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IT Management Linux News for Oct 17, 2008

  • FOSSBazaar Tackles Open Source's Legal Obstacles (2008-10-17 21:33:44)
    Internet News: "Who's afraid of open source? According to the open source industry group FOSSBazaar, there are plenty of organizations that view using the software as risky."

  • Microsoft Starts Distributing Open-Source Drupal (2008-10-17 18:03:44)
    The Open Road: "The single biggest distributor of Drupal just might be Microsoft. As I discovered from Dries Buytaert's blog on Wednesday, Microsoft's Web Application Installer comes with out-of-the-box support for Drupal, OScommerce, and other popular open-source Web applications."

  • Ballmer Says Skip Vista (2008-10-17 17:17:44)
    Cyber Cynic: "Boy, I wish I'd been at Gartner's Symposium ITxpo in Orlando, Fla. this year. That way I could heard with my own ears, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tell an audience of high-level business people that if they want to wait for Windows 7 to switch from XP, instead of going to Vista, "They certainly can.""

  • Google's Android Also Comes With a 'Kill Switch' (2008-10-17 16:33:44)
    The Open Road: "Well, as it turns out, Google's open-source Android comes with a similar feature, as reported by Computerworld: In the Android Market terms of service, Google expressly says that it might remotely remove an application from user phones."

  • T-Mobile Android Smart Phone a Solid Device (2008-10-17 14:33:44)
    eWeek: "The innovative T-Mobile G1, the first smart phone using the Google Android mobile operating system, is a worthy competitor to Apple and its iPhone."

  • DarkStat - Network Traffic & Bandwidth Monitoring in openSUSE (2008-10-17 12:33:44)
    SUSE & openSUSE: "DarkStat is a simple Packet Sniffing Network Traffic/Bandwidth monitoring utility for Linux and UNIX. DarkStat relies on libpcap and presents simple webinterface with nice graphs and stats auto-refreshed."