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IT Management Linux News for Feb 18, 2010

  • Staples Launches Business IT Services (Feb 18, 2010, 23:32)
    Information Week: "Managed services range from on-site and remote service and desktop support for Apple, Microsoft, and Linux platforms, to supplying engineers with certifications from leaders like Cisco, Citrix, and Linux."

  • Another Alfresco Veteran Makes Open Source Career Move (Feb 18, 2010, 21:32)
    The VAR Guy: "For the second time in recent weeks, an Alfresco veteran is making an open source career move."

  • Yes, Windows Causes Deaths Sometimes (Feb 18, 2010, 20:02)
    Boycott Novell: "LAST year we gave an example or two of cases where Windows means death, even literally. Our society depends heavily on technology, so defective technology can make a defective society and dysfunctional healthcare system."

  • Dell takeover fuels Mac panic (Feb 18, 2010, 16:02)
    APC magazine: "When Dell announced a buyout of systems management appliance company KACE last week, there was one big question customers wanted to ask -- did that mean support for Macs and Linux was about to get dumped from its products?"

  • Secure your Linux box with MoBlock (Feb 18, 2010, 13:32)
    Linux User and Developer: "MoBlock is an open source application for the Linux platform that allows you to manage connections to and from your computer. If you have used or heard of the program PeerGuardian, MoBlock has a pretty similar function. The project caters to advanced Linux users and allows them fine-grain control over which hosts are allowed to connect to your computer..."

  • ‘Time Bomb’ May Have Destroyed 800 Norfolk City PCs (Feb 18, 2010, 10:02)
    Krebs on Security: "The City of Norfolk, Virginia is reeling from a massive computer meltdown in which an unidentified family of malicious code destroyed data on nearly 800 computers citywide."

  • Installing Kernel Security Updates Without Reboot With Ksplice Uptrack On Ubuntu (Feb 18, 2010, 04:32)
    Howtoforge: "Ksplice Uptrack is a subscription service that lets you apply 100% of the important kernel security updates released by your Linux vendor without rebooting. Ksplice Uptrack is freely available for the desktop versions of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic and Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty. This tutorial shows how to install and use it on an Ubuntu 9.10 desktop."