Enterprise Linux Log:

September, 2007


September 11, 2007  10:17 AM

Mainframes, Linux, and cost advantages



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Clusters, grids and mainframes, Linux versus Unix, Linux versus Windows, Power management, Security, support

MainframesOccasionally throughout the summer I've been...

September 11, 2007  9:56 AM

Of Samba bugs and 3.026a



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba, Security

We just put a Samba tip up the other day regarding bugs and bug fixes, so it's kind of ironic that Jerry Carter, release manager for the Samba team, sent out a few bug...


September 10, 2007  4:02 PM

Wubi install mechanism bound for Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon



Posted by: ITKE
Ubuntu Linux

One of my Ubuntu ninjas wrote me this morning to point out that the mechanism behind the Wubi installer for Ubuntu (http://wubi-installer.org/) is being incorporated into the next version of Ubuntu (7.10 aka Gutsy Gibbon; due out in just over a month). From...


September 10, 2007  3:38 PM

Linux Done Right: A user’s pleasant surprise



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, identity management, Linux basics, Linux desktops, Linux Done Right, Linux versus Windows, Open source applications, Samba, support

Consider this the first in an occasional, meandering series of articles on Linux done right. These aren't meant to boost the sales of any particular vendor, but instead are meant to show other end users, IT managers and decision makers what to look for when vetting applications and operating...


September 7, 2007  10:39 AM

Linux job numbers surge, remain behind Windows



Posted by: ITKE
IT careers

DICEIf Dice's numbers are any indication, then...


September 7, 2007  9:38 AM

More on Samba4 alpha1…



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba

A Samba4 update from Andrew Bartlett hit my Inbox this morning with an overview of all the new features.

NEW FEATURES ============ Samba4 supports the server-side of the Active Directory logon environment used by Windows 2000 and later, so we can do full domain join...


September 7, 2007  9:17 AM

The i5 and Oracle certification headaches



Posted by: ITKE
Database, IBM

My comrade in data center arms Mark Fontecchio is presenting a unique iSeries problem over at our sister blog today. At the iSeries blog, Mark...


September 5, 2007  3:22 PM

Samba 4.0.0 alpha1 available for download



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba

If I had a klaxon I'd be sounding it right now, because there's some Samba 4 news to bring to you this afternoon. No, not Samba 3 -- 4.0! It's a rare treat, and one that we haven;t had the pleaause of digesting for quite a while now. Via the

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September 5, 2007  12:26 PM

Red Hat scores two migration wins



Posted by: ITKE
Linux versus Unix, Linux versus Windows, Red Hat, Uncategorized

Sweden and Red Hat

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September 4, 2007  9:54 AM

ODF Alliance lauds ISO OOXML “fast track” rejection



Posted by: ITKE
open standards

Anyone out there following this OOXML (Microsoft's Office Open XML standard) debate? I have to admit, the whole OpenDocument thing has fallen to the wayside this year ever since I covered it ad nauseum in 2006. Seems I've been missing some heated discussions, to put it mildly. Today, it seems, I...


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