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  • SUSE Linux on System z slashes costs, boosts uptime at Baldor Electric

    When it switched to SUSE Linux on System z, Baldor Electric initially wanted better uptime and less complexity. But it managed to slash IT costs in the process.

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  • NX slams door on Linux buffer exploits

    Using a worm to execute code by overflowing a Linux memory buffer just got tougher.

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  • The TCO question: Can Linux beat Microsoft? Part 2

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  • From Windows to Linux: Finding comparable apps and services

    Making the jump to Linux can be disorienting for Windows users because of the difference in terminology, function and apps. An expert describes the Linux equivalents to common applications and services that Windows provides.

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  • Microsoft’s Taylor-made Linux strategist

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  • Analyst firm urges caution on Sun’s Linux strategy

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  • Red Hat: Linux served at vertical data center dinner tables

    Major Linux vendors like Red Hat are finding success penetrating data centers in vertical markets like the financial industry. Financials often grow their own applications in-house and it's easier to port those C and C++ programs and entire solution stacks to Linux in vertical markets. That said,...

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  • Patch work management: Keeping the pieces together

    In this tip, an IT pro debunks the myth that configuration errors are the source of many problems in patch management and tells how to get the most out of Red Hat support.

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  • Enterprises asked to ‘hammer’ on new 2.6 test kernel

    Linus Torvalds on Monday released a test version of the 2.6 Linux kernel and asked enterprises to download it, test it and report their findings to the Open Source Development Lab.

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