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

May 27, 2008

Open source on the wire

It’s already on your servers, why not running your network?

March 24, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 beta: an agile upgrade

The latest build of everyone's favorite open source desktop OS features better performance, Active Directory integration, and seamless installation from Windows

February 18, 2008

Product review: Open source reporting goes corporate

JasperServer Professional and Pentaho Reporting build on famous Java open source libraries for generating reports, but they’re no longer for developers only; rapidly gaining on traditional heavyweights, both score with user-friendly query tools and sophisticated front ends

November 6, 2007

WSO2: A lightweight, fast, and free ESB

Open source WSO2 ESB 1.0 makes XML messaging easy to deploy and easy to manage, but lacks high-availability options

October 29, 2007

The perils of dirty data

How important is data cleansing and validation? Read these tales of horror, and beware

October 22, 2007

Which Linux should I choose?

We chose Ubuntu, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Here are half a dozen viable alternatives

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