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Fedora Core 5

Fedora Core 5

Fedora Core 5 is the latest Linux release from the Red Hat-sponsored <a href="http://www.fedora.redhat.com ">Fedora Project</a>, a free-to-download distribution that's mostly community developed and aimed at developers and hobbyists. As such it’s very much cutting edge, with Fedora Core regarded as a test bed for upcoming technologies. Technologies that could, eventually, make it into the commercial <a href="http://www.europe.redhat.com/software/rhel/">Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)</a> product, but only when fully proven and debugged. The Fedora release cycle is much shorter than for RHEL. Indeed, it’s just nine months since version 4 was released, although a lot has happened in that time.

March 24, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Sun Solaris 10

Sun Solaris 10

For Sun customers, upgrading to Solaris 10 is very much a 'no-brainer', and for several very good reasons. To start with, it's faster than any previous Solaris implementation, with a slick new IP stack just one of many performance enhancements. Plus it’s a lot more secure, featuring a new integrated cryptographic framework based on the Trusted Solaris product. The Role Based Access Control (RBAC) technology, introduced a couple of releases back, has also been extended to give fine-grained control over both users and processes, while applications and services can now be isolated within their own virtual execution space using Solaris Containers (formerly N1 Grid Containers).

April 21, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

This welcome update brings Microsoft's Small Business Server into line with the rest of the Windows Server family, while also simplifying management and enhancing remote access. It's far from cheap, however, and smaller companies may be better off evaluating the Essentials version.

February 2, 2011 by in Enterprise Software

Mandrakelinux 10.1 PowerPack+

Mandrakelinux 10.1 PowerPack+

It may lack the high profile of other Linux distributions, but Mandrakelinux 10.1 is one of the easiest to get to grips with -- if not the easiest of the lot. This new release also has lots to offer both novices and experts alike.

January 6, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

Windows Small Business Server 2008

Windows Small Business Server 2008

<p> Small companies with limited technical resources may be interested in Microsoft's new <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/default.aspx">Windows Small Business Server 2008</a> (SBS 2008), both in terms of its functionality and ease of use. However, it's not cheap &mdash; especially if you want to do more than the basics, as expert help will be required to fully exploit what the package has to offer. </p>

November 12, 2008 by in Enterprise Software