Enterprise Networking Planet: Resurgent Novell: Building Linux for Grownups?
Mar 01, 2005, 19:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"My heart's desire, as a gnarly old Linux/Windows sysadmin, has
long been for better management utilities: directory services, user
and resource management, system monitoring, and single sign-on that
work across a mixed environment. Something like Active Directory,
only without the vendor lock-in, and it works right. I don't much
care what's under the covers — Kerberos, LDAP, MySQL —
I just don't want to be an ace programmer and have to do it myself.
I want to be able to throw Linux, Windows, and Mac hosts into the
brew, and not have to graduate from Hogwart's School of Witchcraft
and Wizardry to learn how to make them all work together.
"While I'm making a wish list, a mature groupware suite would be
lovely as well..."