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System admin/technical support news... [Jul. 15th, 2011|04:05 pm]
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I've been working in IT for over 10 years, doing systems administration for the last 8 or so. I was just thinking that, while I read a lot of tech and gadget sites, I don't really know of many sites that specialize in news and info that is actually regularly relevant to my day to day work.

As keeping abreast of new technologies is pretty much as standard part of most IT positions, I was wondering if it might be helpful to start a list of good and useful tech news portals that present information that is actually really useful to the IT professional, and preferably is updated regularly.

For myself, I tend to mostly read:
  1. www.engadget.com
  2. www.wired.com
  3. www.theregister.co.uk
  4. Sometimes www.technet.com
  5. I also get newsletters from techrepublic and a couple of others, but find I rarely have time to read them.

So, what do would you consider your required reading to keep up to date, especially with server stuff?

[User Picture]From: spiker_uk
2011-07-15 09:00 pm (UTC)

If you care about keeping your servers secure, the SANS ISC is good reading. Low volume, extremely good signal-to-noise ratio. Admittedly, if you're not a hardcore ITSec admin, some of the posts might be a little more detail than you care about. That said, today there is a forewarning and explanation of the forthcoming Patch Tuesday patches, Apple software updates and a discussion on firewall usage. Always good reading.
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[User Picture]From: amaena
2011-07-16 12:08 am (UTC)
+1 for isc :)

I still really like hackaday but thats mostly for hobby than job related.
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[User Picture]From: firon
2011-07-19 05:23 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean. I still like the site, but I have to admit there's WAY more cell phone news on there than there needs to be.

In fact, at first I thought that was the point of the "Mobile" page, but sadly it turns out it's nothing more than a filter, and they don't offer a "without mobile" type filter.

Still, I've read about too many interesting developments on Engadget that I haven't seen other places (at least not until some time later) for me to stop reading.
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[User Picture]From: darkmatterhari
2011-07-19 04:11 pm (UTC)
slashdot you can subscribe to sub-category rss feeds if you like, such as linux.slashdot.org, to skip stuff like mobile and science
the register is awesome.

And I just generally read everything through RSS. Then I can skim headlines and quickly scroll past stuff that's irrelevant to me without having to hunt for what I want.
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