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IT Management Linux News for Dec 17, 2009

  • Shuttleworth Steps Down as Canonical Restructures (Dec 17, 2009, 21:03)
    Linux Planet: "Mark Shuttleworth steps aside as CEO, though he remains 'dictator for life.'

  • PostfixAdmin on Ubuntu 9.10 (Dec 17, 2009, 20:03) "PostfixAdmin provides a way to manage your virtual accounts, multiple domains, using a web based interface. Once it is set up it is very easy to use"

  • Cisco 802.11n router for SMBs runs Linux (Dec 17, 2009, 19:33)
    LinuxDevices: "Cisco announced a Linux-based WiFi router touted as the first 802.11n dual-band clustering access point for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The Cisco AP 541N Wireless Access Point includes 802.11n, gigabit Ethernet, "robust" security, voice roaming, and clustering technology, enabling a single point of administration for multiple access points."

  • FTC Sues, What's the Fallout for Intel? (Dec 17, 2009, 19:03)
    Datamation: "The Federal Trade Commission's lawsuit against Intel isn't earning a lot of cheers of support, except maybe from nVidia. In fact, analysts think the suit over claims that the world's biggest chip maker used its market position to stifle competitors is late and pointless."

  • Microsoft crippled by its antitrust past (Dec 17, 2009, 18:33)
    The Open Road: "Once a monopolist, always a monopolist? Not in Microsoft's case. While no one will accuse Microsoft of being a forlorn Tiny Tim, it's also no longer the Ebeneezer Scrooge that it once was."

  • Novell Moonlight 2.0 Gets Microsoft's Blessing (Dec 17, 2009, 18:03)
    Linux Planet: "The new version of Moonlight is out, and with it, an expanded patent covenant enabling any Linux user to run Novell's open source Silverlight implementation."

  • Shuttleworth steps down as Ubuntu CEO (Dec 17, 2009, 17:55)
    Cyber Cynic: "In a morning press call on December 17th, 2009 Mark Shuttleworth announced that he was stepping down as head of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. In his place, Jane Silber, the current Chief Operating Officer who has been with Canonical since 2004 will take over as CEO."

  • EU Set to Approve Oracle-Sun Dea (Dec 17, 2009, 15:19)
    Internetnews: "European regulators have given Oracle the tentative green light in its long-delayed merger with Sun Microsystems now that Oracle has assuaged concerns about the stewardship of the open source MySQL database."

  • The EU and Microsoft Settle Browser Issue; Interoperability with FOSS Still a Problem (Dec 17, 2009, 13:33)
    Groklaw: "Everyone seems guardedly satisfied with the browswer solution, some ecstatic, and the continued monitoring of the latter is a good thing, in that so far, Microsoft's suggested solution excludes the GPL and hence Free Software, according to FSFE. There are complaints related to standards that remain outstanding."

  • Open source, Linux set for unheralded coronation in 2010 (Dec 17, 2009, 12:03)
    Network World: "Today you don't have any other options. You can't build a Windows cloud."

  • FTC Sues Intel for Anticompetitive Practices (Dec 17, 2009, 07:33)
    Datamation: "U.S. regulatory authorities today filed a lawsuit against Intel, alleging a 10-year history of monopolistic behavior that saw the world's largest chipmaker use its dominant market power to crowd out cheaper, potentially superior alternatives."

  • Keep tabs on your prjects with GanttProject (Dec 17, 2009, 00:03)
    Linux User and Developer: "There are many open source project management applications out there, but if you are new to the task, GanttProject is a good place to start. It strikes a perfect balance between ease of use and flexibility, offering all the essential features you would expect."