Enterprise Linux Log:

Administration, interoperability and integration


February 13, 2008  2:15 PM

Installing Opera 9.25 on RHEL 4



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, desktops, Red Hat, Rick Vanover

If you are like me, you are passionate about your browser preferences. Lately, I have been installing Opera 9.25 as my browser...

February 8, 2008  10:50 AM

Added enterprise distro compatibility within development community



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, CentOS, Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, SUSE/Novell

The Novell-sponsored openSUSE Build Service recently added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS. This community project provides a development platform for future openSUSE Linux distributions . This is in addition...


January 31, 2008  3:11 PM

More Linux commands for your scripting pleasure



Posted by: SAS70ExPERT
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux basics, scripts, tips

One of our users, James Lowden, emailed us to say that our recent 77 useful Linux commands and utilities guide missed a couple of his favorites:

I'm a NetBSD...


January 22, 2008  9:46 PM

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake released



Posted by: Akutz
Administration, interoperability and integration, Andrew Kutz, Ubuntu Linux

Canonical just announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS Dapper Drake. This point release keeps Ubuntu's first LTS release up-to-date with the latest round of patches and bug fixes as we approach their next LTS, Hardy Herron in April of this year...


January 22, 2008  9:24 AM

Linux-compatible server options expand



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Rick Vanover, support

I was faced with the decision to implement an additional system on the RHEL 4.x series, or make our first jump to the version 5 releases. I decided to have this additional system to stay on RHEL 4.x because of our support situation. As admins are aware, there are many factors that affect a decision...


January 17, 2008  12:03 PM

RHEL installation hang-ups and virtual media fun



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Hardware issues, Red Hat, Rick Vanover

I had an opportunity this week to install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.5 (64-bit version) for a system running a specialized vendor application. I'd like to share my frustration with you so that you can avoid such learning experiences in your future server builds. 

On a Dell PowerEdge...


January 14, 2008  10:27 AM

Server platform consistency for Linux systems



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Dell, HP, Linux versus Windows, Rick Vanover

Today's top server hardware vendors have expanded the line of Linux compatible server systems. HP and Dell, for example, have Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux available as OEM build installations, the same hardware that a Windows server can be built on. As...


January 11, 2008  11:05 AM

Making the case for JeOS



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux versus Windows, Rick Vanover, Ubuntu Linux

I recently tried out a test system with an Ubuntu Server 7.10 JeOS build. The JeOS (Just Enough Operating System, pronounced "juice" ) concept for Linux works well if one needs just enough to run a test...


January 9, 2008  1:32 PM

Use virtual keyboards to support international Linux systems



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux desktops, Rick Vanover

Should you be so privileged as to be in a position to have to support international enterprise Linux installs or distributions, you may run into the occasional situation where you need local characters and your keyboard can't offer much help. I had a chance to run a tool called


January 3, 2008  12:58 PM

Run instant messaging internally, securely



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, Rick Vanover

Have you found Instant Messaging (IM) running on just about every box in your enterprise? Want to secure IM? Meet Jabber. Jabber is a streaming XML based open source instant messenger server.  You can provision a Linux server to...


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