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Of interest to me are times when people want to claim that Linux can't fit in somewhere. I'm not an advocate for Windows, but I want to prove that Linux cannot be bullied into a corner where it cannot fit into some other kind of architecture. Regarding a Linux system that might need to authenticate Windows users upon it, either for SSH, local login, or web app logins, this is such a case.
Did you know that Linux can authenticate with Windows AD and doesn't need a big honking third-party product? However, in a recent article by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols...
Firstly, YUM stands for 'Yellowdog Updater Modified'
YellowDog Linux is a distribution of Linux crated for the ppc architecture and is rpm based. Fedora Core took up this package manger as of Fedora Core 1.
It may take its fame from this, as x86 and the Fedora project is much more known and heard of than PPC and YellowDog.
While many people prefer debian based apt-get, it is still a powerful tool.
As said above, it uses RPM packages as its fuel. These I have found are very useful, and are faster than installing from source. But they are not as optimized as source.
Marc Fleury, as you probably know, was the original founder of the JBOSS project, an open source J2EE alternative that has taken off like wildfire. He's also got a straight-shooter style that's sometimes off the chain, or goes too far. But lately I've liked some of things he's said. Well, in recent news all over the web, JBOSS has just been snapped up by RedHat. This is remarkable in two different avenues. It's remarkable that Marc Fleury made a such a monstrously huge success out of giving away software and charging for support. It's also remarkable that Marc Fleury ripped on Red Hat for quite awhile (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/04/10/fleury_redhat_critic/) and now is snatched up by them.
I need to think about this. Should I go there and blog out my feelings in a rage against Microsoft? Or, would they just turn around and potentially use that as ammo against Linux?
Let me give you an example. Suppose I say something simple like, "I can do more with Linux. I can mod my system and optimize it for free, taking advantage of slower hardware, or giving it fancy features that I cannot do as easily on Windows. Windows can only take me so far without having to pay for extras, and even then there aren't enough options." However, if I posted that, then all Microsoft has to do is turn around and tell their devs, "See? This is what we need to add to Vista, you dopes! Now get cracking!"