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IT Management Linux News for Feb 12, 2009

  • Open-Xchange Nears 10 Million Paid Users (Feb 12, 2009, 22:31)
    The VAR Guy: "Yes, you can make money by blending open source applications with software as a service (SaaS). In fact, Open-Xchange is nearing 10 million paid users, and the company has a few surprises in store for 2009. Here's the scoop."

  • Run OpenVPN on Windows, Mac and Linux/Unix (Feb 12, 2009, 21:31)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "OpenVPN is famously difficult to get up and running, but the truth is that it needn't be. In this second and concluding OpenVPN article I am going to go through what it takes to get an OpenVPN Ethernet tunnel set up between a laptop computer and an office or home machine acting as an OpenVPN server."

  • How To Argue That Open Source Software Is Secure? (Feb 12, 2009, 20:31)
    Slashdot: "Lately there has been a huge push by Certified Microsoft Professionals and their companies to call (potential) clients and warn them of the dangers of open source."

  • Apple's touch-screen patent (Feb 12, 2009, 16:31)
    LWN.net: "This patent potentially has the power to make life difficult for anybody developing hardware or software involving touch screens. It could also bring about an unwelcome repeat of some twenty-year-old history. But any attempt to enforce this patent risks repeating a twenty-year-old conclusion."

  • Is Linux Cheaper on the Desktop Than Windows? (Feb 12, 2009, 13:01)
    ServerWatch: "Yes, Linux is free, but that doesn't give it an unfair advantage on the desktop because most computers arrive preloaded with Windows -- so to the buyer it appears Windows is also free."

  • Linux, Windows Seek Strength in Competition (Feb 12, 2009, 12:01)
    ServerWatch: "When you look at the operating systems markets, it's pretty clear that the market for Linux is a competitive one. There are dozens of desktop Linux distros, and a good number of server ones, too. Red Hat and Novell have a large share of the enterprise market, but there are others, such as Ubuntu Server, with their own unique selling propositions to attract customers."