May 2009 | Archive by Month | SearchEnterpriseLinux.com

May 2009

  • Using nmap for Linux administration and security

    The open source tool nmap is ideal for network troubleshooting, scanning and auditing. The tool can be used to identify devices on the network as well as the services running on them. It can also i...

  • Moblin

    Moblin is a Linux-based platform that is optimized for small computing devices. The Moblin project is Intel's open source initiative created to develop software for smartphones, netbooks and other ...

  • The Ext4 file system: A real improvement in Linux file storage?

    The Ext4 file storage system is now integrated into the Linux kernel and supported by the major distributions. Should you switch from your Ext2 or Ext3 set-up? With complete backwards compatibility...

  • Security essentials for Active Directory on Linux

    Active Directory functionality in heterogeneous data centers with Windows and Linux is increasingly appealing, but admins should be aware of the security risks this activity poses. The open admin p...

  • open source

    In general, open source refers to any program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit.

  • Linux clusters made easy

    Linux cluster experts say systems can run well with good design, open source management and monitoring tools and proactive administrators. The IBM white paper is written for Linux admins with small...

  • embedded system

    An embedded system is some combination of computer hardware and software, either fixed in capability or programmable, that is specifically designed for a particular kind of application device. (Con...

  • Linux's position in cloud computing efforts

    The role of Linux in cloud computing is becoming more clear as the technology advances. The open source platform beats its rivals in cost, and is an undisputed leader in the space. The Linux Founda...

  • Keys to successfully running Samba in a production environment

    Running Samba in a heterogenous production environment with Linux/Unix and Windows systems is critical to business. Learn best practices for configuration, backup, and support. Proper implementatio...

  • shareware

    Shareware is software that is distributed free on a trial basis with the understanding that the user may need or want to pay for it later.

  • Hardware losses doomed Sun but Linux hurt too

    Sun's hardware losses were the primary cause of its decline and subsequent purchase by Oracle, but lack of foresight in Linux and opensource market along with many Sun missteps contributed to its d...

  • Virtualization options for enterprise Linux

    KVM is taking over as the top ranked virtualization option for Linux, despite some of its stability shortcomings compared to Xen. Learn about virtualization options for Linux including container-ba...