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  • Unreasonable Security Practices That Will Soon Be Even More Irrelevant (Jan 12, 2010, 21:02)
    Enterprise IT Planet: "Layered defense is not reasonable. Go to any security site and you will read paper after paper about layered defense and how it's a great approach. I agree with the theory in the academic sense. It's harder to break into a vault that has four locks rather than one. But in reality, what if those four locks are made out of paper? "

  • Manage your business documents with Kraft (Jan 12, 2010, 17:32)
    Ghacks: "Kraft is a software designed to help you write and manage the documents you use to run your business. It works with a MySQL backend, is designed for the KDE desktop (but will run in GNOME once all dependencies are met), and can even handle some calculations for you."

  • Nat Friedman Leaves Novell: Is open source in trouble? (Jan 12, 2010, 14:17)
    Netstat -vat: "As an interesting side-note, Friedman's blog - - was hacked on his last day at Novell. "

  • Aruba Gets Into Wired Network Management (Jan 12, 2010, 13:32)
    InternetNews: "When it comes to managing an enterprise network, should it matter whether a user is wired or wireless? For Aruba Networks, the answer is no."

  • The biggest threat to Microsoft isn't Apple or Linux, it's falling hardware prices (Jan 12, 2010, 12:47)
    ZDNet: "Two interesting tidbits of news about Microsoft today. First is that the company is to make it legal to rent both Windows and Office. The second is an analysis on how slates will affect the Redmond giant’s bottom line."

  • California blesses open source as 'acceptable' (Jan 12, 2010, 12:02)
    The Open Road: "According to a policy letter (PDF) issued last week by California CIO Teri Takai, "the use of Open Source Software (OSS) in California state government [has now been formally established] as an acceptable practice.""

  • Linux Can Do That (Jan 12, 2010, 07:02)
    TechRepublic: "The clients we work with represent the majority of the real world. These are mom and pops to small businesses who’d rather spend their dollars on things OTHER than IT."

  • Install xTuple ERP Postbooks Edition (Jan 12, 2010, 05:02)
    Ghacks: "But did you know there were cross-platform solutions that could run on Linux, Windows, and Mac? One of those solutions is the xTuple ERP Postbooks Edition."