- December 01, 2004
Been using a crystal ball predict your company's future storage capacity needs? Well, that's cheaper than buying big proprietary software to do the job, according to Todd Sanders, chief network architect for Centrepetal Solution Strategies
- November 30, 2004
A new Gartner vendor survey has Big Blue seeing green with news that IBM is atop the Linux-server space, while competitors like Sun and HP have slipped.
- November 23, 2004
With the spotlight on open source DBMSes, Berkeley DB, an embedded open source database, is creating its own niche and is finding it has the potential to be one cool cat.
- November 10, 2004
In the first part of this column, Bernard Golden set the scene for a discussion of open source data warehousing. In part 2, one of the largest travel companies in the world finds a commercial product overkill when it comes to data warehousing and ...
- November 02, 2004
Jon "Maddog" Hall is the executive director of Linux International, a nonprofit organization based in Amherst, N.H., that is comprised of developers and contributors worldwide.
Hall joined Linux International as a volunteer in 1991 and has ...
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- October 27, 2004
An attorney for Linspire, the company sued by Micrsoft for using the Lindows name, speaks out about Microsoft's use of scare tactics to keep customers from moving to open source.
- October 27, 2004
There's a reason why we get that sick feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we're about to hit delete -- bad things can happen. Fortunately, this one didn't result in disaster, but it did leave one poor guy with a feeling of dread he's never been ...
- October 25, 2004
Red Hat was forced to release a security warning for many of its Linux operating systems after an e-mail phishing scam was discovered that asked users to download a patch containing malicious code. Could this be the beginning of a string of attacks ...
- October 18, 2004
Users and experts agree that companies that want to use open source must first budget for proper training and have a plan before they go jumping blindly onto the Linux bandwagon.
- October 18, 2004
This guide introduces you to Windows, Linux and open source software, explains best practices and pitfalls to avoid for migration & interoperability and provides troubleshooting help and advice. You'll find migration articles, tutorials, tips, tools...
- October 14, 2004
A network architect gets granular about using a few lesser known OS tools to build a secure infrastructure.
- October 06, 2004
The past few years have been a roller coaster ride for Paris-based Mandrakesoft, which filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2003, emerged in March 2004 with a nine-month plan to repay its creditors, thanks in part to the company's first ...
- October 05, 2004
A Gartner report is claiming that 80% of PCs with pre-installed Linux being shipped to emerging markets will eventually run a pirated version of Windows. Some open source advocates, including Jon "Maddog" Hall, are wondering where Gartner got its ...
- October 04, 2004
Two new reports on open source validate office suite application alternatives like OpenOffice.org and StarOffice and their push into the mainstream against market giant Microsoft Office.
- October 01, 2004
IT managers from major corporations such as Black & Decker talk about why they use open source and why they think it'll only continue to get better.
- September 30, 2004
At three years of age, the Eclipse Foundation is already an open source powerhouse with more than 60 member organizations, more than 600 available plug-ins, 30 open source projects and more than 2 million lines of code.
The latest news is ...
- September 30, 2004
Microsoft's expanded alliance gives users the tools they need to move from the mainframe to the Windows platform. But can it actually persuade folks to switch?
- September 23, 2004
IBM is touting a cooling design that it says lets data centers pack more powerful Linux blade servers into smaller spaces while making it easier to keep things cool.
- September 16, 2004
In 1968, Bob Yelavich, a then 10-year IBM veteran, was asked to compile a list of products that could be allocated resources for marketing and education. Yelavich's manager knew IBM was going to start selling software separately. The list included ...
- September 10, 2004
Beowulf clustering turns 10 years old, and, in this interview, creator Donald Becker talks about how Beowulf can handle high-end computing on a par with supercomputers.
- September 08, 2004
IT pros pepper Cray Canada CTO Paul Terry with their questions on Linux clusters and high performance computing.
- September 01, 2004
While Linux clusters can handle the demands of high performance computing, they're still lacking in some key features, said Eric Pitcher, vice president of technical marketing for Linux Networx, a cluster systems provider in Bluffdale, Utah. In part...
- August 30, 2004
Linux clusters can meet the demands of high-performance applications and have advantages over supercomputers, even supercomputers priced to compete with them, says Eric Pitcher, Ph.D., and vice president of product marketing for Linux Networx, a ...
- August 24, 2004
Is the price right for a Linux cluster? Would it meet all of your company's needs? Get the scoop in part two of this interview with Linux Networx executive Eric Pitcher.
- August 24, 2004
In part one of this interview, cluster expert Eric Pitcher makes the case for Linux clusters against supercomputers.
- August 17, 2004
Open source databases are beginning to put pressure on Oracle, Microsoft and IBM, according to a Forrester Research report.
- August 05, 2004
MySQL announced this week at LinuxWorld that it has built a version of its open source database for the IBM Power processor line. Also included are announcements from Computer Associates and IBM.
- August 04, 2004
SAN FRANCISCO -- While others predicted that enterprise adoption of Linux desktops would take off in 2004, open source advocate Bruce Perens took a longer view. He sticks by his earlier prediction that Linux will run on 30% of enterprise desktops by...
- August 02, 2004
The window is wide open for Linux developers as IBM's 64-bit blade server makes its debut.
- July 22, 2004
At LinuxWorld on Aug. 3 in San Francisco, Emic Networks Inc. of San Jose, Calif., will be announcing Emic Application Cluster 2.5, due out in about 6 months, and its new membership in the Novell PartnerNet for Technology Partners program.
- July 15, 2004
A Gartner study concludes an exclusive SAP and iSeries operation makes this data center dramatically more efficient than its competitors.
- July 08, 2004
Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn has a plan to reform the state's IT operations, and open source software plays a leading role.
- July 01, 2004
Linux is the OS running a public safety information-sharing initiative in Mississippi, a project that could serve as a model for a similar nationwide program.
- June 30, 2004
If you're already a penguinista, Pastor Parris is preaching to the choir. But for those who aren't converted to open source, this minister is spreading the gospel of Linux and practicing what he preaches.
- June 24, 2004
Now that you've met the cast of characters in this continuing drama (ok, it's just four weekly quizzes) it's time to get to the romance part. (Sigh) Just who is romancing the penguin? Many companies have turned their attention to Linux and are ...
- June 21, 2004
Here are two more tall tales from SearchEnterpriseLinux.com readers who want to know who really wrote Linux.
- June 16, 2004
In this week's action-packed adventure, you find yourself surrounded by jaguars, panthers and vicious penguins. Can you speak their language and survive in the IT jungle?
- June 13, 2004
The IT Infrastructure Library might seem like an unyielding set of best practices, but data center managers say its benefits go way past helping to meet compliance regulations.
- June 11, 2004
Take Richard Petersen's pop quiz on Red Hat Linux!
- June 09, 2004
Now that there's money to be made from Linux, creators of the Linux kernel's code are showing up faster than long-lost relatives at a billionaire's funeral. First, SCO said that a bunch of Linux code belongs to them. Now, some folks are saying that ...
- June 02, 2004
A Connecticut public library shaved thousands off its IT budget using a Linux thin-client implementation to bring Internet access and search capabilities to its patrons.
- May 27, 2004
The IPsec (Internet Protocol security) improvements in the Linux 2.6 kernel will take networking to a new level, said author and IT instructor Richard Petersen. In particular, IPsec removes third parties from virtual private network (VPN) creation, ...
- May 25, 2004
This quick quiz tests your knowledge of OpenOffice.org.
- May 14, 2004
This quiz tests your knowledge of Red Hat and Fedora IPsec and server management issues. Don't worry. We've got crib notes for you in chapters 17 and 20 of the book Red Hat: The Complete Reference Enterprise Linux and Fedora Edition by ...
- May 10, 2004
A recent Forrester Research survey of North American enterprises returned encouraging numbers about Linux and open source use.
- April 29, 2004
After performing more security assessments than he can count, Gijo Mathew has seen every worst practice imaginable. He's even seen an IT shop replace virus-violated data with an unpatched backup that succumbed to the same virus. A security ...
- April 21, 2004
Experts lay out eight steps to a successful Linux migration.
- April 20, 2004
Bloomington, Ind. put the boot to its HP-UX servers and workstations and rolled out the welcome mat for Linux and lower costs.
- April 19, 2004
What's that saying about shutting a door and opening a window? On enterprise desktops, many people are shutting their Windows and opening their doors to a penguin -- Tux. Find out how to invite the penguin to your desk in this handy learning guide.
- April 19, 2004
Open Source Risk Management creates two protection programs, one for companies in line to be sued by SCO Group and another for enterprise developers contributing code to the Linux kernel.
- April 15, 2004
Vendors and enterprise developers must read the fine print in the General Public License that governs Linux, otherwise their business could be in jeopardy.
- April 13, 2004
TORONTO -- Commercial vendors and Linux distributors are listening to the masses -- and fueling the hype -- with plans to shore up a viable Linux desktop solution for the enterprise. IBM, for one, has made noise about moving to Linux on its desktops...
- April 12, 2004
Supercomputer vendor Cray Inc. shoots down the notion that Linux clusters offer the same price-performance as a supercomputer.
- April 08, 2004
PolyServe Inc. has moved network-attached storage off a box and onto a Linux-based cluster with its new NAS Cluster software.
- April 06, 2004
If you think xargs are Star Trek aliens and cron is their home planet, then you don't have command of your Linux commands. But don't call on that incompetent engineer Scotty to help you. Instead, check out these tips from Dan Barrett, author of ...
- April 01, 2004
The Training Camp is designated an LPI approved training partner, leading off this week's edition of Quick Takes. Also included are items from Pupesoft.com, Lindows Inc. and JBoss Inc.
- April 01, 2004
Research firm the Radicati Group Inc. likes the prospects of the Linux messaging market.
- March 30, 2004
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Red Hat Inc. sits atop the heap of Linux distributors. As the 11-year-old publicly traded Raleigh, N.C.-based company steams toward adolescence, it has nearly $1 billion in cash in the back with which to beat back Novell Inc.'s ...
- March 24, 2004
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- March 23, 2004
The latest release of the Apache Web server closes three potentially worrisome security holes.
- March 15, 2004
It's not FUD, it's fact: Linux is every bit as susceptible to malicious code as Windows. Experts say the only difference between the two as attack vectors is the greater prevalence of Windows in enterprise data centers and on desktops. F-Secure Corp...
- March 10, 2004
Escaping enterprise messaging application and services lock-in isn't impossible, not if you exchange Exchange for Linux. So says Julie Hanna Farris, whose faith in Linux and open ...
- March 03, 2004
SCO Group ended the suspense early today when it announced it had filed suit against auto retailer AutoZone and manufacturer DaimlerChryslter for their use of Linux.
- March 01, 2004
A couple of years ago, Dynamic Graphics Group might have chosen network-attached storage (NAS) and not Linux for its new storage and delivery platform. But the company's IT gurus -- Todd Moore and Brian Kohles -- quickly discovered that NAS cost ...
- February 27, 2004
Two recent deals with German firms, one for the implementation of 20 z990s, reflect how the econmic demand to consolidate servers is driving sales of IBM's premier mainframe.
- February 24, 2004
In computer warfare, security admins must go into battle riding on a strong vehicle and armed with effective tools, according to security expert Anton Chuvakin. Fortunately, the security warrior who's protecting Linux has both.
- February 20, 2004
An Iowa medical center rescued 100 PCs from certain death using open-source software from the Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP).
- February 20, 2004
What evil lurks in the hearts of hackers? Joe Grand knows, and he believes that systems administrators should know, too. Those who can't think and act like a hacker are doomed to be outsmarted by one, says Grand, an author, electrical engineer and ...
- February 09, 2004
When it comes to one penguin, many geeks are letting their love floe. Tux may have surpassed Tennessee Tuxedo as the most popular penguin on the planet.
- January 22, 2004
IBM is not going to indemnify Linux users because, the company says, the courts will find the SCO Group's lawsuit is baseless. Big Blue addressed the issue this week at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.
- January 22, 2004
Think enterprise Linux likes the bleeding edge? Not so, according to users attending this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. They are in no rush to embrace the 2.6 version of Linux. Also, people may think companies like Linux for the cost, but ...
- January 15, 2004
Linux distributor Red Hat issued an advisory warning administrators of a buffer overflow problem in the Apache Web server. The alert was one of four sent out Wednesday by Red Hat.
- December 31, 2003
This commentary suggests the Novell Inc.'s purchase of SuSE Linux AG will provide the network infrastructure software Linux needs to be a complete enterprise platform.
- December 22, 2003
A storage analyst said Red Hat's planned acquisition of Sistina Inc. accelerates the Linux distributor's push deeper into enterprise data centers.
- December 11, 2003
SCO Group says hackers are flooding its Web site with traffic, overwhelming its servers and keeping it offline. Some posters to Groklaw doubt that's the case.
- December 08, 2003
First Trust Corp. has put Linux at the heart of its business, pushing aside long-standing Unix systems to realize substantial cost savings and a performance increase.
- November 19, 2003
SCO Group CEO Darl McBride predicted doom for the GPL and that Linux's days as a free OS were numbered during a keynote presentation Tuesday.
- November 18, 2003
Some loyal Red Hat Linux users aren't about to pay for enterprise-grade Linux and are hunting down new distributors. Red Hat, meanwhile, says there have been misunderstandings and that options exist for everyone.
- November 06, 2003
In this interview, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority declares its NT servers DOA and explains how Linux saved its DBMS woes.
- October 23, 2003
Red Hat Inc.'s inclusion of a native Posix threading library in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 makes the platform a winner for Java and database admins.
- October 23, 2003
The Missouri State Highway Patrol hums along on Red Hat Linux, as aging Windows NT systems are given a life sentence.
- October 22, 2003
Seemingly everyone in the Windows world has a certification or three but there aren't too many people with Linux certs. Getting one would be a good career move, experts advise.
- October 01, 2003
Administrators are one command away from seamless NT 4.0 migration, server consolidation and other cost savings with Samba 3.0.
- September 30, 2003
NetIQ is no longer Microsoft monogamous. The company announced its new NetIQ AppManager WebConsole to manage Linux and Unix environments this week.
- September 24, 2003
Working for an Australian ISP in the mid-1990s, Jamie Cameron was swamped with users' DNS record-change requests. Surely, he thought, there has to be a better way to handle DNS changes than editing BIND configuration files. With that thought and a ...
- September 24, 2003
In this interview, Peter Honeyman, director of the Linux Scalability Project (LSP), refutes claims that Linux lags behind in scalability. Honeyman also talks about the evolution of Linux's scalability and enhancements that are coming in the 2.6 ...
- September 22, 2003
Scott McNealy is apparently still kicking and screaming about Sun's entry into Linux and open-source, telling attendees at the SunNetwork conference last week that the operating system is for "hobbyists" and not enterprise IT shops. McNealy said ...
- September 18, 2003
Here's a collection of resources to get you up to speed on Linux security.
- September 17, 2003
Linux clusters are known for their presence in high-profile, high-performance computing arenas. But Linux clusters are not just for HPC anymore. In this interview, Linux Networx chief operating officer Dean Hutchings explains how an enterprise could...
- September 16, 2003
One of the world's largest Linux clusters, a 2,816-processor system built by vendor Linux Networx, will soon be used at Los Alamos National Laboratory to run simulations of nuclear detonations. The cluster will help scientists understand how the ...
- September 11, 2003
Oracle laid out its Linux road map Wednesday at OracleWorld, and the destination is clear: Standardize on Red Hat or SuSE Linux on Intel servers.
- September 05, 2003
Experts say Linux's improving scalability and reliability make it a viable data center platform. Economic issues and potential patent fights, however, could slow its evolution.
- September 04, 2003
Lithonia Lighting, a Georgia manufacturer of commercial lighting equipment, switched to Linux to cure a memory-mapping problem Windows experienced during an Oracle implementation.
- September 03, 2003
Blue screens of death and constant middle-of-the-night phone calls led a chain of retail stores to regret its Unix-to-Windows migration.
- August 28, 2003
In this interview, Samba Team member Chris Hertel explains the benefits and limitations of the Common Internet File System (CIFS) for an enterprise Linux shop.
- August 26, 2003
Open-source pioneer Bruce Perens urges IT managers to lobby for the protection of open-source software from the infringing threat of software patents and legal liability.
- August 14, 2003
Stocking a Linux security toolbox? Don't forget Snort, says Rafeeq Ur Rehman, author of Intrusion Detection with Snort from Prentice Hall PTR. Snort's stability and cross-platform compatibility makes it Rehman's enterprise open-source ...
- August 06, 2003
Red Hat kicked LinuxWorld off with a bang when it announced it has filed a complaint in federal court against SCO Group for its "unfair and deceptive" actions. Also, it pledged $1 million for a fund intended to help the open-source community fight ...
- July 31, 2003
Experts headed to LinuxWorld this week offer their Linux predictions for the next six months, and gauge the operating system's growth during the past half year.
- July 24, 2003
Linux routing is only a good fit for an organization if its network manager is a good tailor, says Tony Mancill, author of "Linux Routers: A Primer for Network Administrators" from Prentice Hall PTR. In this, the final installment of a three-part ...