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  • What Happened to Red Hat Exchange? (Feb 05, 2010, 23:27)
    Linux Planet: "Three years ago Red Hat launched an effort to sell partners open source solutions -- it didn't work out as well as they had originally planned, proof that an open source app store doesn't actually work."

  • Buying Guide: Anti-Virus Software (Feb 05, 2010, 18:47)
    eSecurityPlanet: "If you’re reading this article, chances are you don’t need to be convinced about the importance of anti-virus software. But since the “Do I really need it?” question does frequently come up, let’s address it right off the bat."

  • Microsoft’s Creative Destruction (Feb 05, 2010, 15:32)
    NY Times: "At worst, you can say it's a highly repentant, largely accidental monopolist."

  • MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next (Feb 05, 2010, 14:17)
    OStatic: "With the Sun acquisition going forward, we reached out to Monty for an interview and he was kind enough to share his thoughts with us. In this two-part interview he speaks candidly about MySQL and Sun..."

  • How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Lenny (Feb 05, 2010, 10:32)
    Howtoforge: "mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so."

  • Slight Increase in IT Salaries a Ray of Hope (Feb 05, 2010, 09:02)
    Datamation: "IT salaries appear to be on the rise, but don't get too excited. According to the just-released Computer Economics 2010 IT Salary Report, IT organizations are budgeting to give the typical IT worker a 1.8 percent pay boost."