Issue #15 January 2006

From the Inside

In the news

Whitepapers and case studies

Get the insight you need to guide you on your next Linux project. Our whitepapers are written by Red Hat experts and respected industry analysts like IDC. They provide in-depth analysis on a range of topics including migration, security, and e-commerce. It's required reading for anyone considering open source technology. And it's free. All you have to do is register.

Case study: University of Stirling
University of Stirling chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux for applications and Intel Itanium 2-based servers With over 9000 students and 2000 staff member, human resources and payroll are critical systems at Stirling University. When its systems began to lag, it turned to Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Intel Itanium 2- based systems. Not only did Stirling University more than triple its performance, it also cut costs by 50%. Read
Case study:
Travel booking website chooses Red Hat Enterprise Linux over Microsoft, founded in 2000, is Australia's leading last-minute accommodations website and the global specialist in its field. In 2002, was essentially a Microsoft shop. was having enormous issues with performance, scalability, and system availability because of 80-100% yearly growth. They decided that's overall architecture needed a solution that was scalable, open source, and UNIX-like. Buy-in and support from tier-one vendors like Oracle was also essential. The platform that best met these needs was Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Read
Case study: Yuba County Schools
Yuba County School System Increases Efficiency Yuba County Unified School District (YCUSD) in northern California migrated from a mainframe environment to one built around Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other open source solutions. As a result, they've increased efficiency and reliability, all while saving money. Read
Security in a Networked World
Linux was born in networked world. In fact, its success is due in large part to the collaborative development model that proliferated as the Internet became globally accessible. Download

Global events

Check the list to see if Red Hat is coming to a city near you.

RSA Conference
February 13-17, 2006
San Jose, CA
Explore, Innovate, Share - as a complimentary guest of Red Hat!

The upcoming RSA® Conference 2006 provides a forum for information security professionals like you to learn, network and grow professionally with thousands of your peers, industry experts and leaders--all under one roof. Here you can view the latest products and services from leading information security companies like Red Hat (booth # 2044) at RSA Conference's world-class Exposition. If you would like to attend the Expo as our complimentary guest, please click on the first link below to view your free expo pass (it contains a special registration code), then visit the second link and click on "Register Now," then click on "registration qualification code," then enter it.

Free Expo pass from Red Hat
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LinuxWorld Mexico
February 14-17, 2006
Mexico City, Mexico
With an expected 29,000 attendees, LinuxWorld Mexico Conference & Expo is destined to be the largest gathering of Linux and open source professionals in Mexico. This conference, co-located with EXPO COMM MEXICO 2006, offers the best platform to reach buyers in the Linux and open source markets. With hundreds of innovative products and solutions showcased amongst 10,000 square meters in the Centro Banamex, this one-stop-shop atmosphere keeps your finger on the pulse of the open source movement. Learn more and register
Security-Enhanced Linux Symposium
February 28-March 2, 2006
Baltimore, Maryland
Secure computing is on the mind of every technology user in today's world, so it only makes sense to stay on the bleeding edge by attending the 2006 SELinux Symposium. This three-day conference is your opportunity to mingle with experts from Red Hat, meet other developers and users in the Linux community, and stay current on the latest SELinux R&D and applications. The unique format offers a full day of tutorials and two days for technical presentations and interchange on ideas, technology, and research.

Learn about the Symposium Delegate program
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LinuxWorld Conference and Expo
April 3-April 6, 2006
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston, MA
Join Red Hat and open source industry leaders and luminaries at the premier Linux event. The event draws the best minds in the industry, so the networking opportunities are second to none. Get up close and personal with the people leading the way in Linux and open source. Learn more and register
Red Hat Summit 2006
May 30-June 2, 2006
Nashville, TN
It's the second-annual Red Hat Summit! Red Hat Summit 2006 will bring together the diverse people that make up the open source community, including community contributors, developers, customers, and partners. The Summit will blend different views and content into a program useful for attendees building and enabling open source architectures. It's a must-see, must-do event! Learn more and register