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IT Management Linux News for Oct 18, 2007

  • Open Source as a Competitive Weapon Proves to be a Bad Investment (2007-10-18 20:30:53)
    The Open Road: "The research traces the impact of open source on company market valuations from January 1, 1999, to April 30, 2007..."

  • Blue Skies for Open Source (2007-10-18 18:45:22)
    Computerworld: "Weather.com, the online arm of Atlanta-based Weather Channel Interactive Inc., last month moved its final customer-facing, proprietary application to open source..."

  • What Enterprise Software Can Learn From Community Sites: Gary Little (2007-10-18 12:00:40)
    LinuxWorld: "I think that it was the first acquisition of an open source project, and we tried to basically offer the best of what open source can deliver but backed by a corporation..."

  • Spam Reaches All-time High of 95% of All Email (2007-10-18 08:15:00)
    Help Net Security: "The report examines the appearance of new kinds of attachment spam such as PDF spam and Excel spam together with the decline of image spam, as well as the growing threat of innocent appearing spam containing links to malicious web sites."

  • SSH with Putty (2007-10-18 07:30:00)
    Polish Linux: "One of my favourite tools (that I use almost everyday) is PuTTY. I use it both on Windows (very useful because Windows has no SSH client) and on Linux. It is a program that enables SSH connections using a graphical interface. It also allows for the establishment of SSH tunnels as well as omitting some of the restrictions to Internet access..."

  • Mandriva Linux 2008 Powerpack Review (2007-10-18 01:30:00)
    Software In Review: "Mandriva Linux has a history of inconsistency; one release will be superb, and the next one will be so bug-ridden and feature-weak that it's unusable. The only commonality among all releases are the excellent system configuration tools, which have continued to evolve over the years to match an increasing level of complexity in the desktop software stack."