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IT Management Linux News for Nov 24, 2010

  • Novell Sells Out to Attachmate, Leaves the Future of Suse Linux Unclear (Nov 24, 2010, 20:04)
    ServerWatch: "The announcement that Novell has agreed to sell itself to Attachmate for $2.2 billion does absolutely nothing to remove the huge question mark hanging over the future of Suse Linux Enterprise Server (SLES), Novell's open source Linux OS. Annoyingly for SLES customers, it actually raises as many questions as it answers."

  • Italian Left Leader signs Berlusconi-like deal with Microsoft (Nov 24, 2010, 17:04)
    Stop: "In case you're wondering why I'm telling you this, it's because, right while I write, Nichi Vendola is signing a deal with Microsoft that "represents the beginning of an important collaboration partnership, whose goal is to promote innovation and excellence in creation, development and usage of ICT technologies and solutions, adding value to the role of the Region in direct relationships with the biggest international groups of that sector"."

  • Using lsof to Find Open Files (Nov 24, 2010, 16:34)
    ServerWatch: "One of the most useful utilities you'll find on Linux and *nix systems is lsof. Short for "list open files," the lsof utility can help identify which files are being used by any given application, which network ports are open, and much more."

  • Hadoop Cluster Setup on Debian Lenny (Nov 24, 2010, 01:34)
    Frederik Konietzny: "Today I will describe the setup of a Hadoop / HDSF multi-node cluster on Debian Lenny with a redundant Namenode using DRBD and Heartbeat, four Datanodes and Tasktracker, a Backup- Checkpointnode and Rack awareness."