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IT Management Linux News for Jul 21, 2008

  • Dell Adds Ubuntu 8.04 to Expanded Linux Desktop Line-up (Jul 21, 2008, 23:15)
    Practical Technology: "Starting on Friday, July 18th, 2008, Dell started offering Ubuntu 8.04 on its XPS M1330N and Inspiron 1525N laptops and its Inspiron 530N desktop. That’s just the beginning though"

  • IDC Survey Proves Open Source Software as Viable Business Model (Jul 21, 2008, 23:00)
    CNet: "The majority of revenue from OSS (59% on average) is from subscriptions. In fact, 10 of 21 respondents generated 100% of their OSS revenue from subscriptions."

  • Linux as a Hypervisor (Jul 21, 2008, 22:30)
    LinuxPlanet: "It's quite fascinating how many virtualization designs there are out there. Even in Linux itself there are so many different approaches. To reduce the scope a bit for this post we'll ignore all the designs that can't revirtualize the CPU to allow other operative systems to run."

  • Cognos Taps Novell SUSE Linux For Mainframe Debut (Jul 21, 2008, 21:00)
    SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Cognos, which IBM bought for $4.9 billion last November, bypassed three IBM operating systems (z/OS, z/VM and z/VSE) and instead chose IBM System z for Linux and Novell's SUSE for its entrée into the mainframe market."

  • FSF Organizes Against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Jul 21, 2008, 20:15) "Nobody knows yet what the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) will consist of, but the few available indications are so ominous that the Free Software Foundation (FSF) has started a campaign to raise public awareness of the possibilities. According to Matt Lee, an FSF campaign manager, ACTA threatens to "create a culture of fear and suspicion," and, in the worst-case scenario, undermine and demonize free software."

  • Linux-powered CherryPal uses just 2W; CherryPal, Where's the Code? (Jul 21, 2008, 19:35)
    Tectonic: "As the battle for ultra-slim PCs heats up, a US company has released the Linux-based CherryPal, a PC that the company claims uses just 2W of power at peak performance."

    OSTtatic: "But poking around CherryPal's web site reveals no hint of any source code."

  • NComputing: Little Box, Big Aspirations (Jul 21, 2008, 16:30)
    LinuxInsider: "Stephen Dukker believes he has what the world is looking for: The People's PC. But it's not really a PC. The chairman and chief executive of NComputing in Redwood City, Calif., is pursuing a computer revolution with a small box that turns low-cost desktop computers into servers that feed dozens of work stations."

  • Is open source software bad for business? (Jul 21, 2008, 15:00)
    ITWire: "New data from Fortify Software suggests that the rising adoption of open source software within the enterprise is putting the average business at far greater risk than it should."

  • Critical Week for Canonical and Ubuntu Linux (Jul 21, 2008, 14:15)
    The VAR Guy: "Canonical CEO and Ubuntu Linux backer Mark Shuttleworth will step into the spotlight July 22, when he keynotes OSCON (Open Source Convention) in Portland, Oregon. It will be a critical moment for Shuttleworth and the Ubuntu movement. Here’s why."

  • VMware Exec Says Windows Days Are Numbered (Jul 21, 2008, 13:30)
    Computerworld: "VMware's managing director for Australia and New Zealand said Windows is already being replaced by virtual appliances running on Linux. In ten-years, there will be no more Windows."

  • Mandriva Leaps Into the Netbook Market With the GDium (Jul 21, 2008, 09:30)
    Club Mandriva: "Lately it's hard to avoid the buzz about netbooks - the small, cheap laptop systems that were popularized by the Asus Eee PC (which, of course, Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring supports very well). Many in the community have asked if Mandriva is going to get directly involved in this market. Well, the answer is yes! Mandriva is providing the innovative operating system for the upcoming GDium netbook system, produced by Emtec."

  • How To Configure ISP Mail Server With Virtual Users/Domains On Centos 5.0 (Jul 21, 2008, 05:30)
    HowtoForge: "I decided to update and add extra information on a tutorial I found online by Babaraleem to further assist Postfix newbie's. I experienced a difficult time following up on an out of date howto, when setting up my own mail server. I spent a long time troubleshooting, googling and reading other tutorials and documentation on postfix. The final results is this howto."