Enterprise Linux Log:

April, 2008


April 30, 2008  9:08 AM

Open source events are popping up in Beantown



Posted by: Dkr
Linux blogs and news, Open source applications, open standards, TechTarget Blogs, Uncategorized, user group announcements

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



Posted by: Dkr
Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Linux humor, Open source applications, Ubuntu Linux

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



Posted by: Dkr
blades, Data center physical infrastructure, Database, Enterprise applications for Linux, Hardware issues, IBM, Linux blogs and news, Open source applications, Open source Solaris, Red Hat

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



Posted by: Dkr
Hardware issues, Linux blogs and news, Open source Solaris, sun microsystems, TechTarget Blogs

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



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Updates and upgrades

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



Posted by: Dkr
Enterprise applications for Linux, MySQL, sun microsystems, Uncategorized

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



Posted by: Dkr
Fedora Linux, Red Hat, Uncategorized

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



Posted by: Msant
Open source applications, Systems Management

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



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Legal, licensing issues, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, open standards

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



Posted by: Dkr
Linux versus Windows, Other enterprise distributions, Red Hat, UNIX, Windows

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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