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
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."