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IT Management Linux News for Oct 30, 2008

  • Novell Makes a Move -- Motion for Constructive Trust and Payment Now - Updated 2Xs, as text (Oct 30, 2008, 23:36)
    Groklaw: "Here we go. Novell has filed a motion asking the bankruptcy court to confirm the constructive trust amount and order SCO to pay it now:"

  • Is Linux Truly Small Business Ready? (Oct 30, 2008, 22:36)
    Datamation: "Nearly everyday we hear about how the modern Linux distributions are not only ready for the home user, they can even meet the growing demands of many small businesses as well. But rather than debating this point, I'll examine the tools that would potentially mean that more small businesses would feel the confidence to take the open source plunge."

  • Germany: 'Cost of Open Source Desktop Maintenance is by far the Lowest' (Oct 30, 2008, 22:06)
    Metamorphosis: "Open Source desktops are far cheaper to maintain than proprietary desktop configurations, says Rolf Schuster, a diplomat at the German Embassy in Madrid and the former head of IT at the Foreign Ministry."

  • Intel to Establish Software Center in Taiwan (Oct 30, 2008, 18:36)
    Washington Times: "Intel Corp. announced Thursday it will join the Taiwanese government in setting up a Linux software center in Taiwan to help better market locally produced laptops and mobile Internet devices to the world."

  • U.S. Appeals Court Rejects Business Method Patents (Oct 30, 2008, 17:45)
    Reuters: " U.S. patent appeals court ruled on Thursday that business methods, such as Amazon.com Inc's one-click to buy goods on the Internet, cannot be patented."

  • 12 Great Apps for Bridging Windows, Linux and Macs (Oct 30, 2008, 17:36)
    Network World: "Windows, Mac, and Linux -- can't we all just get along? Blogger Ron Barrett has scoured the IT world to bring you this list of affordably priced business productivity tools that run on any desktop (many are even free)."

  • Ghost Story: Fear of Microsoft Fades (Oct 30, 2008, 16:06)
    Between the Lines: "It probably didn't cost much to produce the latest three commercials in its "Mac vs. PC" series. But their effect appears to be much greater, across the Web at least, than what Microsoft is able to generate in its $300 million campaign about Life Without Walls."

  • Novell Turns Mobile Setback Into Victory (Oct 30, 2008, 15:36)
    The VAR Guy: "When Lenovo de-emphasized Novell SUSE Linux on ThinkPads, some skeptics thought it was a serious setback for desktop Linux and Novell's own open source efforts. The VAR Guy knew better. Fact is, Lenovo was bolstering its Novell relationship in two other areas. Here's the scoop."

  • Sabre Holdings: Red Hat Thrives in Place of Unix (Oct 30, 2008, 15:06)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "Linux has made the transition from rebel code to respectable corporate operating system faster than a speeding Usain Bolt."

  • Linux to Ship on More Desktops than Windows (Oct 30, 2008, 14:36)
    Jim Zemlin's Blog: "For those that decry the constant prediction of the “year of the Linux desktop” I am happy to say that next year Linux may actually ship on more desktops than Windows or the Mac. That is right, I said next year. What is driving this? Two words: fast boot."

  • Understanding OSPF Routing (part 2) (Oct 30, 2008, 06:06)
    Linux Planet: "In today's installment of the classic Networking 101 series, Charlie Schluting guides us through the vital innards of OSPF, the Open Shortest Path First routing protocol: LSAs (Link-State Advertisements), packet types, and area types. Knowing these things ensures you will always understand your routing infrastructure, and never make daft mistakes."

  • Install and Configure PowerDNS with MySQL (Oct 30, 2008, 04:36)
    TrulyManaged: "PowerDNS features a large number of different backends ranging from simple BIND style zonefiles to relational databases and load balancing/failover algorithms. A DNS recursor is also included as a separate program."

  • Open Source Makes New Inroads in Asia and Sardinia (Oct 30, 2008, 00:06)
    OStatic: "Slowly but surely, open source software is making its way to countries that have previously seen very little FOSS adoption, and the good news is that for many of these countries, it's the best technology choice to make"