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November 03, 2009
La Curacao Hispanic store chain boost performance and save time and money by converting from Novell Netware and Microsoft Windows to Novell SUSE Linux.
September 30, 2009
Linux server adoption has decreased somewhat in 2009, according to a recent SearchDataCenter.com survey. Virtualization and the economy are the chief reasons.
July 14, 2008
Cognos chose Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise as the first mainframe operating system on which to run its business intelligence application.
March 17, 2008
When Acuity Brands first began running Oracle on Linux, the operating system was unproven. Today the company is a firm believer in the platform.
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With several updates to supported Linux OSes, how do you know which to run in your data center? This guide will help you make an informed decision. Continue Reading
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The Marena Group swapped its proprietary ERP application for open source, but it wasn't until it started using Jitterbit's application integration suite that things really gelled. Continue Reading
Making the jump to Linux can be disorienting for Windows users because of the difference in terminology, function and apps. An expert describes the Linux equivalents to common applications and services that Windows provides. Continue Reading
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In this excerpt from TechTarget's upcoming book, "Servers and Storage," two experts discuss the support necessary for applications and clients, as well as financial implications when choosing between Windows and Linux/Unix. Continue Reading
In this tip, an expert lists open source and Linux-supporting software that could replace proprietary apps and gives advice on finding application support. Continue Reading
Many Windows administrators want to try out Linux without having to install an entirely new operating system alongside XP, or reformatting their hard disk. They can get "instant Linux" with the free software called Knoppix. Continue Reading
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Begin your migration away from Microsoft Exchange by learning how to set up Linux mail clients, Evolution and Thunderbird, to talk to Exchange. Continue Reading
IT managers who make the Windows desktop environment a high priority can grow the business -- instead of making it a cost center. Continue Reading
: If you're migrating documents from Microsoft Word to OpenOffice.org on Linux, don't make the leap without considering the options, pitfalls and tools available. Continue Reading