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OpenSource.com – Open source and DevOps aren’t mandatory, but neither is
I recently wrote an article for OpenSource.com – Open source and DevOps
aren’t mandatory, but neither is survival.
This article is part of the Easy DevOps column coordinated by Greg
Dekoenigsberg, VP of Community at Ansible.
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Software Is Eating the World
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Companies that were not previously in the technology space now find
themselves competing with Google and Amazon on the speed of innovation. As
the innovation cycle accelerates, companies must embrace rapid and constant
change to both applications and their infrastructure, a... (more)
Mark R. Hinkle: "Linux is ready for the desktop"
In my view, Linux on the desktop is a viable operating system.
It offers many features that are more innovative than commercial solutions.
Virtual consoles, secure remote access solutions, true multi-tasking, and the
ability to use robust journaling file systems all come to mind. Despite these
advanced features, I have also noticed some parallels between Linux and some
earlier versions of Windows. Let’s term these similarities as “growing
I do feel that there are many cases today where Linux is an inadequate
solution, speci... (more)
Welcome to the third installment of "Guide to Linux on the Business Desktop."
Part 1 (Vol. 2, issue 4) covered some of the many Linux distributions
available, and Part 2 (Vol. 2, issue 5) looked at some of the major vendors'
Linux desktop offerings and began to explore the Linux laptop. Part 3
completes the journey with a more in-depth look at laptop Linux.
My progress has been quite good using the EmperorLinux Rhino
(www.emperorlinux.com/rhino.php). I have over the course of the last month
been configuring this laptop as a Linux business solution for the novice
user. My researc... (more)
Many people feel that if they get something for free there is no real value
in it, but that's not always the case. Free doesn't always equate to low
quality or "cheap." Especially when it comes to open source and free
I am often fascinated by the caliber of the many open source and royalty-free
applications available and useful to a variety of organizations, from
business to government to education. In homage to those people who develop
and donate their applications to the community, I am focusing on a collection
of tools from the open source community that can be used... (more)
With the U.S. economy and IT spending finally appearing to be making a
comeback and China and India adopting IT faster than you can say symmetric
multiprocessing, why am I predicting layoffs?
I'm not predicting layoffs so much as a shift from vendors and service
providers who don't support the integration of open source and commercial
systems. You see, I lead somewhat of a sheltered life - I usually speak with
people in the open source field, the IT professionals who drink the
proverbial Kool-Aid. They already have IT plans that encompass open source
operating systems, such as Li... (more)