IT Management Linux News for Aug 18, 2010
Windows in the cloud: long boot times, other difficulties not seen with Linux (Aug 18, 2010, 21:04)
Network World: "Running Windows servers in the
Amazon cloud may have just gotten a lot easier, but a project by
the management vendor RightScale to improve Windows support shows
that people who use the Microsoft operating system in cloud
networks face difficulties not seen in the Linux world."
How Oracle sees open source may not be how you see open source (Aug 18, 2010, 19:33)
Computerworld: "Many open-source developers and
business people are upset that Oracle is suing Google over Java
patents in Android. These people have reason to worry. This case
could change not just how they use Java but how open-source
development is done at all."
How Oracle might kill Google's Android and software patents all at once (Aug 18, 2010, 16:05)
Roughly Drafted: "Oracle likes Linux so much that it funds Btrfs, a GPL licensed, futuristic and advanced new file system that supports pooling, snapshots, checksums, and other features that sound a lot like Sun's ZFS, which Oracle now also owns."
How To Configure The AIDE File Integrity Scanner For Your Website (Aug 18, 2010, 15:05)
Howtoforge: "A file integrity scanner is
something you need to have. Imagine a hacker placing a backdoor on
your web site, or changing your order form to email him a copy of
everyone's credit card while leaving it appear to be functionally
normally. By setting up daily reporting, this notifies you within,
at most, 24 hours of when any file was changed, added, or
Open Source Software Soaring to Success (Aug 18, 2010, 09:04)
Serverwatch: "Linux server operating system
vendors like Red Hat and even Novell could be heading for bumper
sales over the next 12 months. Almost 40 percent of organizations
are planning on migrating mission-critical workloads to open source
software in that time frame."