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References and Additional Information

The following lists provide some sources of additional information, in book form, published magazines, and on-line links. You can use these references to get more information about the concepts, companies, and software discussed in this paper.

Basic On-line References

The following are some of the links referenced in this narrative, along with a description of each link. You can use these links as basic starting points to learn more about the software and services.

Microsoft's Offerings

http://www.microsoft.com/hwdq/hcl/scnet.asp —Windows 2000 Server hardware compatibility listing.

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/R1142/v31site/x86/nt4/en/thanksstart.htm —Starting point for updating any Windows product.

http://www.microsoft.com/catalog/navigation.asp?subid=22&nv=1 —Microsoft's business software product catalog.

http://www.microsoft.com/catalog/navigation.asp?subid=22&nv=2 —Microsoft's operating system and server software catalog.

http://support.microsoft.com/ —Microsoft's base support page, with links to its database of support articles, software downloads, support information and FAQs, contact information, customer service, and on-line newsgroups.

http://www.microsoft.com/traincert/default.asp —Microsoft's certification and training home page.

Linux Offerings

http://www.redhat.com —Home page for Red Hat, Inc.'s Red Hat Linux distribution and other software and services.

http://www.redhat.com/apps/download/ —Download page for Red Hat's free Open Source software.

http://www.redhat.com/training/ —Starting point for learning more about Red Hat, Inc.'s training and certification programs.

http://www.redhat.com/services/engagement/ —Red Hat, Inc.'s information pages devoted to its migration methodologies, which Red Hat terms "engagement."

http://www.redhat.com/pdf/seminars/Deploy_and_Manage_RHLAS.pdf —A summary of Red Hat's Advanced Server deployment and management seminar.

The Free Software Foundation and GNU Software

http://www.fsf.org —Home page for the Free Software Foundation.

http://www.gnu.org —Home page for the GNU software project, the GNU General Public License, and other information about free software.

http://www.gnu.org/directory —Direct links to more than 2,000 packages of free software from The Free Software Foundation.


The following books may prove helpful for learning more about the projects and players in the free software and open source movements.

Moody, Glyn. Rebel Code. Perseus Publishing, 2001. History of the Open Source Movement, along with coverage of major open source software projects and programmers.

Torvalds, Linus and Diamond, David. Just for Fun. Harper Business, 2001. The story about Linux and Linus Torvalds as told by Linus Torvalds.

Wayner, Peter. Free for All. HarperBusiness, 2000. The story of Linux, the Open Source movement, and the movers and shakers of free software.

Williams, Sam. Free as in Freedom. O'Reilly, 2002. A story of Richard M. Stallman's life and the birth, growth and development of the free software movement.

Young, Bob and Rohm, Wendy Goldman. Under the Radar. Coriolius, 1999. Red Hat's history and business model as told by former CEO Bob Young.

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