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IT Management Linux News for Jul 09, 2010

  • Linux Servers: A Real Data Center Choice (2010-07-09 23:06:18)
    Serverwatch: "Do you remember a time when Linux was a niche OS? Beyond college kids and a few converted Unix nerds, Linux was something for hackers, Ham radio operators and ivory tower dwellers. No one would ever put a Linux-based computer into a data center."

  • Survey Finds IT Firms Optimistic About the Rest of 2010 (2010-07-09 20:36:18)
    Datamation: "Despite whispers of a double dip recession hitting next year, the near-term IT buying outlook looks good, according to a study conducted by the IT industry association CompTIA."

  • Dump Microsoft, Use Linux to Save Money, U.K. Officials Suggest (2010-07-09 14:06:18)
    Bloomberg Businessweek: "U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron’s cost-cutting drive."

  • Introduction to Puppet: Streamlined System Configuration (2010-07-09 12:36:18)
    Linux.com: "If you have one Linux system to administer, you need a good working knowledge of scripting, command line utilities, and a trusty text editor. If you have two or more, it may be time to add Puppet to that list."

  • KVM Adoption Isn't All About Commercial Support (2010-07-09 03:06:18)
    ServerWatch: "Among the biggest backers of KVM are Linux vendors Red Hat and Ubuntu, though in at least one use case the solutions they're marketing aren't necessarily the solutions that cloud deployments are using."