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Linux Laptops from Dell
Dell now has begun selling two models of its laptops with Linux preinstalled.

linux kernel howto  of its laptops with Linux preinstalled. The products, the Latitude CPX and the Inspiron 7500, come with Red Hat Linux 6.1 and are certified by Linuxcare. The Inspirons with Linux are available now, but the Latitudes will be available Feb. 4, according to a company representative. The move has been expected since last August. The CPX is the top-of-the-line model of Dell's Latitude line, slimmer and more expensive than the Inspirons, which are designed to be more like replacements for desktop computers.

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Will Sun Burn Linux with "Free" Solaris?


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

linux kernel howto  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 Read More

Bristol Technology Ships Win-to-Lin Migration Tool


Bristol Technology, Inc. has announced shipment of its Windows-to-Linux application-migration tool. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol.

linux kernel howto  license. Bristol's Wind/U for Linux product, which began shipping Tuesday, enables developers to compile Microsoft Win32 API and Microsoft Foundation Class source code directly on Linux, and create native, desktop and server-based Linux applications, according to Bristol. As part of the package, Bristol is providing ports of the RogueWave Stingray Visual C++ components on Linux for use with Wind/U. Wind/U for Linux supports Red Hat Linux 6.1 and the Corel Linux distribution. Bristol also is offering Read More

Vendor Analysis: Kaspersky Anti-Virus Products Examined


Kaspersky Labs is no newcomer to anti-virus products. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with offices in Pleasanton, California and Cambridge, England, Kaspersky Labs has successfully branded itself as a leader in multi-platform anti-virus products. Though many IT decision makers neglect to protect their UNIX systems from viruses, research done by Kaspersky Labs indicates that Linux may be just as prone to viruses as Microsoft operating systems.

linux kernel howto  Kaspersky Labs indicates that Linux may be just as prone to viruses as Microsoft operating systems. Company Background Kaspersky Labs began taking shape in 1989 when Eugene Kaspersky discovered that his own computer had been infected with the Cascade virus. From 1991 to 1997 Mr. Kaspersky was employed by KAMI Information Technologies Center in Moscow. ( KAMI is now owned by i-Teco and is one of the largest systems integrators in Russia.) While at KAMI, Mr. Kaspersky led the development of an anti-virus Read More

What If They Shipped an OS and Nobody Came?


With six weeks remaining before the announced shipment date for Microsoft's Windows 2000 operating system, there are but a few applications "certified" to run on this long-delayed OS.

linux kernel howto  a limited opportunity for Linux vendors to continue the war of words (See TEC News Analysis article: OS SmackDown! ). If the dearth of apps lasts long enough - say, less than 500 by year-end - it will provide an opportunity for Linux vendors to get more applications certified on their OS, allowing them to make greater inroads. Although Microsoft is trying to put its best face on this report, it can not be happy about this. After a delay of more than a year delivering Windows NT 5.0 (a/k/a Windows Read More

Red Hat Heads for the Cloud with OpenShift


It would be an understatement to say that Red Hat is an interesting enterprise software company. Since its founding in 1994 and initial public offering (IPO) in 1999, the vendor has focused on businesses and divisions thereof that embrace open-source computing tools. In 2001, Red Hat introduced Enterprise Linux, a “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could

linux kernel howto  “frozen” mature version of Linux whose support and maintenance the vendor could guarantee (for a fee) until the next mature version would be officially released (say, a few years later). This approach shields users from the potential disruptions of continual enhancements that the open-source community keeps bringing to the Linux kernel. Red Hat currently dominates the market for Linux, the open-source computer operating system (OS) and main rival to the Microsoft Windows OS (and other proprietary OS Read More

Informix Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database


Informix announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux.

linux kernel howto  Holds Fire Sale on Linux Database Event Summary NEW YORK, February 2, 2000-Informix Corporation (NASDAQ: IFMX), the technology leader in the software infrastructure for the i.Economy and a leading Linux vendor, at LinuxWorld 2000 announced its continued commitment and investment to the Linux community with the release of Foundation.2000 and Cloudscape 3.0 on Linux. Informix committed to bring all core server products to the Linux platform, including its business intelligence suite. Linux demonstrated Read More

Top 10 Considerations for Choosing a Server Virtualization Technology


The playing field for server virtualization has become much more crowded over the last few years. It can be very time-consuming to digest each vendor’s marketing materials to find the right solution for your organization. That’s why you need to be aware of the main considerations and basic differences between the technologies, to find a starting point for technology evaluation.

linux kernel howto  while Virtuozzo supports both Linux and Windows. SWsoft Virtuozzo for Linux product does support multiple Linux distributions in the guest virtual servers. Ten Considerations #1Management Tools Many organizations undertake virtualization projects because they can quantify the hard costs of hardware sitting in data centers at 15-20% utilization rates. While hardware and environmental costs are considerable, the administrative costs for managing servers are the largest cost component. Administrative tasks Read More

Methods of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery


When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild.

linux kernel howto  of Linux Bare-metal Restore and Disaster Recovery When it comes to disaster recovery (DR) software, companies should think of it as an insurance policy—not just software that recovers lost data. Being prepared for disaster makes good business sense, but oddly enough, few companies are. Because Linux distributions don’t include DR tools, companies must look to a file-based recovery solution that can recover the entire system and eliminate the need to rebuild. Read More

OS SmackDown!


In the latest escalation in the battle between Windows and Linux, directions on how to replace each with the other have been published on the Web by their respective champions.

linux kernel howto  on how to remove Linux OS and install Windows 2000/NT4 on the newly-freed-up disk drive. Not to be outdone, Linux-philes have countered by publishing instructions on how to remove a Windows OS and replace it with Linux. To close the circle, Paul Ferris, Editor at Linux Today, highlighted the silliness by publishing his own mostly-joking piece on how to uninstall both Windows and Linux. (His directions lead to a wiped out disk drive, of course.) Market Impact Alone, these documents will have minimal Read More

Corel and PC Chips to Accelerate Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux


Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux(r) OEM alliance, which will see its Linux operating system, Corel(r) LINUX(r), bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies.

linux kernel howto  Mass Desktop Deployment of Linux Event Summary November 1st, 1999 - Corel Corporation today announced its first major Linux OEM alliance, which will see its Corel Linux operating system bundled with every computer motherboard package shipped worldwide by the PC Chips group of companies. PC Chips will also ship Corel(r) WordPerfect(r) 8 for Linux and Corel WordPerfect Suite 8 OEM (for Windows(r)) with its motherboards. In addition, the alliance calls for a joint marketing campaign for a relationship on Read More

HP’s LT 6000r Six-CPU Server


HP has re-entered the enterprise computing race with the release of its LT 6000r, a six-CPU server with improved performance and excellent transactional price/performance.

linux kernel howto  are company-related, not product-related. Linux strategy HP still has not convinced many people that it has a Linux strategy. Although they have said some of the right words, we do not believe they have a fully-integrated plan, whereas Dell, IBM, and Compaq (HP's primary competition in the Intel server market) seem to be able to articulate and implement a more cohesive Linux strategy. Product ordering/sales Although HP has improved their online purchasing process, they still have a way to go. Currently, Read More

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.

linux kernel howto  Try to Buff Up Linux GNOME Will Try to Buff Up Linux R. Krause - September 8, 2000 Event Summary In August at LinuxWorld, the GNOME project announced five major initiatives aimed at delivering an industry-wide open user environment. These initiatives are: To establish the GNOME user environment as the unifying desktop for the Linux and Unix communities. Adoption of OpenOffice.org technologies for integration into GNOME. Integration of the Mozilla browser technology into GNOME. Industry leaders to work Read More

The Whitelisting of America: Security for IT


Once upon a time around 1995, the well-known American agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), decided that there was no computer operating system that was adequately secure for their needs.  In analyzing the risks, they found that while UNIX was the most secure, they needed additional protection. They looked at the industry of anti-virus protection, at problems with Trojan software, at the

linux kernel howto  and in Red Hat Linux since 2000 and in SUSE Linux since 2005. Whitelisting is proven. More recently (2008), this capability is still not present in Microsoft operating systems. As a result, third-party vendors are looking at the Linux successes and asking Why not? Several competing vendors have recognized that if Linux systems can do it, then so can they do it for the Microsoft platforms. Several companies have brought their whitelist product to market. Each has developed its own whitelisting facility, Read More

Intel Server Trends


The Intel-based server market is one of the most hotly contested segments in the industry. What are the key trends in this market, and what will they mean to users, vendors, and the products themselves?

linux kernel howto  the partitioning of features/functionality Linux movement addresses the operating environment and architecture for servers; stratification/segmentation deals with the growing divide between high-end systems and low-end systems; also deals with the reduction of categories into which servers are classified. Trends and Discussion 1) Market consolidation General Market consolidation is the name for the phenomenon where an ever-increasing share of a given market is owned by an ever-decreasing (or static) Read More