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IT Management Linux News for Feb 13, 2009

  • British Conservative Shadow Chancellor backs "Open Source"! Again. But don't get excited. (2009-02-13 18:31:10)
    Free Software Magazine: "Cameron spoke of "championing open source software, not big clunking mainframe solutions"."

  • Deploying education desktops - made easier (2009-02-13 18:01:10)
    Khaotic Musings: "I've been working on a project to outfit schools with 'spray and wipe' versions of live educational USB-key Linux distros for netbooks, for quite a while;"

  • Ubuntu Users: Focused On the Wrong Market? (2009-02-13 16:31:10)
    WorksWithU: "I think Ubuntu Server Edition should be Canonical's top priority for 2009. But only 8 percent of WorksWithU’s readers agree with me..."

  • 12 tips to getting things done in open source (2009-02-13 14:31:10)
    Stormy's Corner: "Most people used to the proprietary software world, with no experience in open source software, are amazed that anything gets done. (And lots gets done in the open source, way more than in most proprietary software companies!)"

  • The move to Linux, stymied by hardware...the server side... (2009-02-13 14:01:10)
    Linux Journal: "But after 30 hours of frustration, cussing, ISO burning, and hacking, even I begin to wonder if it is all worth it, when I know I can slap my copy of Server 2008 in the same box and be up and running in a couple of hours and management is willing to live with the shortcomings."

  • Perform uniform mounting with generic NFS (2009-02-13 07:31:10)
    IBM Developerworks: "To efficiently achieve uniform mounting in the presence of multiple, simultaneous NFS version exports, you need a generic NFS mount utility. Learn how a generic NFS mount utility can help reduce handling multiple NFS versions and simplify the management of those versions. The article describes the concept of the generic NFS mount, outlines the advantages and applications of the system, and gives some overall design details."

  • Dell's hybrid laptops: Intel + ARM, Windows + Linux (2009-02-13 04:31:10)
    CNet: "Dell is offering Windows-Linux hybrid laptops that use both Intel and ARM processors. Though the user would never know it."