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IT Management Linux News for Aug 19, 2009

  • What's really the safest Web Browser? (Aug 19, 2009, 21:02)
    Sure, it's Secure!: "It's hard to believe that people will actually believe the new NSS Labs report that claims Internet Explorer is safer than other Web browsers at blocking "Socially Engineered Malware""...

  • Why Are Computer Hardware Vendors Such Snoopy Control-Freak Weirdos? (Aug 19, 2009, 20:32)
    LinuxPlanet: "You think you own your stuff that you paid your own money for? The Sony PS3, the XBox, the Palm Pre? Think again---these titans of tech are not selling products..."

  • Jon Maddog Hall's videos on YouTube (Aug 19, 2009, 19:32)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "Lean back with a bagful of popcorn. In his blog Maddog writes: "Secondly, have posted two videos of wild Brazilians saying "Linus we love you, Linus we need you"."

  • Sony Reveals PS3 Slim, Slashes Price, Removes Linux Option (Aug 19, 2009, 18:32)
    OSNews: "The new PS3 system will focus on delivering games and other entertainment content, and users will not be able to install other operating systems to the new PS3 system"

  • Mozilla to EC: Microsoft Getting Off Too Easy (Aug 19, 2009, 18:02)
    InternetNews: "As a settlement looms in Microsoft's tête-à-tête with the European Commission (EC) over bundling Internet Explorer (IE) with Windows, one of the software giant's arch rivals has weighed in with a calculated blogging campaign."

  • Linux vendor revenue $1 billion by 2012? Or is it $49 billion+ ? (Aug 19, 2009, 17:32)
    Netstat -vat: "In 2007, IDC analyst Al Gillen (the same guy that wrote the current report), forecast that the Linux ecosystem would be worth $40 billion by 2010. In 2008, IDC forecast the Linux ecosystem to be worth $49 billion by 2011."

  • If Moonlight is so hot, why isn't Novell using it? (Aug 19, 2009, 12:02)
    IT Wire: "When a company announces a technology release, the least one would expect is that the company itself has found said technology worthy of use."

  • Thoughts from OSCON 2009: Open government, concurrency (Aug 19, 2009, 04:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "According to O'Reilly, the entity Gov 2.0 has several features. It emphasizes transparency of social networks and allows citizen contribution and collaboration. It treats government as a platform and a means of collective action, but it's about Benjamin Franklin's concept of citizen action, not what Donald Kent called "vending machine government.""