Enterprise Linux Log:

February, 2007


February 28, 2007  2:11 PM

Of Linux migrations and interoperability with Windows

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux basics, Linux desktops, Linux versus Windows, SUSE/Novell

Complete ousters of an operating system from any IT environment are pretty rare in this day and age of heterogeneous data centers, but I managed to find one in Northern California at the Windsor Unified School District. The IT staff there was tasked by school...

February 27, 2007  6:23 PM

Linux on Dell desktops: Too little, too late?

Posted by: ITKE

Reacting to the announcement that Dell will probably pre-load Linux on PCs, blogger Thilak asks a question Linux users have asked for over a decade: "Why pay for Windows when you don’t need it?" Thilak is a...

February 27, 2007  2:15 PM

Linux server numbers soar

Posted by: ITKE
Hardware issues

From our sister site SearchDataCenter.com comes word that Linux server revenue growth has accelerated....

February 27, 2007  1:23 PM

Make way for Linux backup, disaster recovery

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux

A news brief about BakBone Software that I posted today gives a rough idea of where SearchEnterpriseLinux.com's coverage is headed this year. In addition the broad range of topics covered in...

February 27, 2007  10:16 AM

IBM mulls Oracle Linux and its chances

Posted by: ITKE
Other enterprise distributions, Red Hat

Be wary of the hype, dear readers. Making the rounds on Slashdot, digg.com, et al, today is a seemingly scathing story about how IBM is wary of certifying Oracle's Unbreakable Linux. Here at SearchEnterpriseLinux.com...

February 26, 2007  4:47 PM

Linux and vertical markets

Posted by: ITKE
Enterprise applications for Linux, Red Hat

Just a quick heads up: the staff here at SearchEnterpriseLinux.com will be dipping a toe or two into the vertical markets that have sprung up around Linux. Onwards and upwards, right? One of those markets is health care, and coincidentally enough, Red Hat made

February 26, 2007  3:49 PM

Novell talks interoperability beyond Windows and Linux

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Legal, licensing issues, Linux versus Windows, SUSE/Novell

Novell's Jeff Jaffe must have heard we have a new blog, because today he made a post about interoperability that played right into our laps. Just for some background, Novell and Microsoft partnered up late last year and promised the union would...

February 26, 2007  2:15 PM

LinuxWorld: Open Solutions Summit decompression

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration

From here on out, LinuxWorld is a one coast pony. LinuxWorld San Francisco is where it's going to be at in 2007 and beyond. Unfortunately, for we East Coasters this means no more wintertime Linux supershow; instead we have the

February 26, 2007  2:03 PM

Is Linux a mission-critical app operating system yet?

Posted by: ITKE
Linux versus Unix, Linux versus Windows

Just last week, two industry veterans -- kept anonymous for their own protection -- stunned me by saying: "Linux is still relegated to the edge of the enterprise, to file-and-print and Web serving." To me, that's like saying Starbucks is still a regional coffee shop business. That's so three...

February 23, 2007  9:11 PM

Linux and identity management

Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration

I've been all about identity management lately, and for good reason: things can get a bit hairy when It administrators try and get their Linux and Windows boxes to play nice in the data center. A...


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