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  • Ubuntu's Linux Retail Strategy Gears Up for 2010 (2010-03-04 23:03:58)
    Linux Planet: "Linux at retail has been a hit-and-miss proposition for more than a decade. Consumers have been able to purchase some boxed versions of Linux distros from off store shelves over the years, though for the most part, that's not how most have historically acquired Linux."

  • Canonical CEO Elucidates on Lucid Lynx Linux Server (2010-03-04 20:03:58)
    Serverwatch: "Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux project, has a new CEO this week. Jane Silber, the former chief operating officer of the company, has now officially taken the reins from Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth -- and is already talking up what's ahead for the popular Linux distribution."

  • Elliott Associates and Novell: All About a Game of Cat and Mouse (2010-03-04 18:03:58)
    Standards Blog: "First up, no one at Novell is going to want to be acquired by Elliott. Why? Because Elliott will almost certainly want to break Novell up and sell the pieces."

  • Elliot Associates' worrisome Novell plans (2010-03-04 16:03:58)
    Cyber Cynic: "Elliot Associates is best known as a 'vulture fund.' They don't make investments to turn companies around. They make investments to crush the cash out of them and then leave the picked over bones for someone else to pick up."

  • How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 2 (2010-03-04 00:03:58)
    eSecurityPlanet: "In this second and final part, we’ll discuss more complex methods and see how to configure TrueCrypt to automatically mount."