July 11, 2013

Review: Top 4 open source network management tools

Zenoss Core edges Nagios Core, NetXMS, and OpenNMS in four-product roundup

March 27, 2013

Puppet or Chef: The configuration management dilemma

Puppet is model-driven, Ruby is procedural, and both are large, messy, open source ecosystems plagued with pitfalls

March 21, 2013

NoSQL showdown: MongoDB vs. Couchbase

MongoDB edges Couchbase Server with richer querying and indexing options, as well as superior ease of use

March 8, 2013

How to script: A Bash crash course

An easy step-by-step guide to the Bash command-line shell and shell scripting

February 13, 2013

Review: LibreOffice 4 leaves you wanting more

Modest rev of the open source office suite has welcome new features, but old peeves still linger

January 28, 2013

How to get started with MySQL

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MySQL database server, along with phpMyAdmin, on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

January 28, 2013

How to install Apache on Linux

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up an Apache Web server on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu

January 23, 2013

Samba 4 review: No substitute for Active Directory -- yet

Samba's open source alternative to Microsoft's domain controller is a good start, but not ready for prime time

January 9, 2013

The best hardware, software, and cloud services of the year

InfoWorld's 2013 Technology of the Year Award winners stretch from devices and desktops to data centers and beyond

November 14, 2012

Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWRT, M0n0wall, PfSense, and Vyatta suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

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