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Debunking some strong Linux myths in 2016

Aug 9th, 2016No Comments

I always wince a little when I see myths about Linux regurgitated online or even hear them offline. From Airport lounges to my Twitter news [&hellip

Top 10 Options for Linux As A Server Operating System

Feb 17th, 2016No Comments

The advantages of Linux as a data centre server are well documented. Businesses know it can save them money on licensing as well as maintenance. However, there may still be some indecision on what the best options are for Linux as a server operating system. This list takes a bottom-up approach to choosing Linux servers after taking into consideration the ease of use, cost, available support and data centre reliability

Linux may be everywhere but is it really winning the popularity battle?

Feb 17th, 2016No Comments

A quick look online around forums and content praising the dominance of Android or the rising popularity of other Linux kernel based platforms like the multi-device Tizen, often shows Linux enthusiasts hailing the dominance of Linux, its increase in popularity amongst end users and how it has won the battle against UNIX and

SQL – not dead yet!

Mar 28th, 2014No Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to dump all your MySQL tools, switch SQLAdministrator for RoboMongo and dump ApachePHP for Node.js, it appears someone has thrown a thumping great spanner into the works!

Netcraft

Mar 12th, 2014No Comments

I’ve been following Netcraft for many years and they’re a company who produce some very interesting and useful (free) Internet metrics and are often overlooked. Each month they produce a report detailing some of the more technical aspects of the Internet and what’s going on. Here’s a sample of their Newsletter (reproduced with permission) take a look!

SPOF #2 – Clustered Filesystem

Sep 27th, 2012No Comments

The second instalment in the Single Point Of Failure series is now available detailing how to go about installing a Gluster filesystem. Click here to visit [&hellip

SPOF #1 – Storage Node

Sep 26th, 2012No Comments

The first instalment in the Single Point Of Failure series is now available detailing how to go about creating a ZFS based storage node. Click [&hellip

YUM guide for Linux RPM based distros

Sep 25th, 2012No Comments

Running an IT Support company in Bristol we provide support for a lot of Linux servers & desktops mainly running CentOS or Fedora. We are often [&hellip

No single point of failure …

Sep 24th, 2012No Comments

Over the last 20 years, practically since on-line services came about, I’ve been chasing the holy grail of computing in the Internet age ..

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