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

11/24/14

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

11/17/14

Obama shows the way on Net neutrality

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

11/11/14

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

11/10/14

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?

11/03/14

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

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