IT Management Linux News for Jan 26, 2010
CentOS Server Evaluation (Jan 26, 2010, 23:04)
Spidertools: "There are a number of popular
choices for Linux enterprise level servers including CentOS,
Ubuntu, Debian, Slackware and others including Red Hat Enterprise.
This series of articles on a choice for a Linux Server will compare
several of these Linux distributions to examine the advantages and
disadvantages of each distribution."
Bacula Surpasses One Million Downloads (Jan 26, 2010, 22:04)
Bacula press release: "Bacula Systems SA today
celebrated a year of impressive growth as its Open Source
enterprise backup solution passed the one million download
Red Hat launches opensource.com community site (Jan 26, 2010, 20:34)
Netstat -vat: "Red Hat has just launched a new
portal at opensource.com - for information and articles about open
source. The site uses the Drupal open source content management
Grow Your Own Cloud Servers With Ubuntu (Jan 26, 2010, 19:34)
ServerWatch: "Have you been wanting to fly to
the cloud, to experiment with cloud computing? Now is your chance.
With this article, we will step through the process of setting up a
private cloud system using Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC), which is
powered by the Eucalyptus platform."
ITC Judge Rules Against nVidia in Rambus Suit (Jan 26, 2010, 19:04)
Internetnews: "An Administrative Law Judge
(ALJ) with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued
a preliminary ruling in favor of Rambus against graphics vendor
nVidia in three of five patent infringement allegations."
Is Linux too hard? (Jan 26, 2010, 15:04)
The Open Road: "Despite booming enterprise
server sales, some in the industry continue to grumble that Linux
is too hard. Designed by geeks for geeks, the theory goes, Linux
will never be mainstream."
How To Set Up A Terminal Server In Linux Using Ubuntu 9.10 And FreeNX (Jan 26, 2010, 14:34)
Howtoforge: "What was once old is new again and
the desktop-centric computing is making way for return of thin
client/mainframe computing again. This tutorial will walk you
through setting up a Ubuntu desktop to act as a "mainframe",
capable of being accessed by a thin clients or regular desktops,
using the excellent FreeNX server."
Setting up an SSL Certificate in Apache (Jan 26, 2010, 10:34)
Webreference: "SSL certificates are used by web
servers on a different port - port 443, as opposed to port 80 used
for HTTP. Port 443 is for HHTPS traffic. Let's look at how to set
this up for your server. You need an SSL certificate, access to an
installation of the Apache web server compiled with SSL support,
and the operating system on which it is running, and the port 443
to be open"
NZ school ditches Microsoft and goes totally open source (Jan 26, 2010, 07:34)
CIO: "A New Zealand high school running
entirely on open source software has slashed its server
requirements by a factor of almost 50, despite a government deal
mandating the use of Microsoft software in all schools."