IT Management Linux News for Aug 01, 2008
Microsoft Has Serious Plans to do Away With Windows (2008-08-01 22:30:02)
Computerworld: "The plans, which are far from
being finalized, indicate the Microsoft is really running scared of
Mac OS and Linux on the desktop."
Alfresco Supports Microsoft SharePoint's Protocol: Thanks, EU! (2008-08-01 21:30:02)
OStatic: "As a result of its legal problems
with the EU, Microsoft was forced to expose key protocols for
Microsoft Office. Previously, Microsoft offerings such as
SharePoint tended to tie in very tightly with Office, but other
platforms couldn't leverage SharePoint's content sharing and
Acer Aspire One ZG5 (Linux) (2008-08-01 18:30:02)
PC World: "We looked at the Linux (Linpus)
version for this review, which has an 8GB SSD and 512MB of DDR2 RAM
accompanying its 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU. Straight out of the box,
the Linpus interface boots up in around 20sec."
Linux Desktop Odyssey: When Linux Has a Bad Day (2008-08-01 18:00:02)
Techworld: "I was preparing to move to my Linux
desktop yesterday when all hell broke loose. It seems the SLED 10
box and its partner in crime Lotus Notes were having a very bad
Vista SP1 and XP SP3 vs. Mac OS X and Linux (2008-08-01 17:30:02)
Softpedia: "Both Mac OS X and Linux have made
consistent inroads into Windows' territory, a trend which only
managed to accentuate following the availability of Windows Vista.
But, at the end of July 2008, Microsoft got a little space to
Linux Preinstalls Rocket to Three Per Cent
The Inquirer: "The Linux share of this route to
market has edged up ever since the Vista launch. Then it broke the
two per cent barrier in May after the latest release of Ubuntu, the
strain of Linux most capable of kicking Microsoft in the
Google: No Such Thing as Complete Privacy (2008-08-01 16:00:02)
Builder AU: ""Today's satellite-image
technology means that...complete privacy does not exist," Google
said in its response to the complaint."
HP Pays Half for Nvidia's Graphic Problems (2008-08-01 15:30:09)
The Inquirer: "According to people close to the
agreement, Nvidia has agreed to shoulder half the costs that HP
sees, and that is averaging about $150 per incident. Someone
doesn't want this information out, and anyone close to it is being
10 Ultimate Rules for Effective System Administration (2008-08-01 13:30:09)
nixCraft: "7. Use Command Line more than
Use the command line as much as possible. Whether you are
configuring a VLAN on a switch or setting up LDAP/NIS
authentication on a Linux server, always use the command line
instead of GUI."
Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives (2008-08-01 06:00:04)
LinuxPlanet: "Out of several good choices,
we're going to look at MaraDNS and Dnsmasq. MaraDNS is great for
both caching and authoritative name serving, and claims to be
highly secure. Dnsmasq is a great program for name services on the
LAN: DNS caching, local name resolution, and DHCP."
Linux Tablets Gain Slick Remote Desktop Tech (2008-08-01 04:30:04)
Linux Devices: "LogMeIn announced a beta plugin
for Nokia's Linux-based N800 and N810 Internet Tablets. The LogMeIn
Nokia N800/810 Browser Plugin enables Internet Tablet users to
access and control their Windows PCs or Macs running the free or
commercial versions of LogMeIn."
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2008 Kicks Off Next Week in San Francisco (2008-08-01 01:30:04)
RedOrbit: "The LinuxWorld exhibit floor will
feature companies that are driving the future of Linux and open
source, including, ACCESS, CA, CISCO, Fujitsu, Intel, Talend,
Ubucon, Novell, Bivio Networks, VMware, SugarCRM, Rackable Systems,
Wind River, Oracle and many more. Many exhibitors consider
LinuxWorld the perfect stage to announce their latest product and
service offerings or other breaking news relevant to the Linux and
open source industry."