A Migrating From Microsoft SQL Server to MySQL (Download)

With the rapid growth of MySQL in the database market, many corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, and others have begun to migrate away from their expensive and proprietary databases. Of course, a migration from any database is not something to be taken lightly, and so countless organizations are considering their options for migrating to MySQL.

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Google search – Serving Enterprises ?

Google is making enterprise IT news again. You’ve seen how that company has changed the world in our personal lives — how did we ever do celebrity photo searches before Google, anyway? Now Google’s wading deeper into enterprise IT, pushing past its initial appliance offering.

Essentially, Google has expanded its abilities to look into enterprise applications and pull out data based on keyword searches. According to a recent AMR Research report, “The Google Push”, the search giant may be making a play to become the presentation layer for critical enterprise data.

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Missing certain standards for desktop Linux

Say what you will about Windows’ lack of openness or its seemingly never-ending software flaws. If you double-click on an installer and the version of Windows you’re using is reasonably up-to-date, your software will install. This is also true on Mac OS X, where installing software often involves nothing more than dragging a single icon from the install disk to your applications folder.

But the hapless desktop Linux user doesn’t have it so easy. Generally, each distribution requires add-on software to be packaged in a different way. That places an extra burden on the user who is installing the software, not to mention the burden it places on software developers to create those various packages. What’s more, each release of any given distribution brings a host of new dependencies and internal changes.

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