IT Management Linux News for Feb 19, 2009
Canonical's April 2009 Surprise: More Than Ubuntu 9.04 (2009-02-19 21:02:32)
WorksWithU: "Landscape (image courtesy of
Canonical) is a software as a service (SaaS) platform that allows
network administrators and channel partners to remotely manage
Ubuntu servers, desktops and mobile devices. Landscape didn't
generate much buzz in 2008. But that will change in 2009.
Tiemann: 'Honeymoon is over' for software lock-in (2009-02-19 20:32:32)
The Open Road: "In the midst of an engaging
Times UK article on the rise of open source, Michael Tiemann,
president of the Open Source Initiative and a Red Hat executive,
declares that proprietary software has outstayed its welcome:"
Switchvox to Release Major Upgrade: SMB 4.0 (2009-02-19 20:02:32)
Enterprise VOIP Planet: "Switchvox (a Digium
company) recently announced a major upgrade to its SMB
product—version 4.0. Enterprise VoIPplanet.com spoke with
Tristan Deganhardt, Switchvox's director of product marketing, who
commented that while there's lots of new stuff in SMB 4.0, "the
overarching theme is Web-aware unified communications
OpenSUSE 11.1 Vies for Desktop Linux Supremacy (2009-02-19 18:32:32)
eWeek: "Novell's OpenSUSE 11.1 hit the Web late
last year packed with desktop-friendly features, an impressive
strategy for tapping community involvement, and more than a few
rough spots. Novell is hoping those new features will help OpenSUSE
against the likes of Red Hat Fedora and Ubuntu from Canonical."
Day 3 - The Pirate Bay's 'King Kong' Defense (2009-02-19 18:02:32)
Torrentfreak: "For the song "Let it Be" by The
Beatles, IFPI is asking for 10 times the damages, since the band's
music isn't officially available online. Interesting logic here -
perhaps if The Beatles music was made officially available, people
wouldn't even need to pirate it"
To Linux or not to Linux? (2009-02-19 17:02:32)
ZDNet: "These will replace aging stationary
labs in the schools, freeing up needed space and allowing for
redeployment of the older computers for individual classroom and
student use. This leaves me with a question to answer, though: Do I
use Windows XP Home or Edubuntu?"
Novell: Pushing Beyond SUSE Linux On Feb. 26 (2009-02-19 16:02:32)
The VAR Guy: "1. More Than A SUSE Linux
Company: Hovsepian needs to describe each of the core Novell
product groups, and how they fit together to form a company that's
greater than the sum of its parts. Listen closely for info about
Novell's security and identity management efforts."
Linux virtual desktops sweeping Brazilian schools (2009-02-19 14:02:32)
IT Wire: "The companies behind a 356,800 seat
deployment in Brazil claim world records for the largest desktop
virtualisation rollout, the largest desktop Linux rollout, and the
lowest cost per seat."
Commercial Linux Distro Support Shootout (2009-02-19 12:02:32)
Serverwatch: "The Big 3 commercial Linux
vendors; Canonical, Novell and Red Hat are ready to serve you
through support subscription services for your Linux
infrastructure. There are some big advantages to using commercial
vendor support for your systems: 24x7 priority support, fixed
support costs and experts who know your operating system inside and
Citrix to offer free XenServer virtualization (2009-02-19 10:32:32)
Practical Technology: "It's also expected that
at least one of the two major Linux companies, Novell or Red Hat,
will announce their support for the new XenServer and Citrix
Essentials for XenServer. It is not known, however, which of the
companies will be making this jump."