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IT Management Linux News for Sep 23, 2009

  • IBM markets Linux to Africa. Why not the U.S? (2009-09-23 19:36:49)
    Netstat -vat: "In my view, the speed with which the IBM 'Microsoft-Free PC' is coming to market is very questionable. Does it really take more than a year to put together a solution from components that already exist in the market?"

  • Another Look At Intel's Lynnfield Linux Performance (2009-09-23 18:36:43)
    Phoronix: "We noticed some odd performance issues under Linux when testing out these new processors, but Intel has since chimed in and we are in the process of running an updated set of tests."

  • Pigeons are faster than DSL (2009-09-23 18:06:43)
    BoingBoing: "A South African IT company got so fed up with the national telco's notoriously poor Internet service that they decided to set up a race that pitted the telco's network against a carrier pigeon. The pigeon won."

  • Postfix Mail Server: Managing Mailbox Size (2009-09-23 17:06:43)
    Postfix Mail: "In order to avoid problems you need to understand the difference between mailboxes and virtual_mailboxes as well as know the default sizes and how to adjust them."

  • Bob Sutor - "Here Are Your "Dead Ends" (2009-09-23 16:36:43)
    Blog of Helios: "The head Linux guy for IBM, Bob Sutor fairly well showed the poker hand of most Enterprise Linux entities. Briefly, he said: Linux on the Desktop isn't worth pursuing."

  • Upgrading a Home Network to a Small Business System Using pfSense (2009-09-23 14:36:43)
    Packt: "In this article by Matt Williamson, we will learn how to upgrade a home network to a small business system using pfSense in a step by step manner. We will begin right from the basic concepts of networking to the actual implementation of the upgrade."

  • Why open-source DNS is 'internet's dirty little secret' (2009-09-23 14:03:36)
    ZDNet UK: "Freeware legacy DNS is the internet's dirty little secret — and it's not even little, it's probably a big secret."

  • LinuxCon: Desktop Should Be Better Than Windows (2009-09-23 12:03:06)
    Linux.com: "Sutor did not seem to be advocating the end of the Linux desktop, but rather was making a call to the desktop community to stop following Windows and OS X and begin a unique line of innovation."