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10 ways to e-publish with Linux

By Jack Wallen | February 14, 2011, 2:24 PM PSTAs a writer, I always am looking at new and better ways to get my words to the public. And since I write fiction as well as technology pieces, it's in my best interest to know how to get my books into the hands of readers. In today's market, the publishing industry is in a serious swing away from the traditional routes. With the major improvements in e-readers, more and more users are migrating away from the old standard hardcover/paperback books to digital formats. This has been a boon for new writers. With the ability to easily self-publish for various e-readers, it no longer requires an agent or a publisher to see your brilliance.But does that mean everyone should be submitting their books? Well, if everyone can properly format, design, and create -yes. If not, no. For those with the necessary skills, it is important to have the right tools and/or procedures for getting your books into the Amazon, Barnes & Noble's, and …

2010 Trends in Open Source Systems Management

Zenoss conducted surveys on systems management in 2006, 2007, 2008 and
2009 to determine systems management usage trends among IT
professionals who attended the USENIX Large Installation System
Administration (LISA) conference. These results have been compared
against data gathered from the Zenoss user community.Here are some of the findings and observations of the survey for 2010: * More than 50% of all respondents managed more than 100 devices
and defined their roles as Network Operations, Server Management or
* More than 98% of the survey respondents indicated usage of open
source in their enterprises
* More than 66% of Zenoss Community respondents indicate that they
prefer to use open source software whenever possible.
* The compelling factors for using open source according to the
Zenoss Community were Flexibility (73.9%) followed by Cost Savings
(71%) while 57.1 % of USENIX LISA respondents indicated Lower Cost
followed by Flexibility (52.4%) as the most popular dr…