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  • Planning your server environment

    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. 

  • PostgreSQL vs. SQL Server, Oracle: Enterprise-ready and able to compete

    Why pay licensing costs and maintenance fees for proprietary databases when you can get open source RDBMS PostgreSQL for free? Discover the drawbacks and advantages to using PostgreSQL over Oracle or SQL Server. 

  • Open source databases place pressure on Oracle, SQL Server

    Open source RDBMS PostgreSQL is making its way into business' software portfolios. Find out where PostgreSQL is best put to use and why businesses prefer a big name product. 

  • Clearing enterprise Linux desktop migration hurdles, Part 1

    Frank van Wensveen helps users begin their desktop migration away from Windows. In the first part of this series, he describes different user demographics and the criteria for determining whether to migrate or not. 

  • Open source integration tool makes custom apps play nice

    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. 

  • Microsoft Windows apps versus Linux and open source

    How does Linux compare to Windows in 2006? Experts weigh in on that question in these articles, comparing the operating systems' security, reliability and usability. Get insiders' views on Microsoft's proprietary stack versus open source software, as... 

  • 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 m... 

  • Open source vet looks inside Microsoft's SourceForge knockoff

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

  • From Windows to Linux: Finding comparable apps and services

    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. 

  • Architectural and platform implications in OSS

    Open source strategies and expert Don Rosenberg explains that open source trends like "software as a service," greater platform independence and virtualization will only increase.