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ZDNet: Management Tool Keeps Linux Systems In Tune

Sep 27, 2001, 15:04 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Babcock)
"Systems management startup aduva is trying to reduce the cost of man aging free software.

As an open source operating system, Linux is available as a free download or through low-cost shrink-wrapped packages. But once the Linux cat is out of the bag, its numerous constituent components can make it difficult to herd, many users agree.

Now, in another sign of Linux's increasing maturity, new tools are helping I-managers better administer the OS. Aduva, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has built a knowledge base with information on which Linux components work best together, along with other open source software modules, such as the various versions of the Apache Web server. It has assembled a library of information on 3,700 components, including versions of Linux that run on the IBM zSeries, formerly known as the System 390 mainframe."

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