Linux enterprise desktop applications

  • July 02, 2009 02 Jul'09

    Linux desktop adoption boosted by economy

    The tough economy is boosting Linux desktops in business, especially among existing users, but small market share makes major gains a daunting challenge.

  • February 19, 2007 19 Feb'07

    LinuxWorld: Managing mixed source software stacks

    Get a Linux architect's opinion of Vista and four tips on managing a data center's mix of open and closed source software stacks in this report on Russell Pavlicek's LinuxWorld workshop.

  • November 28, 2006 28 Nov'06

    Postgres slides in between Oracle, MySQL

    As VoIP provider Vonage's customer base grew, so too did its databases. They didn't warrant more Oracle instances, but ran just fine on PostgresSQL-based EnterpriseDB.

  • October 04, 2006 04 Oct'06

    Remote Firefox JavaScript flaw claim disputed

    Hacker, Mozilla security official now say the flaw results in a DoS, not code execution.

  • September 12, 2006 12 Sep'06

    Open source stacks move into critical operations

    IT managers must understand the changing dynamic of open source software stacks if they hope to benefit from flexibility and vendor independence down the road, says analyst Raven Zachary.

  • August 31, 2006 31 Aug'06

    Open source servers serve up challenges

    Before you dive into do-it-yourself open source, make sure you know your technology. An expert walks readers through his experience installing and configuring open source server app Mambo.

  • August 15, 2006 15 Aug'06

    Linux desktops: Graphics boost, virtualization add to stature

    Open Source Developer Labs' John Cherry explains how Windows Vista delays and Linux desktop advances will raise the profile of the Linux desktop in the coming months.

  • July 27, 2006 27 Jul'06

    Mozilla issues critical security updates

    The open source group has issued new versions of Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey to fix 13 software security flaws, eight of which have been deemed critical.

  • July 17, 2006 17 Jul'06

    Migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms: No big deal

    More and more companies are taking advantage of the savings gained from migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms, especially SAP and Oracle users. Hardware vendors are jumping on the bandwagon too by offering cheap, scalable ...

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Porting Unix apps to Linux: Tackling architecture and platform differences

    Worried about porting your Unix apps to Linux? Author Alfredo Mendoza offers tips on how to transition from 32- to 64-bit architecture and notes the crucial points in the porting process.

  • July 10, 2006 10 Jul'06

    Open source IP case puts spotlight on patents

    A lawsuit is brewing in the open source community that has the potential to change the way users look at software patents. Tom Carey, a Boston intellectual property attorney, tells customers to be wary when considering open source software.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    Open source stirs up systems management market

    The systems management space has long been a boon to traditional proprietary vendors, but strong plays from open source companies are providing new opportunities even as Microsoft provides one of its own.

  • June 26, 2006 26 Jun'06

    'Splunking' going on at the OSU Open Source Labs

    The Open Source Labs at Oregon State University have been troubleshooting big name open source projects from the Mozilla Foundation and Gentoo Linux using an application from Splunk.

  • June 21, 2006 21 Jun'06

    OpenMFG defeats SAP in ERP upgrade

    A garment company decided it had had enough of vendor bureaucracy, outdated software and system bugs. When it came time to upgrade, open source was one the mind of this IT pro.

  • June 15, 2006 15 Jun'06

    Nagios offers open source option for network monitoring

    IT shops using HP or BMC monitoring tools might want to take Nagios for a test-drive. "Pro Nagios 2.0" author James Turnbull explains why.