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  • Monitor Servers from Your Android Device with httpmon (May 26, 2010, 22:02)
    Linux Magazine: "Checking whether a specific Web server is up and running is as easy as issuing the ping command in the terminal, but if you are looking for a more versatile tool that you can use while on the move, try httpmon for Android."

  • The best-kept secrets of UNIX power users (May 26, 2010, 20:02)
    IBM Developerworks: "Summary: You don't have to break into a Watergate office to uncover the secrets of UNIX power users. There's an informant, and this month he's spilling the beans."

  • 6 things Microsoft needs to do before I’ll take Windows seriously (May 26, 2010, 19:32)
    Linux Critic: "I'm an IT guy in what is still largely a Windows world. I've been managing Windows workstations and servers for a living since 1996 or so, and I've always been left shaking my head, wondering how, exactly, Windows is considered "enterprise ready"..."

  • Red Hat: The one true open source company? (May 26, 2010, 17:32)
    InfoWorld: "But none of the aforementioned companies nor their free offerings would constitute open source companies, at least as defined by Paul Cormier, Red Hat's president of products and technologies, in a recent interview."

  • Dell Continues Linux Android Mobile Device Streak (May 26, 2010, 17:02)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "For the longest time, Dell was considered a loyal Wintel shop, selling only Windows machines on Intel hardware."

  • Virtualization Guide (May 26, 2010, 16:02)
    Datamation: "Let's begin with a quick introduction of virtualization to set the stage for the following exploration. Virtualization is nothing more than an abstraction over physical resources to make them shareable by a number of physical users (see Figure 1)."

  • BSA: Hardware Without Software Not Tax Deductible (May 26, 2010, 14:32)
    ABC Linuxu: "The Czech Ministry of Finance along with the BSA threaten to disallow deducting hardware from base tax if purchased without software. This idea stems from their joint proclamation that for software to be used legally, it must be bought"