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IT Management Linux News for May 28, 2010

  • Top 5 Free Linux Distributions for Servers in 2010 (May 28, 2010, 23:02)
    Simple Thoughts: "There are five distributions to compare - Debian, CentOS, Slackware , Ubuntu and Gentoo. One of the main consideration for server use is stability and long term security support. After extensive research we queued up the top 5 free Linux distros for server in 2010."

  • CentOS Goes Commercial (May 28, 2010, 20:32)
    Linux Planet: "The market for CentOS Linux-based appliances continues growing, thanks in part to a new network-monitoring virtual appliance from GroundWork and commercial support services from OpenLogic."

  • Novell Revenues, Linux Business Slide (May 28, 2010, 18:32)
    Datamation: "It's been a tough quarter quarter for Novell (NASDAQ: NOVL) as questions about its future ownership remain on the table. Novell is also facing pricing pressure on its Linux business as renewals come up on Microsoft's SUSE Linux Enterprise subscriptions."

  • IT Buying More x86 Servers, Paying Less: IDC (May 28, 2010, 14:02)
    Serverwatch: "Linux servers now represent 18.4 percent of all server revenue, up 4.3 points over the same quarter last year. Unix server revenue declined 29 percent from a year earlier."

  • Wanted: Virtual Personal Email Servers, obviously made with Free Software (May 28, 2010, 08:02)
    Zona-M: "Here I only want to look at the software side, that is to explain what are, in my opinion, the technical requirements and features of the perfect VPES."

  • Wiki As an Example to Demystify Cloud Computing (May 28, 2010, 04:02)
    Chao-Kuei's Notes: "If a self-proclaimed cloud computing provider tries to sell you some expensive and fancy new technology that requires a lot of training on your employees, then be alerted that this may just be a hoax."