The world's largest technical support, software and hardware companies use Linux on a daily basis for a variety of tasks and solutions. This post gives you an overview of all the ways in which large companies use Linux. Most don't use Linux on the desktop but do use it in ways you might expect (and a few you might not expect) a company of that magnitude to use it. They've leveraged Linux for some of the most critical workloads and 100% uptime service levels. Welcome to the world of enterprise Linux. [B]10. Intrusion Detection Systems[/B] - Linux provides the perfect …

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hi, I have Citrix Reciever for iPad and when I try to run a Microsoft office application, it says that the server is currently unavailable. The app works fine for my iPod touch 4th generation. Any solutions?

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Hi all, I have a server with server 2003 on it. The floor PC's have windows XP on them. These users have their own user names and passwords to log onto the domain. The PC's also have Citrix installed on them. The problem is every time someone new logs into the PC, I have to setup the Citrix connections again. Is there a good way to either use the Domain to save the settings for all users on a group? Or is there a way I can share those settings through the local machine so that I don't have to …

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[URL="http://redhat.com"]Red Hat[/URL] Enterprise Linux now comes with built-in virtualization ([URL="http://linux-kvm.org"]KVM[/URL]) but is Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) about to go to the virtual mat with [URL="http://vmware.com"]VMware[/URL]? If you look at their [URL="http://www.redhat.com/v/swf/rhev/demo.html"]RHEL video[/URL], you'll come away with a resounding 'Yes' to that question. Red Hat purchased [URL="http://www.redhat.com/promo/qumranet/"]Qumranet[/URL] in 2008 to acquire their KVM-based virtualization solution and SolidICE product based on the SPICE protocol. What does RHEL mean for consumers? For the end user, folks like you and me, it means that hosting companies can offer more services to developer and companies that host their applications at third-party locations, which in …

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This post has nothing to do with Michael Jackson, his death, his kids, his Neverland Ranch or anything related to him. It has everything to do with my need for a virtual laboratory where I can test virtual machines, write about them or produce other documentation about them without a significant financial outlay of my own. I call this virtual playground, Neverland, because currently it is a fantasy of mine and the way many see it--it's likely to remain so. Last week, I posted "[URL="http://www.linux-mag.com/id/7397"]My Midsummer Night's Dream of A Virtual Lab[/URL]" on my Virtualization column at [URL="http://www.linux-mag.com"]Linux Magazine[/URL] to …

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A lot of companies are attempting to hitch their wagons to a star these days with a long layover in the Clouds. Big companies like [URL="http://www.sun.com"]Sun[/URL], [URL="http://www.ibm.com"]IBM[/URL], [URL="http://www.hp.com"]HP[/URL], [URL="http://www.cisco.com"]Cisco[/URL], [URL="http://www.amazon.com"]Amazon[/URL], [URL="http://www.google.com"]Google[/URL], [URL="http://www.vmware.com"]VMware[/URL] and [URL="http://www.citrix.com"]Citrix[/URL] are making major financial investments in Cloud culture. Are they chasing rainbows or will they find gold in the silver lining? I think there's a good possibility that they will find gold--now the question is, how much will they find. Amazon proved that it's possible to develop, maintain, promote and make a successful cloud-oriented business. Are they making billions from their new enterprise? No. Will they? …

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You read that title correctly; XenServer is free. Free as in advice--since I've never seen any of this free beer of which the Open Source Community speaks so freely. And, yes, this [B]is[/B] breaking news. [URL="http://www.citrix.com"]Citrix[/URL] made XenServer free as of Feb 23, 2009 12:01am EST. This exciting announcement is part of a move by Citrix to open its flagship XenServer to further adoption by Cloud vendors, corporations and developers. Oh, but that's not all. It gets better. In fact, Citrix gets a [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4012.html"]Gold Star[/URL]. Yes, that's right, they've partnered with Microsoft. This time, it might not be so bad …

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Do you need 10 reasons to use Linux-based virtualization? Linux is the chosen virtualization platform for Cloud vendors, virtualization software companies and the largest IT companies in the world. What do they know that you don't? Here's the list of 10 reasons in reverse order (Actually there's no particular order except for the number 1 reason). 10. [B]Big Vendor Support[/B] - VMware, Citrix, Red Hat and Ubuntu are your big commercial vendors using Linux for their virtualization technology. Why do they use it? Various reasons but the top reason is performance. 9. [B]Price[/B] - Yes, I know I'm beating a …

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There's only one company that doesn't use Linux for its server virtualization platform. Can you guess which one it is? If you guessed [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL], you're correct. [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization"]Microsoft[/URL] is a newbie in the virtualization space but wants in and may make significant dents in the already well-established market that is significantly owned by VMware. For Windows-only virtualization, there may be some validity to the switch to Hyper-V. For the rest of us, who are either too stubborn or too smart to make the shift to Hyper-V, what are our choices? The following is a list of 5 of the main players …

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A new application programming interface released this week gives development and test teams the ability to link their ground-based test systems with virtual operating systems accessed through a browser. It all comes from [url=http://www.skytap.com/]Skytap[/url], which earlier this year released [url=http://www.skytap.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=63&Itemid=120]Virtual Lab[/url], a Web-based infrastructure that provisions virtual hardware, software, networking and storage in which to run and test applications. According to the company, the new API permits development teams to create a so-called "hybrid" software development and testing infrastructure in which the physical test systems running in their labs can make use of cloud-based resources, and do it transparently to …

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