Although differentiation is tough in Linux distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling.
By Tom Henderson | 22 December, 2014 22:09
CoreOS is a slimmed-down Linux distribution designed for easy creation of lots of OS instances. We like the concept.
By Tom Henderson | 03 November, 2014 22:07
In the real estate world, the mantra is location, location, location. In the network and server administration world, the mantra is visibility, visibility, visibility. If you don't know what your network and servers are doing at every second of the day, you're flying blind. Sooner or later, you're going to meet with disaster.
By Paul Venezia | 14 October, 2014 21:16
I have had a smart thermostat and Wi-Fi security cameras in my home for about a year. While using these (and researching my article The Internet of Things at home: Why we should pay attention), I started to wonder if the task of managing smart devices could quickly get out of hand.
By Robert L. Mitchell | 18 September, 2014 05:40
Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse
By Paul Ferrill | 09 September, 2014 20:09
With the abundance of smartphones and tablets comes a proliferation of Bluetooth speakers. And it makes sense: Although mobile devices have, on the whole, better speakers today than they had even a couple of years ago, they still can't produce the sound quality or the volume that a good speaker can.
By Barbara Krasnoff | 05 September, 2014 17:41
What do Flickr, TechCrunch, eBay and Best Buy all have in common?
By Ken Gagne | 05 September, 2014 05:57
There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic
By Paul Venezia | 28 August, 2014 00:19
VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems
By Paul Ferrill | 20 August, 2014 20:04
The people at a company called aiia (their Web site loads insanely slowly) out of the Ukraine pitched me the SSSSSpeaker (yes, that's how they spell it, it's not a a typo), billed as the world's smallest Bluetooth speaker, and sent me a unit.
By Mark Gibbs | 08 August, 2014 22:40
The latest revision of the powerful and popular blogging engine does far more than blogs, although the power comes with a price
By Serdar Yegulalp | 06 August, 2014 20:15
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Automatic, a dongle that plugs into your car's OBD-II connector and sends data about your car's performance and your driving via Bluetooth LE to an app on your iOS or Android smartphone.
By Mark Gibbs | 01 August, 2014 06:44
Google's Android Wear platform is an impressive first step toward making smartwatches people will actually want to buy. Here's an in-depth look at where the software shines -- and where it falls short.
By JR Raphael | 09 July, 2014 20:39
The LG G Watch vs. Samsung Gear Live may look similar, but the first two Android Wear watches have some meaningful differences.
By JR Raphael | 09 July, 2014 20:39
There are many times when your iPhone camera flash just isn't up for the job. Either you need light from a different angle (ever notice how phone-based flashes tend to wash out the subject?) or you need a warmer or cooler flash than your iPhone provides. You, my friend, might be interested in the Nova, a Bluetooth LE flash.
By Mark Gibbs | 05 July, 2014 01:06
Samsung's new 850 Pro SSD series has up to 1TB of capacity and is designed for workstations and high-end PCs.
By Lucas Mearian | 01 July, 2014 20:08
Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while
By Peter Wayner | 25 June, 2014 20:07
The scoop: Transporter Sync, by Connected Data, about $100 (plus cost of external storage drive)
By Keith Shaw | 18 June, 2014 06:50
Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform brings resilient, cloud-like server and storage infrastructure to traditional virtualization deployments
By Paul Ferrill | 01 June, 2014 23:13
This is the third in a series of three reviews covering the major online office productivity apps: Microsoft Office Online (Word Online, Excel Online, and PowerPoint Online), Apple iWork for iCloud (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote for iCloud), and in this article, Google Drive (with Docs, Sheets, and Slides) aka Google Docs and Google Apps.
By Woody Leonhard | 30 May, 2014 08:30
This document provides the findings of a recent security analysis of your infrastructure. The document represents a summary of these findings and presents a set of recommendations for addressing the detected events.
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