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Missing piece in Enterprise Linux

Very good article about what is missing in Linux for Enterprise.

O'Reilly Net: “ With all of the incredible strides that Linux has made from the smallest embedded devices to the some of the largest supercomputers ever made, there is one piece of its complete adoption in the enterprise that’s still missing--a not so little piece still to be done: integration and interoperability with Active Directory (AD). ”

It is a pretty good article that is spot on. Microsoft drives demand for Exchange/AD using, the popular front-end PIM tool, Outlook. “If your Outlook doesn’t work the way it is supposed to work, upgrade your Exchange server” is a solution I hear often.

Naturally, Oracle has been advertising its Exchange replacement as a low cost, stabler alternative.

I don’t administer Exchange servers, so I don’t know if it is good or bad. Personally, I think the idea of putting everything - mail, calendar, files - in one server that is so monolithic is a bad idea. But corporates would go for that because of the perceived ease of maintenance.

IMHO, Linux for Desktop has one missing piece: A desktop database with easy interface like Microsoft Access.

  1. I am not sure whether you mean a db server or a personal db. If it is a server you are looking at mysql would be a good bet.
    I know that it is a bit harder to maintain than a drag drop system but the tools are expanding and now that mysql is rolling out a pro version, they will make money and then invest it more into UI development and db management.

    Posted by: Srijith on April 30, 2003 06:46 AM
  2. I meant a personal DB. That one can setup and use with simple GUI's, without involving people with root access.

    Yes, MySQL's UI is pretty decent. May be all that is required is to package various Java clients like SquirrelSQL, AquaStudio, JasperReports etc. in a newbie friendly way.

    Posted by: Babu on April 30, 2003 07:54 AM
  3. respected sir \

    i am not able to start windows in linux 10.0
    for that what i have to do it is showing that text editor
    nor windows
    like microisoft windows
    please guide me to start windows in linux10.0

    Posted by: sudhir on September 4, 2004 09:36 AM