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IT Management Linux News for Sep 25, 2008

  • Some Intriguing Data Behind Red Hat's 29 Percent Growth (Sep 25, 2008, 22:03)
    CNET: "In selling longer-term deals, Red Hat is successfully blocking competitive pressure from Novell, Microsoft, and other companies that might want to cut into its accounts."

  • Linux Triumphs in UK Schools (Sep 25, 2008, 21:32)
    ComputerWorldUK: "At least two Open Source companies have become part of the Becta's official list of suppliers to the education sector."

  • Open Source: The New Usability Testing (Sep 25, 2008, 21:05)
    The Open Road: "Open source offers the most comprehensive way to ensure software actually works before you pay for it, and to tweak it to make it work how you want it to work."

  • Overland Adds Midrange NAS (Sep 25, 2008, 15:32)
    InfoStor: "Overland has rewritten its Linux kernel for improved stability and performance and improved its support for Windows file and folder access control lists."

  • Profit Pops at Red Hat But KVM Payoff Will Wait (Sep 25, 2008, 14:02) "As income and revenues rise, the Linux vendor sheds some light on its view of the future of hypervisors and Fedora."

  • Migrations Made Simple: The Beauty of Unix (Sep 25, 2008, 09:29)
    InfoWorld: "Many, many things have changed at the OS level between Fedora Core 3 and CentOS 5.2 (which is basically RHEL 5), the number of services provided by the server had quintupled, and I had only a five-minute window to make the swap. However, these are Linux boxes. That makes all the difference."

  • Ubuntu 8.10 "Intrepid Ibex" (Alpha 6): First Impressions (Sep 25, 2008, 08:05)
    IT Wire: "Ubuntu 8.10 'Intrepid Ibex' Alpha 6 absolutely flies on my laptop. It boots faster and generally feels more responsive than the 8.04 version, which again felt faster than 7.10 and 7.04."

  • Is Sun Solaris on Its Deathbed? (Sep 25, 2008, 03:17)
    InfoWorld: "Sun officials believe the 16-year-old Solaris platform remains a pivotal, innovative platform. But at the Linux Foundation, there is a no-conciliatory stance; the attitude there is to tell Solaris and Sun to move out of the way."