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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Masergy Performance Edge Solves the Unsolvable Middle Mile Problem

SD-WANs and SASE are red hot today and they should be, as they are the most transformative technologies for the WAN since, well, maybe...

The Konftel C2070: Green Huddle Room Video Solution

Thanks to the pandemic, I’m getting in many Huddle Room solutions to test, and one of them that stands out is the Konftel C2070. ...

Oracle Cloud’s Ross Brown on Oracle and Multicloud Computing

Ross Brown, VP of Product Marketing for Oracle Cloud, discusses trends in multicloud, and points out key differentiators for Oracle Cloud. There are a...

Microsoft Integrates Dynamic 365 And Teams Even More

Last week, Microsoft held its annual Inspire conference and announced many new features and collaborations. My first blog of the Inspire event covered Microsoft's...

Six Tenets of Modern Cybersecurity Training

Classroom training is rarely able to address the needs of all students. Some students will require extra time and instruction, while others may grasp...