IT Management Linux News for Oct 24, 2008
Check Your Disks' Health With GSmartControl (Oct 24, 2008, 21:33)
Linux.com: "GSmartControl presents your hard
drive SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology)
health information in a graphical display. With GSmartControl you
no longer have to fish around in /dev/disk/by-id to find the drive
you're interested in and then inspect the output of smartctl trying
to figure out which SMART attributes have values that you should
Top 10 Open Source CMS Systems (Oct 24, 2008, 19:03)
Intranet Journal: "These days, much of the
world of open source has turned squarely toward using open source
content management systems (CMS) to better manage the needs of
today's enterprise and small business. In this article, I will be
examining some of the most compelling CMS-based solutions that do
not involve Drupal or WordPress."
Seven Ways that GNU/Linux Tops Vista (Oct 24, 2008, 15:33)
Datamation: "In fact, in many ways, GNU/Linux
is more than a match for Windows Vista. In some cases, Vista can
equal GNU/Linux if you are willing to delve deeply into the
registry or install additional software, but here are seven ways
that GNU/Linux outperforms Vista on first boot."
Van Dam Iron Works Vacillates Between Linux and Windows (Oct 24, 2008, 13:03)
Linux.com: "When Ben Rousch joined Van Dam Iron
Works close to a decade ago, it didn't take him long to move off a
proprietary network operating system and start experimenting with a
Linux server. He changed horses again, to a Windows server, but
today Van Dam is back in the Linux fold -- lesson learned."
*All* Russian Schools to Use Free Software (Oct 24, 2008, 12:03)
Open Enterprise: "I've often lamented how few
schools in the UK use free software, and how difficult it is to
break the lock that Microsoft has on the entire educational system.
The pathetic state here is highlighted by contrast with Russia,
which is making amazing strides in rolling out open source to