Enterprise Linux Log:

July, 2008


July 29, 2008  2:37 PM

User frustration with Vista prompts Ubuntu test-drive

Posted by: Dkr
desktops, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft Windows, TechTarget Blogs, Ubuntu Linux, Windows

I was relaxing, reading personal email on a leisurely Sunday afternoon when a note from a long-lost friend brought work, and Linux, front and center. The friend, from whom I hadn't heard in years, reported that her husband, frustrated beyond belief with

July 29, 2008  2:10 PM

Navy’s ship cancelation a blow for real-time Linux, IBM

Posted by: Dkr
Enterprise applications for Linux, IBM, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux kernel, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

The U.S. Navy’s cancelation of its $20 billion Zumwalt destroyer contract last week because of a 50% price hike is disappointing for the Linux community and surely must be for IBM The Armonk, N.Y.-based computer company developed Java-based, real-time...

July 28, 2008  4:34 PM

Package managers: Downloaders beware

Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, authentication, DataCenter, Linux, Security, Systems Management, Updates and upgrades

Package management—the process of determining which update packages should be installed on a host and then downloading and installing those package—invites a dilemma : OSes need to updated, but the process of updating them can invite security breaches. A

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July 23, 2008  9:17 PM

Surprise! Open source is growing fast, report concludes

Posted by: Dkr

This probably comes as no surprise to faithful Enterprise Linux Log readers, but the use of open source software grew at a whopping 55% a year. No kidding. That figure is courtesy of a study by well-known Linux author and consultant Bernard Golden, CEO of San Carlos, Calif.-based

July 18, 2008  4:57 PM

Open source: Get a (marketing) life, Yegge says

Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
CRM, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows

“You are a brand,” Steve Yegge, technology prodigy and renowned industry blogger, told listeners in a podcast on software marketing...

July 16, 2008  6:47 PM

Novell’s Steinman upbeat on growth, partnerships

Posted by: Dkr
Interviews, Linux, SUSE/Novell, TechTarget Blogs

Novell Inc. may be a distant No. 2 to Raleigh, N.C.-based Red Hat. Inc. in sales of its open source operating system. But that doesn’t daunt Justin Steinman, Novell’s director of product marketing, Linux and Open...

July 9, 2008  6:49 PM

Harvard Law professor outlines OS evolution

Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
GPL issues, Legal, licensing issues, Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, videos, Windows

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/NgYE75gkzkM" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] According to Yochai Benkler, Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard, open source software is part of a shift to an economy driven by de-centralized non-market...

July 7, 2008  1:20 PM

Subversion releases 1.5.0: Right for the enterprise

Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, DataCenter, DataManagement, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux, Open source applications, Updates and upgrades

Subversion (SVN) 1.5 has finally been released. Why should you care? For enterprise software managers who seek an open source software solution with a great feature set whose server and client run on Unix, Linux, Mac and/or MS...

July 3, 2008  3:49 PM

Xandros’ Linspire buy is great spectator sport

Posted by: Dkr
Linux, Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft Windows, Red Hat, TechTarget Blogs

Sometimes company acquisitions are just fun to sit back and watch. Xandros Inc.’s recent acquisition of Linspire Inc. is a case in point. Xandros is building its muscle as the go-to interoperability player,...


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