IT Management Linux News for Feb 18, 2010
Staples Launches Business IT Services (Feb 18, 2010, 23:32)
Information Week: "Managed services range from
on-site and remote service and desktop support for Apple,
Microsoft, and Linux platforms, to supplying engineers with
certifications from leaders like Cisco, Citrix, and Linux."
Another Alfresco Veteran Makes Open Source Career Move (Feb 18, 2010, 21:32)
The VAR Guy: "For the second time in recent
weeks, an Alfresco veteran is making an open source career
Yes, Windows Causes Deaths Sometimes (Feb 18, 2010, 20:02)
Boycott Novell: "LAST year we gave an example
or two of cases where Windows means death, even literally. Our
society depends heavily on technology, so defective technology can
make a defective society and dysfunctional healthcare system."
Dell takeover fuels Mac panic (Feb 18, 2010, 16:02)
APC magazine: "When Dell announced a buyout of
systems management appliance company KACE last week, there was one
big question customers wanted to ask -- did that mean support for
Macs and Linux was about to get dumped from its products?"
Secure your Linux box with MoBlock (Feb 18, 2010, 13:32)
Linux User and Developer: "MoBlock is an open
source application for the Linux platform that allows you to manage
connections to and from your computer. If you have used or heard of
the program PeerGuardian, MoBlock has a pretty similar function.
The project caters to advanced Linux users and allows them
fine-grain control over which hosts are allowed to connect to your
‘Time Bomb’ May Have Destroyed 800 Norfolk City PCs (Feb 18, 2010, 10:02)
Krebs on Security: "The City of Norfolk,
Virginia is reeling from a massive computer meltdown in which an
unidentified family of malicious code destroyed data on nearly 800
Installing Kernel Security Updates Without Reboot With Ksplice Uptrack On Ubuntu (Feb 18, 2010, 04:32)
Howtoforge: "Ksplice Uptrack is a subscription
service that lets you apply 100% of the important kernel security
updates released by your Linux vendor without rebooting. Ksplice
Uptrack is freely available for the desktop versions of Ubuntu 9.10
Karmic and Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. This tutorial shows how to install
and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop."