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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4 Benefits of Digital Transformation

The benefits of digital transformation derive from the combination of its two key building blocks, technology and people, though there's debate about which plays...

IBM Cloud’s Hillery Hunter on Trends in Multicloud Computing

I spoke with Hillery Hunter, CTO of IBM Cloud, about why multicloud computing has become such a dominant strategy; we also covered the challenges...

Hybrid Cloud Isn’t Enough: You Need a Compatible Data Strategy

It’s becoming a hybrid cloud world, as more enterprises move to deploy workloads across multiple public cloud providers as well as private clouds. Of...

Digital Transformation Examples: Business Use Cases

To fully understand digital transformation, it helps to look at examples of this emerging tech trend. Examples can inspire businesses considering investment in this...

American Connection Project Aims To Fill The Gaps In Rural Broadband

In the cloud era, digital connectivity is clearly a necessity. Yet many rural communities across the U.S. still lack this necessity, including farmers, who...