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IT Management Linux News for Oct 02, 2009

  • Five open source help desk apps to watch (2009-10-02 20:32:24)
    CIO: "If your help desk software is giving you trouble, there are some open source options available to help ease your pain – without the high cost."

  • Using gzip encoding in Apache without mod_gzip or mod_deflate (2009-10-02 19:02:24)
    My Thoughts: "To reduce bandwidth and speed you can install mod_gzip or mod_deflate with your Apache configuration. Unfortunately there are hosting providers who don't have either of these modules installed. With a little bash scripting and some modifications of your .htaccess you can accomplish almost the same thing"

  • ZaReason's New Terra A20 Ubuntu Netbook: Everything Works (2009-10-02 17:32:24)
    LinuxPlanet: "Many vendors offer a variety of operating system options, but very few preload an OS targeted specifically at the netbook. ZaReason is one of the few and preloads Ubuntu 9.04 Netbook Remix on their Terra A20 netbook. Paul Ferrill takes this little beauty for a spin."

  • Boot Linux Over HTTP With netboot.me (2009-10-02 11:32:10)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with netboot.me. All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine."

  • FOSS: War is over (if you want it) (2009-10-02 00:02:10)
    451 CAOS Theory: "We have also noted that while individual developers still have a key role to play in open source communities, modern communities like Eclipse are now dominated by vendor interests."