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  • Getting started on a Unix-to-Linux migration, part 2

    In part two of a three-part series on Unix-to-Linux migration, expert Ken Milberg advises how to get your project off the ground.

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  • Linux security: 2007 in review

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  • The ‘no-configuration, only-active-when-needed’ SSH VPN

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

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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

    In a recent report, the Aberdeen Group compares Sun's and Hewlett-Packard's Linux strategies and cautions that Sun's bias toward Solaris and the perception it isn't serious about Linux could hamper its movement into the enterprise Linux space.

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