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IT Management Linux News for Dec 23, 2008

  • The Win, Fail and Meh of Open Source in 2008 (2008-12-23 22:31:32)
    Heise Open Source: "With 2008 coming to an end, heise online UK picks what was full of win, who was waiting for the failboat, and who just made us go meh. So in no particular order, here are the Wins, the Fails and the Mehs of Open Source from 2008."

  • Open Source: Getting Started (2008-12-23 22:01:32)
    Manila Standard: "Open source software can reduce costs and improve security dramatically, yet many people are a bit apprehensive about getting their feet wet. Typical of this concern, reader John Cohon wrote in with a number of questions about shifting to open source."

  • Linux Subscriptions Paying Off for Red Hat (2008-12-23 21:01:32)
    Internet News: "There is a way to make money from Linux even in a down economy -- it's called subscription revenues."

  • Using Kernel Customization Tools (2008-12-23 20:31:32)
    Linux Developer Network: "While Linux is officially a monolithic kernel, it does permit dynamic extensibility with loadable kernel modules. In this article, we'll explore the various tools and processes that support dynamic kernel customization." Translation: useful commands for end-users--ed.

  • Ubuntu Enrolls at Cornell College (2008-12-23 18:01:32)
    WorksWithU: "Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa is the latest institute of higher education to embrace Ubuntu Server Edition, WorksWithU has learned. It's not a huge deployment, but Cornell's targeted Ubuntu use reinforces a growing trend at colleges and universities worldwide, according to the WorksWithU 1000 -- a survey that aims to track one thousand Ubuntu deployments"

  • OpenSUSE 11.1: Evolution Dependent on Mono (2008-12-23 15:01:32)
    IT Wire: "The cancerous Mono has spread its tentacles further into the GNOME Desktop environment which is present on the GNOME live CD, to the extent that removing mono-core results in the removal of Evolution as well, the default mail program."

  • The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 11.1 (2008-12-23 07:31:32)
    HowtoForge: "This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 11.1 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of OpenSUSE 11.1, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well."

  • JumpBox: Open Source Meets SaaS (Again) (2008-12-23 04:31:32)
    The VAR Guy: "The shift of open source applications into the cloud and SaaS (software as a service) models. A case in point: JumpBox has pushed a dozen open source applications into the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) service. Here are the implications for VARs."

  • Samsung Might Release Android-Powered Phone in Q2 2009 (2008-12-23 03:01:32)
    Internet Search Engine Database: "According to website CellPhoneSignal.com the G2 would feature 3G connectivity, full touch screen, a 5 Megapixel camera with flash and autofocus, and a memory card slot up to 16 GB. The phone would also feature an additional VGA camera to be used for video calling, since T-Mobile would be about to launch its own video calling service at the end of January too."

  • How To Backup Your Ubuntu System With Remastersys (2008-12-23 01:31:32)
    MakeTechEasier: "After countless hours of configuring, tweaking, installing new applications onto your Ubuntu system, the last thing that you want to do is to reformat and start everything all over again. Remastersys is here to save you all this trouble."