Enterprise Linux Log:

Open source applications


October 9, 2007  1:03 PM

ZedCon: Zend Core 2.5, Eclipse, and Microsoft–oh my!



Posted by: ITKE
Microsoft, Open source applications

Today at ZendCon, Zend shared details about some new integration initiatives with products from IBM, Microsoft and Oracle, as well as some enhancements to the Zend version of PHP. Topping the list of announcements was an offering for developers who want to create PHP applications using...

October 9, 2007  10:15 AM

Top Linux applications, anyone?



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

Is your IT shop desperate to get off the Windows IV and into the free-wheelin', foot loose and fancy free world of open source applications? No? Are you sure you're on the right blog? I only ask because I got an email today from reader Rich I. that contained a link to the


October 3, 2007  7:49 AM

Ubuntu Gustsy Gibbon and Firefox update



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, tips, Ubuntu Linux

Some commentary on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and Firefox from SearchEnterpriseLinux.com reader C.K.:

I have an update to the FF3 in Ubuntu item; I was reading


October 2, 2007  12:57 PM

Call for Entries – SearchEnterpriseLinux.com Products of the Year Awards



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux basics, Linux blogs and news, Linux desktops, Open source applications, Security, Virtualization

SearchEnterpriseLinux.com wants to help our readers discover the best of the best in Linux products for the enterprise in our 2007 Products of the Year awards. Nominate a favorite product youve used, or...


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...


August 20, 2007  8:01 AM

OpenID: One ID for the entire Internet



Posted by: ITKE
Open source applications, Security

OpenID logoNow here's a cool little technology that you may or may not have heard of: OpenID. It's like single sign on, but simpler. That's the angle presented by the project's leaders anyway,...


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...


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 23, 2007  5:51 PM

Replacing Microsoft Small Business Server: IT pro asks for open source software alternatives



Posted by: ITKE
Administration, interoperability and integration, Enterprise applications for Linux, Linux versus Windows, Microsoft, Open source applications

David Crook, a consultant and 20-year IT veteran, has issued a challenge -- via SearchEnterpriseLinux.com -- to the open source community. He tells me he has a shiny new IBM xSeries server "sitting idle waiting for something to make its life a little less boring." His first thought was to install...


July 23, 2007  9:41 AM

BIND releases get version number facelift



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

According to the BIND mailing list, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is making a minor change to the way it numbers BIND releases as a way to simplify the upgrade process for our...


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