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NetFlash: What users want from Linux

Oct 21, 20032 mins

Enhanced system management capabilities, better security, support for third-party drivers and more unity among the various distributions top user wish lists when it comes to Linux. They also would like to see more of their peers embrace the open source operating system as it evolves into a platform capable of supporting even the most-critical layers in the data center.

What users want from Linux

Symantec makes a purchase, adds a patch

Symantec Monday announced it purchased SafeWeb for $26 million in cash. The purchase will add a well-regarded Secure Sockets Layer VPN product to Symantec’s stable of network security and management tools. The company also kept busy on Monday by adding patch management to its Ghost computer cloning and restoration product.

Symantec purchases SSL VPN maker SafeWeb

Symantec adds patch management to Ghost software

IBM adds Fibre Channel disaster recovery to Shark

IBM Tuesday will announce a number of enhancements to its Shark Enterprise Storage System Model 800 arrays designed to increase the performance and ease of management of the storage systems.

Yahoo adds e-mail features to flush out spam

Would you prefer cleaning toilets to deleting spam from your inbox? Yahoo users overwhelmingly chose the toilets, so the company continues to beef up its tools for fighting unsolicited e-mail.