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IT Management Linux News for Jul 30, 2009

  • Venezuela to Provide Children with 50,000 Mini Laptops (Jul 30, 2009, 23:34)
    Venezuala Analysis: "This week the Venezuelan Education Ministry began its program, dubbed Project Canaima, to provide primary schools with mini laptops, and incorporate the technology into the education system."

  • Canonical to offer Ubuntu desktop support (Jul 30, 2009, 22:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "Well, in either case, you're going to want to check out Canonical, Ubuntu Linux's parent company, latest desktop support offerings: Starter, Advanced and Professional."

  • Microsoft says Intel, HP 'Actively' Working with Linux (Jul 30, 2009, 21:34)
    Channelweb: "Microsoft went out of its way to write an additional line in its annual report detail what it perceives as a risk to its business: "Partners such as Hewlett-Packard and Intel have been actively working with alternative Linux-based operating systems,""

  • Hands-on: Linux appliances made easy with SUSE Studio (Jul 30, 2009, 20:34)
    ars Technica: "Novell has launched a new service called SUSE Studio that makes it easy to build software appliances. Ars gives it a spin and find it's an excellent tool for building virtual appliances."

  • When Three Tribes Go To War (Jul 30, 2009, 20:04)
    Gartner Blogs: "In their eyes a patent is not simply a government-granted exclusive right designed to encourage innovation. Oh no! It’s a rentable asset to be bought and sold on an open market."

  • Beyond the hype: Where open source actually saves you money (Jul 30, 2009, 19:34)
    The Open Road: "But is that always the case? And, if so, what are the necessary preconditions for saving money?"

  • Open-Xchange Server 6.10 breaks the silos of isolated social networks (Jul 30, 2009, 18:17)
    Open-Xchange press release: "Social OX is designed to bring the contact information stored in e-mail and social networks closer together, allowing the user to control everything from a single platform."

  • Virt Manager 0.8 sports new cloning, management wizards (Jul 30, 2009, 16:04)
    TechWorld AU: "Virtual Machine Manager (virt-manager) has reached release 0.8 which includes a new graphical wizards for cloning disk images adding devices to existing VMs, and a new system tray icon."

  • Dell: New Ubuntu Desktop PC Coming Soon (Jul 30, 2009, 15:04)
    The VAR Guy: "Tick... tick... tick. Fast forward to the present — it's been 20 days since the ComputerWorld report — and still no sign of the new Dell Inspiron desktop running Ubuntu."

  • MicroHoo: Good or Bad for Open Source? (Jul 30, 2009, 14:34)
    Open Enterprise: "I would also expect to see more Microsoft technologies rolled out across Yahoo sites – in particular, Silverlight. That's definitely bad news for open source, since it is patent-encumbered and very closely tied to Microsoft's other products."

  • Microsoft's Bing and Yahoo – The Bahoo Bonanza (Jul 30, 2009, 13:04)
    Tech Czar: "Its sad to see one of the earliest Internet companies lose the integral piece that made them famous, but it was even harder to see Yahoo turn into "altavista". Yahoo has been in a state of flux, with the only constant being their decreased market share."

  • The Gap moves from Windows to Red Hat Linux (Jul 30, 2009, 07:34)
    Software, Interrupted: "Red Hat recently posted an interesting case study on how retail giant The Gap moved from a Unix and Windows based e-commerce infrastructure to one based on Red Hat Linux with support for Microsoft's Active Directory via LikeWise..."

  • Ubuntu and Alfresco: A Sign of Things to Come (Jul 30, 2009, 06:04)
    WorksWithU: "Alfresco Software Inc, the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM), today announced that Alfresco Community Edition 3.2 is available as an easy-to-install package from the Ubuntu software repositories."