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  • Novell slapped for impersonating Red Hat (Jan 20, 2010, 22:33)
    The Open Road: "It's no secret that Novell would dearly love to trade market share with Red Hat in the Linux market. Red Hat, however, isn't happy with at least one of Novell's chosen strategies for getting there: Cloning."

  • The Likely Victims of This Year's BSA raid: Internet Cafe's and Other Computer (Jan 20, 2010, 17:33)
    Chao-Kuei's Notes: "So the right way to interpret MS's recent move is that: after paying MS the first time for each and every copy of your software, you can now become a legal business once you pay the second layer of the MS taxes for the privilege of renting it to your customers. How nice and charitable! Big applauses and touching music for the generous Emperor, please!"

  • Running Ubuntu on an Active Directory network (Jan 20, 2010, 16:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "It's always been possible to get Linux desktops to work on Windows-based networks. I do it all the time. But, it's not a job for an average Linux user or a Windows network administrator's whose MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) certification still has wet-ink."

  • Monitoring Disk Usage With Iotop (Jan 20, 2010, 10:33)
    Tip of the Trade: "If you want to keep an eye on the CPU usage of your processes, you can use top. For disk I/O, the Python program iotop does the same thing..."

  • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) Explained (Jan 20, 2010, 04:33)
    Linux User and Developer: "ICMP is one of the core protocols of the IP suite. It a network-layer protocol that is primarily concerned with routing issues. With the help of this protocol, routers are able to send error or control information to their hosts."

  • EHR is health care reform we call all agree on (Jan 20, 2010, 03:03)
    Computerworld: "Since I run my own small business, I'm very interested in health care reform. You see, my tiny -- two-person -- company pays more than four figures a month for health insurance. Ow!"