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
'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
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
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
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."