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
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
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
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
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
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."