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IT Management Linux News for Sep 16, 2009

  • 5 open source project management apps to watch (Sep 16, 2009, 23:04)
    CIO: "Managing projects is hard work at the best of times, but there are a number of free and open source (FOSS) applications available that can help CIOs and other managers streamline the administrative aspects of project management."

  • Creating and Using Templates with Cacti 0.8 (Sep 16, 2009, 21:34)
    Packt: "Whenever we want to add a new device or create a new graph, we have to input these parameters. Inputting these parameters manually is flexible, but not very user friendly, and there is always a chance of error. Using templates, we can easily overcome this problem."

  • Shh!!! HP sneaks Linux in on new laptops (Sep 16, 2009, 19:04)
    Cyber Cynic: "Except for Dell, the major PC vendors are reluctant to admit they actually sell and support Linux."

  • IBM Throws Out Microsoft Office (Sep 16, 2009, 16:04)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "360,000 IBM workers have been told to stop using Microsoft Office and switch to the Open Office-based software Symphony."

  • Opinion: Your XP-to-Windows 7 upgrade path: Buy a new PC (Sep 16, 2009, 15:34)
    Cyber Cynic: "I like Windows 7. It's much better than Vista. But if you were to ask me to name the one feature that makes it a step up from XP, I'd be left speechless."

  • Voda avoiding Linux netbooks due to user confusion (Sep 16, 2009, 14:34)
    Communication Breakdown: "Vodafone has dismissed the preinstallation of Linux onto its netbooks, citing consumers' perception that netbooks are equivalent to laptops in their functionality."

  • Trademarks - The dinosaur in the room (Sep 16, 2009, 14:04)
    The H Online: "Branding is just as vital to the success of FOSS projects as it is to proprietary software. This article explores the importance of trademarks for open source."

  • Who Will Fill Sam Ramji's Role as Microsoft's Open Source Leader? (Sep 16, 2009, 12:33)
    Linux.com: "Now that Sam Ramji, Microsoft Corp.'s point man on open source software, is leaving the company at the end of the month, who will possibly fill his shoes and continue to lead Microsoft further into the world of open source collaboration."

  • Microsoft Badmouths Linix [sic] in 1998, Envisions a Nightmare (Sep 16, 2009, 07:33)
    Boycott Novell: "Correspondence between Jim Gray (now deceased) and Nathan Myhrvold (now the world’s biggest patent troll) reveals Microsoft’s reasons for disdain for GNU/Linux in 1998"

  • 802.11n: Ratified at Last (Sep 16, 2009, 00:03)
    Wi-Fi Planet: "At long last, the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has ratified the 802.11n standard. In a press release quietly issued late in the day on Friday, September 11th, the IEEE announced that its Standards Board had ratified the IEEE 802.11n-2009 amendment..."