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The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a network protocol that sends network configuration information to computers (and other devices) on a network. It allows a system administrator to manage an IP address range from a central location and to maintain network parameters for...
Over the past few months I've had lunch with a lot of old friends who were techies 10 years ago, but are now IT managers at large financial institutions. Linux came up in the conversations with most of them, and I was surprised by the misconceptions they have about the whole open sourc...
When faced with upgrading their existing NT server to the latest Windows release, an opportunity was presented to look at the offerings from Linux. This a tale with a happy ending from a Linux consultant in the field.
Change is scary. If you tell a user that you're going to wipe his hard disk and install Linux, he is going to be scared witless. No matter how good the new operating system is, and no matter how much preparation you put into it, your user is going to be scared of the change. So, why no...