IT Management Linux News for Feb 09, 2009
How S.M.A.R.T. are your disks? (2009-02-09 22:04:12)
LinuxInsight: "GSmartControl is a graphical
user interface for smartctl (from Smartmontools package), which is
a tool for querying and controlling S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring,
Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk
Behind the scenes of Microsoft's ongoing patent war against Linux (2009-02-09 20:34:12)
The Open Road: "Even as Microsoft has slipped
into the mainstream of open-source by embedding it in its products
and adopting open-source strategies for some products like CRM, it
continues its subversive fight against Linux."
Linux System Rescue CD 1.1.5 updates for ext4 (2009-02-09 19:04:12)
Netstat -vat: "There comes a time when for
whatever reason a system (Linux or Windows) won't boot. It was
during during one such emergency years ago that I discovered the
System Rescue LiveLinux CD. System Rescue is a bootable Linux
operating system that will show you what partitions are on a drive
and enable you to 'fix' them."
Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft (2009-02-09 18:04:12)
The Open Road: "In other words, the candidate
needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft with a free price tag, a
global community of determined developers, and absolutely no sacred
profit cows like Windows or Office to protect."
Kaspersky confirms hack with fingers firmly in ears (2009-02-09 17:34:12)
Daniweb: "Well, how about the report that 'uno'
had actually exposed the breach days before making it public and
only did that because Kaspersky was busy sticking fingers in ears
and ignoring him. Apparently, according to and administrator at the
hacker forum, uno got "no response from more discreet communiques
with Kaspersky employees.""
Using system rescue CD to scan and delete virus in Windows (2009-02-09 17:04:12)
Learning on Demand: "System rescue cd from
http://www.sysresccd.org/ include clam anti virus, during our
standard operating procedure process I use this cd as one of virus
How Microsoft Fights GNU/Linux, Apple, Others (2009-02-09 15:04:12)
Boycott Novell: "You can't let them feel like
they're pawns in the struggle. I mean, all through this
presentation previously I talked about how you're using the pawns
you're going to screw them if they don't do what they want, and
da-da-dah. You can't let them feel like that."
Kaspersky database exposed (2009-02-09 14:04:12)
Security and the Net: "An unidentified hacker
announced yesterday that he has managed to gain access to databases
used by the usa.kaspersky.com website, allowing him to gain access
to users accounts, activation codes and possibly personal data
about Kaspersky customers."