Archive for November, 2008

List of Top 12 Linux Resources on the Web

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Internet is best place to learn about Linux. It has tutorials and courseware for every one from Geekest of Geeks and a total newbie. This proves that gone are the days when Linux Server were only the domain of geeks. Party is ON and every one is welcome to learn.

Learn To Manage Your Own Linux Server | ixibo.

iTWire - Do you really need to install Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu Linux 8.10)?

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Ubuntu fans rejoice, the latest release is upon us in the form of version 8.10, Intrepid Ibex. But can’t you just run a software update in Hardy Heron? I’ll tell you what’s different down to the package level between an upgraded Hardy installation and a fresh Intrepid installation so you can evaluate for yourself.

iTWire - Do you really need to install Intrepid Ibex (Ubuntu Linux 8.10)?.

DE: Foreign ministry: ‘Cost of Open Source desktop maintenance is by far the lowest’ — Open Source Observatory

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Open Source desktops are far cheaper to maintain than proprietary desktop configurations, says Rolf Schuster, a diplomat at the German Embassy in Madrid and the former head of IT at the Foreign Ministry.

Schuster was one of the participants in a discussion on Open Standards and interoperability that took place last week Tuesday during the Open Source World conference in the city of Malaga, Spain.

The Foreign Ministry is migrating all of its 11.000 desktops to GNU/Linux and other Open source applications. According to Schuster, this has drastically reduced maintenance costs in comparison with other ministries. “The Foreign Ministry is running desktops in many far away and some very difficult locations. Yet we invest only one thousand euro per desktop per year. That is far lower than other ministries, that on average invest more than 3000 euro per desktop per year.”

DE: Foreign ministry: ‘Cost of Open Source desktop maintenance is by far the lowest’ — Open Source Observatory.