Ann Arbor's Linux Box Sponsors OpenAFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop at New Jersey Institute of Technology

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – May 12th , 2008 – The Linux Box Corporation announced it is sponsoring the fifth-annual International 2008 OpenAFS and Kerberos Best Practices Workshop. This years workshop, which will be held at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, has expanded: Alistair Ferguson of Morgan Stanley will deliver the keynote address, and for the first time, Microsoft Corporation will be present. The Linux Box CTO, Matt Benjamin, will also present a paper on OpenAFS Linux client performance improvements Linux Box has developed (a cache-bypassing mechanism allowing the OpenAFS client to write directly to the Linux virtual memory cache).

Ann Arbor's Linux Box CTO Mentors Student Participating in the 2008 Google Summer of Code Program

OpenAFS – A Network Distributed File System

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – April 24th, 2008 Ann Arbor based Linux Box Corporation is pleased to announce that it will be participating in the exciting 2008 Google Summer of Code on behalf of the OpenAFS project (http://openafs.org).

Matt Benjamin, the CTO of Linux Box Corporation, will be mentoring Andreas Matsikaris implementing per-file access control lists for OpenAFS, one of 5 OpenAFS projects selected for funding in the 2008 Google Summer of Code.

This is the fourth year of Google Summer of Code – a program that has brought together over 1500 students and 2000 mentors from 90 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. This year, Google is welcoming 1125 student contributors and 175 Free and Open Source projects into the program. You can find out more about each participating organization and abstracts of their accepted students' proposals by visiting each organization's page, below. We'll be posting regular news about the program to the Google Open Source Blog (http://google-opensource.blogspot.com).

OpenAFS is a distributed file system product, that offers a client-server architecture for federated file sharing and replicated read-only content distribution, providing location independence, scalability, security, and transparent migration capabilities. OpenAFS is available for a broad range of computer systems including UNIX, Linux, MacOS X, and Microsoft Windows

Open Source 101 - Understanding Your Software Options

As a small to mid-sized business owner, you've likely purchased commercial software products for years to meet your business needs. You've paid annual licensing fees, dealt with less-than-helpful 800 numbers for tech support and rationalized the extra cost of upgrading to the latest and greatest versions.


You've probably thought once or twice about open source software, but you may not have investigated its uses for your business because you’re not sure why or how to implement it or you worry about costs and functionality. This article aims to help you out of your software rut by sharing the characteristics and benefits of open source, describing open source alternatives to popular software packages and outlining some key reasons for open source migration.


HOW IS OPEN SOURCE DIFFERENT?

Ann Arbor's Linux Box Partners With Nagios Enterprises

Software development firm helps network monitoring program grow

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – March 25th, 2008 – The Linux Box Corporation announced it has joined Nagios Enterprises (Nagios) in a partnership that will help both companies provide open source support for Nagios products to customers nationwide. “The Linux Box and Nagios are partnering together to grow the Nagios user community and provide first class services for a first class product,” said Elizabeth Ziph, Linux Box’s chief executive officer.

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