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.

Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users

The beginning of the end of the private mail server

The beginning of the end of the private mail server

Thanks to overzealous filtering by mail relays, the small mail server is becoming an endangered species

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

There's no magic in PaaS, only trade-offs

Platform as a service might work like magic for some apps, but it's a series of painful trade-offs for others

Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Expect package compatibility issues ahead, and the need to rely on the old way of installing open source software

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly

Net neutrality is as simple as freedom vs. monopoly

Red or blue, liberal or conservative, an open Internet is simply common sense

Obama shows the way on Net neutrality

President Obama comes out swinging for Title II classification of ISPs; the FCC should follow his lead

Red Hat confuses Linux users with latest Fedora moves

Red Hat confuses Linux users with latest Fedora moves

Fedora for servers? Red Hat's copious new Fedora community options seem odd at best

Trouble is brewing in mobile payments

Trouble is brewing in mobile payments

Now that big-box retailers have stuck their fat fingers into mobile payments, can the next major credit card breach be far behind?

What we talk about when we talk about Linux and systemd

What we talk about when we talk about Linux and systemd

The raging debate over systemd exposes the two factions tugging at modern-day Linux

You break it, you build it -- better than before

You break it, you build it -- better than before

To borrow from the old Chinese proverb, a crisis can be an opportunity in disguise, even in the data center

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

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