A Linux Server in the Palm of Your Hand

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| The setup involved the palm-sized server, the AC power cord, a short network
| connector and several installation CDs. Connection to a Linux desktop was
| relatively painless.


Bacula: backups that don't suck

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| For this review we tested Bacula on a single CentOS 4 server using the file
| system as our backup medium. In our production environment we use Bacula to
| manage more than 500GB of backups from multiple clients using a tape robot.


Tasks of that scale would be poorly handled by DRM- and spyware-infected O/S
kernels like the one in Windows Server 2008 and Vista (same codebase, same
kernel, same disaster).


Microsoft warns of web server flaw

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| The company has issued an advisory on the vulnerability, which affects
| Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows *
| Server 2008.
| [...]
| "The web server is widely used on the internet, and is a top pick by
| web-hosting providers. We might see web-hosting providers targeted, and their
| clients' websites breached." *


R1Soft Introduces First Windows Server Bare-Metal Restore Using Linux Live CD

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| ...R1Soft provides its customers a bootable Linux Live CD ISO image
| compatible with most popular Windows Server storage and network devices.
| Administrators can initiate a restore by simply inserting the CD, powering
| on, and then selecting a point-in-time virtual full backup to restore from in
| the R1Soft CDP Server web interface.


Last week:

Linux, Unix more reliable than Windows

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| The Yankee Group claims to poll about 700 users hailing from 27 different
| countries. Preliminary findings from the report are published by the
| Institute for advanced Professional Studoes, here.