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  • A Primer - Managed Service Delivery (Oct 20, 2010, 17:33)
    The blog at "I firmly believe that systems should be self maintaining. In my career as a Linux Architect, I am always deep in thought; thinking of new ways to improve the environments that I am responsible for managing."

  • Federal scientists go public in face of restrictive media rules (Oct 20, 2010, 17:03)
    The Globe and Mail: "The move comes weeks after it was revealed that new restrictive rules have been placed on scientists at the Natural Resources department requiring them to clear a number of hoops, including approval from the minister's director of communications, before they may speak with the press about their work."

  • Saving Yourself with Data Replication (Oct 20, 2010, 14:33)
    Linux Magazine: "Data can be the currency, Intellectual Property, and life blood of many a company. One technique to make sure that your data is readily available is data replication. Not quite the same as data backup but can be equally important."

  • Oracle to Red Hat: It’s Not Your Father’s Linux Market Anymore (Oct 20, 2010, 12:33)
    Gerson Lehman Group: "Oracle is having a new go at Red Hat. But this time, instead of a RHEL clone, it's offering an improved version of Linux designed to optimize the performance of its own hardware and software."

  • Joyent adds Windows, Linux support (Oct 20, 2010, 09:03)
    Network World: "Joyent is now hosting applications built on Windows and Linux, opening the door to Web application providers who have some components built on those operating systems."

  • The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10) [ISPConfig 2] (Oct 20, 2010, 05:03)
    Howtoforge: "This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (Ubuntu 10.10) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc."

  • Mobile OS Wars: Tech Titans Jobs and Rubin Trade Barbs (Oct 20, 2010, 03:03)
    Enterprise Mobile Today: "The mobile operating system smackdown is revving up, as Google's Android czar, Andy Rubin, appeared to tweet a cheeky response to Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who dissed the open source mobile OS during an earnings call last night."