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HP Finally Offers Pre-Installed Desktop Linux
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published December 12, 2008
For years now, HP has been slowly edging towards releasing a pre-installed Linux for general users. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports that this week, HP finally took the big plunge.
Will a Linux Certification Help You Get a Linux Job?
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published December 6, 2008
There is a wide range of Linux certifications. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols looks for the answer to the question, How much help are they for turning your Linux expertise into a Linux job?
OpenSUSE Starts Steering its Own Course
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published November 3, 2008
It's not easy for a Linux company to let go the reins of control over its community Linux distribution. Just ask Red Hat, which started to let go of Fedora and then decided to keep managing it. But, now Novell is loosening its apron strings on its community Linux openSUSE.
Master of Your Mail Domain
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published June 1, 2004
For a professional, an ever-changing e-mail address sends a poor signal to clients and colleagues (don't expect to win over the family and friend set either). Instead of getting swept up in job changes, account closures, and the whims of fickle providers, drop anchor and craft your own reliable and permanent e-mail account.
Stop Spam Soon
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published March 4, 2004
Administrators managing overworked e-mail servers and a spam-weary populace have reason to hope as the push towards authentication picks up steam.
Understanding and Preventing DDoS Attacks
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published January 9, 2004
Bad as they ever were ... and getting worse. Is your network safeguarded against the threat of a DDoS?
Stopping Spam at the Gateway
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published October 2, 2003
Bandwidth-sapping spam is more than just an annoyance; it's increasingly becoming a drain on the bottom line. Fortunately, administrators can fight back with technology that yields cleaner in-boxes and fewer mail server meltdowns.
IBM, Industry Respond to New SCO Threats
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published July 22, 2003
SCO's new threats to enforce copyright yesterday have garnered responses from several Linux vendors, the Free Software Foundation, and even usually taciturn IBM.
From NT Domain to Server 2003 Active Directory
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published July 21, 2003
Finally, an NT Domain to AD upgrade without the pain. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols discovers that with some prep work, administrators can expertly conquer an upgrade that once left scores of battered IT managers in its wake.
Affordable Gigabit Arrives
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published June 19, 2003
And it's about time. As prices on Gigabit Ethernet equipment tumble, now is a good time to seriously consider the speed and productivity gains gigabit Ethernet can bring to your network.
SuSe Delivers Business Desktop Linux
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published June 16, 2003
SuSE has been planning their business around business-class Linux servers for years so it should come as no surprise that when they finally offer a Linux just for the desktop, SuSE Linux Desktop, it comes targeted at enterprises. This is a desktop Linux for CIOs, not individual users.
Affordable Gigabit Arrives
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published June 9, 2003
And it's about time. As prices on Gigabit Ethernet equipment tumble, now's a good time to seriously consider the speed and productivity gains it can bring to your network.
Big Machines, Big Linux
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published May 28, 2003
Often called the aging dinosaur of IT, the IBM mainframe product line is starting to make a real comback in sales and deployment. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols focuses on the new IBM z990, aka the T-Rex, which shows that dinosaurs should not be trifled with.
Linux Certification: What's The Value?
By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols |  Article Published November 4, 2002
While few jobs now appear to require Linux certification, there may be long-term advantages to earning that piece of paper.