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Windows 2000: Paragon for Partisans, Skewered by Skeptics
After a wait of more than a year, Windows 2000 (The OS Formerly Known as

linux amanda  saw increased demand for Linux and predicted that corporate adoption of Windows 2000 will likely be slow. He did some damage control earlier this week, but partial damage had already been done. Finally, reports of 63,000 bugs/defects have appeared. In response, Keith White said: We didn't ship this with any show-stopper bugs, which means bugs that cause lost data or crashes. This product is rock solid. Market Impact Anytime Microsoft releases a new operating system, it affects the market in a big way.

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Open Source and Linux, IT Services Software Evaluation Report

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Microsoft Readies Win2K Datacenter for Defeaturing


Microsoft has started telling the world that the Datacenter version of Windows 2000 will not only be delayed, but also is not yet scaling up to 32-processor capability as has been promised.

linux amanda  do not presently believe Linux will use this particular delay to make greater inroads into Windows' market share, because there is still no flagship clustering/multiprocessor product. (The Beowulf clustering solution is reasonably well known within the Linux world, but it's not yet a Datacenter killer .) Note the wording this particular delay : we believe Linux will generally continue its growth curve, closing the market share gap between it and Windows NT/2000. Glossary: HALT = Highly Accelerated Read More

Implementing Detailed User-level Auditing of UNIX and Linux Systems


UNIX and Linux systems aren’t exempt from the rigors of regulatory compliance. System logs can help you spot suspicious insider activity and contribute to more accurate compliance reports by showing which users accessed what systems, what commands they executed, and what changes they made to key files and data. Find out how centralized UNIX/Linux auditing can help you troubleshoot and reduce your risk of non-compliance.

linux amanda  Auditing of UNIX and Linux Systems UNIX and Linux systems aren’t exempt from the rigors of regulatory compliance. System logs can help you spot suspicious insider activity and contribute to more accurate compliance reports by showing which users accessed what systems, what commands they executed, and what changes they made to key files and data. Find out how centralized UNIX/Linux auditing can help you troubleshoot and reduce your risk of non-compliance. Read More

The Truth about Agent versus Agentless Monitoring


Monitoring servers, environments (physical and virtual), platforms (AIX, Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision.

linux amanda  Solaris, Windows, VMware, HP/UX, Linux, Novell), applications (e-mail, Web, CRM, ERP, e-commerce), and services (service level agreements) is critical for IT departments. But it can be a daunting task to find the right monitoring solution. This paper examines the differences between agent and agentless monitoring, to help you make the right decision. Read More

IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes


IBM has announced that it will now provide Linux support and services for its largest machines, the S/390 Series of mainframes/servers.

linux amanda  Loads Linux on Mainframes IBM Loads Linux on Mainframes R. Krause - June 9, 2000 Event Summary May 17, 2000 [Source: IBM] Linux software, services are available for S/390 server. Responding to demand by S/390 users, IBM is now providing Linux software and services for the S/390 enterprise server. This is the latest initiative in IBM's strategy to complement the Linux operating system throughout its offerings. Linux for S/390 will be offered by the companies SuSE and TurboLinux. In addition, IBM Global Read More

Demand at the Fount of Open Source Part Two: A Primer Based in Demand Trends


Organizations globally, are contributing to increased demand for Free and open source software but vendors may not yet be meeting this demand. This article highlights FOSS fundamentals with the goal of adding clarity for the uninitiated.

linux amanda  some type of certified Linux training. As demand for Linux continues to increase, demand for Linux support ought to increase, so the number of trained professionals will need to grow. FOSS providing companies such as Red Hat and Novell both offer specialized training and certifications, plus there are independent organizations offering training, such as the Linux Professional Institute . It is disingenuous though, to only mention the number of trained professionals when considering support. The issue is Read More

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


According to a recent news item in Computerworld, Attachmate will acquire Novell in a $2.2 billion deal. Novell also agreed to sell some intellectual property assets to CPTN Holdings, a consortium led by Microsoft. With this deal, Attachmate, a company known as a provider of terminal emulation and enterprise fraud management software, will expand its reach by offering   networking

linux amanda  as providing the SUSE Linux operating system. The article cites Ron Hovsepian, president and CEO of Novell: After a thorough review of a broad range of alternatives to enhance stockholder value, our board of directors concluded that the best available alternative was the combination of a merger with Attachmate Corp. and a sale of certain intellectual property assets to the consortium. While there is no detailed information regarding which assets are being sold to the Microsoft Group, it’s known that Read More

Microsoft Kills a Flock of Birds with One Stone


Microsoft announces it is buying nearly 25% of the common shares of archrival Corel. Aside from giving Corel a much-needed infusion of funds, what does it mean?

linux amanda  a fashion) with a Linux offering There is persistent speculation that MS is looking into Linux. Gaining access to Corel Linux (although not mentioned as a driver for the deal) offers the following possibilities: It's the latest in the embrace/extend/extinguish (E3) practice about which MS-bashers have complained. It gives Microsoft a foothold in the Linux desktop space. Although Linux only has single-digit market penetration on the desktop, Corel's is considered to be the easiest to install. Having Read More

At Least It Hasn’t Been Renamed Linux 2001


Linus Torvalds and the Linux community released another test version of the Linux 2.4 kernel in late May, 2000. New features are delaying this version which was originally scheduled for October 1999.

linux amanda  It Hasn’t Been Renamed Linux 2001 At Least It Hasn't Been Renamed Linux 2001 C. McNulty - July 6, 2000 Event Summary On May 24, 2000, Linus Torvalds and the Linux Kernel Archives released an unannounced test version of the 2.4.0 Linux kernel. As Torvalds remarked (in May 2000), It doesn't really exist yet. 2.4 was originally slated for October 1999 release. Industry observers now expect Linux 2.4 to be finished no earlier than year-end 2000. However, when asked about delays to Red Hat distributions Read More

Choosing Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process


Because small to medium enterprises are limited in their resources, they must carefully consider which of the two major operating systems available—Microsoft Windows or Linux—will better serve their needs and be more cost-efficient to implement.

linux amanda  Between Linux and Microsoft Windows Using an Analytical Hierarchy Process When deciding whether to implement an open source or closed source solution, small to medium enterprises must weigh the pros and cons of Linux (an open source operating system) and Microsoft Windows (a closed source operating system), and determine which of the two will serve their business needs at a cost that will suit their budgets. Foundation and Methodology—Hierarchy Since the fact that one proprietary solution is an Read More

VA Linux Releases NAS Server


Trying to break into the growing Network-Attached Storage market, Linux-based hardware manufacturer VA Linux has announced the release of its 9205 NAS storage server appliance.

linux amanda  Linux Releases NAS Server VA Linux Releases NAS Server R. Krause - September 26, 2000 Event Summary VA Linux Systems, Inc. recently introduced the VA Linux 9205 NAS system, a 2U (3.5-inch-high) storage appliance that leverages VA's expertise in Open Source software and high-density Linux systems engineering. The VA Linux 9205 NAS is VA's first network-attached storage (NAS) solution, complementing the company's product line, which is the industry's broadest selection of 1U and 2U rackmount Linux Read More

Aspen - To Netfinity and Beyond


Aspen Technology, Inc. recently announced plans to leverage IBM resources to provide solutions for supply chain management (SCM) customers in the chemicals, petroleum, plastics, paper, metals, pharmaceutical, and other process industries.

linux amanda  Aspen applications over to Linux based Netfinity servers. Not too many years ago, the prospect that ERP and SCM vendors would embrace Linux as a serious platform for their applications seemed laughable. This changed as Linux popularity grew and established hardware vendors like IBM jumped aboard the bandwagon. Computer Associates took an early step into the Linux world last year when it became the first system management vendor to offer its Unicenter TNG framework on CDs from several Linux distributors, Read More

Gateway & AOL Follow Crusoe’s Footprints


Gateway & AOL have selected Transmeta’s Crusoe processors for its next generation of Internet access appliances, which we’re calling “iPliances.” Some of them may even be ready for prime time this year. Is the market ready for them?

linux amanda  has selected Transmeta's Mobile Linux as the operating system for these products. Gateway, which also made a strategic investment in Transmeta in April 2000, selected the Transmeta Crusoe processor for inclusion in the family of IAs it plans to launch with AOL based on several criteria: high performance; lower temperature operation, which permits smaller packaging; and its low-power requirements, which dramatically increases battery life. Market Impact As we previously reported, the Gateway AOL 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.

linux amanda  Pushes Linux into Appliances Event Summary January 31, 2000 [Reuters] - IBM Corp said its line of network computer terminals can now run on the alternative software system Linux, in the latest move by the world's largest computer maker to make its products more flexible and easier to use on the Internet. IBM (NYSE: IBM), the computer maker that so far has made the broadest commitment to Linux, also said it would post instructions on its Web site for configuring Linux, and a forum for customers to share Read More

Will MS try the "Open Source" Gambit with WinCE? Why Not - Nothing Else Seems to Work


In what may be another attempt to gain some kind of foothold in the handheld and embedded-OS market, rumors are floating that Microsoft will open the source code for Windows CE.

linux amanda  News Feeling pressure from Linux in the embedded-device market, Microsoft Corp. is contemplating giving away Windows CE to some developers for free. The company is unlikely to go so far as to try to claim its effort to be Linux-like open source, but it nonetheless seems to be counting on riding the open source movement's coattails. Microsoft Corp. could make public its plans to open the Windows CE source base as soon as its Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) in late April, sources claim. Read More