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ALSO CALLED: Enterprise Linux, SuSE Linux, Linux Distributions, Linux in the Enterprise
DEFINITION: Linux (often pronounced LIH-nuhks with a short "i") is a Unix-like operating system that was designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to traditional and usually more expensive Unix systems. Linux has a reputation as a very efficient and fast-performing system. Linux's kernel (the central part of the operating system) was developed by Linus Torvalds  … 
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IDC Case Study: Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how UK-based organization Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, was able to leverage Linux to revolutionize their IT support capabilities, creating new opportunities for innovation and revenue streams.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Red Hat

Shellshock and Future Vulnerabilities — Buying Precious Time
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore how Shellsock works, how attackers are exploiting network vulnerabilities, and what to do about future vulnerabilities.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Dell, Inc.

Doing More with Less: How Red Hat Enterprise Linux shrinks total cost of ownership (TCO) compared to Windows
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to learn how you free up IT budgets and improve resource allocation by addressing the servers in which your systems are deployed. Read on now to uncover the TCO of running on Linux vs. that of Windows.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2015

Red Hat

OpenLMI Improves Management in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how OpenLMI offers significant gains in managing the wealth of available Linux tools.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Global Knowledge

PowerVM Virtualization Essentials
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: PowerVM is the virtualization environment for AIX, Linux, and IBM i running on the IBM POWER hardware platform. This white paper provides an overview of PowerVM concepts, architecture, terminology, and capabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Standardized Operating Environments for I.T. Efficiency
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how standardizing your operating environment with Linux technology can help you reduce complexity while increasing IT staff productivity and scalability.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat Developer Toolset
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how, by using the Red Hat Developer Toolset developers, can gain to the latest and most stable versions of essential development tools on a separate life-cycle and a more frequent release cadence.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscriptions: Maximize Developer Speed and Productivity with Essential Development Tools
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux supports app development by providing access to industry leading tools, instructional resources, reference architectures, dedicated developer forums and more.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

How Can You Meet Business Demands Quickly, with Agility and Flexibility?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help you leverage the same advanced environment and open source solutions applied by today's most innovative IT organizations, such as Amazon and Facebook, and transition to an infrastructure that is open and flexible.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Information Technology’s Relevance Is Being Questioned: Can You Adequately Respond to the Growth and Innovation Your Business Demands?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how a standardized enterprise platform like Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help provide the stability and reliability you need in your IT infrastructure to optimize data center management and increase operational efficiencies.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

How Can You Contain Costs While Increasing Operational Efficiency?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how operating Linux with Red Hat provides the subscription models, governance processes, and simplified migration path needed to ease operational expenses and bring much needed efficiencies to your data center management processes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Standardize to Increase Stability, Reliability, and Efficiency for Less
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can help unify your IT architecture and strengthen your IT foundation for a simpler infrastructure, streamlined management and reduced downtime.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Contain Costs and Increase Operational Efficiency with Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how operating Linux with Red Hat provides the subscription models, governance processes, and simplified migration path you need to aggressively lower your expenses, operate more efficiently, and focus more attention to IT innovation.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Cerner Boosts Performance and Stability of Mission-Critical Applications with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare IT solutions provider Cerner Corporation has created the Cerner Millennium suite, the healthcare industry's first patient-centric integrated IT architecture. Read on to learn why Red Hat Enterprise Linux was chosen as the supporting platform for this system.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Red Hat

How Can You Ensure Stability and Reliability?
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains how Red Hat Enterprise Linux can provide the stable and proven enterprise platform you need to bring new levels of simplicity to your IT operations while ensuring your underlying infrastructure is completely secure.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Red Hat

Meet Business Demands and Drive I.T. Innovation
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Read on to learn more about how, by leveraging Linux and virtualization technologies, Red Hat will enable the simplified management, military-grade security and infrastructure flexibility needed to boost IT agility and respond quickly to demands for business innovation.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

Red Hat

The Business Value of Standardizing on Red Hat Infrastructure Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares organizations using a commercial Linux subscription from Red Hat to support their Linux servers to organizations using a mixed environment of alternative commercially supported and nonpaid Linux distributors.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Flying High on the Use of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how UK-based organization Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline, was able to leverage Linux to revolutionize their IT support capabilities, creating new opportunities for innovation and revenue streams.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

Red Hat

Doing More with Less: Examining the TCO of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as Compared to Windows
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines two major infrastructure platforms - Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows – in an effort to determine which one can more effectively lower the support costs of IT systems.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

Red Hat

Quantifying the Business Benefits of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Solutions
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get real statistics on the kind of savings and benefits you can realize from deploying Red Hat Enterprise Linux. You'll learn how this solution allowed organizations who adopted it to realize a ROI of 361% over a payback period of 5.1 months.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Red Hat

Gauntlet Case Study
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to find out what happened when 367 people participated in a liver server exploitation exercise that ran for 23 days across a collection of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers with varying combinations of applications and application frameworks installed.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

CloudPassage

IBM DB2 with BLU Acceleration for Linux, UNIX, and Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download a trial version of DB2 10.5 to get a glimpse of the solution's many new and enhanced features.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

IBM

Technology Overview: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: IT architects, system administrators, and developers all want to increase innovation while managing the data center more efficiently. Red Hat promises to deliver on these goals with the new Enterprise Linux 7. In this in-depth technology overview, find out what's new in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Red Hat

A Clustered NFS to Increase Network Efficiency
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a clustered NFS that integrates with Linux for ultimate efficiency.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

How Controlling Access to Privileged Accounts Can Keep Insider Threat from Hurting Your Bottom Line
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access control is a necessity. Read this paper to identify a line of identity and access solutions that address these problems inside the perimeter and, ultimately, your enterprise's bottom line and reputation.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation
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LINUX DEFINITION (continued): …  at the University of Helsinki in Finland. To complete the operating system, Torvalds and other team members made use of system components developed by members of the Free Software Foundation for the GNU Project. Ask your Linux questions at ITKnowledgeExchange.comLinux is a remarkably complete operating system, including a graphical user interface, an X Window System, TCP/IP, the Emacs editor, and other components usually found in a comprehensive Unix system. Although copyrights are held by various creators of Linux's components, Linux is distributed using the Free Software Foundation's copyleft … 
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