IT Management Linux News for Mar 24, 2010
Rackspace Cloud 'Drizzles' Into Open-Source Software (Mar 24, 2010, 23:32)
ServerWatch: "As Oracle continues to shed the
former open-source software personnel of Sun Microsystems, other
companies are benefiting from the transition. Among those is cloud
computing and hosting vendor Rackspace..."
Sharing Files & Folders Between Linux, Mac and Windows (Mar 24, 2010, 22:02)
Linux.com: "In this article I am going to
discuss ways in which you can have your Linux machine interacting
with your co-workers' Mac and PC machines to keep you and your
company working without a hitch."
Recession? What Recession? Red Hat Continues to Grow
(Mar 24, 2010, 21:02)
Linux Planet: "Linux vendor Red Hat will report
its fiscal 2010 numbers today. Virtualization, cloud services,
middleware, a big win on the Tokyo Stock Exchange-- is Red Hat's
future as rosy as it appears?"
Windows' Boll Weevil problem (Mar 24, 2010, 20:32)
Sure, it's Secure: "When your earnings depend
on one fragile system--whether it's Windows running all your
computers or one cash crop--you're always one devastating bug away
IBM Deals With EU Complaint, Insider Trading Settlement (Mar 24, 2010, 19:02)
Datamation: "It's going to be a very busy week
in IBM's legal department. It has been accused of antitrust
activities by a French software company and an executive caught in
an insider trading scandal may be close to settling his case."
75 Top Open Source Security Apps (Mar 24, 2010, 18:32)
Datamation: "This year, we've once again
updated our list of top open source security apps. While the list
isn't exhaustive by any means, we tried to include many of the best
tools in a variety of categories."
Evi Nemeth (an Ada Lovelace day tribute) (Mar 24, 2010, 16:32)
LWN.net: "The chief of the Unix side was Evi
Nemeth. The first thing that struck most people about Evi was a
general sense of distraction and disorganization; it's only later
that one realized the she was one of those smart people who make
How Much Is Novell's Linux OS Really Worth? (Mar 24, 2010, 16:02)
ServerWatch: "Novell, the parent company of
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, seems to have slapped a huge "For
Sale!" sign on its front lawn. It's sad, but this famous enterprise
OS maker may soon be little more than a mildly interesting footnote
Building on a Linux brand
(Mar 24, 2010, 15:32)
IT Pro: "Red Hat is a perfect example of how
open source firms need to trade on their reputation, not just their
Now what Novell? (Mar 24, 2010, 15:02)
Cyber Cynic: "There's nothing like starting a
technical conference, like Novell's BrainShare, off with a bang.
Or, in this case telling Elliot Associates' unwelcome offer of not
quite $2-billion for the company that Novell has no interest in
selling out, not for that little anyway."
Virtual Control - Linux, VirtualBox and OS/2 or eComStation (Mar 24, 2010, 14:02)
The ERACC Web Log: "This is part one of a two
part article about a “real life” control system that is
a candidate for moving to a VM on Linux. This control system is
being used right now in a real manufacturing facility."
China Condemns Google's Censorship Gambit (Mar 24, 2010, 09:02)
Datamation: "A Chinese official has blasted
Google's decision to offer unfiltered Web content to its citizens
on the mainland, calling the move "totally wrong" and saying it
violates Google's written agreement to abide by Chinese laws."
Microsoft's Choice Screen Doubles Opera's Downloads (Mar 24, 2010, 05:02)
Datamation: "Microsoft has only recently begun
delivering its so-called "choice screen" for browser selection to
consumers in Europe, but it's apparently already producing the
hoped for effect, at least for one small browser maker."
Kiss your MySQL website goodbye (Mar 24, 2010, 01:32)
Really Linux: "In this article Mark Rais offers
beginning Linux web administrators some guidance with regard to
proper back up and restore of a dynamic website to help prevent a