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IT Management Linux News for Oct 21, 2009

  • OpenVPN Is Too Slow? Time to Consider IPSEC (2009-10-21 19:36:22)
    EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: " We will get into why OpenVPN is slower, but first, let's consider alternatives for speeding up performance."

  • Closing Oracle out of open source? (2009-10-21 17:32:09)
    451 CAOS Theory: "The complaints and concerns over Oracle's pending acquisition of Sun Microsystems and open source MySQL database grew this week to calls for the acquisition, or at least the relatively small MySQL part of it, to be blocked."

  • Sun to Pink-Slip 3,000 Workers (2009-10-21 14:32:09)
    Internetnews: "Sun Microsystems in an SEC filing Tuesday disclosed that it will lop off up to 3,000 jobs in the next 12 months as it and Oracle await the European Commission's approval of their proposed $7.4 billion merger."

  • Open-Xchange, SugarCRM Partner to Challenge Microsoft Exchange (2009-10-21 14:02:09)
    The VAR Guy: "Two prominent open source applications providers — Open-Xchange and SugarCRM — are partnering to integrate their collaboration and customer relationship management software. The move comes as Open-Xchange recruits SaaS partners and on-premise channel partners to battle Microsoft Exchange."

  • IBM, Canonical Switch Up Their Smart Work Game (2009-10-21 13:34:40)
    Linux.com: "Last month during LinuxCon, IBM and Canonical announced their Client for Smart Work initiative: a client package that runs Ubuntu and uses Eclipse and Lotus products to provide users with a solid client with the capability to connect to cloud-based services. The Smart Work client will run on netbooks, thin-clients, and smartphones."

  • MontaVista Brings Carrier Grade Linux to Next Gen LTE wireless (2009-10-21 07:34:40)
    Internetnews: "Linux vendor MontaVista Software is expanding its Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) product offering to include new next generation LTE (define) wireless and networking capabilities."