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Apr 21 2011   6:05AM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: April 21, 2011

Melanie Yarbrough Profile: MelanieYarbrough

Don’t have time to scour tech blogs day after day? Check out the cream of the crop – the IT Blog Top 10 – as chosen by your fellow IT Knowledge Exchange members. Don’t see your favorite IT blog post? Leave us a note in the comments section about which posts also deserve your undivided attention.

1. The storage industry gets political: When shouldn’t you destroy hard drives? Ask Mike Huckabee.

2. Ubuntu’s learning that you can’t win them all, as Ubuntu 11.04 beta testers are divided over Unity.

3. After almost a decade, a massive Coreflood botnet is shut down by the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI.

4. The tablet war is a serious and strategic one, which makes it doubly unfortunate that RIM appears to have botched its PlayBook launch.

5. VMware Fusion 4 beta testing has begun. Did you get an invite?

6. Get some food for thought on which is the best way to advance in IT, promotion or job change.

7. Were you unable to make it to San Francisco this month? No to worry! Here are the top 5 takeaways from the 2011 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit.

8. Here’s your moment of levity since, according to mrdenny, some job descriptions just have to be shared.

9. Still a skeptic? Hear out Ron Miller’s case for how a 10,000 core computer proves cloud scalability.

10. Another bites the dust: Barracuda Networks is the latest security firm targeted by hackers.

Melanie Yarbrough is the assistant community editor at Follow her on Twitter or send her an email at

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