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  • Lenovo Server Snapshot: Here's Looking at You, SMB (Oct 16, 2008, 23:34)
    ServerWatch: "Lenovo recently entered the server marketplace with five new 1-way and 2-way servers. Branded as ThinkServer, these single and dual-core offerings are aimed at the lower end of the server marketplace."

  • Five Ways to Keep Up With Linux (Oct 16, 2008, 20:04)
    Enterprise Networking Planet: "In this article, we’ll show you five ways you can keep up to speed with various aspects of Linux. Linux means different things to different people. There are Linux desktops in the home, Linux servers, Linux software development, Web servers on Linux, mainframes running Linux, and the interesting business aspects of Linux. We will try to cover the spectrum."

  • The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386) (Oct 16, 2008, 18:04)
    HowtoForge: "This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2009.0 Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Mandriva 2009.0."
    Mandriva Free contains no proprietary software--ed.

  • Linux Doesn't Do Graphics (Oct 16, 2008, 17:46)
    LinuxPlanet: "I ran across this funny and true rant about dimwitted tech support that thinks MS Windows is the whole world: "Linux is an older version of UNIX that crashes if you try to use it to look at graphics, or as a web server." This was published in September 2000-- has anything really changed?"

  • Mandriva 2009 Helps New Users to Grow (Oct 16, 2008, 15:34) "With this week's release of Mandriva 2009, Mandriva has continued to work on user-friendliness. Aside from a poorly organized installation program and a few scattered problems, Mandriva 2009 offers a desktop experience that is at least the equal of any other distribution for everyday use and that has a strong claim of being the most advanced available for system administration."

  • Portland Oregon Hosts Lindependence Event (Oct 16, 2008, 15:04)
    Blog of Helios: "To the surprise of many, Lindependence 2008 did not end in Felton California. What many thought to be a publicity stunt has proven to be exactly what the founders planned for it to be...a template."

  • Review: Over 260 Images and 5 Videos of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android Device (Oct 16, 2008, 14:34)
    ZDNet: "The biggest mobile news of 2007 was definitely the Apple iPhone and I think the biggest news of this year is the Google Android. I enjoyed my trip out to see the T-Mobile G1 launch last month and have now had the opportunity to use the T-Mobile G1 for almost a week."

  • America's Schools: Held Hostage by Microsoft (Oct 16, 2008, 12:04)
    Begin Linux Blog: "Schools in America are held hostage by Microsoft and are being choked one school at a time. We have allowed Microsoft and our State and Federal governments to force us into financing cycles that schools cannot afford."

  • The man Who Wears the Red Hat (Oct 16, 2008, 09:04)
    CIOL: "James M Whitehurst, CEO and president, Red Hat, on his recent visit to India talks to CyberMedia News on many red-hot issues around open source technology and its business colours. Like, how to make money out of something free and open?"

  • Installing Darned Small Linux Onto Your Boot Drive (Oct 16, 2008, 01:34)
    The Linux and Unix Menagerie: "When you hear the "brand" name "Damn Small Linux" these days (note the title of this post has been altered slightly to try and be as non-confrontational as possible. We don't need or want any flack from oversensitive web-monitors, and we'll be damned if we won't do everything possible to stay under the radar..."

  • Mono 2.0 Has Been Released. So what? (Oct 16, 2008, 00:04)
    IT Wire: "As Novell vice-president Miguel de Icaza, the head of this project, has been blathering on about Mono for years and years, one did not expect that this announcement would have any more traction than the grandiose announcements of previous releases."