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IT Management Linux News for Feb 23, 2010

  • Introducing Linux virtual containers with LXC (Feb 23, 2010, 23:03)
    Tech Republic: "OpenVZ is great as it allows you to run compartmentalized “servers” within an operating system so you can separate systems, much like running virtual machines on a host system. With OpenVZ, you can get the benefits of virtualization without the overhead."

  • Linux Server Management Nightmare: Attack of the Killer Penguins (Feb 23, 2010, 21:03)
    Serverwatch: "Imagine a monstrous, seven-foot reanimated Tux-the-penguin with bolts though its neck, pursued through the countryside by angry pitchfork-wielding villagers. It's not an image you're likely to forget in a hurry."

  • Amazon pays Microsoft for Linux (Feb 23, 2010, 19:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "What was Jeff Bezos, Amazon's CEO, thinking? Amazon just signed a patent cross-licensing deal that pays Microsoft intellectual property fees for, among other things, patents that cover Amazon's Linux-based Kindle e-reader and its Linux servers."

  • Microsoft/Amazon Deal: Nothing to See Here (Feb 23, 2010, 17:03)
    Jim Zemlin's Blog: "Let’s avoid second-guessing and implication. There’s nothing to see here. We have real code to write."

  • Microsoft, Amazon strike patent deal covering Kindle and Linux (Feb 23, 2010, 16:33)
    Tech Flash: "...as part of the deal, Microsoft says it's granting Amazon patent-related "coverage" for its use of open-source and proprietary technologies in its Kindle e-reader, and its use of Linux-based computer servers."

  • Turning Patents Into ‘Invention Capital’ (Feb 23, 2010, 09:03)
    NY Times: "Nathan Myhrvold, chief of Intellectual Ventures, says patent holders are being treated unfairly."

  • Android Gets Mobile Application for Video Ad (Feb 23, 2010, 07:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "After a successful rollout on the iPhone, iVdopia's mobile video advertising platform is now available to Android mobile devices. What kind of ads will emerge?"

  • Want a job? Get a computer science degree (Feb 23, 2010, 05:03)
    Network World: "Here's a tip for incoming and current college students: If you want to have a high-paying job on graduation day, study computer science."

  • XKCD: "Devotion To Duty" (Feb 23, 2010, 03:03)
    XKCD: "The weird sense of duty really good sysadmins have can border on the sociopathic..."