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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."