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IT Management Linux News for Nov 25, 2008

  • Free as in Freedom, Not Free as in Freeloader (2008-11-25 22:04:51)
    LinuxPlanet: "There is one other major point that goes hand-in-hand with free as in freedom, and that is that ethics matter. All decisions have an ethical basis. We hear "leave the zealotry and politics out of it, and just make a purely technical decision." There is no such thing, and if you don't make a consciously ethical decision then it will be made for you."

  • Recession Proof Your Enterprise With Linux-Based Virtualisation (2008-11-25 21:34:51)
    IT Wire: "Businesses everywhere are looking to cut costs in the grip of reduced consumer spending, decreased advertising and a general slowdown of trade. Linux can aid you in cutting your infrastructure costs - no matter your platform of choice."

  • Google Layoffs: 10,000 Jobs Being Cut, Report Claims (2008-11-25 19:34:51)
    PC World: "Google may be preparing to lay off thousands of workers, if a Silicon Valley information service is to be believed. WebGuild cites anonymous inside sources as saying up to 10,000 Google jobs could be on the way out, with smaller scale layoffs already underway."

  • Novell needs a recount: Red Hat still leads in certified applications (Update) (2008-11-25 19:04:51)
    The Open Road: "Novell has been doing a lot of good things lately in its Linux business, but counting certified applications is apparently not one of them. Novell on Monday announced that it has taken the lead in certified applications vis-a-vis Red Hat, with more than 2,500."

  • On Technology (2008-11-25 18:34:51)
    Linux Journal: "I did a very informal survey and discovered that most people do not carry any bills in their pockets on most days, relying instead on their debit cards."

  • No Accounting Software for Linux? (2008-11-25 17:04:51)
    Managing L'unix: "There is no OSS accounting...solutions worth a hoot. This is the main reason we still run so many Windows machines in the office. Of course this is the main drawback of any OSS adoption. There is a serious lack of good applications."

  • Killer Open Source Monitoring Tools (2008-11-25 16:04:51)
    InfoWorld: "In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don't know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you're flying blind. Sooner or later, you're going to meet with disaster."

  • Is the Era of Open Source Legal Stupidity Over? (2008-11-25 15:04:51)
    Linux and Open Source: "I would love to go through 2009 and never have to use the tag "legal" on an open source blog post."

  • ASUS CEO Says Linux Netbook Returns On Par With Windows (2008-11-25 13:04:51)
    OStatic: "Shen says four million EeePC netbooks have been sold this year, with models offering pre-installed Windows versions rolling out in the later quarters. He says ASUS has found the return rates for the Linux and Windows models are similar."

  • Replacing High-End Unix With Enterprise Linux? Not so Fast (2008-11-25 11:34:51)
    Computerworld: "Some customers are finding they have a place for both, and that Linux isn't necessarily an economic no-brainer."

  • TuxMobil Surpasses 8,000 Linux Installation Guides Available (2008-11-25 10:04:51)
    PRWeb: "TuxMobil, the largest current web directory of Linux and mobile hardware, announced this month that it has surpassed the unrivaled milestone of 8,000 different installation guides in one place to help users install Linux on their laptop and notebook computers."

  • VBoxHeadless - VirtualBox 2.0 On A Headless CentOS 5.2 Server (2008-11-25 04:04:51)
    HowtoForge: "This guide explains how you can run virtual machines with Sun xVM VirtualBox 2.0 on a headless CentOS 5.2 server. Normally you use the VirtualBox GUI to manage your virtual machines, but a server does not have a desktop environment. Fortunately, VirtualBox comes with a tool called VBoxHeadless that allows you to connect to the virtual machines over a remote desktop connection, so there's no need for the VirtualBox GUI."

  • 15 Inspiring Steve Jobs Quotes for FOSS Developers to Ponder (2008-11-25 00:34:51)
    Tech Source From Bohol: "It's a known fact that Free and Open Source software developers are inspired by the words of Stallman and Torvalds, but I think it won't hurt if they will also reflect on some of these great quotes by Steve Jobs:"