June 25, 2009

Bending the back office: Open source CRM and ERP

SugarCRM, Openbravo, and Compiere tap the power of open source development to make customization easy, but the line between community and commercial is quickly crossed

April 28, 2009

First look: Ubuntu 9.04 stays the course

The new edition of the friendly Linux desktop OS is more maintenance release than upgrade

April 27, 2009

Novell's SLES 11 is packed to the gills

We found it to be packed with useful management tools

March 24, 2009

Open source and SaaS offerings rethink the database

Key-value repositories and other alternatives take aim at simplicity, scalability, and cloud services

March 5, 2009

Test Center guide: Virtualization for the rest of us

Virtualizing servers in a small to midsize business reaps many rewards, and the virtualization is free. Here's how

February 24, 2009

More specialty Linuxes to the rescue

Whether your focus is security, storage, music, or religion, there's a flavor of Linux that fits the bill

January 27, 2009

Test Center: How secure is Firefox?

Mozilla's popular Web browser is long on user-friendly features and third-party extensions, and short on granular security controls

December 8, 2008

Test Center preview: Fedora turns 10

Red Hat's open source standard bearer and mineshaft canary is still everything to every Linux power user

November 11, 2008

Test Center review: Specialty Linuxes to the rescue

Six sweet distributions that can boot from a pen drive, run in a sliver of RAM, rejuvenate an old system, or recover data from a dead PC

October 9, 2008

Test Center review: Open source Drupal turns pro

Acquia's strengthened and supported distribution of the popular CMS smooths the path to a trouble-free Drupal site

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