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  • Review: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding

    When you're working in Linux, manually debugging memory-related errors can be difficult and time consuming. These five tools can help.

    20 Nov. 15 14:30 Written by Himanshu Arora
  • First Look: Amazon Echo: Novelty item or ready-for-prime-time part of your digital life?

    Our Amazon Echo, a voice-controlled appliance--for want of a better word--arrived on May 17 and we've been using it all week. As Prime members, we paid $100 for ours, but the list price is $200. While some parts are beautifully done, the information services at the back end have a long way to go before the Echo is more than a novelty.

    01 June 15 20:09 Written by Joel Snyder
  • Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

    It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm. 

    23 April 15 20:06 Written by Nigel Poulton
  • First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

    In the not so distant past, VMware held a long and commanding lead in the server virtualization space, offering core features that were simply unmatched by the competition. In the past few years, however, competition in virtualization has been fierce, the competitors have drawn near, and VMware has been left with fewer ways to distinguish itself.

    13 March 15 07:06 Written by Paul Venezia
  • First look: VMware vSphere 6 keeps its edge

    In the not so distant past, VMware held a long and commanding lead in the server virtualization space, offering core features that were simply unmatched by the competition. In the past few years, however, competition in virtualization has been fierce, the competitors have drawn near, and VMware has been left with fewer ways to distinguish itself.

    13 March 15 05:07 Written by Paul Venezia
  • 8 Wi-Fi mistakes to avoid

    Wi-Fi is great when it works right and when it's secure. Although setting up Wi-Fi can seem straightforward, there are many complexities. For example, not performing proper surveys, design work, and maintenance or ignoring security issues can cause major problems.

    26 Jan. 15 22:23 Written by Eric Geier
  • Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

    Like InfoWorld itself, InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards have always been about change. We keep an eye out for the platforms and tools pushing against the barriers in application development, mobile, cloud computing, and in other corners of information technology, and we bring them in for review. At the end of the year, we get together and decide which are the very best.

    26 Jan. 15 22:11 Written by Doug Dineley
  • CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

    Although differentiation is tough in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2451781/linux/is-linux-dead-for-the-desktop.html">Linux</a> distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2466011/opensource-subnet/review-rhel-7-anchors-enterprise-focused-ecosystem.html">Red Hat Enterprise Linux</a> (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.

    22 Dec. 14 22:09 Written by Tom Henderson
  • 7 free tools every network needs

    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.

    14 Oct. 14 21:16 Written by Paul Venezia
  • 7 Bluetooth speakers: Still portable, now with better sound

    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.

    05 Sept. 14 17:41 Written by Barbara Krasnoff
  • Review: RHEL 7 lands with a jolt

    There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic

    28 Aug. 14 00:19 Written by Paul Venezia
  • Review: VMware VSAN turns storage inside-out

    VMware's Virtual SAN 1.0 combines easy setup and management with high availability and high performance -- and freedom from traditional storage systems

    20 Aug. 14 20:04 Written by Paul Ferrill

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