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Sep 10 2009   2:54PM GMT

The IT Blog Top 10: Sept. 10, 2009

Michael Morisy Michael Morisy Profile: Michael Morisy

As part of a new feature on the Community Blog, each week I’ll be doing a run down of the 10 most popular blog posts over the previous week, in case you were wondering what your peers were reading or a hot topic somehow missed your radar. Still think we missed something? Send me an e-mail at and let me know, or better yet, request your own blog, hosted right here on ITKnowledgeExchange.

10. Bob Cancilla on the future of System i One of the Sytem i’s biggest fans also shares a dose of hard reality as he sees it.

9. The EU fiddles while Sun burns Ed Scannell takes the European Union to task for kicking Sun while they’re down.

8. How to allow the root user to log in to VMware ESX Server with SSH An old post but hot this week, David Davis explains a tricky procedure in clear terms.

7. Importing VMDK disk files into Sun xVM VirtualBox Rick Vanover (VCP, MCITP,MCTS, MCSA) offers another how-to, fresh off the presses and quite in demand.

6. Swine flu and business continuity planning resources Anne McCrory combs through the web to bring together the best resources on preparing for an H1N1 outbreak.

Read on for the top 5 …

5. Yes, there are still new System i customers Craig Johnson, product manager for System i, writes in to Matt Stansberry and lets him know that yes, new customers are signing on with System i, despite claims to the contrary.

4. At Oracle the buck stops at Larry’s desk Shayna Garlick examines why Larry Ellison and other tech execs have joined the $1-a-year salary club — and why that salary cut might not be the whole story.

3. vCloud Express, VMworld booth babes, and vSphere 4.1? Hannah Drake hits the road and heads to San Francisco, bringing back everything VMworld has to offer.

2. Gmail outage raises issue of control Christina Torode explains one of the major deal breakers for some when investigating cloud computing: Control. And even if their data center isn’t perfect, as one IT exec explains, at least they usually know what went wrong when something goes down.

1. Power7 speed to be cycled down Mark Fontecchio brings word from the HotChips conference that IBM’s Power7 will cycled lower than Power6, to achieve better power optimization.

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