needs. But there are some fairly significant differences, too. One of the biggest differences is this: Linux is presented in distribution releases whereas BSD is either kept intact or distributed as a forked release."

  • Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Alpha 6 - Good News for Laptop Users (Sep 22, 2008, 19:32)
    Jamie's Random Musings on Video IM: "In the original announcement of the Intrepid Ibex development, Ubuntu spoke of giving priority to "pervasive internet access", and it appears to me that they have made good progress on that."

  • Memo to Microsoft: I'm A PC (Running Ubuntu Instead) (Sep 22, 2008, 16:32)
    WorksWithU: "Microsoft overlooked one important fact in its "I'm a PC" ad campaign: The best part of open hardware involves the rising popularity of open software like Ubuntu Linux."

  • UK Government Gives Green Light for Open Source in School (Sep 22, 2008, 16:02)
    Computerworld UK: "An open source company has, for the first time, been chosen to become an accredited IT services supplier for schools and colleges across the UK."

  • What's Red Hat Doing in the Virtualization Business? (Sep 22, 2008, 15:32)
    CIO: "At its annual Red Hat Summit in June, the Linux powerhouse announced that it would be deploying its Embedded Linux Hypervisor, oVirt, which is based on KVM in its server line. This lightweight, embeddable hypervisor currently enables users to run run Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Windows VMs on Linux."

  • Super GRUB Disk--A GRUB Repair Utility (Sep 22, 2008, 14:32)
    BeginLinux: "Super GRUB Disk can fix a wide variety of boot-up problems on GRUB-based systems. It's easy to use, yet versatile. And, it's quite well-documented. As good as it is though, it doesn't seem to get a lot of publicity in the Linux press."

  • Projects on the Move: Sweet Home 3D (Sep 22, 2008, 13:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Sweet Home 3D gives you classy interior design on most operating systems and in the real world. We'll show you how to experiment with interiors without moving the furniture."

  • Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 6 Screenshot Tour (Sep 22, 2008, 12:32)
    Softpedia: "For the Intrepid Ibex, the development team will prepare an unbelievable desktop, with amazing performance, that will work on mostly any computer (be it a high-end workstation or an old and dusty Pentium III machine)."

  • Linux: the Girlfriend Test (Sep 22, 2008, 12:02)
    TechRadar: "The world has changed in the last 10 years. Humans finally have hover cars, unlimited energy and a cure for cancer. Well, not exactly, but Linux is almost ready for the mainstream desktop. Which is just as exciting."

  • NetCat Tutorial for Linux & Windows (Sep 22, 2008, 08:02)
    Adam's Tech Talk: "...it is a feature-rich network debugging and exploration tool, since it can create almost any kind of connection you would need and has several interesting built-in capabilities."