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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 OS."

  • 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 significant way."

  • 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."