The Linux Journal released these tips to make life with VI Easier. They don't make it GUI or anything like that. They do make the screen easier to read. These items should be in everyones vi preferences. Click here to find out more.
Summary: Learn these 10 tricks and you'll be the most powerful Linux® systems administrator in the universe...well, maybe not the universe, but you will need these tips to play in the big leagues. Learn about SSH tunnels, VNC, password recovery, console spying, and more. Examples accompany each trick, so you can duplicate them on your own systems. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-10sysadtips/index.html?ca=drs-
The Register has an article that talks about Microsofts recent Open Sourcing of some code. They have apperantly opened the source for several Office Plugins and about 20,000 lines of Windows Kernel Code. While Microsoft doesn't seem to be giving a timeline or even a list of things to be open sourced. This seems to fly in the face of the MS leagal department who just recently fought and won a case against Tom Tom for their use of the FAT File System. Tom Tom's are Linux based and have the ability to mount USB and SD cards. To do that they choose to use the FAT file system that came with the older DOS Operating system that proceeded Windows. This will be an interesting situation to keep an eye on. What the final plan is coming out of Redmond seems to be set to come to light over the next couple of months.
What do you think Microsoft should open source first?
Carol Rizzo presents a short article found here that discusses her tips on how to bring Open Source to an enterprise near you. She has three CTO positions to her credit. The logic is sounds and effective and this is worth a look.
In this article the author, Ken Hess, reminds us why we need to plan. Just becuase you virtualize some systems doesn't mean they don't need to be planned for and cared for. There is still a cost and you need to account for it. Besides once you have the comparisons make you look great.