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IT Management Linux News for Feb 14, 2011

  • MPEG-LA targets Google’s VP8 Video Codec (Feb 14, 2011, 21:35)
    ZDNet: "First, Google opened up its VP8 video codec. Then, Google removed built-in support for the MPEG-LA patent encumbered H.264 video codec from its Chrome Web-browser in favor of VP8. After that it was only a matter of time before the MPEG-LA patent consortium came gunning for Google VP8."

  • Troubleshooting Linux Servers with telnet (Feb 14, 2011, 17:35)
    Linux Planet: "The venerable telnet is still a useful tool in the server administrator's toolkit. Juliet Kemp shows how to test basic SMTP, IMAP, HTTP, and IRC server functions with telnet"

  • Weekend Project: Scrub Files and Old Hard Drives Securely on Linux (Feb 14, 2011, 03:05) "Whether you are upgrading components for a system refresh, selling an old laptop on Craigslist, or recycling your desktop PC, there comes a time when you have to wipe a storage device in preparation for giving it to someone else."