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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 ..

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 goes live.

Jun 9th, 2012No Comments

ANNNNNND(!), so we go live! The first alpha release of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has been released, and don’t go expecting huge changes because there aren’t ANY.
Apart from some big applications getting packages updated, 12.10a1 shipping with Firefox 14 beta and Rhythmbox getting a few minor visual tweaks, and the Update manager being renamed to Software Updater, there’s really nothing to excite you about it

Ubuntu Software Centre / Ubuntu 12.04

Jun 9th, 2012No Comments

Recently people have been complaining that the USC crashes for a couple of seconds on launching the application. The problem lies within one of the [&hellip

Zorin OS Review

Jun 6th, 2012No Comments

How many distros does it take to convert Windows users? A lot, apparently. While looking at the latest news articles on DistroWatch the other week I [&hellip

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