IT Management Linux News for Jan 22, 2009
LCA2009: It's a Linux conference - but there's Macs aplenty (Jan 22, 2009, 23:02)
IT Wire: "One thing that has been increasing
exponentially at the Australian national Linux conference is that
shiny, steel-grey laptop - or, at times, the sleek white one."
An odd choice to help government with open source strategy (Jan 22, 2009, 22:32)
ars Technica: "Asking Scott McNealy to write a
paper about open source software is a bit like asking Dick Cheney
to write a paper about government transparency."
The slow brutes learned and went away (Jan 22, 2009, 21:32)
That Grumpy BSD Guy: "Over the last few
columns, we have followed the progress of what appears to be a
botnet cloud's attempt at gaining access to a couple of FreeBSD
machines I have in my care."
Obama vs. Microsoft (Jan 22, 2009, 19:32)
Practical Technology: "Obama, the first true
21st century President, and his staff have arrived at the White
House to find themselves stuck with 20th century Microsoft
software... and they're not happy."
Microsoft Antitrust: "The Linux Threat on the Desktop" (2006) and Predatory Response (Jan 22, 2009, 19:02)
Boycott Novell: "Microsoft "Taskforce" lobbied
Wal-Mart/Microtell to drop GNU/Linux"
Microsoft to cut up to 5,000 jobs (Jan 22, 2009, 17:32)
MSNBC: "Microsoft Corp. said Thursday it is
cutting up to 5,000 jobs over the next 18 months, a sign of how
badly even the biggest and richest companies are being stung by the
Ubuntu Server Edition Gaining Business Applications (Jan 22, 2009, 16:02)
WorksWithU: "...it signals an important
milestone: True business applications are finally coming to Ubuntu
Server Edition and its desktop counterpart."
How Can Red Hat Be Worth More Than Sun? (Jan 22, 2009, 13:02)
OStatic: "At the moment, Sun's market
capitalization is $2.69 billion and Red Hat's is $2.61. If the
trends in share prices for these two companies continue, Red Hat's
market cap will soar right past Sun's. Does this make any
Asterisk: The Next Big IT Certification? (Jan 22, 2009, 12:02)
The VAR Guy: "It was an interesting chat, but
our resident blogger is looking further down the road and expects
Asterisk certification to be the next big trend for VoIP solutions
providers. Here's why."
Open-Source Mobile Telephony Goes Legit (Jan 22, 2009, 09:02)
CIO: "Yet, open source in telecom is long past
its debut and is, in fact, already in play in much of the Fortune
500. So why is open source a legitimate option in enterprise
computing but bastardized so much in telephony?"