Zero clients for virtual desktops?

Zero client solutions such as Pano Logic's Pano System 4 trump PCs and thin clients in ease, simplicity, and long-term ROI, if users can work within the limitations

Dell server management and VMware vCenter, together at last

The Dell Management Plug-In for VMware vCenter is a very useful tool for anyone running VMware on Dell hardware

Openfire: Excellent, free open source chat server

Easy install, easy administration, and ease-of-use make Jabber-based Openfire an ideal choice for small deployments

Cheap, easy wireless network access for guests

$30 Edimax 7206-APg makes guest access to the wireless LAN as simple as plugging in an Ethernet cable, no configuration required

A recipe for Google Chrome Pro

Facebook-friendly RockMelt offers a browser blueprint for Google Apps and Docs

Intrusion detection on the cheap: Roll your own honeypot

Back up your network security defenses by turning an old PC into an early-warning system for malware and attacks

Free high availability: Create a XenServer virtualization cluster

With the free Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, it's easy to create a highly available virtual server cluster; here's how

Lab test: New EqualLogic firmware takes a load off VMware

Along with general improvements, Dell's 5.0.2 firmware for EqualLogic PS-series iSCSI SANs kicks virtualization deployments into high gear

Stress test: AMD Opteron Magny-Cours versus Intel Xeon Nehalem-EX

If the number of concurrent processes is large enough (think virtualization), then quad-CPU, 48-core AMD Opteron wins the price-performance race

Egnyte's hybrid cloud storage: Twin file shares are better than one

Egnyte's new virtual appliance fuses local network storage with remote cloud storage for fast, easy, and ubiquitous file sharing

World's fastest rules engine

PST's new, parallelized rules execution engine is massively more scalable than IBM's, Oracle's, Fair Isaac's, Red Hat's, and the rest

Battle of the Web browsers: HTML5 and memory tests

How Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari rank in HTML5 compatibility and memory consumption

Living the log management lifecycle

When evaluating log management solutions, keep the many phases of successful log management in mind

PowerPivot for Excel 2010: Power to Excel people

A free and compelling add-on, PowerPivot can import huge data sets from just about any data source and crunch them in Excel

Sizing a Web server farm with NeoLoad

Identifying Web application scalability issues and sizing up hardware requirements with an easy to use Web load tester

Seagate Momentus XT hybrid SSD boots into a new dimension

In InfoWorld tests, OS boot times proved twice as fast, and Word and Excel loaded in just three or four seconds

Emulating Cisco networks for fun and profit

Free open source GNS3 provides a fantastic framework for designing, building, and testing complex networks right on Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X

Riverbed WAN acceleration by the numbers

Depending on the WAN link and the data, RiOS 6 slashes transfer times from hours to minutes and minutes to seconds

First look: HP Z600 workstation with twin Westmere Xeons

What can you do with 24 logical CPUs on the desktop? Even half that many can slash your video rendering time from hours to minutes -- as the Z600 showed, with one CPU tied behind its back

CrossOver: Windows apps without Windows

CodeWeaver's CrossOver Mac allows many Windows applications to be installed and run directly on Mac OS X

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