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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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Simplifying UNIX Migration - Dell and Red Hat Pave the Way
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
ANALYST REPORT: Dell has teamed-up with Intel and Red Hat and developed a migration strategy to simplify the consolidation of the enterprise data center from an outdated, proprietary architecture to an easily managed open systems platforms. To learn about how easy it is to migrate from UNIX to Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell PowerEdge servers, please read on.
Posted: 02 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Jul 2009

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Achieving PCI Compliance with Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: While enterprises are often able to achieve compliance during an audit, they often have difficulty maintaining compliance on an ongoing basis. Learn how Red Hat Enterprise Linux's built-in features will allow your business to develop a robust implementation for managing all security necessary to achieve and maintain compliance on an on-going basis.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Migrating From UNIX/ RISC To Red Hat Enterprise Linux® On Intel® Processor-Based Servers
sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on Intel® processor-based servers is helping companies cut TCO by up to 50 percent and more versus comparable UNIX/RISC solutions, while providing a better foundation for growth. This white paper outlines the key benefits of migration and provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a successful transition.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and Intel

Top Reasons To Choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
WHITE PAPER: You probably already know that some of the largest and most demanding companies trust Red Hat to drive the IT infrastructure behind their successful businesses. This whitepaper will list and discuss the top reasons you should choose Red Hat Enterprise Linux to power the demanding applications you rely on to run your company.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and Intel

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Your Solaris Alternative
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will review some key features and benefits of both Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. We will also explain why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal solution for enterprises that are facing Sun and SPARC's uncertain future, whether you are considering launching a new IT production environment or migrating a legacy environment...
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and HP

Migrate From Unix To Linux In Six Steps
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: CIOs are increasingly aware that the Linux® platform offers a low-risk, robust, and value-for-money alternative to traditional UNIX® platforms. This whitepaper will list and describe a simple, six-step process for migrating from UNIX to Linux.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Moving From Solaris To Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and HP
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® is a standards-based UNIX®-like operating system that provides a development environment similar to SunTM SolarisTM. This paper looks to highlight some of the major differences between Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help application developers port their code.
Posted: 10 Aug 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Red Hat and HP

8 Questions You Should Ask About Linux Systems Management
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: IT organizations are always looking for ways to save money and time without compromising on issues like security or compliance. Exploring the value of your systems management solution is a lot easier when you know the right questions to ask. We have a few suggestions for how to get started.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Bank Of New Zealand Reduces Carbon Footprint With Red Hat On The Mainframe
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: Like a large number of businesses in New Zealand and around the world, BNZ was close to reaching capacity in its datacenter and needed to determine how to maximise space while keeping costs down. In this case study we'll see how BNZ handled this and other challenges by migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 running under z/VM on the mainframe.
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat Network Satellite: Management And Automation Of Your Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® Environment
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite server is an easy-to-use, advanced systems management platform for your Linux infrastructure. Learn the business benefits gained through increased productivity, reduced system life cycle costs, greater administration consistency, and enhanced security. This overview details the many features of each module...
Posted: 29 Jul 2009 | Published: 29 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Streamlining Systems Management: Red Hat Provides The University of Southern Mississippi With Time-Saving Solution
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: Managing close to 80 physical servers with limited technical resources can quickly become a challenge for any organization. learn how USM's IT team turned to Red Hat's 'Satellite' to provide a reliable, advanced, open source systems management solution to ease their systems management challenges.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Discount Tire Accelerates Its E-Commerce Business With Red Hat Satellite And IBM
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: In 2000, Discount Tire Company decided to bring management of its e-commerce infrastructure in-house after having outsourced it for several years. Learn how they turned to the rock-solid reliability of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux platform to handle the task of supporting their new e-commerce environment.
Posted: 28 Jul 2009 | Published: 28 Jul 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Red Hat Service-Oriented Architecture
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Red Hat can alleviate common infrastructure problems by moving organizations toward service-oriented architectures (SOA). High-quality, low-cost, SOA-enabled solutions from Red Hat and JBoss let customers focus their resources on the applications and business processes that differentiate their business and give them a competitive advantage.
Posted: 20 Jul 2009 | Published: 16 Jul 2009

Red Hat

The Perfect Storm - Why Now Is The Time For Open Source
sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
WHITE PAPER: Open source is recognized for its ease of use, high performance, and affordability, especially amidst turbulent economic conditions. The high value of open source, coupled with economic and organizational pressure, represents a "perfect storm" for CIOs, giving them the opportunity to deploy high-performing, cost-effective open source solutions.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Red Hat and Intel

Red Hat and Intel: Moving Intelligence Forward
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Put state-of-the-art intelligence to work on the challenges of tomorrow by running Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the latest Intel® Xeon® processors. Red Hat's open source, commercial-strength innovation delivers optimized results for performance, energy efficiency, and advanced virtualization on Intel platforms, all at an affordable price.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Make the Right Database Investment
sponsored by Sybase, an SAP company
WHITE PAPER: This paper compares the TCO of Oracle11g and Sybase ASE 15 databases, and demonstrates Sybase as the clear winner. Read this paper to learn why enterprises choose Sybase ASE on Linux for mission-critical applications that demand lightning-fast performance.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 19 Jun 2009

Sybase, an SAP company

11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: What is your IT really costing you? Could you be doing more with the technology you have? Could you reduce costs and provide better service to your organization? Read Red Hat's suggestions on "11 Questions Every CIO Should Ask Their IT Manager", and how Red Hat open source solutions can help.
Posted: 19 Jun 2009 | Published: 10 Jun 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Open Source in the Next Computing Wave
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The current economic climate is forcing more systematic thinking about costs in general, including those associated with overall complexity and the security and resiliency of large distributed infrastructures. These trends intersect in powerful ways; a new wave of computing is gathering momentum as a result. And open source is playing a major role.
Posted: 18 Jun 2009 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

CSS Boosts Worker Productivity, Slashes Costs by Running Lotus Notes and Domino On Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
CASE STUDY: Learn how leading provider of global technology operations management services, Cybernet-SlashSupport (CSS), migrated to Red Hat Enterprise Linux® from Microsoft Windows and dramatically improved application performance and improved productivity while freeing up IT resources.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

IBM® Lotus® Domino® Server Performance on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives a brief introduction to the Lotus Domino performance benchmarking concepts and methodology. It will also outline the detailed procedures for running the Server Load Utility with the N8Mail Workload. Finally, it presents the performance results of Lotus Domino Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for simulated workloads.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Deploying IBM® Lotus® Domino® on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This Red Hat reference guide will show step by step how to properly deploy IBM® Lotus® Domino® on an Enterprise Linux server.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Collaboration Without Boundaries: IBM Lotus Domino 8 and Open Collaboration Client Solution Powered by Red Hat Enterprise Linux
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: The cost of downtime can be enormous, even catastrophic. IBM and Red Hat have a single, security-rich collaboration and messaging platform that makes it simple, easy, and affordable to improve organizational productivity and effectiveness.
Posted: 18 May 2009 | Published: 15 May 2009

Red Hat and JBoss

Closing the Gaps in Root Access Control
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Read this discussion to learn how enterprises can take more effective control of access to the functionality at the heart of many of IT's most critical systems and meet the challenges presented by security and compliance standards.
Posted: 14 May 2009 | Published: 14 May 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

MegaCryption v6.2
sponsored by Advanced Software Products Group, Inc. (ASPG, Inc.)
TRIAL SOFTWARE: ASPG's latest enterprise encryption is designed for the prevention of data security breaches and securing data exchanged between business partners for z/OS, Windows, UNIX & Linux.
Posted: 06 Mar 2009 | Premiered: 06 Mar 2009

Advanced Software Products Group, Inc. (ASPG, Inc.)

ISVs, "This One's for You"
sponsored by AppZero
WHITE PAPER: Virtual machines and virtual appliances have successfully transformed data center operations. AppZero Virtual Application Appliances extend that transformation to server applications- Linux, Unix, and Windows. This paper explains Instant POCs, simplified implementations, and a cloud friendly slide to the SaaS model.
Posted: 04 Mar 2009 | Published: 04 Mar 2009

AppZero
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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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