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IT Management Linux News for Jul 20, 2009

  • Getting things done with Linux to-do list programs (Jul 20, 2009, 21:34)
    ars Technica: "To-do list programs can help you stay organized and boost productivity. Ars looks at GTG, KOrganizer, and other task management tools for the Linux desktop."

  • VBoxHeadless - Running Virtual Machines With VirtualBox 3.0 On A Headless Ubuntu (Jul 20, 2009, 19:04)
    Howtoforge: "Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI."

  • FSF: FOSS developers "still should not write software that depends on Mono" (Jul 20, 2009, 17:04)
    Groklaw: "Is it safe to go back in the water now, as so many have been saying? FSF says no, that the "promise is full of loopholes, and it's nowhere near enough to make C# safe." The article also offers to help Microsoft get it right, if it is sincere in wishing to really reassure FOSS users it doesn't intend to sue them for using Mono."

  • Red Hat joins S&P 500 - a sign of Linux maturity (Jul 20, 2009, 16:04)
    Netstat -vat: "As of Friday July 24, Red Hat will join the S&P 500 index. In my opinion this is a major milestone for Red Hat and for Linux."

  • ACLs: Extended file-permissions (Jul 20, 2009, 15:34)
    Nuxified: "Access Control Lists (ACLs) extend the regular permissions we all know with the possibility to give permissions for specific users/groups. With a little example I want to show how to use ACLs in Linux."