IT Management Linux News for Dec 12, 2008
Media Companies Have Only Themselves to Blame (Dec 12, 2008, 20:31)
Datamation: "The recession is hitting everyone.
But print media companies -- newspapers, books and magazines -- are
getting hit harder and sooner than most. It's their own damned
Ubuntu Tries Marketing Slogan, Fails (Dec 12, 2008, 18:07)
PC Authority: "I do it with Ubuntu."
HP Opens Up Open Source for Small Businesses (Dec 12, 2008, 17:33)
OStatic: "While large businesses are a major
focus for HP -- and it has supported open source in other ways -- a
"smaller business" line of open source products has been a long
Cisco Disappointed by FSF Law suit (Dec 12, 2008, 16:03)
InternetNews: "Since at least May 12, 2006,
Cisco has distributed to the public copies of firmware containing
the FSF's programs in its products "without providing complete and
corresponding source code or an offer for source code as required
by the Licenses," the complaint charged. It listed 13 Linksys
products as offenders, including its popular wireless routers for
setting up Wi-Fi networks."
Microsoft Hires an Open-Source Identity Expert (Dec 12, 2008, 15:33)
The Open Road: "Microsoft, long the bastion of
proprietary thought, is increasingly adding open-source DNA to the
fold. And it's adding to its roster of open-source veterans: Dick
Hardt, founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and ActiveState, announced
on his blog earlier this week that he will be joining
K12Linux Founders Hand off Project to the Fedora Community (Dec 12, 2008, 12:04)
Linux.com: "Two Oregon educators who founded
the K12Linux project seven years ago are glad that they have been
able to hand that project over to Fedora, the home they always
meant for K12Linux to have."
Understanding Tunneling: Hiding Packets In Plain Sight (Dec 12, 2008, 07:34)
LinuxPlanet: "The computing world has become
dependent on various types of tunneling. All remote access VPN
connections use tunnels, and you'll frequently hear the geeks
talking about SSH tunnels. You can accomplish amazing things with
tunnels, so sit back and relax while you enjoy a gentle
introduction to tunneling and its uses."
Chinese Linux Hit by Credit Crunch (Dec 12, 2008, 03:04)
IT Wire: "Linux has been doing pretty well in
China, with recent year-on-year sales going through the roof.
However, there can be no escaping the global economic crisis, not
even for Chinese Linux."