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Oracle + Sun: Whos happy and whos not

Blog   Full Disclosure: First of all, I was a Sun employee just 8 months ago. While I am not currently a Sun employee, myself and/or my company does consulting work for Sun from time to time. I also work with other storage vendors as well, including significant work with EMC. Suffice to say, this b...

Last updated: Apr 21, 2009   10:59 PM GMT  |  Blog: Taylor's Take on Storage   |      cisco, EMC, HDS
Lies, damn lies and software development surveys

Blog  It was British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli who coined the phrase, "Lies, damn lies, and statistics..." and given the amount of PR fluff that the IT industry throws up in terms of "shocking new stats", the man was clearly before his time. Only yesterday we saw this story on the newswires... "T...

Last updated: Aug 10, 2011   9:57 AM GMT  |  Blog: CW Developer Network   |      Agile, ALM, Jedward
Killing Linpus Linux, reaching for Ubuntu on netbooks

Blog   If you, like me, bought an Acer Aspire One and have been suffering with the ultra stripped down Linpus Linux Lite for your sins; then you've probably (also like me) only dreamed lazily of the heavenly possibility of having a "proper" operating system on your machine. After all, Ubuntu 11.04 is due ...

Last updated: Mar 21, 2011   7:52 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      "installable Internet applications", Drivers, Linux
Attention class! Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)

Blog   Red Hat is urging system administrators to up their skill sets with a new base-level certification aligned to the key tasks required of Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administrators. The Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) replaces the company's previous certification with the launch o...

Last updated: Nov 15, 2010   1:05 PM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Linux, Red Hat, Training
Hacking Kernel.org Linux sorts the script kiddies from the developers

Blog  Not for the first time in its illustrious history, hackers recently chanced their collective arm by launching an attack on the Kernel.org Linux repository last month. The offensive used a Trojan in an attempt to ultimately make changes to the source code of the Linux kernel itself. Quite why hacker...

Last updated: Sep 5, 2011   12:41 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Hackers, kernel, Linux
International Space Station adopts Debian Linux, drops Windows & Red Hat into airlock

Blog  It's nothing to do with Windows 8 and the lack of a 'Start' button (or orb) at all. But reports from the Linux Foundation confirm that the International Space Station's (ISS) laptop installation is to drop Windows into the airlock in favour of a new deployment of Linux for its machines. Manager ...

Last updated: May 13, 2013   9:05 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Linux, Open source
Red Hat freebases on Linux containers

Blog  Red Hat is a busy company with tired arms. One minute Red Hat is building out its platform and helping Microsoft to 'embrace' its wider offerings, the next it is 'embracing' open standards and ready to 'embrace' meritocracy over rank in terms of its open community ethos... then next, Red Hat 'embra...

Last updated: Nov 20, 2015   12:32 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Linux, Red Hat
IBM LinuxONE is a Linux-only mainframe

Blog  IBM has introduced two Linux mainframe servers under the brand name LinuxONE. The machines can perform 30 billion RESTful web interactions/day with Dockerized Node.js and MongoDB, driving over 470K database read and writes per second. The company says it will now also enable open source and indu...

Last updated: Aug 17, 2015   11:36 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      IBM, Linux
CoreOS Linux: it's how Google, Facebook & Twitter run at scale

Blog  CoreOS is a new lightweight Linux distribution that has been re-architected to provide features needed to run what its development team labels as "modern infrastructure" stacks for what are usually clustered deployments. This operating system provides the "minimal functionality" required (and the...

Last updated: Feb 1, 2015   1:21 PM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      CoreOS, Linux
A shot in the arm for enterprise Linux

Blog  After this week's news of the International Space Station's move to Debian Linux for its laptop installation, the enterprise Linux space is also now strengthened by Bromium, Chelsio, Fusion-io, nexB and ownCloud all joining the Linux Foundation. NOTE: This year's 2013 Enterprise End User Report sho...

Last updated: May 14, 2013   8:53 AM GMT  |  Blog: Open Source Insider   |      Fusion-io, Linux, Security
Think Beyond x86 Clustering For an Enterprise-Class Linux Solution

Blog  Linux has made impressive inroads into enterprise-class computing environments because of its performance, security, scalability and global open source support network. As a result, more and more enterprise-class workloadssuch as analytics, databases and transaction processingare moving to Lin...

Last updated: Sep 28, 2017   4:10 PM GMT  |  Blog: Innovation Through Infrastructure   |      Linux
Linux clustering versus supercomputing

Answer  In an article on SearchEnterpriseLinux.com, Cray Canada CTO Paul Terry said: "Cluster vendors would have you believe that their performance is the linear sum of each of their respective GFLOPS [Giga Floating Point Operations Per Second]. Most cluster [experts] know now that users are...

Last updated: Jun 2, 2004   8:32 PM GMT   |    Linux, Servers
nt/2000 oracle experience to install on linux

Answer  Do you happen to know of any good resources to help a windows Oracle dba very quickly appreciate the linux environment for an install there. It would be great to have a resource that can explain the similar (or not so similar) constructs in a windows environment to that of a linux one. Thanks, Laura

Last updated: May 12, 2004   2:24 PM GMT   |    Linux, Oracle
Getting end users to buy into Linux/OpenOffice move

Answer  We'd like to move from Windows desktops and MS Office to Linux and OpenOffice.org. Our users are concerned that they'll have to spend many hours learning how to use a new desktop. What's the best way to get them up and going quickly? We need them to buy in to this to make it happen.

Last updated: Jul 21, 2005   5:34 AM GMT   |    CIO, Implementation, Linux
Survey in ComputerEconomics -- real or BS?

Answer  Making a business case for moving to Linux. I found this survey in Computer Economics and can't believe the results so I'm asking here to see if they got it right or were just full of it. (I'll reveal what they said in another post and give you a link if somebody will guess and provide a sanity chec...

Last updated: Aug 18, 2005   9:30 PM GMT   |    Budgeting, Linux, Vendors
Getting end users to buy into Linux/OpenOffice move-2

Answer  We'd like to move from Windows desktops and MS Office to Linux and OpenOffice.org. Our users are concerned that they'll have to spend many hours learning how to use a new desktop. What's the best way to get them up and going quickly? We need them to buy in to this to make it happen.

Last updated: Jul 21, 2005   10:21 AM GMT   |    Career Development, CIO, Implementation
Integration of Linux and MS Server 2003 on one network

Answer  I am in the process of installing an ERP product that runs on MS SQL Server 2000 and so I will need an MS Server 2003 box on which to run the database. So far simple enough. I also want the run the network using Linux wherever possible - Linux (SUSE Probably) for DNS, DHCP, FIREWALL, and file serv...

Last updated: Jul 14, 2005   5:45 AM GMT   |    Linux, SUSE Linux Standard Server
Integration of Linux and MS Server 2003 on one network

Answer  I am in the process of installing an ERP product that runs on MS SQL Server 2000 and so I will need an MS Server 2003 box on which to run the database. So far simple enough. I also want the run the network using Linux wherever possible - Linux (SUSE Probably) for DNS, DHCP, FIREWALL, and file serv...

Last updated: Jul 14, 2005   5:45 AM GMT   |    Linux, SUSE Linux Standard Server
Linux, WinXP dual boot

Answer  After installing and running MEPIS Linux, I decided to try setting up dual booting with WinXP Pro. Now, when I load the XP CD and start setup, it eventually says "cannot load operating system". I assume I have corrupted the MBR or there is a problem with the partition I am using for XP. Can you p...

Last updated: Jul 11, 2005   9:42 AM GMT   |    Linux, Microsoft Windows XP
Winbind not connecting to Windows network

Answer  I'm not very experienced with Linux. I created a Whitebox Linux server and got Winbind running to connect to our windows 2k network. I am able to print to the win network, but can't see anything there or connect to any computer/server. The Linux box seemed to join the domain OK, but can't see it ...

Last updated: Sep 9, 2005   8:40 AM GMT   |    Linux, Management, Microsoft Windows
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