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IT Management Linux News for Apr 02, 2009

  • Rackable To Acquire Silicon Graphics For $25M (Apr 02, 2009, 20:02)
    InformationWeek: "In the deal, Rackable will acquire Silicon Graphics' servers and software for building x86 clusters for high-performance computing, cloud computing, and large-scale data storage."

  • New Ubuntu Linux server is for business (Apr 02, 2009, 18:32)
    Cyber Cynic: "On April 20th, Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, will be releasing Ubuntu Server Edition 9.04 along with the new Ubuntu Desktop Edition and the Ubuntu Netbook Remix. That's great news for Linux fans, but what I want to talk about today is why that's also great news for business."

  • NSW missed Linux opportunity (Apr 02, 2009, 17:02)
    ZDNet AU: "Once again, the New South Wales State Government has left Linux out in the cold after being knee-deep in speculation the open source platform would make in-roads into its desktop environment."

  • Why I Never Let Employees Negotiate a Raise (Apr 02, 2009, 16:32)
    Inc.: "At Fog Creek Software, every worker at the same level is paid the same salary. And when one gets a raise, they all do."

  • Spend Trend: Thin Clients (Apr 02, 2009, 13:02)
    ServerWatch: "I must confess I've never liked thin clients, dumb terminals or similar ilk — that is until a few years ago when I setup Linux as a Windows Terminal Server client. I wrote an article about my experience with that project and became a thin-client convert."

  • March 2009 Web Server Survey (Apr 02, 2009, 12:02)
    Netcraft: "In the March 2009 survey, we received responses from 224,749,695 sites. This has brought the total up by more than 9 million sites, with QQ and Microsoft making the most significant contributions. Apache remains in the lead with a total of 104 million sites, while Microsoft-IIS's gain of 3.3 million sites (mostly consisting of new Windows Live blogs) brings its total up to 66 million."