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Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 and its source code.

firefox linux 61  Sun Burn Linux with Free Solaris? Event Summary Sun Microsystems has eliminated licensing fees for Solaris 8 in an effort to boost its appeal against Linux and Windows NT. Solaris 8 is due to ship in February, around the same time Microsoft is due to ship Windows 2000. Sun CEO Scott McNealy has been laying the groundwork for the announcement for months by telling audiences that software is a service and should be free. McNealy recommended last year that the government require Microsoft to make free

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

The model of IT services for Free and Open Source software (FOSS) helps identify the characteristics clients require from consultants, integrators, resellers, etc. to develop, support, migrate, and implement enterprise solutions or services that are based on, or are themselves, FOSS. In addition, it supports standard criteria important to enterprise Linux rollouts or migrations. 

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firefox linux 61  Steps to Enterprise Automation Enterprise environments such as Windows, UNIX, and Linux often have timed or manual tasks that have to be monitored every time they run. Automating your job schedule could be a cost-effective way to free up operators to perform more important tasks. Here are 12 areas that you should consider when seeking to automate job scheduling or upgrade your automation. Read More

Red Hat’s Linux Domination Weakens


Red Hat still controls the Linux market, but now it’s getting some competition from SuSE, Caldera, and TurboLinux.

firefox linux 61  Hat’s Linux Domination Weakens Red Hat's Linux Domination Weakens R. Krause - September 13, 2000 Event Summary According to recently figures from IDC, Red Hat was still the #1 distributor of the Linux operating system in 1999 by a wide margin, with a 48% share of the copies shipped. Trailing Red Hat were German vendor SuSE with a 15% share, and Caldera Systems and TurboLinux with 10% each. (See Figure 1) Bringing up the rear were MandrakeSoft (4%) and Corel (1%). Figure 1. A potential area of concern Read More

IBM Pushes Linux into Appliances


IBM Corp. on Monday said its line of network computer terminals can now run on the alternative software system Linux.

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GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux


In its fight to catch up to Windows for desktop mindshare and market share, Linux has received a boost from the Gnome Foundation and a number of key systems manufacturers.

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Top 10 Considerations for Choosing a Server Virtualization Technology


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Dell to Factory-Install Red Hat Linux on Servers


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Linux and Open Source IT Services (Excel Format) RFI/RFP Template


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Ring the Bell: Novell Is Acquired by Attachmate for $2.2 Billion


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Compaq and Samsung in Deal to Save Alpha


Compaq Computer Corp. and South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. are planning to announce Monday a preliminary agreement to spend $500 million to advance the manufacturing and marketing of Compaq's 64-bit Alpha microprocessors and computer systems.

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Linux Laptops from Dell


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