IT Management Linux News for Feb 25, 2010
Why open source is not always the way to go (Feb 25, 2010, 20:32)
Network World: "While open source offers great
features and flexibility the total cost of ownership issue can
still result in choosing a different path sometimes."
Kerberos Server Set Up (Feb 25, 2010, 19:32)
Begin Linux: "Kerberos provides a secure
network authentication model using secret-key cryptography.
Kerberos can be used with multiple services to offer superior
GNU/Linux: Server Upgrade Problem Solving (Feb 25, 2010, 14:32)
ERACC: "Recently my company had the opportunity
to upgrade a server to Mandriva 2010 that was running an old
version of the Mandriva GNU/Linux distribution. The system had been
in place running along nicely for a few years and had not been
upgraded to a new release in all that time except for some security
patches. Then it started hanging mysteriously..."
Intel alliance to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. tech (Feb 25, 2010, 08:02)
CNet: "The head of Intel wants to see the U.S.
more competitive and has proposed a $3.5 billion investment to help
achieve that goal."
Corporate IT won't run Linux desktops because of the 'Skype attitude' (Feb 25, 2010, 06:02)
Improving IT: "Skype's attitude to Linux
desktop users is frankly disturbing. Take a look at the chart of
software issues for the Skype client:"
HipChat Instant Messaging for Small Business (Feb 25, 2010, 04:32)
Small Business Computing: "HipChat aims to
provide a happy medium with its business-focused hosted instant
messaging service that supports up to 100 people. Although the
communication features are limited to text — there’s no
voice or video as with many IM services — HipChat is simple
to set up, easy to use, and the price tag shouldn’t make a
serious dent in the company coffers."