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IT Management Linux News for Jan 27, 2009

  • Job announcement (Red Hat Hires Adam Williamson) (Jan 27, 2009, 23:03)
    Happy Assassin: "I'm happy to say that, from February 2nd, I'll be working for Red Hat, as a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer (sadly, I can't have 'monkey' in my job title any more)."

  • Teachers Need An Open Source Education (Jan 27, 2009, 22:03)
    Datamation: "These admins, often working off of their "vast Linux experience" derived from a twenty minute adventure into some random Linux distro from a few years ago, are choosing to contribute to the misinformation already in existence."

  • Why Windows 7 Doesn't Matter (Jan 27, 2009, 20:33)
    ThinkAboutTech: "So let's assume that Windows 7 is everything that it is touted to be. In fact, let's go one further -- let's assume it's the perfect, nay definitive Windows OS. Does this really change anything?"

  • Interview with Liam Bennett: creating a SMS service in Australia using GNU/Linux (Jan 27, 2009, 19:33)
    Free Software Magazine: "Liam Bennett manages eConfirm Inc, an Australian company that offers business SMS text messaging services, based on GNU/Linux. Here's what Liam has to say about his experience with GNU/Linux and free software in general."

  • Wireless - how secure is your data? (Jan 27, 2009, 19:03)
    Tech Czar: "Let's get this out of the way from the beginning. If you are using WEP then your connection is NOT secure. WEP can now be cracked on average in less than 5 minutes."

  • HP ProCurve Bringing Applications to Networking Gear with Linux (Jan 27, 2009, 17:03)
    Internet News: "The thin line between networking hardware and application servers is getting even more blurry, thanks to HP's latest move."

  • IBM, Red Hat and Canonical Gang Up Against Microsoft Office (Jan 27, 2009, 17:03)
    The VAR Guy: "Translation: IBM and Red Hat appear willing to pay solutions providers to inflict pain on Microsoft."

  • Open Source in Schools (Jan 27, 2009, 13:33)
    BBC News: "With Open Source Software (OSS) freely available, covering almost every requirement in the national curriculum, a question has to be asked why schools do not back it more fully, possibly saving millions of pounds."

  • SSH Tunnel Setup and Configuration Guide (Jan 27, 2009, 13:03)
    Enterprise IT Planet: "Recently I had the privilege of working on a short term contract in the Middle East, and the Internet access where I was based was severely filtered...The solution to my problem was to use SSH tunnels."

  • SUSE Studio: Linux customization for the masses (Jan 27, 2009, 12:03)
    The Open Road: "One of the great promises of software is its infinite malleability: software can be whatever you want, so long as you have the skills necessary (and legal rights) to modify it."

  • $200 laptops break a business model (Jan 27, 2009, 09:03)
    New York Times: ""We've reached one of those moments in tech history when there are low-priced and free alternatives that are both user-friendly and reliable enough to make the switch," Mr. Title said. "Then there's the extra bonus of saving some cash.""

  • Adding NFS Management To An Existing VCS Cluster - Part One (Jan 27, 2009, 06:03)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "For today's purposes, we're going to show one of those ways and we're going to assume (per the title) that we're going to add an NFS resource to an existing VCS cluster on Linux or Unix (with special notes for any OS-specific steps)."

  • 21 of the Best Free Web Content Management Systems (Jan 27, 2009, 04:33)
    LinuxLinks: "To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 21 high quality free Linux WCMS. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wishes to manage a website."

  • A Backup Offering That's Good Enough for Cisco (Jan 27, 2009, 01:33)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "When Bill Yu, an engineer for Cisco's development and test lab in Boulder, Colo., was looking for a new a backup solution, he stumbled upon R1Soft at last year's Red Hat Summit in Boston."