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IT Management Linux News for Apr 20, 2011

  • 70 Open Source Replacements for Small Business Software (2011-04-20 23:04:36)
    Datamation: "Why don't more small businesses opt for open source? First, many small business owners simply aren't aware of the number and variety of high quality open source software available for them. Because open source projects generally don't have the same kind of marketing dollars behind them as commercial options, they can be a lot tougher to find."

  • 9 Steps To Happiness in Linux Mint XFCE (2011-04-20 22:03:16)
    DarkDuck: "The Linux Mint team works hard on making Linux as much user-friendly as possible. They even managed to improve usability of Ubuntu which holds position because its high degree of userfriendliness."

  • Yahoo! Joins Linux Foundation (2011-04-20 17:02:48)
    Linux Foundation: We got another member and these guys really are a bunch of Yahoo's

  • Linux Shell Script: Tips and Tricks (2011-04-20 11:13:17)
    PACKT Publishing: "GNU/Linux is a remarkable operating system that comes with a complete development environment that is stable, reliable, and extremely powerful. An understanding of shell scripting helps you to have better awareness of the operating system and helps you to automate most of the manual tasks with a few lines of script, saving you an enormous amount of time."

  • The Coming Linux Admin Shortage (2011-04-20 10:04:52)
    CTOEdge: "For many companies, Linux just makes strategic sense."

  • Igalia Joins Linux Foundation (2011-04-20 09:11:21)
    Linux Foundation: "10-year open source contributor to support Linux Foundation activities."

  • Speed up MySQL backup/dump, restore process for large database (2011-04-20 08:04:38)
    Linux Admin Zone: "n general, MySQL is quite fast at restoring data, but I observed that while restoring 20gb of backup its taking more than the usual time. This can happen when you don't have enough memory or if key_buffer_size is not set high enough, then it can take very long time to re-index the data."