Operating Systems

  • CentOS

    CentOS is an enterprise grade Linux Operating System built using the same source code as Red Hat Enterprise Linux to provide a free alternative to Red Hat's commercial product.

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  • Debian

    Founded in 1992, Debian is one of the oldest Linux distributions available. It has a reputation for rock solid stability, reliability and a powerful, easy to use software management system which places over 50 CDs worth of pre-built software at your fingertips for installation with a single command. This software management systems also means that Debian has a reliable and predictable upgrade process from one major release to the next. Debian's intelligent design and innovative software management system have resulted in one of the largest families of derivative Linux distributions to come from a single ancestor. Notably, the highly successful Ubuntu Linux system is a direct descendant of Debian, adding its own desktop sheen over Debian's underlying architecture. Nevertheless, Debian is still the preferred server Operating System for those who favour the Debian way over other Linux families. As a non-commercial project, Debian is supported by its developer community and as such there is no enterprise level vendor support from Debian themselves. With several years commercial experience in Debian support, our experts offer support, training and consultancy services to ensure that the needs of business users who require more comprehensive support are met when using Debian.

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  • FreeBSD

    FreeBSD is the most widely used BSD-derived operating system. FreeBSD is regarded as a reliable, robust operating system. It was used as the original base for Mac OS X and powers the Netflix content delivery network.

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  • Linux

    Since humble beginnings in 1991 as Linus Torvalds' student hobby system, Linux is now by far the most widely used server Operating System on the web. Linux scales from the smallest embedded systems such as mobile phones like Google's Android handsets to powering over 90% of the world's top 100 supercomputers and has superseded traditional UNIX and Microsoft Windows alike. As a result of its software licensing terms permitting anyone the freedom to distribute and modify, Linux is supported and cooperatively developed by many the world's major technology and hardware companies including IBM, Intel, AMD, HP, Samsung and Google as well as spawning its own, in Red Hat and Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu. As a result, Linux is now the commodity OS of choice, forming the basis of many free and commercially developed systems. The strength of Linux lies in its versatility, reliability, security and accessibility making it the ideal platform for web and email hosting, security products, virtualisation and as the basis for intelligent appliance products.

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  • OpenBSD

    OpenBSD is a unix-like operating system. The project is widely known for its focus on security, code quality and good documentation. OpenBSD includes a number of security features absent or optional in other operating systems. OpenBSD's strong networking stack, HA and the pf packet filter suit it for network infrastructure use and enhanced security lends itself to the security industry.

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  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the leading platform for enterprise-class open source computing. It is sold on a per system annual subscription basis that provides continuous value (updates, upgrades, support, maintenance, certification ecosystem, etc.) Red Hat Enterprise Linux couples the innovation of open source technology and the stability of a true enterprise-class platform.

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  • Ubuntu

    From its first release in October 2004, Ubuntu has become the most popular version of Linux by building on top of the innovations provided by Debian and adding its own focus on a smooth desktop experience. As a result, Ubuntu has shaken up the perception of Linux as a desktop system, motivating many other Linux distributions to re-address their own desktop strategies and to invest more effort into providing an easy to use and satisfying desktop system. Since 2006, Ubuntu have also provided a server system which builds on the technologies that underly Ubuntu's desktop success. It has become very popular with those who prefer the Debian package management system and enormous repositories of ready to use software, while providing more up to date software, adding its own innovations that make Ubuntu the easiest Linux distribution to use and breaking traditions by integrating Ubuntu management tools and supporting infrastructure. More recently, Ubuntu have led the way for Linux distributions in cloud computing and virtualisation by developing tailored versions of Ubuntu for cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2 and including tools for using Ubuntu as a hosted platform with Eucalyptus or developing your own Eucalyptus cloud.

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  • Unix

    Unix is a multi tasking, multi user computer operating system originally developed in 1969 by a group of AT&T employees at Bell Labs. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, the influence of Unix in academic circles led to large-scale adoption of Unix by commercial startups, the most notable of which are Solaris, HP-UX and AIX. In addition to those already mentioned, Unix-like operating systems such as MINIX, Linux and BSD descendants (FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and DragonFly BSD) are commonly encountered. Unix operating systems are widely used in servers, workstations, and mobile devices.

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