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  • September 25, 2006 25 Sep'06

    Microsoft's IIS 7 will aid PHP developers' Windows deployments

    Open source software advocate W. Jason Gilmore attended a recent Microsoft confab for Web developers. In this column, he discusses Redmond's Linux-friendlier IIS 7. In another report, he offers views on Microsoft's Codeplex, a code repository that ...

  • September 25, 2006 25 Sep'06

    Open source router on par with Cisco, users say

    To avoid paying top dollar for Cisco routers, two IT pros tried Vyatta's Open Flexible Router. Is it a viable alternative to the proprietary norm? Find out from these two savvy users' stories.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    Mozilla fixes several Firefox flaws

    Several flaws could be used for man-in-the-middle, spoofing and cross-site scripting attacks. Mozilla has released Firefox 1.5.0.7 to address the problems.

  • September 19, 2006 19 Sep'06

    Wiki-based patent site grants people a say in patent process

    A new service called wikipatents.com aims to improve tracking software patents with a community-driven model that has fueled the Wikipedia phenomenon.

  • September 18, 2006 18 Sep'06

    Now shipping: Red Hat-JBoss application stack

    Existing Red Hat customers can now reap the benefits of having JBoss middleware in their application stack. But IT managers who have already deployed custom open source apps will need to weigh JBoss' pros and cons before making a change.

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  • September 14, 2006 14 Sep'06

    Dell downplays blades

    Execs at Dell Technology Day in New York City said that blade servers weren't a good fit for many data centers, and that traditional rackmount systems may deliver better density

  • 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.

  • September 11, 2006 11 Sep'06

    Open Season: openQRM membership surges; Red Hat champions new public forum

    A free preview from Alfresco; Black Duck wins over Eclipse Foundation; Red Hat champions a forum for public discussion; openQRM gets hot

  • September 05, 2006 05 Sep'06

    VMware exec sees virtualization, virtual appliances boosting enterprise Linux adoption

    VMware director of data center products Patrick Lin says virtualization will boost corporate Linux, and virtual appliances will reduce operating system sprawl.

  • 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 30, 2006 30 Aug'06

    Users see wider desktop adoption in Ubuntu's future

    Ubuntu users love Ubuntu's easy installation and community support. But will Ubuntu, a free commercial Linux desktop, take market share away from Red Hat and Novell?

  • August 28, 2006 28 Aug'06

    Beowulf co-founder Don Becker: Provisioning, booting, driver troubles virtually unfixable

    Don Becker, co-founder of the Beowulf project, describes the inevitability of hardware administration headaches and warns users not to expect a silver bullet to solve these problems.

  • August 25, 2006 25 Aug'06

    Digium points Asterisk toward enterprise VoIP

    Digium, profitable since 2002, is pushing into the enterprise for deployments of its open source PBX. A $13.8 million cash infusion from a high-profile venture capitalist may give it the boost it needs.

  • August 25, 2006 25 Aug'06

    Linux vendors' war of words over Xen won't hurt technology's potential

    As Novell and Red Hat trade barbs over their respective versions of Xen's future, IT managers shouldn't get distracted but should be wary that the technology still has some limitations worth looking into.

  • August 24, 2006 24 Aug'06

    Blade servers in virtualization: One size does not fit all

    Advice for choosing blade server hardware for virtualization projects from a CDW systems consultant: blade servers and hardware space, blade server design.

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