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IT Management Linux News for May 12, 2010

  • Learn Linux, 101: RPM and YUM package management (May 12, 2010, 22:32)
    IBM Developerworks: "This article focuses on the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) developed by Red Hat, as well as the Yellowdog Updater Modified (YUM) originally developed to manage Red Hat Linux systems at Duke University's Physics department."

  • Deploy and manage a virtual environment using Packt's new VirtualBox 3. (May 12, 2010, 20:17)
    LinuxPR: This book is a practical guide for System Administrators and VirtualBox beginners to deploy and administer a cost-effective virtual environment using VirtualBox 3.1

  • Biz Linux needs Office license to run MS web apps (May 12, 2010, 15:02)
    The Register: "If businesses want to run Microsoft Office's new web-based apps on Linux machines, they'll need a buy a full Office license for each user - even though the suite's desktop apps don't run on Linux."

  • Confirmed: Mandriva in Acquisition Talks (May 12, 2010, 13:32)
    IT World: "After years of fiscal ups and downs, it now appears Mandriva S.A., makers of the Mandriva Linux distribution, may be up on the seller's block."

  • Introduction to SMART (May 12, 2010, 10:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Did you know your drive was SMART? Actually: Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology. It can be used to gather information about your hard drives and offers some additional information about the status of your storage devices. It can also be used with other tools to help predict drive failure. "

  • Standing up to a patent bully (May 12, 2010, 04:32) "Red Hat and Novell stood up to a patent bully and got a favorable jury verdict in the IPI trial which invalidated some software patents that should never have been issued."