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  • Microsoft Plays Catch-up -- Sub-$70 Linux Virtual Desktop (Feb 24, 2010, 22:03)
    Userful: "Microsoft recently announced it's own multi-seat solution, Microsoft Windows MultiPoint Server 2010, seven years after Userful pioneered the technology on Linux back in 2002. Another classic case of Linux vs Windows, only this time Linux has the upper hand with Userful having already sold 750,000 seats."

  • Sens. Push for Government Cybersecurity Authority (Feb 24, 2010, 20:03)
    eSecurity Planet: "The senators backing sweeping and controversial legislation to overhaul U.S. cybersecurity policy pressed their cause Tuesday, signaling in a hearing that they have no intention of backing down from a dramatic expansion of executive authority to respond to an attack on the nation's digital infrastructure."

  • Getting to Gno GNU Utilities (Feb 24, 2010, 19:33) "In this tutorial, I'll cover a few of the utilities that you can use to measure file system usage, verify the size of files, and take a peek into larger text files like Apache logs."

  • 7 of the Best Free Linux Configuration Management Tools (Feb 24, 2010, 19:03)
    LinuxLinks: "In a nutshell, Configuration Management software enables administrators to automatically manage the entire configuration of one or multiple computers."

  • Federal judge orders Pa. schools to stop laptop spying (Feb 24, 2010, 13:33)
    Computerworld: "A federal judge yesterday ordered the Pennsylvania school district accused of spying on its students to stop activating the cameras in school-issued MacBook laptops."

  • When using open source makes you an enemy of the state (Feb 24, 2010, 13:03)
    Guardian: "The US copyright lobby has long argued against open source software - now Indonesia's in the firing line for encouraging the idea in government departments."