Interoperability and integration
  • Linux, Unix and Windows

    Need advice on integrating Unix, Linux and Windows in your data center? Fulfill your operating system interoperability needs with these application, hardware and software tutorials.

  • Open source code incorporation, release and use

    Considering using open source software in your stack? Want to release code? Here are some tips on when to go proprietary and when to go with open source.

Linux, Unix and Windows:

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  • Unix-Linux printing

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    Tip -  Interoperability is easier than separating systems your systems and isn't something you should be afraid of, says one expert. Find out how to set up printing between Unix and Linux using Linux's LPR utility and Unix's SMIT in this tip.

  • Installing and running Linux on IBM p5 systems

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    Tip -  Mixing Linux with p5 architecture can help your IT shop reap rewards in support, gain the capacity to run on a 32-way system and more.

  • Dual booting vs. virtualization: Using Windows and Linux on the same server

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    Tip -  Interoperability between Linux and Windows can be achieved in two ways: one, by installing each operating system separately via dual booting -- which allows both operating systems to run on the same hardware -- and two, by running one system inside...


Open source code incorporation, release and use:

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  • Software stacks: Mixing proprietary and open source

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    Tip -  In this tip, the author of Wiley's "Open Source: The Unauthorized White Papers" recommends some basic rules for designing your own software stack, what components to upgrade and when to consider replacing the whole stack or just a piece of it.

  • Open source code: Incorporation, release and enterprise evaluation

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    Tip -  Want to release or incorporate open source code? In this tip, an expert explains the costs, as well as how to determine if code is enterprise-appropriate.