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IT Management Linux News for Sep 23, 2010

  • VMware's Novell SUSE Linux buy out runs into a snag (2010-09-23 23:03:55)
    Cyber Cynic: "There's no doubt about it. VMware wants to buy Novell's SUSE Linux and open-source divisions. But, according to a Reuters report, Novell's board really wants to sell NetWare and the identity management divisions at the same time, and no one wants to pay serious money for them."

  • Red Hat Sees Real Money in Virtualization and Cloud (2010-09-23 22:03:55)
    Datamation: "For Linux vendor Red Hat, the road ahead is about looking up to the cloud as it ramps up business efforts to profit from new virtualization and service-oriented initiatives."

  • Setting Up A Mail Server Using Exim4, Clamav, Dovecot, SpamAssassin And Many Mor (2010-09-23 21:03:55)
    Howtoforge: "This howto describes one way to build a scalable, secure, full-featured mail platform. It offers virtual hosting of mailboxes in maildir format with support for quotas and server-side filtering, domain aliasing, address aliasing, address forwarding, catchall addresses."

  • Novell Debuts Linux OS for SAP Apps (2010-09-23 19:03:55)
    Serverwatch: "Novell is expanding its relationship with enterprise software vendor SAP with the release of a new optimized Linux operating system. The SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP offering builds on previous collaborations between Novell and SAP."

  • Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company? (2010-09-23 16:03:55)
    Cyber Cynic: "A few months back Glyn Moody, noted open-source journalist, asked the question, "Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?" Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat's CEO answered, "Red Hat could get to $5 billion in due course, but that this entailed 'replacing $50 billion of revenue' currently enjoyed by other computer companies. Guess what? Red Hat is on its way."

  • Proceed With Caution to Oracle's Proprietary Linux Kernel (2010-09-23 15:03:55)
    PC World: "After years of using Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the basis for its own "Unbreakable Linux" distribution, Oracle this week announced that it has created its own version of the Linux kernel that's optimized for use with its other enterprise offerings."

  • Is the Web heading toward redirect hell? (2010-09-23 14:03:55)
    Royal Pingdom: "Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it."

  • Swiss boot out Linux in favour of Windows 7 (2010-09-23 11:03:55)
    TechWorld: "The government in the Swiss region of Solothurn has reportedly confirmed that it will turn to Windows 7 after hitting problems in a long-running desktop Linux migration project."