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IT Management Linux News for Apr 22, 2009

  • Custom Google Site Search for Firefox Searchbar (Apr 22, 2009, 15:03)
    Tim's Blog: "This is a short tutorial on how to add a custom Google site search to the Firefox search bar. For illustration purposes, the example I will use is a Google search of (which is, in my opinion, one of the best resources for Ubuntu and Linux support)."

  • MySQL 5.4 Released as Oracle Looms Large (Apr 22, 2009, 13:03)
    InternetNews: "Things are changing fast for the open source database MySQL. On Tuesday at the kick off of the MySQL Conference & Expo, Sun's open source database division announced new plans to release MySQL updates on a more rapid basis."

  • Case study: School IT Manager Turns to Penguin Power (Apr 22, 2009, 12:33)
    Technology & Business: "With a small team and a massive workload, Ian Ralph leans heavily on open source technologies within his IT department to help him meet his obligations."

  • Open-source misperceptions live on (Apr 22, 2009, 10:33)
    CNet: "However, as I read Rice University computer science professor Dan Wallach's detailed and thorough critique of an Election Technology Council white paper on open source in voting systems, I'm reminded that there are still a lot of misperceptions about open source among the broader public."

  • Has Microsoft lost its war on open source? (Apr 22, 2009, 07:33)
    InfoWorld: "Is Microsoft a friend or foe of open source? Going by the company's actions, Microsoft can't seem to decide whether to make love or war. But if it's war, Microsoft appears to lack the legal weaponry to defeat or even disturb its adversaries."

  • Oracle + Sun: Good News or Bad News for Open Source? (Apr 22, 2009, 01:33)
    Open Enterprise: "That's actually quite good news for open source, though, because swallowing up Sun effectively turns a large chunk of the new, enlarged Oracle into an open source company."