• Two ways Microsoft’s mindshare sabotages Linux desktop adoption

    Microsoft may not make flawless software, but its proprietary strategy is hard to fault. In particular, Microsoft has mastered desktop lock-in, undermining users' confidence in any alternatives and creating a slew of minor difficulties that irritate those who do switch.

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  • What makes a migration from Unix to Linux attractive?

    Learn about Linux's attractive qualities such as platform flexibilty, quick deployment of patches, and better compatibility and cost structures. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of migrating from Unix to Linux is also presented.

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  • IBM pushes game as learning tool for Linux admins

    Taking its cue from purveyors of educational games for children, IBM Corp. is making games for IT pros. More than 215,000 copies of IBM AlphaWorks' first game, Robocode, have been downloaded. In this code-writing tutorial, players build robots to compete in a game. AlphaWorks' second game release,...

    Jan Stafford3,080 pointsBadges:
  • What Linux vendors will win the desktop away from Microsoft?

    Michael Robertson recently predicted: "The number of commercial desktop Linux companies shrinks through attrition and consolidation. Building an operating system, courting PC partners, garnering distribution, servicing retailers and supporting end users is an enormous undertaking. It takes a large...

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  • Installing SLED 10

    Open source software and apps expert Bernard Golden says that installing SUSE Linux Desktop 10 isn't any harder than installing Windows.

    BGolden510 pointsBadges:
  • Learning Linux security administration

    Learning Linux, especially Linux security administration, can seem particularly tricky for those only well-versed in Windows. Here, security expert James Turnbull offers some pointers for getting up to speed.

    JTurnbull490 pointsBadges:
  • Installing and running Linux on IBM p5 systems

    Mixing Linux with p5 architecture can help your IT shop reap rewards in support, gain the capacity to run on a 32-way system and more.

    KMilberg1,465 pointsBadges:
  • Novell: Consumers will lead the way to desktop Linux

    Novell Inc. idea man Matt Asay makes predictions about the path of Linux desktop adoption and offers some insights into Novell's desktop Linux strategy.

    Brunola3,910 pointsBadges:
  • Red Hat CTO opines on virtual appliances, desktops and, even, drivers

    Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens sits down with SearchEnterpriseLinux.com for a far-reaching conversation about virtualization and the impact it's having on IT management.

    Jan Stafford3,080 pointsBadges:
  • Novell pledges to continue close ties to Linux community

    Novell CTO Alan Nugent tells Usenix that the vendor will develop its proprietary products only where there are no open source alternatives.

    MMimoso3,355 pointsBadges:

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