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  • Unix or Linux? Are you ready to make the move?

    The need for modernization and cost reduction, or a change in leadership may mean migration away from your existing Unix platform. If your company is the type to scale horizontally and you're uncomfortable with big iron, you may want to consider Linu... 

  • Linux or Unix: Pros and cons

    If you're in need of a reliable, scalable environment, Linux or Unix may be the answer. Discover the pros and cons of each and figure out which is the best fit for your needs. 

  • Microsoft to give Vista data to security firms

    Microsoft will make available parts of key data to security software firms such as Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc. to enable their products to work smoothly with its new Vista operating system. Microsoft has promised the additional information to comp... 

  • Infrastructure planning for CIOs

    Get resources and advice needed to build, upgrade and/or consolidate the various components of your enterprise infrastructure. 

  • Apple recalls 1.8 million batteries

    Apple Computer Inc. is recalling 1.8 million Sony Corp. batteries in its Macintosh notebooks following reports of overheating and minor injuries. The recall follows last week's recall by Dell of 4.1 million Sony-made batteries. 

  • IBM to promote SAP apps on mainframe

    IBM announced this week that it plans to invest $40 million over the next five years to promote SAP applications on the System z mainframe. 

  • Microsoft makes VM Manager beta available

    Microsoft's foray into virtual machine management came closer to reality today with the release of the first beta for its Virtual Machine Manager. 

  • Virtualization helps IT pros ease patching pain

    IT managers are learning that using desktop virtualization software to patch their enterprise desktops has the potential to save time, money and energy. 

  • Open source software making way in SMBs

    SMBs are slowly learning about the advantages of open source. And the open source market is ready for them. 

  • Consider patch release schedule when looking at Linux

    As Linux grows, choosing a version that fixes flaws quickly is critical. However, as Edmund X. DeJesus learned, some Linux distributions publish security fixes faster than others.