Article Query: Linux
October 5, 2011

Not long ago, the phrase portable secure storage did not mean a great deal to the average business traveler. Today, however, carrying large amounts of data, including application files, digital photos, and music, is a reality for most tech-savvy travelers. Whether you are on the go for business or personal reasons, you likely carry a large quantity [...]

August 13, 2011

It seems that the Linux community is so focused on the competition with Microsoft that any hint of the two mentioned together in an article, blog post, or tweet is immediately circulated around the Internet.  In the past day or so the news began to circulate that Wes Miller of Directions on Microsoft had tweeted [...]

June 26, 2011

Microsoft held true to their marketing reputation this week by taking advantage of an opportunity to push Internet Explorer after an apparent bout of in-fighting erupted at Mozilla.  Apparently some on the Mozilla development team are not concerned whether the Firefox browser is positioned well in the enterprise network, preferring rather that the focus be in supporting the [...]

June 21, 2011

The recent announcement of a 13-year old security flaw found in an Open Source security library has renewed the debate between open source and closed source software.  The library, crypt_blowfish, allows for fast two-way password encryption.  The flaw introduces the potential for passwords to be easily compromised and affects PHP and a number of Linux distributions that [...]

June 13, 2011

Now that the first glimpses of Windows 8 have been released by Microsoft, it is anyone’s guess how the market will react to some of the dramatic changes being proposed in this latest desktop OS.  Reading some of the recent news article comments and blog posts it is easy to see that the initial reaction [...]

April 6, 2009

In this multi-part series I will be discussing the adoption and integration of Linux in the Microsoft enterprise. Each article in the series will cover a different aspect of Linux and how each can be successfully deployed and supported in the enterprise to augment and compliment Microsoft technologies. Linux adoption in the enterprise data center [...]

March 29, 2009

Over the past week I’ve been blogging about the Linux vs Windows debate, or–more accurately–setting off a firestorm with an article I posted concerning the migration of Microsoft to Linux. In my article I challenged the views of j00p34 a fellow blogger and Linux advocate. My article was then responded to by another blogger, Hans [...]

March 29, 2009

In a very recent article entitled Think Before You Speak: Migrating the Enterprise to Linux I offered a set of opinions that differed from that of a blogger from the Linux community, who felt that Linux can be justified to IT management as a full replacement for Microsoft Windows. Needless to say the article has [...]

March 26, 2009

The Cloud Manifesto, a collaborative document prepared jointly by Amazon, Google, IBM and others has apparently upset Microsoft. In a blog post entitled “Moving Toward an Open Process on Cloud Computing Interoperability” and penned by the senior director of developer platform management for Microsoft, Steven Martin, Mr. Martin stated his position that the Cloud Manifesto [...]

January 29, 2009

The great NOS debate rages on in newsgroups, forums, and blog comments across the Internet. The two rival factions-those supporting Microsoft as the supreme network operating system and those supporting Linux as a viable and worthy alternative-continue to wage their respective holy wars, each declaring the other to be the antichrist of technology. Each side [...]