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  • CentOS lures Red Hat Linux users with software update service

    Oracle's Unbreakable Linux is one less expensive alternative to Red Hat Linux, but there are some users within the Linux community who prescribe a different route entirely: CentOS.

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  • Mainframe Linux vs. Unix

    Today's new breed of smaller, cheaper mainframes, paired with the Linux operating system, look like an attractive alternative to Unix on RISC or SPARC servers. Linux on the mainframe seems to give us

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  • Linux on P5 systems

    We have migrated numerous areas from HPUX to Linux over the past five years. We've done this primarily for TCO, more for the cost of hardware than the cost of the OS. Areas that we
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  • Why to switch to Linux from Unix

    What are some good reasons to switch to Linux from Unix? In my opinion, Solaris has takes the lead for mission-critical corporate servers.

    There are

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  • Migration training/support costs

    There's a mandate to switch to open source desktops. We have about 200 users that would need re-training and support, and I understand there's quite a shift from the familiar Microsoft
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  • rPath CEO lays out case for Linux virtual appliances

    The role of the operating system is changing, says Billy Marshall, the CEO of Raleigh, N.C.-based rPath, whose rBuilder product is used by software vendors to create and maintain software appliances. ...

  • Practical tips for deploying Oracle and open source

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  • Check out IBM POWER5, Linux and virtualization

    The data center has evolved much over the past 20 years. Dinosaurs once ruled in the form of mainframes. Mini-computers starting replacing them, and then came open systems in the form of Unix. Eventually

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  • Golden's Rules: Sun's Linux-friendly, virtual, portable data center

    Sun Microsystem's Project Blackbox -- a virtualized data center in a box -- just might be a revolutionary concept. Inside the package, it's certainly a better mousetrap for Sun, at the very least because

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  • Sun rolls out data center Winnebago

    MENLO PARK, Calif -- Sun Microsystems Inc. is literally rolling out a new data center design model during an event at its corporate campus today. Executives introduced a prototype for a prefabricated

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  • Sybase ASE: Performance benefits of DPL and DRL

    When a table is created in Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE), the default locking scheme is the server-wide setting for the configuration parameter lock scheme. The default value for this

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  • Open source integration tool makes custom apps play nice

    Alex Knezevic's IT shop at the Marena Group Inc. was awash in a mix of proprietary, open source and custom applications, and none of them were talking to each other.

    One year ago, the Lawrenceville,

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  • Linux or Unix: Making the right decision

    So, Windows is no longer cutting the mustard and you need a more scalable, reliable and higher performing environment. You may be running Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft or any of a number of ERP applications.

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  • Digium points Asterisk toward enterprise VoIP

    Perched on a chair above the VoiceCon show floor, in a dimly lit loft just right for quiet chats, Digium's vice president of product management and marketing was surprised by the vantage point. "Wow,

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  • Open source PBX provider teams up with Intel

    Digium -- provider of the open source private branch exchange (PBX) called Asterisk -- yesterday announced plans to support Intel Corp.'s NetStructure and Dialogic products in its Asterisk Business

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  • Open source making way in SMBs

    Ernie Ball Inc. is certainly not the norm when it comes to software use.

    The San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based company switched completely to open source software after a surprise audit by the

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  • Beowulf

    Beowulf is an approach to building a supercomputer as a cluster

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  • Oracle vs. Microsoft: The open source factor

    Many IT professionals believe that Oracle's recent moves in the open source software (OSS) market -- including its purchase of open source stalwart Sleepycat Software Inc. -- were undertaken in an effort

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  • Installing Oracle9i (9.2.0) on Red Hat Linux 8.0 using RAW devices

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  • Google Spreadsheets review

    Google Spreadsheets are in the "Sneak Peek" phase. The two big questions seem to be a) why would anyone want to use a potentially non-secure spreadsheet with limited capabilities, and b) how will we

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