IT Management Linux News for Jan 28, 2009
Are we really wasting $1 trillion dollars a year on proprietary systems? (Jan 28, 2009, 23:34)
Michael Tiemann's blog: "... judging by the
various blog postings that have been generated in reaction to that,
I estimate that fewer than 20% have any quibbles at all with that
Systems administrator's role changing via the cloud (Jan 28, 2009, 22:34)
ZDNet: "The uptake of cloud computing was
rendering many traditional systems-administrator functions
obsolete, tech author and Google sysadmin Tom Limoncelli told
attendees at Linux.conf.au (LCA) in Hobart this week."
Motorola ditching Windows Mobile? (Jan 28, 2009, 18:34)
Bit-tech: "Rumour has it that Motorola is
ditching the Windows Mobile platform for its smartphone handsets in
favour of Google's new Linux-based Android."
Australian University Migrates IT Systems to Red Hat Solutions (Jan 28, 2009, 17:34)
TMCnet: "Their existing HP Tru64 UNIX system
was not able to cope with the increasing needs of the University as
it expanded and demanded more from its technology
Linux vs. Unix Values Evident in Red Hat, Sun Market Valuations (Jan 28, 2009, 15:04)
ServerWatch: "Sun sells more than $13 billion
of goods and services per year, while Red Hat sells a little over
$600 million. So which is worth more?"
If Open Source Doesn't Succeed, Don't Blame the Teachers (Jan 28, 2009, 14:34)
OStatic: "Datamation's Matt Hartley has a
completely different take on why open source can't get a foothold
in American classrooms, and he claims it's largely because teachers
and school IT professionals are "misinformation junkies.""
Apache Security: A Watched Bot Never Spoils (Your Server) (Jan 28, 2009, 12:04)
Enteprise IT Planet: "In my last article I
introduced the idea of having robots.txt be a dynamic document,
rather than a static text file. The reason for this was to allow it
to respond in real-time to the particulars of the robot that was
making the request..."
10 ways to help users transition to Linux (Jan 28, 2009, 06:04)
TechRepublic: "There’s no reason why
switching to Linux should be traumatic for your users (or stressful
for you). As Jack Wallen explains, you can set them up to succeed
if you approach things the right way."