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  • Creating an OSS/proprietary stack


  • Partial stack upgrades


  • Giving users access via wildcard

    MySQL expert Scott Noyes explains how to grant users access from any location using the 'wildcard.' 

  • Clustering in MySQL

    MySQL expert Scott Noyes recommends buying a subscription for MySQL Network if you plan to use MySQL clusters for mission-critical apps. 

  • DAC and MAC safety

    Security expert James Turnbull describes the difference between discretionary access control and mandatory access control and which is safer. 

  • Addressing wireless card/distro complaints

    Open source apps and software expert Bernard Golden recommends working with Red Hat, SUSE and Freespire/Linspire, as well as doing thorough searches for compatible wireless cards. 

  • Support: Bigger isn't always better

    Open source apps and software expert Bernard Golden explains why a bigger company doesn't necessarily mean better support. 

  • Integrating Nagios with BMC Patrol

    Security expert and author of "Pro Nagios 2.0," James Turnbull, explains how Nagios can be used to generate SNMP traps or syslog messages that can be received and processed with BMC Patrol. 

  • Quick fixes for Linux desktop business needs

    Open source software and apps expert Bernard Golden explains why it might be better to have an outside service provider get a business started with open source software than testing it yourself. 

  • Limits to selling support

    An expert says why it's a good idea to get in early and develop yourself as the go-to guy for support and services when it comes to making a profit with open source.