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IT Management Linux News for Jun 02, 2009

  • Retailer PC World drops Linux netbooks for Windows (Jun 02, 2009, 22:33)
    PC World: "PC World's store shelves will only feature netbooks with Microsoft's Windows operating system, the retailer has said, and will stop selling Linux-based machines in store."

  • Supreme Court to rule on "methods" patents (Bilski) (Jun 02, 2009, 21:33)
    SCOTUSblog: "The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to consider writing a new, modern definition of the kinds of inventions that are eligible for patent rights. It accepted for review a test case on when, if ever, an invention that involves a method of doing business can be patented."

  • Linux Performance Administration even for beginners (Jun 02, 2009, 19:33)
    Really Linux: "With this latest article, I provide a quick and easy first guide for those getting started with Linux performance administration. I personally use these commands and tools in my own context and continue to find them of value when dealing with enterprise Linux performance."

  • Moblin: A Netbook OS to Watch (Jun 02, 2009, 18:33)
    Technology Review: "The latest version of a Linux-based netbook OS called Moblin could be set to challenge this dominance. Originally developed by Intel and optimized to run on its Atom netbook processors, Moblin version 2 beta was released last month."

  • The State of MySQL (Jun 02, 2009, 17:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Robust development from outside the Sun/MySQL sphere, new storage engines and the return of Monty are just some of the signs that MySQL is healthy, despite may reports to the contrary."

  • Microsoft strikes back at Linux netbook push (Jun 02, 2009, 17:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "The very next day, Asus' chairman, Jonney Shih, after sharing a news conference stage with Microsoft corporate VP, OEM Division, Steven Guggenheimer, apologized for the Android Eee PC being shown."

  • OpenSolaris Changes Shows What's Next for Solaris (Jun 02, 2009, 01:33)
    InternetNews: "Sun Microsystems today announced a major new update to its OpenSolaris operating system. Technically called OpenSolaris 2009.06, the new release includes enhanced networking, virtualization and storage capabilities for the open source operating system."

  • The State of MySQL (Apr 19, 2008, 04:00)
    tecosystems: "For the first time in several years I didn't find myself in California for the MySQL conference; the vendor and project's largest gathering of developers, ISVs, and users..."