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

Apache or Nginx? Go with both

Choosing a Web server is not a zero-sum game, and many workloads favor a combination of the two leading names

06/16/14

The new OpenSSL flaw is no Heartbleed

Yes, another flaw has been discovered in OpenSSL, but it's nowhere near the severity or scale of Heartbleed

06/09/14

It's time we hold companies responsible for data breaches

Data security regulation is the only measure keeping retailers from burning us all, over and over again

06/02/14

The FCC's Net neutrality plan is much worse than it looks

Under the new proposal, ISPs will be slower to upgrade their networks and will find it easier to exploit customers on both ends

05/27/14

The next weapon in the War on the Internet: the brownout

Perhaps we need Google, Microsoft, and other defenders of Net neutrality to give us a public example of Slow Lane Internet to show everyone where the FCC is taking us

05/15/14

The FCC has already started destroying the Internet

The mere mention of the awful new rules proposed by the FCC already is causing fallout

05/12/14

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