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IT Management Linux News for Nov 21, 2008

  • The Sound of Empire Falling (2008-11-21 22:03:12)
    Armed and Dangerous: "I predicted years ago that what would eventually do Microsoft in was white-box PC makers defecting because they needed to claw back profit margin as the Windows license became the largest single item in their bills of material. And here's the confirmation I've been awaiting:"

  • Red Hat Fedora Linux: 9.5 Million Users and Growing (2008-11-21 21:17:26)
    InternetNews: "Red Hat's Fedora community Linux distribution has now tallied its user base, and it's a number that on the surface would make it the largest installed base of any Linux distribution, with at least 9.5 million users and possibly as many as 10.5 million. Fedora competitor Ubuntu Linux currently claims to have 8 million users."

  • 5 Ways To Beat The IT Budget Blues (2008-11-21 20:33:12)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "These desperate times call for desperate measures but don't worry these measures aren't nearly so desperate and they just might help you fix that ailing IT budget. All you need is a little creative thinking and some good people behind you--and these 5 things (in order of importance)."

  • A Graphical Way to MySQL Mastery (2008-11-21 18:03:12)
    Linux.com: "MySQL GUI Tools is a suite of graphical desktop applications for working with and administering MySQL servers. The suite consists of three tools: MySQL Query Browser, MySQL Administrator, and MySQL Migration Assistant (available only on Windows). We'll look at the first two to see how well they let us manage MySQL without using the command line."

  • Final Judgment in SCO v. Novell: SCO Loses Again (2008-11-21 16:33:12)
    Groklaw: "The final judgment [PDF] from Utah is here at last."

  • Deploy on Linux or Stay With XP - Hasta la Vista (2008-11-21 15:03:12)
    Computerworld: "One of the goals of the survey was to examine the influence of SharePoint and the Microsoft stack on the open source community."

  • Mandrake Linux Founder Back With a Virtual Desktop (2008-11-21 14:03:12)
    InternetNews: "Whatever happened to the founder of Mandrake Linux? He's back on the scene with a new open source startup and looking to break some ground with its first offering called a Virtual Desktop solution."

  • Open Source 101: An Executive Guide to Open Source (2008-11-21 13:03:12)
    CIO: "The success of open-source software has been remarkable, forcing even the largest commercial software vendors such as IBM , Hewlett-Packard , Oracle and Microsoft to acknowledge its influence and, in some cases, adopt its methods. It seems likely that most companies with information technology departments of any size are familiar with - if not actively using - open-source products on a daily basis."