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IT Management Linux News for Oct 21, 2010

  • Should Servers Be Rebooted? (Oct 21, 2010, 22:02)
    Datamation: "A question that comes up on a pretty regular basis is whether or not servers should be routinely rebooted. Should they be rebooted once per week, or should they be allowed to run for as long as possible to achieve maximum "uptime"?"

  • Advanced KDE Administration (Oct 21, 2010, 20:32)
    MakeTechEasier: "For general use, it is sufficient to configure KDE using the options provided in System Settings and in individual application settings. Nevertheless, to unlock the full power of KDE, you should learn some of the system administration tools that it provides."

  • Intro to Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules (Oct 21, 2010, 17:32)
    Linux Magazine: "Every time you log into a Linux system, you're using the Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM). Let's take a closer look what's going on under the hood."

  • VMware Buying Novell? Why Add More Blah? (Oct 21, 2010, 17:02)
    IT World: "The Wall Street Journal is reporting rumors that VMware may buy Novell's SUSE Linux OS business, though Attachmate is competing for the rest of the company's assets."

  • Red Hat CEO: Software vendor model is broken (Oct 21, 2010, 14:17)
    Network World: "The current model of selling commercial enterprise software is broken, charged the CEO for Red Hat. It is too expensive, doesn't address user needs and, worst of all, it leaves chief information officers holding all the risk of implementing new systems. "

  • OpenERP Makes Open Source Business Software Work (Oct 21, 2010, 13:32)
    eCRM Guide: "OpenERP seems to be a rarity among open source business software companies. There are no special enterprise editions — open source and paying customers get the exact same software and features — yet the company has managed to turn a profit on services and hosted solutions."