Someone left a comment on one of my posts similar to, "Linux won't be popular on the Desktop until it runs [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Windows[/URL] applications." To which I silently responded, "Huh? and, "You've got to be kidding me." We have [URL="http://www.winehq.org"]WINE[/URL] for running Windows applications and it works reasonably well for those who care to spend the time to work through any problems with it. I don't think the Linux Community needs to spend time on such an undertaking. Is anyone asking [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] to run Windows applications so that it will gain popularity? No? Then, why should Linux? If you want to …

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My wife purchased the 32GB [URL="http://www.apple.com"]Apple[/URL] iPad for my Father's Day gift. Fortunately, for me, you don't receive the iPad the day of purchase. Here's how it works: You buy the iPad, they send you an email when it arrives at the Apple Store, you have 24 hours to pick it up or you lose it. It might take three to five days to arrive at our local store. Thank goodness, because I'm having second thoughts about it. If it arrived today, I wouldn't pick it up. My reservations are numerous. I'm excited about the prospect of having it but …

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Since its inception in 2004, [URL="http://www.ubuntu.com"]Ubuntu[/URL] has been the beneficiary in what seems like a bottomless money pit for South African entrepreneur, [URL="http://www.markshuttleworth.com"]Mark Shuttleworth[/URL] via his commercial support and development venture, [URL="http://www.canonical.com"]Canonical[/URL]. Since Canonical, Ltd. isn't an American publicly-owned company (and I don't know South African law), it's unlikely that a full disclosure of profits and losses is forthcoming. I have read that the investment made so far is approximately $20 million US. How long can anyone keep pumping money into a project that might not ever turn a profit? Red Hat is the world's most successful Linux-oriented company and …

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Has your IT budget just taken a big hit for 2009? Many have. These desperate times call for desperate measures but don't worry these measures aren't nearly so desperate and they just might help you fix that ailing IT budget. All you need is a little creative thinking and some good people behind you--and these 5 things (in order of importance). [B]1. Linux[/B] - No surprise here since this is a Linux-oriented blog. Linux makes sense for those tightening those budgetary belts since it's free, robust, and stable. You can't go wrong choosing Linux for your IT infrastructure. It handles …

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I guess no one ever asked before--maybe no one cares--or maybe it just isn't discussed. While at VMWorld, I asked a major virtualization vendor representative if they had implemented VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) in their Enterprise. The answer I got is shocking to me. Maybe someone should have asked before. Maybe their answer is the [I]right[/I] answer. In my latest Linux Magazine Virtualization Column [URL="http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7015"]entry[/URL], I have drawn the analogy between automotive manufacturers who issue horses to their employees instead of cars to that of virtualization vendors who don't implement the technology they're trying to sell you. How do you …

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VMWorld's third day came complete with discussions of the pros and cons of VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure), Virtual Appliances, and the biggest party I've ever seen at the Las Vegas Speedway. VDI is this year's hot topic at VMWorld but I suspect that it's embers will die before VMWorld 2009. No matter how you slice it, VDI is still a [I]heavy[/I] technology using bloated, full-blown operating systems, network bandwidth hungry protocols, and performance that is lackluster. VDI is just a way to sell more server hardware and to lock in companies to Windows operating systems. If you opt for VDI, …

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Hello Everyone, I am the newest blogger on the virtual block here at DaniWeb. I am the Linux Blogger and new regular contributer. I have been messing with Linux for about 13 years now and I feel like it's an old friend of sorts. I do a fair amount of technology writing about databases, Linux, general open source topics, Apache, and more. My current projects include a book on virtualization--co-authored with Joe Brockmeier of Linux Magazine fame, an online Intermediate SQL course for ed2go.com, articles for InsideCRM.com, and my regular columns in [URL="http://www.linux-mag.com"]Linux Magazine [/URL](On The Desktop) and [URL="http://www.sysmannews.com"]Systems Management …

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