IT Management Linux News for Sep 29, 2009
Cracking Open the SharePoint Fortress (Sep 29, 2009, 20:34)
Open Enterprise: "If you wanted proof of the
continuing ability of Microsoft to find new ways of
gaining/retaining control of enterprise software markets, look no
further than SharePoint."
The Time Is Now: Cross-platform Competitors to Microsoft Office (Sep 29, 2009, 18:04)
Linux.com: "Purely coincidentally or not, while
Microsoft grapples with big legal issues around the
Windows-specific MS Office, household names like IBM, Intel, and
Sun are particularly busy these days beefing up software for rival
office productivity suites that run across Linux, Windows, and
Network Monitoring Appliance (Sep 29, 2009, 17:34)
Howtoforge: "The appliance is based on Ubuntu
Jeos LTS (8.04.3 at the time of this writing). Almost all used
components are from the related repositories. This tutorial shows
how the appliance was implemented."
Dell releases ‘Latitude ON’ alternative Linux OS for laptops (Sep 29, 2009, 16:34)
APC mag: "Tiny system-on-a-chip module combines
fast-boot Linux OS and ARM processor to check email, browse the Web
and run for days on a standard laptop battery."
Graphical Disk Usage With Baobab (Sep 29, 2009, 16:04)
Tip of the Trade: "A really useful graphical
alternative is Baobab, which is installed by default in most
Gnome-based Linux distros (including Debian and Ubuntu). It's also
available for Mac via DarwinPorts."
Open Source vs. Proprietary – Free’s Not Free (Sep 29, 2009, 13:34)
Flex-CIO: "You're planning to replace a key
piece of business software and you're faced with a dilemma: the
tech team wants to go with an open source application but your CFO
says it has to be proprietary. You're about to step into the middle
of a "religious" debate reminiscent of the PC vs. Mac wars."
10 things that rocked the Linux world (Sep 29, 2009, 10:34)
IBM Developerworks: "The Linux technology,
development model, and community have all been game-changing
influences on the IT industry, and all we can really do is stand
back and look at it all, happy to have been along for the ride for
developerWorks' first 10 years. The Linux zone team has put
together this greatly abbreviated collection of things that stand
out in our minds as having rocked the world of Linux in a
Get network versatility with SSH tunneling and netcat (Sep 29, 2009, 09:04)
Linux and Open Source: "Vincent Danen explains
how to use netcat with SSH tunneling when you need to create a
secure connection to a server from a remote location."
Reduce Linux power consumption, Part 2: General and governor-specific settings (Sep 29, 2009, 03:04)
IBM Developerworks: "In Part 2, follow a
step-by-step guide on the general settings of the Linux CPUfreq
subsystem and get more details on the five in-kernel governors --
performance, powersave, userspace, ondemand, and conservative --
and their settings."