IT Management Linux News for Aug 18, 2009
Ubuntu 9.10 vs Windows 7: No Ordinary October Showdown (Aug 18, 2009, 23:02)
WorksWithU: "Canonical needs to carefully
communicate the broader Ubuntu 9.10 story to media, customers and
partners. Here are seven potential steps to success for Canonical
and the Ubuntu 9.10 launch."
Is your netbook small enough for Windows 7? (Aug 18, 2009, 20:32)
IT Wire: "Microsoft, and not the manufacturer,
will decide what is and is not a netbook with screen size being the
main metric. So just how small will you have to go to run Windows 7
Heartland Hackers Caught; Answers and Questions (Aug 18, 2009, 20:02)
Securosis: "The indictment today of Albert
Gonzales and two co-conspirators for hacking Hannaford, 7-Eleven,
and Heartland Payment Systems is absolutely fascinating on multiple
levels. Most importantly from a security perspective, it finally
reveals details of the attacks."
Red Hat steps up channel reach against Novell and Microsoft (Aug 18, 2009, 18:02)
Channel Register: "It takes money to make
money, and commercial Linux distributor Red Hat knows this."
Mindcraft 2.0: Firefox Comes of Age (Aug 18, 2009, 17:32)
Ope4n Enterprise: "The Mindcraft benchmarks
gave the lie to this position more effectively than anything the
open source community could have done. At a stroke, Microsoft had
anointed GNU/Linux as an official rival."
ABC avoids uttering the 'W' word (Aug 18, 2009, 15:02)
IT Wire: "What's the one word that comes to
mind when people discuss worms, viruses, spyware, malware and
CentOS Pulse #0904: RPM packaging, Kernel hole, Tip Of The Newsletter, CentOS in the Spotlight (Aug 18, 2009, 10:33)
CentOS Pulse: "3. RPM packaging best
Before you start to package you should set up a packaging
environment. Any setup you make for packaging should work as normal
Dell plans to Linux to expand netbook presence (Aug 18, 2009, 07:33)
ComputerWorld: "In an effort to expand its
Linux offerings, Dell is researching new netbook-type devices and
will soon offer netbook Linux operating system upgrades, a company
official said on Wednesday."
Developing Nations May Reuse More Electronics Than Thought (Aug 18, 2009, 06:03)
GreenerComputing: "What the researchers found
suggests that, at least in one country, imported electronics are
not immediately destined for meltdown or other polluting and
poisonous dismantling practices, as has been shown in China and
How Bill Gates Denied Access to Office File Format Documentation (Aug 18, 2009, 00:03)
Boycott Novell: "We required a signed license
agreement in hand before we’ll send them the docs. They have
to tell us who they are and what their company does, as well as
their intended use."