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IT Management Linux News for Nov 26, 2008

  • A future so bright Tux needs shades (2008-11-26 22:33:44)
    Linux and Open Source: "To hear Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin tell it, the operating system war is over and Linux has won."

  • Dimdim out of Beta on December 3rd (2008-11-26 20:33:44)
    Netstat -vat:"Dimdim first demoed their software a year ago at DEMO - and their "Eagle" release came out in May of this year. Dimdim has also recently benefited from the investment of Zimbra founder Satish Dharmaraj."

  • Analyst: Red Hat "deeply undervalued," Oracle Linux "has failed" (2008-11-26 20:03:44)
    The Open Road: "Red Hat has been taking a beating in the stock market recently, but in a recent research note leading analyst Mark Murphy of Piper Jaffray thinks this represents an exceptional opportunity to buy into a "deeply undervalued" company."

  • Testing the Linux Waters - Live CD vs Dual Boot (2008-11-26 19:03:44)
    steaming open cup: "It is understandable that they would prefer a setup wherein they can continue working in the environment that they are familiar with and be able to try out Linux during their spare time. Luckily, these people have a couple of options: a Live CD or a Dual Boot System."

  • Xavier School Deploys 600 Ubuntu Linux Desktops (2008-11-26 18:33:44)
    WorksWithU: "Xavier is the latest K-12 school to move Ubuntu Linux to the head of the class. In fact, the school has deployed more than 600 Ubuntu desktops, according to Pierre Tagle, Xavier's consulting IT director."

  • Steve Ballmer Loves Linux (2008-11-26 18:03:44)
    Ken Hess's Linux Blog: "He says so many negative, nasty, and acrid things about Linux that there is only one possible answer: Steve Ballmer Loves Linux."

  • Apple Slammed for Killing Open-Source iTunes (2008-11-26 17:03:44)
    PC Advisor: "The Electronic Frontier Foundation has criticised Apple's attempt to quash efforts to help the latest iPods and iPhones work with non-Apple software such as the Linux operating system."

  • Interrogating a Linux Machine (2008-11-26 15:03:44)
    Linux Journal: "The other day, a client called upon me to perform a hardware and software inventory on all of the computers on his network. There weren't that many machines to inventory, but we needed to gather quite a bit of information about each one."

  • Linux Thin Clients: Record Sales In October? (2008-11-26 13:33:44)
    The VAR Guy: "Even as the economy went into a nosedive, Wyse Technology Inc.'s thin client sales continued to climb higher. In fact, Wyse - which increasingly promotes Linux-based solutions through channel partners - says the company generated record revenue in October."

  • Security Breach Can't Halt Fedora 10's Debut (2008-11-26 12:03:44)
    InternetNews: "Despite a security breach earlier this year, Red Hat is out today with its tenth release of the Fedora Linux distribution, promising new open source security, virtualization and appliance-building technologies."

  • Reducing IT Costs with Linux (2008-11-26 09:03:44)
    Datamation: "With all of the talk these days about the desktop Linux taking on Windows in the enterprise sector, have you ever considered that with some simple compromises, using Linux desktops running different thin clients can work very well within the confines of what most businesses need?"

  • 2008 State Of The Penguin Report - Part 1 (2008-11-26 06:03:44)
    Blog of Helios: "Blog of helios is happy to publish their findings after over 1000 separate Linux installs. This will be the first part of a three part weekly series. We hope there is something for all of us to learn within."