Rick Lehrbaum

Apt-Get Remove SUSE; Apt-Get Install Etch

Ever since comparing seven Linux distributions on my "old thinkpad" testbed, Ive remained impressed with the flexibility and ease-of-maintenance of Debian-based Linuxes. In my followup article on using Etch...

The Well-Tempered Debian Desktop

I recently reported on my good results with migrating an old server from RH7 to Debian Sarge, beginning with the network-install CD. Responding to my comments that an install...

Debian: Server Yes, Desktop No

I recently decided to retire Red Hat 7 after seven years of loyal service as a firewall/router operating system on my home LAN. Like a red-headed stepchild grown old,...

Seven Linux Distros Battle for an Old ThinkPad

Like most companies, my employer has a stash of old, "obsolete" PCs and laptops that wont run the latest versions of Windows worth a darn. Naturally, this represents a great...

LinuxWorld Awash With Linux Phone Buzz

This weeks LinuxWorld Expo in San Francisco is shaping up as a showcase for Linux cellphone-related products, alliances, and open source contributions. The barrage of phone-related announcements and demonstrations...

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NetBrain Launches Multi-Cloud Support, Low-code/No-code Toolset

Network operations software maker NetBrain has released a new version of its main platform, NetBrain v10.0, which the company contends breaks new ground in...

Executive Q&A: Wilfredo Sotolongo, Chief Customer Officer, Lenovo ISG

Like many IT industry sales executives, Wilfredo Sotolongo has a deep and practical understanding of computing and related technologies. After earning B.S. (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical...

How to Be Prepared When 5G Comes to the Enterprise

In tech, we always like to hype the latest and greatest technologies and promise they are “game-changing.”  One technology that’s reached a massive level...

Google vs. Oracle: SCOTUS Ruling Supports Interoperability Trend

All around us, we are seeing a war of what was, versus what we are becoming. This battle isn’t new; every age has those...

Summarizing Major News Items from Cisco Live 2021 

Last week Cisco held its annual Cisco Live 2021 user conference, and this year’s edition was a bit different than previous years. The first...