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  • Cron Job Tutorial: Crontab Scheduling Syntax and Script Example (Dec 08, 2010, 21:02)
    Site Administration: "Summary: This is a beginner tutorial on using crontabs or cron jobs in your LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL and PHP) web hosting account. Crontabs can be used to automatically execute server side commands, such as a PHP script, at periodic intervals"

  • Salesforce Acquires Ruby Cloud Vendor Heroku for $212 Million (Dec 08, 2010, 19:32)
    eCRM Guide: "The open source Ruby language is getting a big enterprise boost today with the proposed acquisition of Ruby cloud vendor Heroku by (NYSE: CRM) for $212 million in cash."

  • Well-known, open-source advocate Matt Asay leaves Canonical/Ubuntu (Dec 08, 2010, 16:02)
    ZDNet: "In an unexpected move, Matt Asay, Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, will be leaving Ubuntu."

  • About Those 882 Novell Patents: This is Where OIN Comes In (Dec 08, 2010, 15:32)
    Groklaw: "I have some important news for you. It's about those 882 Novell patents that are being sold to a Microsoft-organized consortium in connection with the sale of Novell to Attachmate. I've been worrying about those patents, and I was wondering what happens to Novell's license to the Open Invention Network after the sale."

  • TurnKey Linux—High On Steroids (Dec 08, 2010, 07:02)
    Linux For You: "What happens when your online team asks for a Drupal or Wordpress server, or you require a file server for your branch office really quickly?"