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IT Management Linux News for Jul 15, 2010

  • Setting Up OpenVPN on a DD-WRT Router, Part 1 (2010-07-15 23:04:54)
    ServerWatch: "If you aren't going to have more than two-dozen VPN users, you might consider setting up your own VPN server using the DD-WRT router firmware"

  • Report: More Patents Granted in 2009 (2010-07-15 21:04:54)
    BLT: "IBM Corp. received the most utility patents last year, with 4,887, followed by Samsung Electronics Co. (3,592); Microsoft Corp. (2,929); Canon K.K. (2,241) and Hitachi Ltd. (2,146)."

  • Intel wows the Street with best quarter ever (2010-07-15 20:34:54)
    LinuxDevices: "Investors might be jittery about the economy, but Intel doesn't appear to be, reporting glowing results for the second quarter of its 2010 financial year."

  • NHS loses massive Microsoft licensing rebate (2010-07-15 20:04:54)
    channel Register: "Granger got such a good deal in part by publicly threatening to move the NHS to Sun's Java desktop software. Shortly after that Bill Gates arrived to negotiate directly with Granger, visit the Department of Health and pick up a knighthood."

  • Microsoft COO Paints Google As An Evil Empire (2010-07-15 09:04:54)
    The VAR Guy: "Microsoft COO Kevin Turner this morning took aggressive shots at Apple, Oracle, Linux, VMware and Google — even painting Google as a Big Brother-type company that tries to say they're not evil in their mission statement."

  • Top Solaris developer flees Oracle (2010-07-15 03:04:54)
    The Register: "Greg Lavender, the lead developer in charge of the Solaris operating system at Oracle, has left the company. And the OpenSolaris Governing Board, which is supposed to steer the open source version of Solaris, is thinking about disbanding because Oracle has not had any contact with the board for the past six months."