Paul Venezia

Columnist

Paul Venezia is a veteran *nix system and network architect, and senior contributing editor at InfoWorld, where he writes analysis, reviews and The Deep End blog.

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How-to: Get started with MariaDB

How-to: Get started with MariaDB

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MariaDB database server and phpMyAdmin on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

7 free tools every network needs

7 free tools every network needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered

The cruel crucible of open source development

The cruel crucible of open source development

The open source development community is not the vicious hellhole some describe, but what goes around often comes around

How thin? Imagine the Linux server as a process

How thin? Imagine the Linux server as a process

Imagine a time when processes and services are completely transitory and server-agnostic, carrying their dependencies with them; it's not far away

How to set the Internet back 30 years in a few easy steps

How to set the Internet back 30 years in a few easy steps

The perfect storm of the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger and the Net neutrality fight will decide our future for decades to come

Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

How to choose the right Linux distro

How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

7 killer open source monitoring tools

7 killer open source monitoring tools

Seeking greater visibility into your network? Look no further than these excellent free tools

The skinny on thin Linux

The skinny on thin Linux

In the leap from Web to cloud, the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose

Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Speed or torque? Linux desktop vs. server distros

Desktop Linux should be shiny and fast, server Linux should be big and practical. Today's mix doesn't work -- here's the remedy

It's time to split Linux distros in two

Desktop workloads and server workloads have different needs. Why address them in the same distribution?

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