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IT Management Linux News for Apr 21, 2010

  • Samba Configuration with Webmin (Apr 21, 2010, 23:33) "The Webmin administration tool is a very powerful suite of web-based admin tools (for the Linux operating system) that have been around for some time. Webmin includes numerous modules covering nearly every aspect of Linux administration."

  • Oracle's ODF Plug-in Pricing: What's up with That? (Apr 21, 2010, 21:03)
    Standards Blog: "It does leave open one tantalizing question though, that's harder to read: does the decision to charge for the plug-in indicate that Oracle is taking its ODF-compliant office suite unit seriously as a money maker, and plans to put serious resources behind it..."

  • Hey Adobe, Dump Apple, Go Linux (Apr 21, 2010, 20:33)
    Cyber Cynic: "Who can blame Adobe for being ticked off? They wanted a slice of the lucrative Apple iPad/iPhone application business, and Apple won't let Adobe applications, or even Flash, on either platform."

  • At Last, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (Apr 21, 2010, 17:33)
    Linux Planet: "Linux vendor Red Hat today released the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6), giving observers a look at what's to come in the next version of its flagship operating system platform."

  • IT Outsourcing and the "Unemployable" US Tech Professional (Apr 21, 2010, 15:33)
    Datamation: "For a young IT job candidate to muster an attitude of humility and gratitude in this atmosphere can be hard."

  • HP and Likewise to release Linux-based storage line (Apr 21, 2010, 15:03)
    Cyber Cynic: "Now, HP has partnered with Likewise to bring plug-and-play Linux file servers to mid-size and enterprise businesses"

  • Set up OSOL PV Guest at Xen 4.0 Dom0 on top of Ubuntu Karmic Koala Server (Apr 21, 2010, 07:03)
    Xen Virtualization on Linux and Solaris: "Finally Mark Johnson submitted to xen-devel mailing list patch for ZFS 24 support at Xen 4.0. Patch mentioned bellow was successfully tested at Xen 4.0 Dom0 with pvops kernel on top of Fedora 12"

  • 10 Tools To Add Some Spice To Your UNIX Shell Scripts (Apr 21, 2010, 01:33)
    NixCraft: "There are some misconceptions that shell scripts are only for a CLI environment. You can easily use various tools to write GUI and/or network (socket) scripts under KDE or Gnome desktops."

  • Oracle now charging US$90 for ODF-Office plug-in (Apr 21, 2010, 00:03)
    IT World: "Oracle has imposed a fee of US$90 per user on a plug-in for Microsoft Office that was available at no cost under Sun Microsystems' ownership."