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

10/27/14

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

10/20/14

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

10/13/14

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

10/06/14

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

09/29/14

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

09/25/14

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

09/22/14

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

09/15/14

It's time to split Linux distros in two

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

09/08/14

You have your Windows in my Linux

Ultimately, the schism over systemd could lead to a separation of desktop and server distros, or Linux server admins moving to FreeBSD

09/02/14

Choose your side on the Linux divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins

08/25/14

Systemd: Harbinger of the Linux apocalypse

It might not be the end of the world, but the design of systemd and the attitudes of its developers have been counterproductive

08/18/14

The quiet before the next IT revolution

Now that the technologies behind our servers and networks have stabilized, IT can look forward to a different kind of constant change

08/11/14

No interruptions! Technologist at work

A five-minute interruption can cause the loss of an hour of production for the dedicated techie -- most of the time

08/04/14

Who's managing your managed services? You, ultimately

Managed services aren't magic. Before your provider can provide relief, it will need some help from you

07/28/14

Why all businesses should care about Net neutrality

If you think your company has nothing to fear from 'slow lane' Internet, think again

07/21/14

To troubleshoot, mix two parts observation with one part magic

Believe it or not! With some technology problems, the mere act of seeing is fixing -- or so it would seem

07/14/14

Are users hoarding data? Here's where to put it

If you're maintaining data not accessed since the Clinton Administration, there's a place for it -- and it should ease data migration in the future

07/07/14

Tech traps 101: How to meet deadlines without sabotaging the future

Designing software, network infrastructure, or any system is a minefield, but you can avoid placing traps for yourself to find later

06/30/14

Murder in the Amazon cloud

The demise of Code Spaces at the hands of an attacker shows that, in the cloud, off-site backups and separation of services could be key to survival

06/23/14

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