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Tools and services are available that can help administrators maintain Linux’s software management strengths without completely sacrificing flexibility. But each distribution contains or is compatible with different tools. stray from your Linux distribution without getting lost.

Public IM networks may be easy to use, but for a serious and secure enterprise IM system, you need one of your own that can also talk with the public networks.

Learn all you can about open-source software models and focus on providing specific services, according to speakers at financial-services show Linux on Wall Street.

The SCO Group has been making big headlines with its Linux litigation. But does a new pact with supply-chain specialist Synnex mean SCO is shifting gears toward its original SCO Unix platform?

Continued growth in its enterprise subscription revenue helps the company’s total revenue for fiscal year 2005 jumps to $196.5 million, an increase of 58 percent from 2004.

Opinion: The new Linux Small Business Suite could give Microsoft’s Small Business Servers a run for their money.

The Open Enterprise Server—which comes with NetWare services and both the SuSE Linux and NetWare kernels—is here, but will it find a home in the corporate server room?

Linspire Five-0 boasts nearly 1,200 enhancements; a professional version is due later this year.

Opinion: With the release of Open Enterprise Service, Novell Linux Desktop and the upcoming ZENworks 7, Novell resellers finally have all they need to not only keep existing customers but to win back their old ones from the server to the desktop.

Teachers’ union trades paper forms for Web services and online transactions.

Offers free desktop version, an updated version of its paid and enhanced distribution package, and plans high-end business package for later this year.

Centrify’s DirectControl lets Windows administrators manage Linux/Unix boxes using Microsoft’s Active Directory.

As part of the company’s Your Logo Here program, Linux application makers can load their software onto custom-branded Pogo Linux servers.

In his LinuxWorld keynote, Novell CEO Jack Messman claims CIOs are seeing Linux as “the center of the enterprise.”

Trolltech announces that more than 50 companies are developing or shipping Linux-based devices using its Qtopia graphical application platform software, including more than 20 mobile phones.

Everyone knew the worst kept secret of LinuxWorld: that Red Hat would be introducing its latest server Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. What wasn’t expected was that Red Hat would use the announcement to attack Sun and Solaris.

HP and Fujitsu are expanding the Linux offerings in their blade server lines as well as some of their most powerful systems.

VMware’s ACE software eases virtual desktop management and beefs up security.

Will Fiorina’s departure change how HP approaches Linux? Partners, analysts and resellers have different answers.

Opinion: Citing lack of evidence, a U.S. court denies SCO motions against IBM; SCO should listen carefully.

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