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
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
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