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IT Management Linux News for Dec 31, 2008

  • Editor's Note: Linux Needs Fewer Friends (Dec 31, 2008, 22:03)
    It's a cliche, but it's an apt one: "God save me from my friends - I can protect myself from my enemies." Theodore Ts'o wrote an anti-Free Software rant this week that could have come straight from the massive, never-sleeping Redmond FudMachine, Debian, Philosophy, and People. He seems to blame Free Software for Debian's ills.

  • PGP's Universal Server Provides Unobtrusive Encryption (Dec 31, 2008, 13:47)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "Over the last couple of weeks we've looked at the theory behind public key encryption and public key infrastructure. But how is all of this pulled together into a product that enables you to send or receive encrypted e-mail messages?"

  • An OS from India (Dec 31, 2008, 11:34)
    IT Examiner: "Father of free software Richard Stallman is visiting Hyderabad to oversee the migration of thousands of computers to a new "Indian" operating system."

  • Dell Sells Ubuntu Boxes That Cannot Run Ubuntu (Dec 31, 2008, 10:04)
    bitsenbloc: "However, when opening the box I found something suspicious, the DVD provided by Dell was not a standard Ubuntu, but a version that contains a + after the number of the version. This Ubuntu is not free because it is written "Do not distribute" on the DVD."

  • 17 Telecommuting Pet Peeves (Dec 31, 2008, 02:34)
    CIO: "Telecommuting is great. I've been doing it full time for most of 20 years. But it isn't perfect. Working at home has its own set of irritations, some of which aren't well understood—particularly by those who don't telecommute."