Enterprise Linux Topics

Enterprise Linux applications and databases

Linux computing is entrenched in many organizations' data centers, and this section on applications and databases for Enterprise Linux helps your select, install, configure and manage elements within the LAMP stack (Linux OS, Apache Web server, MySQL database and Perl, Python and PHP languages) in your Linux architecture and helps you select Linux database tools and Linux application tools to improve performance and management of your open source applications. We also cover such topics as managing Active Directory with Linux, configuring an Apache Server, using commercial applications securing Apache servers, performance tuning, open source database development, MySQL performance tuning, using tools such as Perl and Python for your Linux architecture and more. Determining which enterprise Linux applications and databases best suit your environment requires research on the most appropriate Web and application servers and an understanding of specifications for your enterprise applications. Find the best tips, advice and news on open source databases, open source Web servers and Enterprise Linux applications and databases. More about Enterprise Linux applications and databases

Linux administration issues

Administering your Linux environment requires understanding how to manage system resources, use Linux commands and tools, deal with interoperability problems, and pay attention to licensing. Helpful tips that Linux administrator need to know are at your fingertips including Linux monitoring and troubleshooting tips, Linux commands tips featuring the most popular and more obscure commands, introduction to Linux administration tips, Linux system configuration how-to's, and more. More about Linux administration issues

Linux enterprise desktops

Keep your enterprise on the cutting edge of open source by ensuring a full understanding of the best Linux desktop distributions and applications. Educate yourself on the available Linux enterprise desktop options with this collection of learning guides, news and tips. This topic also covers Ubuntu, Red Hat, OpenSUSE, Hannah Montana Linux, distribution adoption for IT managers, desktop distribution updates, open source application integration, open source desktop applications, OpenOffice, Mozilla Firefox and other Linux choices for the enterprise. More about Linux enterprise desktops

Linux in the data center

Using Linux in the data center includes hardware, backup and storage, networking, and virtualization. Knowing what tools are available to Linux systems can help you design an efficient data center to meet the needs of your enterprise. Here you will find information on compatible hardware for the servers in a standard data center and in high availability or supercomputer clusters, along with open source networking, storage, cloud computing, and virtualization options that are compatible with Linux operating systems. Learn about the latest hypervisor updates, networking tools, and backup software designed for Linux. Get tips on using Xen, KVM, and OpenVZ with your Linux distribution, and find out what's new in each of these hypervisors. Find out what the distributions are providing for cloud computing capabilities, how to use cloud services in your Linux data center, and discover latest news on supercomputing on Linux, including cluster, grid, and mainframe computing on Linux. More about Linux in the data center

Linux migration

If your IT shop has considered a Linux migration, this section is for you. Here we discuss the processes, pros and cons and return on investment (ROI) of migrating to Linux, whether you're investigating a Windows-to-Linux migration, a Unix-to-Linux migration or even a migration from SUSE Linux to Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Ubuntu. This section covers all aspects of Linux migration, from choosing a Linux platform to the process of migrating to Linux to the Linux migration tools you should consider to strategic questions about whether migrating to a Linux distribution can augment your virtualization environment or cloud computing architecture to the best Linux distributions for your data center architecture. We explore the various benefits and tradeoffs of Linux migration, including reducing licensing costs, reducing hardware costs, improving IT security with Linux operating systems as well as considerations for installing Linux, configuring Linux and managing Linux once you migrate from another operating system to a Linux distro.We also address specific migration questions, such as selecting Linux server hardware, porting applications to Linux, application integration for Linux, hardware drivers for Linux, using the Linux command line, Linux server support, how to configure Linux, managing Linux distributions and more. This section is your go-to resource for Linux help and Linux migration, helps you choose the best operating system for your environment and offers the best advice on Linux migration tools and best practices to make a migration to Linux more seamless and a cost-effective, well-managed move for your company. More about Linux migration

Linux security

Understanding Linux security threats and risk, the complexities of Linux security tools and best security practices for your Linux environment will keep your Linux systems secure and your data private. Find out the best tips, expert advice and news on how to resolve common Linux security issues, flaws and vulnerabilities. This topic also covers phishing prevention, application security, denial-of-service attacks, kernel vulnerabilities, Linux security administration, malicious code, Linux crashes, choosing the most secure Linux distribution, Bastille Linux and assorted Linux security tool. More about Linux security

Linux server distributions

By understanding the pros and cons of the various Linux server distributions, you can choose the best Linux distro suited to your system specifications and needs. Whether your choice of Linux operating system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, or Ubuntu Server or if you've yet to install Linux and are comparing Linux distributions, this section on Linux distros is geared toward your questions on Linux server administration, Linux management, Linux patches and updates, Linux support as well as Linux basics and how-tos for all Linux OSes. This section also covers considerations for Linux migration, performance considerations with various Linux distributions, cost comparisons among Linux distribution options and more. In this section on Linux server distros, get news tips and advice on the best Linux operating system for your data center environment, including Red Hat, Novell's SUSE, Oracle, Ubuntu and noncommercial Linux distributions. More about Linux server distributions