Monday, June 12, 2006

Integration Column Number Two

The second Integration Station column on issues of integrating Windows and Linux/Unix is now live and posted on Redmond at This one establishes what integration is and lays the foundation for all the articles/columns on the topic to come in the future. The next (July) entry will focus on Services for Unix (SFU).

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Ubuntu certification article posted

An overview of the new Ubuntu Professional certification is now posted and available at Scheduled to become available worldwide through Pearson VUE and Prometric testing centers later this quarter, it debuted at LinuxWorld in Johannesburg, South Africa in May. The certification has been created through an alliance between Canonical, Ubuntu, and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI).

Ubuntu is currently one of the fastest growing distributions in the Linux world. Based on an African word meaning “humanity to others”, Ubuntu is completely free — as are the tools needed to modify it and make it fit your specific application. It runs on the x86 platform, as well as AMD64 and PowerPC.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Indiana Schools and Novell Linux Desktop

An article on the integration of Novell Linux Desktop 9 (which is now being renamed to fit in the SUSE family) into secondary schools in Indiana as part of the ACCESS agenda appears in the current issue of Novell Connection Magazine (second quarter 2006, Volume 17, Number 2). The article is on page 52 of the print edition. The online edition has not been updated to the current set of articles, but when this happens the article should be available under the Tech Talk sections at

Thursday, June 01, 2006

VPN Review

A review of the new Cisco Press book, "Comparing, Designing, and Deploying VPNs" by Mark Lewis is posted on UnixReview and can be found at: My first thought when looking at this book was that if it contained no valuable information, I could still use it to prop open the door when the weather warmed. At well more than 1,000 pages, it gives the impression of being a brick. I am happy to report, however, that we’ve had many nice days since this book arrived, and there is no possibility that it will ever be used for anything other than reference – it is that good.

SlickEdit 11 Review Posted

A review of the latest version (11) of SlickEdit has posted on UnixReview and can be accessed at Visual SlickEdit is a code editor for developers – arguably the most advanced code editor available. This is not a program for those who dabble with programming when they get home from work but rather a tool for those who make their living in the field. To quote the company, “Our goal is to remove the tedious tasks involved with programming, allowing you to focus on the reason you got into programming: the thrill of writing great code.”