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IT Management Linux News for Jul 28, 2009

  • System monitoring with Conky (2009-07-28 20:33:42)
    Linux and Open Source: "One of the nice advantages to Conky is that it can operate in a window-less mode, so it persistently anchors to the desktop, preventing it from being moved or closed."

  • Microsoft on the Cusp (2009-07-28 17:33:42)
    Open Enterprise: "When Microsoft made its first proposal to the European Commission to settle the latter's investigation of Microsoft for possible anti-competitive behaviour in the browser sector – which was to provide a version of Windows 7 *without* any browser – I noted that this was intentionally useless, and must be the opening gambit in its regulatory chess match."

  • Ubuntu Netbooks: Strong Demand at System76 (2009-07-28 13:03:24)
    WorksWithU: "As I scour the market for a potential Ubuntu netbook purchase, I've stumbled onto two interesting tidbits of info: First, Ubuntu netbook demand recently exceeded supply at System76. Second, another niche Ubuntu PC maker will introduce a netbook this August."