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Administration, interoperability and integration


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  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 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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August 21, 2007  7:07 AM

Samba 3.0.25c Available for Download



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Samba

It's always a fun morning when the Samba team fires off another stable production release of their namesake open source project. Today, Samba's Jerry Carter mailed the Samba mailing list with an update on 3.0.25c -- it's available!

This is the latest production release of the Samba...


August 13, 2007  11:28 AM

LinuxWorld 2007 decompression



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Andrew Kutz, Linux blogs and news, LinuxWorld, Uncategorized

So another LinuxWorld Conference and Expo has come and gone -- but what's this?! Where's the Linux?! Sure, it was there in sessions on interoperability between Linux and Windows; and in Novell...

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August 10, 2007  4:24 PM

Will new Krugle code-finding appliance be cool?



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Open source applications

Meeting people who develop new products and start up companies is a fun thing to do at a show. AT LinuxWorld 2007 in San Francisco this week, I talked with Laura Merling of Krugle Inc. about Krugle Enterprise Appliance, which is in beta now and heading for release within weeks.  Krugle has made...


August 9, 2007  1:32 PM

Accelerating the progress of Linux in the enterprise



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, LinuxWorld, SUSE/Novell, videos

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/t-ay9sEo-ZU" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] In case you missed the Novell keynote with Ron Hovsepian, here's a quick recap in video form. The theme? Accelerating the progress of Linux in the enterprise. You can catch our...


July 31, 2007  9:00 PM

Linux backup: Seven backup dos and don’ts



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux basics, tips

Ready for some quick tips? Here are six best practices for handling backup, compliments of Anthony Johnson, president and CEO of Storix Inc.

  • Do get a full-system backup, not just your data.
  • Do verify your backups.
  • Do encrypt your backup data.
  • Do always test...


July 31, 2007  2:10 PM

‘Big Four’ systems management vendors ripe for open source shake-up



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Open source applications

A new research report from the New York-based 451 Group has found that the 'Big Four' systems management vendors -- BMC, HP, IBM and CA -- are "ripe for a shake-up from open source systems management players." In the past 18 months, open source options in the systems management space have grown to...


July 31, 2007  12:47 PM

10 IT system monitoring best practices



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Systems Management

Here are 10 best practices for system monitoring that Javier Soltero, CTO of Hyperic Inc., has seen succeed in his years in IT.

  1. Define what it means for a given resource -- a...


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