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Linux News for Jan 31, 2010

  • Wanted: Community Manager (Jan 31, 2010, 20:03)
    IT World: "Today marks the end of the Era of Zonker at Novell, as Joe Brockmeier ends his tenure as Community Manager of openSUSE."

  • Denmark ditches Microsoft OOXML and goes with ODF (Jan 31, 2010, 16:03)
    The Register: "The Danish Parliament has agreed to ditch some Microsoft-based software in favour of the ODF standard from April next year."

  • Solid State Drives in Enterprise Applications (Jan 31, 2010, 12:03)
    Enterprise Storage Forum: "Flashed-based solid-state drives (SSDs) are becoming a big issue for enterprise storage users; a number of customers I work with are planning for this new "tier 0" data storage for a number of reasons. It could be as simple as IOPS per watt, IOPS per dollar, or for some applications, bandwidth per GB/sec of storage."

  • Graphical User Interfaces for OpenSIPS 1.6 (Jan 31, 2010, 08:03)
    Packt: "It is very hard to manage thousands of users manually, so a user-provisioning tool becomes very important in our process. In this article by Flavio E.Goncalves, we are going to see two of these tools--SerMyAdmin and OpenSIPS Control Panel (OpenSIPS-CP)."

  • Attacks Against SSL (Jan 31, 2010, 04:03)
    Linux Pro Magazine: "The year 2009 has been very interesting for SSL security. Several new and practical attacks were publicized, and fortunately, most were fixed within a relatively short period of time. The year began with an effective attack against MD5-based SSL certificate..."

  • Intel Core i3 530 Clarkdale On Linux (Jan 31, 2010, 00:03)
    Phoronix: "We have now received our Core i3 processor and have carried out various processor benchmarks under Linux to see how well Clarkdale runs with the penguins."