IT Management Linux News for Sep 23, 2010
VMware's Novell SUSE Linux buy out runs into a snag (Sep 23, 2010, 23:03)
Cyber Cynic: "There's no doubt about it. VMware
wants to buy Novell's SUSE Linux and open-source divisions. But,
according to a Reuters report, Novell's board really wants to sell
NetWare and the identity management divisions at the same time, and
no one wants to pay serious money for them."
Red Hat Sees Real Money in Virtualization and Cloud (Sep 23, 2010, 22:03)
Datamation: "For Linux vendor Red Hat, the road
ahead is about looking up to the cloud as it ramps up business
efforts to profit from new virtualization and service-oriented
Setting Up A Mail Server Using Exim4, Clamav, Dovecot, SpamAssassin And Many Mor (Sep 23, 2010, 21:03)
Howtoforge: "This howto describes one way to
build a scalable, secure, full-featured mail platform. It offers
virtual hosting of mailboxes in maildir format with support for
quotas and server-side filtering, domain aliasing, address
aliasing, address forwarding, catchall addresses."
Novell Debuts Linux OS for SAP Apps (Sep 23, 2010, 19:03)
Serverwatch: "Novell is expanding its
relationship with enterprise software vendor SAP with the release
of a new optimized Linux operating system. The SUSE Linux
Enterprise Server for SAP offering builds on previous
collaborations between Novell and SAP."
Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company? (Sep 23, 2010, 16:03)
Cyber Cynic: "A few months back Glyn Moody,
noted open-source journalist, asked the question, "Why No
Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?" Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's
CEO answered, "Red Hat could get to $5 billion in due course, but
that this entailed 'replacing $50 billion of revenue' currently
enjoyed by other computer companies. Guess what? Red Hat is on its
Proceed With Caution to Oracle's Proprietary Linux Kernel (Sep 23, 2010, 15:03)
PC World: "After years of using Red Hat
Enterprise Linux as the basis for its own "Unbreakable Linux"
distribution, Oracle this week announced that it has created its
own version of the Linux kernel that's optimized for use with its
other enterprise offerings."
Is the Web heading toward redirect hell? (Sep 23, 2010, 14:03)
Royal Pingdom: "Google is doing it. Facebook is
doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon
Twitter will be doing it."
Swiss boot out Linux in favour of Windows 7 (Sep 23, 2010, 11:03)
TechWorld: "The government in the Swiss region
of Solothurn has reportedly confirmed that it will turn to Windows
7 after hitting problems in a long-running desktop Linux migration