Columns Index

The Sorry State of DevOps
By Matt Asay | Columns Article Published on September 20, 2017
DevOps concepts are ubiquitous, as are job titles, yet the actual practices are still barely present around the market.
How the Cloud is Complicating IT and Business
By Jeffrey Kaplan | Columns Article Published on September 18, 2017
Some businesses are also discovering that today’s cloud services add a new layer of complexity to their existing IT environment rather than simplifying their situations.
Can Artful Aardvark Regain Ubuntu's Popularity on the Desktop?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on September 18, 2017
For desktop users, the pressing issue is whether the coming changes can help Ubuntu regain its domination of the desktop.
HP Keynote: PCs and Printing Are Back
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on September 13, 2017
HP's handling of its PC and printer lines provides a textbook example of how to use marketing in a declining market.
Why Mobile Linux Fails
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on September 11, 2017
Despite high hopes from Linux users, the mobile Linux experience still leaves something to be desired.
Best New Linux Desktop Environments
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on September 05, 2017
A look at the fresh crop of Linux desktop environments coming up. Are you ready for a new Linux desktop?
Must Have Linux Mint Software
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on August 28, 2017
This is the software for the Mint Linux distro that enables you to get the most out of this top Linux distro.
Serverless May Kill Containers
By Matt Asay | Columns Article Published on August 23, 2017
Innovation in serverless is outpacing the maturing of Kubernetes and other container management tools. This bodes well for serverless and not so well for containers.
Windows vs Ubuntu: A Look Before You Switch
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on August 14, 2017
If you're considering switching from Windows to Ubuntu, here are some factors to consider as you explore the Linux operating system.
Warning: Your Shiny New Cloud Is Already Legacy
By Guest Author | Columns Article Published on August 09, 2017
Your company may deploy to the cloud, but you are falling behind unless you are also adopting an array of next-gen technologies.
The year of WINE on Linux
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on August 08, 2017
WINE, which allows Windows apps on Linux, is today surprisingly robust, especially when you compare it to WINE just a few years ago.
KDE Plasma 5: The Silent Revolution
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on August 07, 2017
KDE's Plasma 5 demonstrates that the age of innovation on the Linux desktop has not ended.
Can Microsoft Save the Private Cloud?
By David Linthicum | Columns Article Published on August 07, 2017
Microsoft’s Azure Stack promises a tighter integration between a company’s public and private clouds. How will this affect the larger cloud market?
The Birth of the Backpack Workstation
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on August 02, 2017
HP's new PC could be just the first of many new solutions designed to meet the mobility and performance requirements of virtual reality.
Linux Careers: Getting Started
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on July 31, 2017
A Linux career offers a wide array of options. Two experienced Linux sys admins talk about launching your Linux career.
Putting the Hurt on Legacy Data Infrastructure
By Matt Asay | Columns Article Published on July 18, 2017
Emerging cloud-based technology, enhanced by open source, is offering a powerful challenge to legacy systems.
Debian vs. Linux Mint
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on July 18, 2017
Whether Debian and Linux Mint is the best Linux distro for you depends on factors like your level of expertise and your attitude toward customization.
IBM z Systems vs. Apple iPod: Lessons in Product Management
By Rob Enderle | Columns Article Published on July 18, 2017
Both products were hits with customers, but only one is still viable now.
How to Fix Linux Problems
By Matt Hartley | Columns Article Published on July 17, 2017
A guide to fixing Linux problems based on audio, video, and networking issues.
Debian vs. Ubuntu: What's the Difference?
By Bruce Byfield | Columns Article Published on July 11, 2017
Which is the best distro for you, Debian or Ubuntu? You can't go seriously wrong either way, but a useful answer depends on what you want in a distribution.