IT Management Linux News for Oct 17, 2008
FOSSBazaar Tackles Open Source's Legal Obstacles (Oct 17, 2008, 21:33)
Internet News: "Who's afraid of open source?
According to the open source industry group FOSSBazaar, there are
plenty of organizations that view using the software as risky."
Microsoft Starts Distributing Open-Source Drupal (Oct 17, 2008, 18:03)
The Open Road: "The single biggest distributor
of Drupal just might be Microsoft. As I discovered from Dries
Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer
comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other
popular open-source Web applications."
Ballmer Says Skip Vista (Oct 17, 2008, 17:17)
Cyber Cynic: "Boy, I wish I'd been at Gartner's
Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla. this year. That way I could heard
with my own ears, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tell an audience of
high-level business people that if they want to wait for Windows 7
to switch from XP, instead of going to Vista, "They certainly
Google's Android Also Comes With a 'Kill Switch' (Oct 17, 2008, 16:33)
The Open Road: "Well, as it turns out, Google's
open-source Android comes with a similar feature, as reported by
Computerworld: In the Android Market terms of service, Google
expressly says that it might remotely remove an application from
T-Mobile Android Smart Phone a Solid Device (Oct 17, 2008, 14:33)
eWeek: "The innovative T-Mobile G1, the first
smart phone using the Google Android mobile operating system, is a
worthy competitor to Apple and its iPhone."
DarkStat - Network Traffic & Bandwidth Monitoring in openSUSE (Oct 17, 2008, 12:33)
SUSE & openSUSE: "DarkStat is a simple
Packet Sniffing Network Traffic/Bandwidth monitoring utility for
Linux and UNIX. DarkStat relies on libpcap and presents simple
webinterface with nice graphs and stats auto-refreshed."