IT Management Linux News for Oct 21, 2008
Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software? Or, Linux Is Still a Dirty Word (Oct 21, 2008, 23:02)
Linux Today Blog: "Ken stepped up to the mike
at the panel discussion and asked a simple question that visibly
discomfited the panel: "My customers can turn on their cable
television and in 30 minutes watch five Microsoft Windows
commercials. When are IBM and HP going to put the same things on?
When are my customers going to be able to see about Linux?
Television and radio legitimize the product.""
How Much Have You Saved by Using GNU/Linux? (Oct 21, 2008, 22:32)
IT Wire: "At a time when economic problems dog
the world, people's thoughts generally turn to saving. It is not
surprising, therefore, to find many technology writers beginning to
recognise that GNU/Linux and other open source software can reduce
the amount that companies spend on IT."
Why OpenOffice.org Failed -- and What to Do About It (Oct 21, 2008, 18:46)
Open Enterprise: "Last week I noted that the
release of OpenOffice.org 3.0 seems to mark an important milestone
in its adoption, judging at least by the healthy -- and continuing
-- rate of downloads. But in many ways, success teaches us nothing;
what is far more revealing is failure."
Microsoft's New "Global Anti-Piracy Day" Must Have Linux Users Laughing (Oct 21, 2008, 18:32)
IT Wire: "Ahoy there me timbers, if ye be
piratin' Microsoft software, then ye better start shiverin' and be
warned: Microsoft is comin' out to make software pirates walk the
plank, in a co-ordinated global effort across 49 countries in six
continents to "combat the sophisticated, illegal trade of pirated
and counterfeit software"."
Canonical Expanding Online Store for Ubuntu Applications (Oct 21, 2008, 16:02)
The VAR Guy: "Businesses don't buy operating
systems. They buy applications. With that fact in mind, Canonical
is gradually expanding its online store for Ubuntu Linux
applications. It's a smart move..."
How to Network Vista, XP, Linux and OS X (Oct 21, 2008, 14:32)
Tech Radar: "Linux and OS X are traditionally
seen as isolated from Windows for this reason. However, this is no
longer the case. Read on to find out how to configure Linux, OS X
and Windows to freely share each other's resources, and in some
cases, even log into each other."
Microsoft Exec Touts Mixed Source Ventures (Oct 21, 2008, 14:02)
IT World: "We've learned over the last five
years that using the portfolio to enable deep interoperability
collaboration discussions, for example, is one of the clearest ways
in which we can bring value and we've had a whole range of
successes in that area."
Memory Lane: Microsoft Blames Red Hat For Not Making Linux Popular Enough (Oct 21, 2008, 10:32)
The Open Road: "Microsoft's complaint? Red Hat
wasn't a good enough competitor and hadn't done enough to make
Updating Your System: GNU/Linux 5, Windows 0 (Oct 21, 2008, 03:02)
Free Software Magazine: "Here, in no particular
order, are five ways that choosing a free operating system will
make system maintenance a lot easier and simpler. In short they are
ways that -- when it comes to system updates -- GNU/Linux beats
Automated Daily Host UP/Down Report for Management using Nagios and Python. (Oct 21, 2008, 00:32)
Linux Dynasty: "I had to create a script that
will output every host that has went down in the past day and how
many times that host went down and at what times did that host go
down and when it came back up in a nice readable format (
Executives who do not know what they are looking at ). Now this is
the first release of my script..."