News Category: Enterprise

Use SSH to Create an HTTP Proxy

Article Source Linux JournalApril 16, 2009, 8:11 am SOCKS is built in to OpenSSH, so it's a trivial matter to set up a local SOCKS proxy with the -D flag. For example: $ ssh -D 12345 myuser@remote_ssh_serverwill open up the port 12345 on your local machine as a SOCKS proxy so all your HTTP...
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Google's Android Hits Set-Top Box

Article Source InformationWeekApril 16, 2009, 1:00 am In a positive sign for the Google-backed operating system, Android will soon find its way to a set-top box made by Motorola. The device, which is called "au Box," is being made for the Japanese Internet service provider KDDI, and it will...
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PostgreSQL 8.4 Beta

Article Source LWNApril 15, 2009, 10:31 am The beta release of PostgreSQL 8.4 is out; the PostgreSQL developers are looking for testers to help find the remaining bugs. There's a lot of new features in this release; see the announcement (click below) for the list of the most important...
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Roku—Breaking the Linux Not Invited Rule

Article Source Linux JournalApril 15, 2009, 8:34 am Many of you probably are familiar with the Roku media streaming device. In a partnership with Netflix, the Roku is one of several officially supported devices for streaming the large collection of Netflix's available movies and television...
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Study: Open source worth $387 billion (in savings)

Article Source The Open RoadApril 15, 2009, 7:07 am There's a lot of money in free software. That's good news, because as the recession takes its toll on IT budgets, a new study suggests that companies can save $387 billion in development costs by using open-source software. Talk about a...
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Red Hat and Intel: Smart processors, virtualization boost efficiency and performance

Article Source Red Hat MagazineApril 14, 2009, 1:52 pm On Monday March 30, Intel announced the availability of their much anticipated new line of processors, the Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 series–nicknamed Nehalem. Red Hat, a long-time partner of the market-leading chip maker ,...
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Microsoft rep faces tough questions at Linux Summit

Article Source Ars TechnicaApril 13, 2009, 1:35 pm The Linux Collaboration Summit—which took place last week in San Francisco—primarily focused on the Linux platform, but one of the most vigorous discussions that took place during the event looked beyond the confines of the kernel and...
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Notes from the LSF storage track

Article Source LWNApril 13, 2009, 11:11 am The day began with a review of request-based multipathing, which is trying to solve the problem that the device mapper operates multipathing way above the block layer and thus has great difficulty getting accurate data from and control of the...
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Open-source VC investments: Time for payback

Article Source The Open RoadApril 13, 2009, 7:07 am Venture capitalists have poured $3.2 billion into open-source companies since 1997, according to a new report from The 451 Group. It's about time we started delivering a return on that investment. (Credit: The 451 Group) In some ways, of...
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Free to a Good Home: Junk

Article Source Linux JournalApril 10, 2009, 9:14 am I was pricing a low-end desktop computer the other day. When configuring it, I noticed that if I added a four-year warranty, it would cost more than the entire system! We've really come to the point where computer hardware is like a plastic...
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