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IT Management Linux News for Aug 13, 2009

  • Linux Migration Guide: Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Linux Maintenance (Aug 13, 2009, 23:02)
    Linux.com: "There's no avoiding it, if you're using a computer (or just about anything else) the operating system needs to be maintained. This article addresses Linux maintenance issues and techniques, along with things you would expect to deal with, coming from a Windows background."

  • 7 Ways To Crash a Database (Aug 13, 2009, 22:32)
    Database Journal: "Many articles on database administration take the perspective of trying to help you do your job better. We thought we might take a different tack and poke a little fun at some of more egregious mistakes we've seen over the years at IT shops."

  • Oracle Juices Linux Virtualization (Aug 13, 2009, 20:02)
    InternetNews: "Do enterprise apps make for good virtual appliance apps? According to enterprise software vendor Oracle, they sure do, but they need to have the right technology behind them."

  • Finding and Trimming Linux Bloat (Aug 13, 2009, 17:14)
    LinuxPlanet: "When you eat too much pizza, stepping on the scale the next day will tell you right away if you're getting bloated. It should be just as easy with Linux programs, right? Well, not quite, but you can track down memory hogs on Linux, and Akkana Peck shows us how."

  • Parted Magic 4.4 Adds Dial-Up Networking and Sound Support (Aug 13, 2009, 15:02)
    Softpedia: "This version features a special program for dial-up networking, sound support through ALSA, Unionfs compression to reduce RAM usage, SSH server initialization upon boot and, last but not least, Super Grub Disk to take care of bootloader problems."

  • Dell: Linux v Windows netbook returns a 'non-issue' (Aug 13, 2009, 07:32)
    The Register: "Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager, said the number of Linux returns are approximately the same as those for Windows netbooks. He categorized the matter of returns as a "non-issue"."