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IT Management Linux News for Aug 01, 2007

  • Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X: CIO John Halamka Tests Ubuntu (2007-08-01 21:00:37)
    CIO: "As part of his ongoing effort to find a secure, stable, user-friendly alternative to the Windows desktop operating system, CareGroup CIO John Halamka got to know Ubuntu..."

  • 'Big Four' Systems Management Vendors Ripe for Open Source Shake-Up (2007-08-01 19:30:13)
    Enterprise Linux Log: "The 451 Group found the open source systems management category is dominated by systems monitoring, configuration, provisioning and patching components. That said, open source systems management offerings lack the full feature set provided by the leading proprietary systems management vendors. Still, these core features represent the primary demands from IT end users...'" Link repaired.

  • City Uses Linux, OSS for its Free Municipal Wi-Fi (2007-08-01 18:00:12)
    The Inquirer: "Since last week the coastal city of Rosario, home to about a million Argentinians, is among the growing club of cities with free municipal Wi-Fi access..."

  • Microsoft Not So 'Open' After All? (2007-08-01 15:00:44)
    Computerworld: "The head of the open-source group that will decide whether to certify Microsoft Corp.'s "shared source" software licenses as open-source licenses said that more than half of Redmond's licenses appear to automatically fail the group's rules..."

  • IDC: Patents Inhibit Open Source Adoption (2007-08-01 14:30:21)
    internetnews.com: "Apparently patents do matter when it comes to open source software adoption..."

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 Beta Announcement (2007-08-01 14:00:58)
    Red Hat: "Red Hat is pleased to announce the availability of the *beta* release of 5.1 (kernel-2.6.18-36.el5) for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 family of products..."

  • IBM Saves $250 Million Consolidating Linux Servers On To Mainframes (2007-08-01 13:00:05)
    NetworkWorld: "Talk about eating your own dog food. IBM today will announce it is consolidating nearly 4,000 small computer servers in six locations onto about 30 refrigerator-sized mainframes running Linux saving $250 million in the process..."

  • Essential Tools for Web Developers (2007-08-01 10:00:13)
    ThemBid.com: "From a static html page to creating a Content Management System from scratch, there are certain tools that increase productivity geometrically. Here I present the tools that have greatly enhanced my own productivity and our team."

  • ASRock ALiveNF7G-HDReady (2007-08-01 08:30:13)
    Phoronix: "It has been a while since we last reviewed an ASRock motherboard, but this budget manufacturer has kept churning out new and more innovative products. The ASRock motherboard we have our hands on for this Linux and Solaris review is the ALiveNF7G-HDready, which combines NVIDIA's GeForce 7050 and nForce 630a MCP with a wealth of integrated extras such as IEEE-1394a Firewire to offer a rather good package for its low price. This motherboard is also capable of handling 720p H.264 video playback with low CPU Utilization and HDCP decoding through supported software."

  • The Story of DEFCON (2007-08-01 07:00:13)
    Help Net Security: "Jeff Moss, the founder of DEFCON and Black Hat, tells the history of the largest hacker conference and how it all got started. (YouTube video)"

  • Linux security: Authenticate your users and know what they're up to (2007-08-01 05:30:13)
    Search Enterprise Linux: "Here's a question for Linux systems administrators out there: Do you know what your users are up to? You probably think you do, but Kurt Lingel, the principal product architect at Sugar Land, Texas-based JME Software LLC, begs to differ."