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IT Management Linux News for Feb 26, 2010

  • Setting Up Hibernation on Linux SSD Netbooks Without Swap, Part 1 (Feb 26, 2010, 22:33)
    Inform IT: "This two-part series provides complete information on how to set up hibernate/suspend in a Linux netbook solid-state drive (SSD) environment under the conditions that exist in real-world netbooks."

  • Ubuntu Linux Now Available to Fed Customers on GSA Advantage (Feb 26, 2010, 21:03)
    PC World: "Canonical's Ubuntu has become third Linux operating system approved by the General Services Administration for use by federal purchasers."

  • Italian entrepreneur fights proprietary file formats in Public Administrations (Feb 26, 2010, 19:03)
    Stop: "As I already explained in another article file formats are extremely important: unless, at least in Public Administrations (PAs), only open file formats are used, serious amounts of public money can go to waste, important public digital documents may become unreadable and private citizens or businesses may be forced to useless expenses if they want to interact with PAs."

  • Windows server revenue outpaced Linux in Q4 (Feb 26, 2010, 18:33)
    Channel Register: "In terms of operating systems, Windows was the big winner in the fourth quarter, and not just because there are some very powerful X64 machines on the market but because Windows Server 2008 R2 was out the door last July and helping to drive upgrades to Microsoft's latest Windows server OS from prior releases."

  • Novell: Linux finally breaks even (Feb 26, 2010, 17:03)
    Channel Register: "Well, that only took six years and change."

  • Is Microsoft the New Old IBM: a Ponderous Innot-vator? (Feb 26, 2010, 16:03)
    Linux Planet: "Emery Fletcher wonders if Microsoft has not emulated the IBM of old a bit too well, becoming a slow, bloated engine of intimidation, rather than a lean mean innovator."

  • Red Hat Helps IBM Pursue Sun Customers (Feb 26, 2010, 15:33)
    The VAR Guy: "You already know IBM is pursuing Sun Microsystems’ customer base. But here’s a twist: Red Hat and its channel partners seem to be helping IBM pursue Sun’s customers."

  • Public consultation on the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS) (Feb 26, 2010, 14:03)
    IDABC: "Everyone interested in interoperability within the context of public service delivery is cordially invited to send suggestions aiming at contributing to the implementation of the European Interoperability Strategy."

  • Google, under antitrust scrutiny, points its finger at Microsoft (Feb 26, 2010, 00:03)
    Tech Flash: "Google overnight confirmed reports that European regulators are looking into complaints that it's unfairly pushing down the rankings of some of its competitors in its search results. The company denied wrongdoing, and pointed out that Microsoft is connected to two of the three companies making complaints."