IT Management Linux News for Sep 22, 2009
EC probe costing Oracle $100m a month (Sep 22, 2009, 22:36)
The Register: "Larry Ellison claims the
European Commission investigation into his proposed takeover of Sun
Microsystems is costing him $100m a month. Coincidentally that is
exactly how much Ellison spends on scented candles to keep his
fleet of fighter aircraft smelling fragrant."
Five enterprise open source wiki apps to watch (Sep 22, 2009, 21:36)
CIO: "Collaborative editing of Web documents
has brought a new dimension to enterprise knowledge management. The
architecture that made Wikipedia famous can now be applied to
The Linux Foundation's "Community" Doesn't Look Very Community (Sep 22, 2009, 20:06)
Linux Today Blog: "Here we are on Day Two of
the Linux Foundation's Linuxcon, and it sure looks like the face of
Linux is still a bearded one, despite the Linux Foundation's grand
claims of Community. Perhaps they have a more limited definition of
Does Size Matter? Picking a Sane Password Policy (Sep 22, 2009, 16:35)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "But since a
password like that would be impossible to remember, it's not really
practical for most end user applications. So how long should your
corporate password policy specify that a password should be?"
Ellison: 'Sun losing $100 million a month' (Sep 22, 2009, 15:05)
Eye of the Needle: "With Sun, said Zander,
Oracle's getting a struggling hardware company that's losing market
Ramming Microsoft down IT's throat (Sep 22, 2009, 13:32)
InfoWorld: "...it's not far-fetched to believe
that Microsoft probably gave Nissan oodles of free licenses and
support in order to get the company to run Hyper-V in production.
It's a good thing, too, since it simply wasn't an enterprise-grade
hypervisor then and isn't now."
Linux botnet discovery points to lazy administrators (Sep 22, 2009, 09:02)
Builder AU: "Recently, a Russian security
researcher discovered a 100-node Linux "cluster" that was running a
botnet which was, in turn, connected to a group of desktop
machines. Altogether these machines were serving up malware."
Why Developers Get Fired (Sep 22, 2009, 03:02)
Datamation: "“You’re fired!”
Those are words that no developer wants to hear, especially with an
exclamation point. Perhaps you are thinking it could never happen