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March 25, 2008  10:56 AM

Linux on the desktop: Soon, but not yet



Posted by: Suzanne Wheeler
Administration, interoperability and integration, Hardware issues, Interviews, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Linux versus Windows, Open source applications, SUSE/Novell, Updates and upgrades, Windows

This blog was contributed by SearchEnterpriseLinux.com expert Sander van Vugt. At Novell Inc.'s annual BrainShare user conference in Salt Lake City, I talked to Guy Lunardi, one of the most important guys behind Novell's SUSE Linux...

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...


February 5, 2008  11:42 AM

Mobile Linux platform coming to a phone near you



Posted by: Rick Vanover
Enterprise applications for Linux, Open source applications, Rick Vanover

The up-and-coming LiMo Foundation recently announced that, in March of 2008, a Linux-based platform for mobile computing platform will be available.


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...


November 19, 2007  9:40 AM

Google’s Linux-based Android takes on Ma Bell



Posted by: ITKE
Linux blogs and news, Linux versus Unix, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Open source applications, Windows

When Google launched Android earlier this month, many people assumed that because it was an open, Linux-based mobile operating system, the target was Microsoft. Throughout the relatively brief history of Linux, the first competition was with legacy Unix systems and Microsoft Windows. Closed versus...


November 15, 2007  10:55 AM

Security alert: Remote Code Execution in Samba’s nmbd



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Samba, Updates and upgrades

Samba release manage Jerry Carter once told me that the majority of "bugs" in Samba that get reported by users are actually misconfigurations of that user's system, or a problem with Microsoft Windows, and are not the fault of Samba. In one of the


November 15, 2007  7:58 AM

BIND 9.4.2 RC2 is now available



Posted by: ITKE
BIND, Open source applications, Updates and upgrades

Fresh from the yesterday's news file, BIND 9.4.2b1 is now available for download. This is a maintenance release candidate for BIND 9.4, but if you are upgrading from BIND 9.4.2rc1 the BIND developer team strongly encourages you to please see the README file...


November 14, 2007  11:37 AM

Red Hat Exchange gets appliance, services boost



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Red Hat

When the Red Hat Exchange (RHX) launched alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) in March and was expanded upon at the


November 9, 2007  9:52 AM

UPDATE REMINDER: Product of the Year nominations are going on now!



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, authentication, Backup & recovery, blades, Clusters, grids and mainframes, Database, disaster recovery, Enterprise applications for Linux, green computing, Hardware issues, identity management, Linux basics, Open source applications, Red Hat, SUSE/Novell, Systems Management, Xen

2007 Product of the Year AwardsWorking with vendors is...


October 15, 2007  4:12 PM

OpenOffice: Take your pick



Posted by: ITKE
Linux blogs and news, Open source applications, OpenOffice, tips

While OpenOffice.org celebrates its seventh year with a new release, someone put his fork in OpenOffice's birthday cake. Go-oo get OpenOffice The Go-oo version of OpenOffice.org promises new, in-development features and...


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