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IT Management Linux News for Feb 24, 2009

  • Red Hat Lays Out Its Virtualization Play (2009-02-24 23:02:49)
    InternetNews: "The efforts also continue the momentum Red Hat created last week with its virtualization support deal with Microsoft, itself trying to gain more of the virtualization market."

  • More specialty Linuxes to the rescue (2009-02-24 18:32:49)
    InfoWorld: "The day of the mold-your-own OS has come, and Linux is the clay. Symantec Endpoint Protection White Paper - read this white paper. Linux provides free and open access to the source for the OS itself. Developers are free to tailor a custom Linux -- even down to the level of the kernel itself. You can trim away drivers, services, and other OS components unneeded by the task for which the custom distribution will be targeted."

  • Marvell's Plug Computer: A tiny, discrete, fully functional 5 watt Linux server (2009-02-24 16:02:49)
    TG Daily: "Marvell announced today a new type of computer. It's about the size of an AC to DC converting wall outlet plug, but is really a full SoC with a 1200 MHz CPU, built-in 512 MB Flash, 512 MB DRAM, Gigabit Ethernet and USB 2.0 support."

  • Red Hat deal: when will we know more? (2009-02-24 14:32:49)
    IT Wire: "The agreement that Red Hat and Microsoft signed last week is something like a royal wedding - we all like the idea but we'd like to know a bit more about the demands made by the bride."

  • It's Novell, Microsoft & Citrix vs. VMware with free XenServer (2009-02-24 13:32:49)
    Cyber Cynic: "Now that Red Hat has shown its KVM cards in the great virtualization Texas Hold'em poker game, you can safely bet that Novell will soon be joining up with Microsoft and Citrix to try to shove VMware out of the game with Citrix's free XenServer"

  • Strike Against Free Software: Microsoft Enters Catalonian Schools (2009-02-24 07:32:49)
    Linux Magazine: "Steve Ballmer's deal with the Catalonian government is seen as a leverage against their existing Open Source strategy."

  • Gartner Warns on SaaS's Hidden Costs (2009-02-24 00:02:49)
    InternetNews: "Think SaaS is cheap and quick to deploy? One analyst says that might not be the case."