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Linux and Solaris An Analysis of two Enterprise Operating Systems

This paper by the Robert Frances Group outlines the important differences between a Solaris and Linux operating system. It covers the differences in vendor community strategies, market position and direction, and technical features that IT executives should consider when comparing a Linux and Unix Enterprise operating system.

Automating Process to Optimize Windows 7 Deployment

IDC estimates that the average cost of deployment activities is $527 per PC, but can go as high as $700 or more depending on the time spent by IT staff and users. That is roughly 20 to 40 percent of the cost of the PC. Reducing the cost of deployment will significantly reduce the total cost of ownership-especially in combination with cost-saving features in Microsoft Windows 7.

Free Trial Download: Build Professional Linux Installers with InstallAnywhere

Tired of building RPM packages that fail at install-time? Try InstallAnywhere, the Linux and multiplatform installer solution trusted by the world’s top software companies. InstallAnywhere lets you build bulletproof Linux installers in minutes for Red Hat, SUSE, Ubuntu, and more. Your Linux application deserves a professional installer.

Quick Start Guide: Moving from Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Learn the differences between Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to help application developers port code. This paper will cover differences in the shell environment, using the RPM package manager, and using the GNU development tools. It’s meant to get Solaris developers working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux quickly.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Your Solaris Alternative

Review key features and benefits of Solaris and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Learn why Red Hat Enterprise Linux is an ideal solution for enterprises facing Sun and SPARC's uncertain future. Whether you are considering launching a new IT production environment or migrating legacy environments to next-generation platform.

Superior Service for Java and .NET Applications

Learn how IT can drill down into transaction details to perform root-cause analysis on issues that affect the business’s bottom line.

Migrate from Unix to Linux in Six Steps

This paper provides an overview of a simple, six-step process for migrating from UNIX to Linux.

Five Things to Consider Before migrating from Unix to Linux

Any change brings with it an element of risk, whether the change is an application upgrade, a UNIX upgrade, or a transition from enterprise UNIX to Linux. This paper serves to explore five key considerations that every organization should make before migrating from UNIX to Linux.

The Ultimate Triple Play: Migrating from a Proprietary Risc/Unix Platform to Red Hat, Dell, Intel

There has never been a better time to migrate your proprietary RISC servers to Intel® Xeon® processor-powered Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers running Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®. This brief discusses how you can reduce costs and scalability, flexibility and performance with this trio of leading technology vendors supporting your business.

Making the Move: When, What, and How to Migrate from Unix to Linux

This paper discusses the migration efforts and recommended planning for a migration to Linux.

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