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IT Management Linux News for Oct 05, 2010

  • 5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week (Oct 05, 2010, 22:03)
    ServerWatch: "It's been a busy week for operating systems (OSes). Here's a rundown of what happened and the implications."

  • MS Dominance - From an IT Professional Perspective (Oct 05, 2010, 20:33)
    Blog of Helios: "Many of us who work in the corporate IT world realize that there is not ONE THING that works for all technology applications...Fanbois not withstanding."

  • Make Customers Smile in 7 Easy Steps with OTRS (Oct 05, 2010, 19:33)
    Linux Journal: "In this article, I'll introduce you to one such system: OTRS, or the Open Ticket Request System. OTRS is a popular, open-source ticket system that offers all of the features listed above (and a few more besides)."

  • Caching nameserver using dnsmasq (Oct 05, 2010, 19:03)
    G-Loaded Journal: "dnsmasq is a lightweight, open-source DNS forwarder and DHCP server. In this article we go through how to prepare the system in order to run dnsmasq and also how to configure the latter as a caching-only DNS server."

  • Tech Tip: Replace Canned Air with a Portable Air Compressor (Oct 05, 2010, 18:03)
    Linux Planet: "Keeping the insides of our computers clean is a good practice, but canned air is expensive and wasteful. One alternative is portable air compressor."

  • DragonDisk: A Free Amazon S3 Desktop Client For Linux And Windows (Oct 05, 2010, 17:33)
    MakeTechEasier: "Amazon S3 is an useful web service that provides unlimited storage at a very cheap rate. It is a good place for people to backup their files to and also for webmasters to offload their images/scripts to reduce their server load."

  • Copying Debian package selections to a new machine (Oct 05, 2010, 06:03)
    Free Software Magazine: "But what happens when you want to replicate one Debian system on another machine? Do you use cloning tools?"

  • The OpenOffice fork is officially here (Oct 05, 2010, 00:03)
    Computerworld: "It's not that Oracle wishes The Document Foundation and its take on OpenOffice, LibreOffice ill. Oracle just isn't going to be having anything to do with it."