Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Microsoft To Support Linux With Virtual Server

Computerworld Linux
August 30, 2005


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In this issue:

* Microsoft To Support Linux With Virtual Server
* Linux/Unix E-mail Flaw Leaves System Open To Attack
* Try Linux For Free: Make Your Own Install CD
* Asianux 2.0 Launch Slated For Friday
* Australian Electoral Commission Eyes Open-Source Voting
* Novell Q3 Profit, Revenue Down

Computerworld Blogs:

* Linux on the desktop (cont.)
* Using Linux to repair a RAID volume
* OK, I'll bite: Linux on the desktop
* Linux, Windows, Unix, operating systems soup

Other Resources:

Strategies for Deploying Blade Servers in Existing Data Centers.


Microsoft To Support Linux With Virtual Server

Included in enhancements to Virtual Server 2005 R2 will be support for
Linux and Solaris, technology that Microsoft is developing with the
help of some of its partners.



Linux/Unix E-mail Flaw Leaves System Open To Attack

The bugs affect Elm, a venerable e-mail client still used by many Linux
and Unix sysadmins, and Mplayer, a cross-platform movie player that is
one of the most popular of its kind on Linux.



Try Linux For Free: Make Your Own Install CD

Downloading an ISO file and burning the image to disc lets you try out
Linux without a full install.



Keeping the Customer in View
How well do you know your customers?

Accurate customer data directly impacts loyalty and business planning,
yet few companies update data regularly. Experts address the challenges
of ensuring a consistent, coherent customer view across the



Asianux 2.0 Launch Slated

The Linux distribution was developed by companies in China, Japan and
South Korea.



Australian Electoral Commission Eyes Open-Source Voting

The Australian Electoral Commission is considering open-source for its
next-generation voting application.



Novell Q3 Profit, Revenue Down

Novell Inc., a provider of networking software and update services for
Linux, reported a 91% drop in quarterly profit as revenue
fell slightly.



Robert Frances Group: Backup Jobs Driving You Crazy? Archive That Old

This high-level executive report provides compelling reasons why IT
leaders should re-examine their current archiving policies.




Linux on the desktop (cont.)

Not surprisingly, I received some feedback from people who saw my last posting
about dabbling with Linux on the desktop. Comments include some recommendations
about other Linux distros to try ... thanks for those tips, readers! I
definitely plan to give one or two of them a try.



Using Linux to repair a RAID volume

There's a great little life-saving story over here at Free Software Magazine.
Basically, the RAID5 rack fails and they need to get the data off. It's been
created on Windows, but the theory behind RAID should mean that even with a
missing drive we should be able to recreate it.



OK, I'll bite: Linux on the desktop

After receiving not one but two Linux-on-the-desktop books recently, I decided
it was finally time to take the plunge and check out the open-source OS on my
PC. I've had shell access to a Linux server at a Web host for years; and yes,
I've run a non-Microsoft operating system on a PC before (if you're not a ham
radio operator, it's doubtful you've heard of it: the KA9Q Network Operating
System, ...



Linux, Windows, Unix, operating systems soup

I've noticed a number of entries lately that keep coming back to the Linux vs.
Windows arguments. From practical experience I can say there is no simple
decision here. In today's environment we can not arbitrarily say that this one
or that one is a better fit. Just like shoes, what fits you for one activity
may not be the right one for another.




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