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  • May 05, 2009 05 May'09

    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 downfall.

  • April 09, 2009 09 Apr'09

    Samba 4 beta offers platform choice to data centers

    When released, Samba 4 beta will fully emulate Active Directory, giving mixed data centers total flexibility in running Linux, Unix or Windows servers. Samba 4 is being developed in conjunction with updates to Samba 3. Some data centers may find ...

  • February 10, 2009 10 Feb'09

    Novell SUSE 11 to boost virtualization and improve interoperability, new VP says

    SUSE 11 will improve virtualization and interoperability says Markus Rex, Novell's new open source chief. Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation program certification for SUSE on Hyper-V ensures a larger virtualization market share for Novell, ...

  • January 26, 2009 26 Jan'09

    Lucid Imagination adds support for Apache search tools

    Lucid Imagination offers support and enhanced services for popular Apache Web server open source enterprise search tools Lucene and Solr.

  • January 26, 2009 26 Jan'09

    Building a Linux infrastructure with maximum automation

    Automating Linux system administration with cfengine can be a big task, but automation can pay off with time savings, better documentation, and provide some technical advantages. Nate Campi and Kirk Bauer explain why they rewrote their book in the ...

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  • December 29, 2008 29 Dec'08

    Enterprise Linux 2008: The year in review

    Linux made huge strides in maturity and ubiquity in 2008, as it delved further into virtualization, cloud computing and use in mission-critical environments. Our Enterprise Linux 2008 year in review notes some of the highlights of Linux growth this ...

  • December 15, 2008 15 Dec'08

    OpenSolaris 2008.11 update woos Linux users

    Sun's OpenSolaris 2008.11 update seeks to lure Linux users back with Linux-like commands and simpler tools.

  • December 09, 2008 09 Dec'08

    Euronext nears debut of Red Hat-based global trading platform

    Undeterred by financial crisis and stock market losses around the globe, NYSE Euronext nears the European debut of its Red Hat Linux-based trading platform.

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    With Ubuntu and CentOS support, rPath spreads its wings

    Virtual appliance maker rPath now runs on Ubuntu and CentOS platforms, though Red Hat remains a holdout. And now rPath has taken its appliance imaging technology into the cloud.

  • December 01, 2008 01 Dec'08

    Has the sun set on Sun Microsystems? Analysts say no

    Despite Sun Microsystems' billion-dollar losses and nearly 6,000 projected layoffs, observers say the company will survive the current crisis.

  • November 26, 2008 26 Nov'08

    After delay, Fedora 10 finally available

    After being waylaid a month because of a security breach, Fedora 10 includes features for remote management of servers, storage in the cloud, energy saving and more.

  • November 23, 2008 23 Nov'08

    Red Hat offers Linux-wary Unix shops long-term support in Japan

    Hoping to spur Unix-to Linux migrations, Red Hat has partnered with Fujitsu in Japan to offer long-term support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

  • November 19, 2008 19 Nov'08

    Red Hat customers unswayed by Novell's pitch to switch

    A Novell promotion promises to minimize the cost of switching to SUSE for Red Hat customers, but the economy and the effort involved in migrating remain obstacles.

  • November 18, 2008 18 Nov'08

    Red Hat Satellite launches first community upgrade

    Red Hat Satellite has launched its first upgrade based on community input, where the ultimate goal is speedier, better software. The new version includes RHEL 5 and Oracle 10g.

  • November 16, 2008 16 Nov'08

    Open source growth dims LAMP stack to symbolic status

    LAMP's status as the undisputed open source stack has dimmed to a largely symbolic role as the number of open source applications has expanded.

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