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IT Management Linux News for Aug 26, 2010

  • Linux on the Cloud: The Ubuntu Way (2010-08-26 23:05:42)
    IT Expert Voice: "Ubuntu Linux is best known as the most popular desktop Linux distribution, but it's developing a reputation as the easiest Linux for enterprises to deploy on the cloud."

  • Prosecutors: Mortgage worker got drunk, shot computer server (2010-08-26 22:35:42)
    Salt Lake Tribune: "A Salt Lake City mortgage company employee allegedly got drunk, opened fired on his firm's computer server with a .45-caliber automatic, and then told police someone had stolen his gun and caused the damage."

  • Leveraging proprietary software at the expense of customers (2010-08-26 20:05:42)
    ZDNet: "...they are essentially punishing customers for not upgrading by a certain date. This to me is bad practice."

  • 11 Apache Technologies for the Enterprise (2010-08-26 19:35:42)
    IT Expert Voice: "The Apache Software Foundation, best known for the self-named popular open source Web server, has a variety of other technology that can help enterprises with databases, search, development, and more. Here's an overview of the best."

  • Windows, Linux servers grow at Unix's expense (2010-08-26 15:35:42)
    Techworld: "Demand for Windows and Linux servers is increasing at a rapid pace, at the expense of Unix servers and other non-x86 machines, according to IDC."

  • 58 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software (2010-08-26 15:05:42)
    Datamation: "Many small business owners have never heard of open source software. That's unfortunate because in many ways small businesses are ideal environments for open source applications."

  • Learn Linux, 101: Maintain the integrity of filesystems (2010-08-26 03:05:42)
    IBM Developerworks: "Learn how to check the integrity of your Linux® filesystems, monitor free space, and fix simple problems. Use the material in this article to study for the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 101 exam for Linux system administrator certification—or just to check your filesystems and keep them in good working order, especially after a system crash or power loss."

  • Remotely Accessible Virtual Desktops (2010-08-26 00:05:42)
    KP Weblog: "Virtual desktops in Linux are great for remote working (accessing the office from home) and for administering and supporting remote computers. A single server at the office can host virtual desktops for several remote workers."