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  • Oracle executive: Linux is not a homemade television

    Oracle Vice President Dave Dargo told the Linux on Wall Street Conference that Linux must be treated as an enterprise-class product, and not a tinker toy. 

  • The Wrong Choice: Firms balk, considering Linux too 'bleeding edge'

    Two large companies consider Linux for important enterprise applications but, in the end, go with other platforms. 

  • Exec says Sun is a Linux believer

    The perception that Sun Microsystems Inc. is a reluctant supporter of Linux is just plain wrong, according to Jack O'Brien, Sun's group manager for Linux strategy and marketing. Sun's Linux operating system for Intel x86 servers is an integral part o... 

  • Quick Takes: Linux protects, serves in Louisiana

    A combination of Red Hat Linux and Oracle 9i database and RAC running on Dell servers is archiving court records and distributing them in real time in Louisiana. 

  • A call to action: Linux needs innovation now

    Product innovation and channel partnerships are being given short shrift by Linux distributors and vendors, says Samba Team co-founder John H. Terpstra. In his analysis of the rise of Linux popularity, Terpstra spotlights opportunities missed by Linu... 

  • Linux vs. Windows TCO: Complex issues, no easy answers

    Figuring out the total cost of ownership (TCO) for Linux versus Windows for any given application is not a simple matter. 

  • SCO suit could set nasty precedents for Linux

    Should SCO Group manage to win its billion-dollar claim against IBM, or if IBM settles with SCO, other open-source developers could emerge looking for compensation for their contributions to Linux and other open-source projects. 

  • Sistina execs: Linux-based SANs spell success

    Scalability used to be the straw that broke Linux's back. That's not the case anymore, according to Matt O'Keefe, CTO of Sistina Software Inc., in Minneapolis, Minn. "With a Linux cluster, an IT shop can design the system from the get-go so that it c... 

  • Oracle lends support to UnitedLinux

    Oracle and UnitedLinux made a splash at the CeBIT Conference today announcing that Oracle will provide technical support for UnitedLinux. 

  • Beyond the survey: IT pros sound off on Linux desktops

    John H. Terpstra responds to feedback on his article, Perceptions: Is Linux suitable for business desktops? to address an issue brought up by readers: their perception of bias in the article.