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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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PCI DSS Compliance in the UNIX/Linux Datacenter Environment
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to discover a solution that enables IT organizations to create a secure access control infrastructure through granular authorization and "delegation" of the UNIX/Linux root or super user password to users based on their role and duties in the organization.
Posted: 17 Feb 2009 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

Controlling, Delegating, Logging and Auditing Unix/Linux Root Actions
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
PRODUCT LITERATURE: This document discusses the use of PowerBroker software to address some of the security and audit problems inherent in native UNIX and Linux operating systems. The purpose of the document is to demonstrate the value of PowerBroker as a tool for reducing risk in environments where information security and risk avoidance are considered important.
Posted: 17 Feb 2009 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation

Practical Open Source Data Integration Case Studies & Implementation Examples Volume 2
sponsored by Talend
WHITE PAPER: This document presents a few selected case studies, illustrating real-life implementations of open source data integration and its associated benefits.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 11 Feb 2009

Talend

Converting Linux and Windows Physical and Virtual Machines to Oracle VM Virtual Machines
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This document describes the virtual machine conversion functions built into Oracle VM in Release 2.1.2, and how you can plan and execute the virtual machine conversions using Oracle VM.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Unbreakable Linux: An Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews support programs that address common problems on three Linux architectures: x86, x86-64, and Linux Itanium. Learn how to execute bug fixes and lower the risk of applying patches.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Unbreakable Linux: True Enterprise-Quality Linux Support
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for tips on selecting the best support approach for your IT shop's Linux platform. You'll learn about various options and the essential components of a successful support system.
Posted: 17 Dec 2008 | Published: 17 Dec 2008

Oracle Corporation

7 Things Every System Administrator Should Know about OpenSSH
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper will focus on the OpenSSH implementation, which was initially developed as part of the OpenBSD project and is installed by default on most modern BSD and Linux-based operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora.
Posted: 10 Dec 2008 | Published: 10 Dec 2008

Global Knowledge

Sun Storage J4000 Array Family Scalable, Reliable and Cost-effective Solutions for Open Storage Infrastructures
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
DATA SHEET: The Sun Storage J4200 array provides high availability, cost-effective 2U storage and supports up to 12 3.5-inch SATA or SAS hard drives.
Posted: 04 Dec 2008 | Published: 04 Dec 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

ROC Maestro for Open Systems - Simplify Job Scheduling Administration
sponsored by ROC Software
SOFTWARE LISTING: ROC Maestro for Open Systems, a key component of the ROC Enterprise Suite™, provides a very easy method for scheduling and managing workloads, processes, dependencies and events across complex, heterogeneous IT environments.
Posted: 14 Nov 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

ROC Software

True Enterprise-Quality Linux Support: Edison Group White Paper
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discovers how organization can increase operational efficiency while cutting costs with Oracle Unbreakable Linux, a support program that delivers enterprise-quality support for Linux at a lower cost.
Posted: 12 Nov 2008 | Published: 12 Nov 2008

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Database 11g: Real Application Testing & Manageability Overview
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how the new Real Application Testing capabilities in the Oracle Database 11g allows database administrators to adapt to changes easily, lower their testing costs and reduce hardware and software investments.
Posted: 14 Oct 2008 | Published: 14 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Mainframe Performance Management: A New Twist
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper featuring mainframe expert Wayne Kernochan to gain insight on insight on performance management software - specifically as it relates to the mainframe - and on why this technology is more important now than ever before.
Posted: 06 Oct 2008 | Published: 03 Oct 2008

CA Technologies.

Endpoint Security and Control
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Learn how Sophos delivers complete protection against viruses, spyware and adware, controls VoIP, IM, P2P, games and removable storage devices and enables you to assess and control all endpoints.
Posted: 03 Oct 2008 | Premiered: 02 Oct 2008

Sophos, Inc.

Value Proposition for IBM Power Systems as Database Server in Midsize Companies - Cost Comparisons for Linux
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This ITG report shows the advantages of the IBM Power platform for Linux database serving in mid-sized companies. It will discuss the use of IBM Power servers for core database serving and give a number of reasons to consider the Power platform.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

The Ideal Blade Solution to Replace Your Rack Server: IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express Blade
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Read this article to learn how to simplify your traditional UNIX, IBM i and Linux rack-mount and tower setup with the IBM BladeCenter JS12 Express blade and BladeCenter S chassis. Discover how it delivers a complete integrated business system.
Posted: 11 Sep 2008 | Published: 11 Sep 2008

IBM

Audit Tracking & SOX Compliance
sponsored by RevSoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this whitepaper to learn how using Audit Tracking will give you greater SOX compliance. Rev Scheduler has built in audit facility and which allows for greater SOX compliance as all job definitions are audited and tracked.
Posted: 10 Sep 2008 | Published: 09 Sep 2008

RevSoft

Sun™ xVM Virtualization Portfolio: Enabling Dynamic IT from the Desktop to the Datacenter
sponsored by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
DATA SHEET: The Sun™ xVM virtualization portfolio enables you to simplify the management of your heterogeneous environment across the entire stack, from the desktop to the datacenter.
Posted: 08 Sep 2008 | Published: 08 Sep 2008

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sunny Days with Cloud Computing
sponsored by Stoneware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper discusses "Cloud Computing" which is a new catch phrase or buzzword for an approach to simplifying an organization's IT environment through the use of virtualization and web technologies.
Posted: 30 Jul 2008 | Published: 16 May 2008

Stoneware, Inc.

Intel Xeon Processor 7300 Series - Visual Demo
sponsored by Intel Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Discover how Intel Xeon processor 7300 series offer innovations in data traffic optimization.
Posted: 24 Jul 2008 | Published: 24 Jul 2008

Intel Corporation

Keeping It Simple: How to Protect Growing VMware Environments
sponsored by BakBone
WHITE PAPER: VMware has evolved to meet the needs of its growing customer base and has built an excellent foundation for data protection. It's Designed to work in conjunction with third-party backup software applications.
Posted: 16 Jul 2008 | Published: 01 Jul 2008

BakBone

The Oracle Database Administrator of Tomorrow: The Impact of New Technologies
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: As new technologies become more widely adopted, your role as a database administrator (DBA) will change. This paper outlines the common challenges you face, the critical tasks you perform, and examines the trends will impact your role as a DBA.
Posted: 23 Jun 2008 | Published: 23 Jun 2008

Dell Software

Unix, Linux Uptime and Reliability Increase; Patch Management Woes Plague Windows
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Use this report, the Yankee Group's Global Server Operating System Reliability Survey, to make an informed choice on which servers best fit your needs.
Posted: 17 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2008

IBM

Collaboration without Boundaries
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: 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. It is much more than a Microsoft Exchange/desktop alternative.
Posted: 20 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

Red Hat and JBoss

6 Myths about Open Source
sponsored by Ingres
WHITE PAPER: There has long been concern that open source is a niche IT option, unable to support mission-critical applications, and that any update to the code is unregulated. This white paper challenges these concerns.
Posted: 03 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Ingres

Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) for Linux: How to Restore Backups onto Hardware That May Not Be Identical to the Original System
sponsored by Storix Software
WHITE PAPER: This paper will introduce the concept of Adaptable System Recovery (ASR) that makes it possible to easily adapt a system backup to fit new hardware by enabling a means for reconfiguring drivers.
Posted: 25 Feb 2008 | Published: 25 Feb 2008

Storix Software
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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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