Monday, October 25, 2021

Brian Proffitt

Private Cloud vs. Virtual Datacenter

A key worry about using remote data centers is security -- who's handling (and viewing) the data? Brian Proffitt talks about the relative benefits of an in-house...

Tracking Linux Network Stats with vnStat

Linux expert Brian Proffitt provides an overview of vnStat, the popular Linux networking tool. Getting network stats on a Linux machine is not particularly difficult. With tools like...

Choosing an Open Source Systems Management Solution

Systems management solutions tend to be complex and pricey. Linux expert Brian Profitt overviews the leading open source vendors and their solutions. You could call them the "Little...

Ubuntu Romances the Enterprise

For some time, the big commercial Linux vendors have been happily wandering orchard of low-hanging enterprise fruit, almost completely eschewing markets such as consumers or small- to...

Linux Distro Switching: Pro vs. Con

Last week, Jim Lynch wrote what seemed to be a tongue-in-cheek admonition on how the Linux Mint distribution is so darned good, the venerable pastime of distribution...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Signs Point to Yes

Ed Note: This is Brian Proffitt's final contribution to Enterprise Unix Roundup. Farewell, Brian, it's been a great three years. We will all miss your candor and...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sun Should Loosen Up

Last week, Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems, stated in an interview that much of the current animosity from the open source community toward...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: HP Gifts AdvFS, Big Bow on Small Box

First thing out of the gate on Monday's news cycle was the announcement from HP that it is committing its Tru64 Unix Advanced File System (AdvFS) code...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Making Good on a Promise

One of the unsung heroes of the Unix realm is — I kid you not — IBM. Stop laughing, I'm serious. I completely realize that IBM is a (if...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Can It Be Easy to Be Green?

An interesting news item popped up this week, which got me wondering about a new way for Unix to stand out in the marketplace. Network World released...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: One Direction for Post-Enterprise Unix

Since much of my job involves wandering around the Internet looking for news, I often find off-the-wall things that one might not expect. I won't share all of...

Enterprise Unix Roundup: Disruption in the OS Market? Hardly

Perhaps you've been unsettled by the singular message of change espoused by every U.S. Presidential candidate this election season; or maybe you were disturbed when Dick York...

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