Ubuntu and the state of enterprise Linux

Ubuntu has evolved over the last years, and has become quite popular on the desktop. Ubuntu is also working on its position in the enterprise. I, however, am a bit apprehensive to adopt Ubuntu for the server, and have a tough time recommending my clients to use Ubuntu vs. Red Hat (CentOS) or SuSE. I currently prefer CentOS for the free distribution, and RHEL where required (like SAP implementations).

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Linux Foundation Speaker Line-Up for 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit

Kernel Developers, IDC’s Head Linux Analyst and Companies Such as Dell, HP, IBM, MySQL, and Oracle Will Debate Growth Opportunities for the Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwire – March 11, 2008) – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced the speakers for its 2nd Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit. Continue reading

SAP instance check shell script

I wrote this script about about four years ago and came across it again today.  This will probobly be helpful in someway to someone someday ;)

This script requires the SAP SDK, which is available from SAP.  If you can’t find it let me know.

So, this script will do the following:

  • Attempt to connect to sap using sapinfo command check to see if host is already known to be down, or if recovered from being down

  • send pages / email to defined list

  • Tracks systems that are already down so as not to resend email / pages

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Linux e-mail, messaging and VoIP Communications suite

Software developer Unison has launched what it claims is the world’s first fully-unified communications suite based on Linux. http://www.unison.com is where you can find additional detail.

Announced at CeBIT, the suite (also simply called Unison) combines IP telephony, e-mail and instant messaging with diary, address book and presence capabilities, all in a single Linux server. It is available free as a public beta.

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