Enterprise Linux Log:

April, 2008


April 30, 2008  9:08 AM

Open source events are popping up in Beantown

Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

It must be the warmer weather. Ubuntu happenings are springing up everywhere in Boston. Just five days after Boston fans gathered at an upscale downtown nightspot to celebrate the release of Hardy Heron, Ubuntu's latest operating system, a local...

April 25, 2008  10:34 AM

Boston’s Ubuntu Hardy Herons party with London bigwigs

Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

Ubuntu fans may be passionate geeks when it comes to free software, but last night's happy love fest at the Globe Bar & Grill in Copley Place was more about enjoying the moment and being together than serial computer installs. Nearly two dozen members of the

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April 23, 2008  5:03 PM

Red Hat out-marathons the pack in financial services

Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

You have to run pretty fast to keep up with Red Hat these days. The leading open source vendor just broke two speed records for the financial industry. First, it broke the gold standard for real-time status by processing...


April 18, 2008  3:46 PM

Sun kisses and makes up

Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

Sun Microsystems Inc. just did a smart about-face.
According to well-known open source analyst and blogger Bill Weinberg, a few years ago Sun...


April 17, 2008  10:48 AM

Microsoft Vista vs. Linux desktops: An IT pro sounds off

Suzanne Wheeler Suzanne Wheeler Profile: Suzanne Wheeler

The thought of moving to Microsoft Vista has put many Windows users into a panic, writes Ubuntu Linux user and IT pro Fred Marsico, the chief technology officer of Quantum Mechanics R&D in Corvallis, Ore., in this guest blog post. In trade mags and blogs, I have read about the...


April 17, 2008  10:27 AM

VIPs’ drop-ins delight MySQL dinner guests

Suzanne Wheeler Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

At the MySQL conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, Sun's senior vice president of software, dropped in unexpectedly in an informal dinner organized...


April 17, 2008  8:47 AM

Red Hat blog: Caffeine needed

Suzanne Wheeler Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

Don't read Red Hat's latest blog on its desktop policy unless you've just chugged a few bottles of...


April 9, 2008  3:17 PM

Construction firm turns to open source for systems management

Suzanne Wheeler Megan Santosus Profile: Msant

When Sam Lamonica first joined Rudolph and Sletten as CIO in 2003, one of his first orders of business was to stabilize the IT infrastructure at the construction firm. “There were all sorts of IS problems affecting the network and the...


April 9, 2008  2:54 PM

Perens: The co-optation of patents, standards threaten IT innovation

Suzanne Wheeler Suzanne Wheeler Profile: Suzanne Wheeler

The success of open source software (OSS) has software giants like Microsoft running scared, OSS pioneer Bruce Perens says. Although most IT shops today use OSS such as Nagios, Samba, Apache and other programs, the open source community is still in a vulnerable spot, as software vendors use their...


April 7, 2008  2:18 PM

Users praise, pan Linux at Wall Street trade show

Suzanne Wheeler Don Rosenburg Profile: Dkr

This blog post was written by Pam Derringer, news writer for SearchEnterpriseLinux.com.

Last week, lots of IT guys from New York’s biggest banks and stock brokerages took a day off to attend the sixth annual

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