Monday, August 29, 2005

This Week: What stalls Linux migrations?

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August 29, 2005

> From the Expert Answer Center: Windows-to-Linux roadblocks
> Ask the Experts: Use the right rules in your firewall
> Learning Guide: Migration & interoperability
> More on The latest news, reviews & tips

What stalls Linux migrations?
[Dana McCurley]

Hello, Linux lovers! You all know about the Expert Answer Center by
now. ( We've had some great
Linux experts on there (Mark Hinkle's Windows/Linux interoperability
and Bernard Golden's open source alternatives come to mind). But did
you know that the Expert Answer Center also hosts series of IT expert

Coming up is a webcast by Jim Curtin, president and CEO of Win4Lin.
He will discuss why organizations and individuals that start the
migration from Windows to Linux often find the project blocked
because of legacy Windows applications that can't be migrated to
Linux. If this sounds like a problem you're just a little too
familiar with, attend the webcast. Keep an eye on the webcast page or the Expert Answer Center
for when it will premiere. (Hint: it will be soon.) Jim will not only
explain why this problem happens, he will also go through the steps
necessary to complete the migration and make the best of both the
Windows and Linux worlds.,295024,sid39,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

See you on the Expert Answer Center,

Use the right rules in your firewall
[James Turnbull]

Dear James:
How should an administrator determine what rules to set up in a
particular firewall?,289625,sid39_gci1119453_tax297856,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

Windows, Linux and open source software: Migration & interoperability

Moving from Windows to Linux, or just trying to make the two live
peacefully in your IT world? This guide offers best practices,
troubleshooting guides and expert advice about Windows-to-Linux
migration, integration and interoperability. You'll find migration
articles, tutorials, tips, tools, white papers, expert advice and
more to pump up your interoperability know-how quickly.

> Learn more:,295582,sid39_gci1050532,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

Special Report: Linux-friendly databases make it big
The enterprise data center is a zoo -- so tame it by inviting the
Linux penguin, Sleepycat, or MySQL dolphin to be your database. But
which open source and Linux-friendly databases make the most sense
for today's enterprises? This Special Report is your guide to the
current crop of enterprise-ready open source and proprietary
databases for Linux. You'll hear from MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, CA VP
Tony Gaughan and other database experts. In addition, Mike Sheffey,
CEO of migration tools vendor Versora, offers tips for migrating from
Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL.,295582,sid39_gci1069706,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928&Offer=el_R_8_29_05

Open Source Object Database - Native Java and .NET
Published by: db4objects, Inc.

View All White Papers at:

Testing patches for a speedy rollout
When: On demand,,45092,00.htm?track=NL-306&ad=526928&rollout
Speaker: Orin Thomas, Author
Sponsor: BMC,

View All Webcasts at:

REVIEW: Inside OpenOffice 2.0 instructor Solveig Haugland explains why the upcoming
OpenOffice 2.0 is set to make her job a whole lot easier.,289142,sid39_gci1116763,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

ADMIN TIP: Configure your RHEL4 network

In this tip, site expert Ken Milberg teaches you how to use RHEL4's
commands and utilities to configure your network from a GUI or the
command line.,289483,sid39_gci1118062,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

Q&A: Novell idea man gauges the impact of open source

Now that large companies are getting deeply involved with the open
source community, the sky is the limit in terms of innovation, says
Novell Inc.'s Matt Asay.,289142,sid39_gci1119460,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

NEWS: Users: OSDL right to reject Windows/Linux TCO study

Microsoft dangled a carrot in front of the OSDL this week in the form
of a Linux and Windows cost comparison. But the OSDL didn't bite.,289142,sid39_gci1119468,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

TIP: Open source tools for security configuration, administration

James Turnbull drills down into Linux security administration and
suggests some free, open source tools you can use to beef up your
organization's security.,289483,sid39_gci1119424,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928

NEWS: SQL Server Express a sign of LAMP's success

Microsoft's release of SQL Server Express is being seen as further
evidence that the LAMP stack is having a major impact.,289142,sid39_gci1119004,00.html?track=NL-306&ad=526928



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