IT Management Linux News for Apr 01, 2009
The Cost Savings of FOSS: Business Success for the Wrong Reason (Apr 01, 2009, 19:31)
Datamation: "Obviously, no company is going to
refuse the chance to save money. However, the focus on this
side-benefit is threatening to overshadow the main advantages of
FOSS -- and that's true regardless of whether you take an open
source or a free software perspective. As I wrote last year, such
an emphasis amounts to world domination for the wrong reason."
TomTom - "Settled, But Not Over Yet" says SFLC - Update (Apr 01, 2009, 19:01)
Groklaw: "Red Hat was not a party to this case.
Even so, without a judicial decision, the settlement does not
demonstrate that the claims of Microsoft were valid."
Microsoft-TomTom settlement is end of a battle, not the war (Apr 01, 2009, 17:31)
Computerworld: "In a surprising turn of
developments, GPS navigation device vendor TomTom International BV
has agreed to pay Microsoft Corp. to settle patent-infringement
cases the companies had recently filed against each other."
Sun Lays Off 1,500 as IBM Merger Looms (Apr 01, 2009, 15:31)
Enterprise Storage Forum: "Sun Microsystems is
moving ahead with plans to lay off as much as 18 percent of its
workforce, even as rumors persist that the company could be
acquired by IBM."
Patent filing describes IBM's new offshoring math (Apr 01, 2009, 13:01)
Computerworld: "IBM last week filed a patent
application for an offshore outsourcing methodology that is
intended to help companies minimize the financial risks associated
with sending work overseas."
Which SQL is MySQL? (Apr 01, 2009, 12:01)
Cyber Cynic: "I can be an idiot some days. As
proof I'll only mention that I thought Sun buying MySQL was a great
move. Boy was I wrong."
Troubleshooting the FreeNAS server (Apr 01, 2009, 06:01)
Packt: "The first place to head whenever you
have a configuration problem with FreeNAS is to the related
configuration section and check that it is configured as expected.
If, having double checked the settings, the problem persists, the
next port of call is the log and information files in the
Diagnostics: section of the web interface."
Will SLES Make Virtualization Ubiquitous? (Apr 01, 2009, 04:31)
ServerWatch: "In fictional realms, change can
happen in the flip of a page. In marketing campaigns, a similar
paradigm shift is sought. Rarely do events unfold this way in the
real world, however. It's often the subtle changes that go
unnoticed until we realize in hindsight that they were actually
indicative of shifting winds."
EU Losing Patience With Web's 'Wild West' Privacy Practices (Apr 01, 2009, 01:31)
LinuxInsider: "The data collected on Facebook,
Google and other sites is increasingly being used for commercial
purposes, and current standards aren't enough, the EU's consumer
rights commissioner said."
Conficker: Over 300,000 Domains Blocked, Millions Infected (Apr 01, 2009, 00:14)
InternetNews: "With just hours to go before the
widespread Conficker worm is expected to activate, researchers say
they're relying on new efforts to help mitigate the risk and detect
the worm itself."