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IT Management Linux News for Aug 18, 2010

  • Windows in the cloud: long boot times, other difficulties not seen with Linux (2010-08-18 21:04:17)
    Network World: "Running Windows servers in the Amazon cloud may have just gotten a lot easier, but a project by the management vendor RightScale to improve Windows support shows that people who use the Microsoft operating system in cloud networks face difficulties not seen in the Linux world."

  • How Oracle sees open source may not be how you see open source (2010-08-18 19:33:17)
    Computerworld: "Many open-source developers and business people are upset that Oracle is suing Google over Java patents in Android. These people have reason to worry. This case could change not just how they use Java but how open-source development is done at all."

  • How Oracle might kill Google's Android and software patents all at once (2010-08-18 16:05:00)
    Roughly Drafted: "Oracle likes Linux so much that it funds Btrfs, a GPL licensed, futuristic and advanced new file system that supports pooling, snapshots, checksums, and other features that sound a lot like Sun's ZFS, which Oracle now also owns."

  • How To Configure The AIDE File Integrity Scanner For Your Website (2010-08-18 15:05:17)
    Howtoforge: "A file integrity scanner is something you need to have. Imagine a hacker placing a backdoor on your web site, or changing your order form to email him a copy of everyone's credit card while leaving it appear to be functionally normally. By setting up daily reporting, this notifies you within, at most, 24 hours of when any file was changed, added, or removed."

  • Open Source Software Soaring to Success (2010-08-18 09:04:28)
    Serverwatch: "Linux server operating system vendors like Red Hat and even Novell could be heading for bumper sales over the next 12 months. Almost 40 percent of organizations are planning on migrating mission-critical workloads to open source software in that time frame."