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IT Management Linux News for Sep 27, 2010

  • Linux servers, Windows XP desktops: a happy marriage? (2010-09-27 23:04:22)
    Network World: "The IT folks love Linux. The users know, and therefore love, Windows. Sound like a war? For Wade Stankich, it's more like a happy marriage."

  • A Simple Snort Alert Parser (2010-09-27 19:04:22)
    Systhread: "Snort Intrusion Detection Software (IDS) is a great out of the box easy to use system to monitor a network for possible threats. While there are many ways to receive alerts, one very simple approach is to periodically parse the alert log and simply mail alerts to whom it may concern."

  • Canonical to expand cooperation with Taiwan PC makers; launching new OS next month (2010-09-27 15:34:22)
    Digi Times: "Canonical, the designer of Linux-based operating system Ubuntu, is preparing to host a hardware summit in Taiwan and is hoping the event will help open the door for cooperation with Taiwan-based PC makers for them to adopt Ubuntu for their PC products"

  • DOJ Settles With Tech Firms Over Hiring Practices (2010-09-27 15:04:22)
    Datamation: "The Department of Justice has announced a settlement with Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit and Pixar over charges that the Silicon Valley firms had an informal set of agreements not to hire away each other's top talent."

  • GCHQ spooks top UK Linux installations (2010-09-27 11:04:22)
    Thingq: "The largest installation of Linux desktops in any British Government site is at GCHQ, the high-tech spy-station in Cheltenham, according to industry sources."