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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NCR’s Ismail Amla on Trends in Retail Data Management

I spoke with Ismail Amla, EVP of Professional Services at NCR, about the major changes in how retail data is handled; he also explained...

Understanding the Scale Limitations of Graph Databases

Graph databases and models have been around for well over a decade, and are among the most impactful technologies to emerge from the NoSQL...

Intel’s Sachin Katti on Cloud-to-Edge Technology

I spoke with Sachin Katti, Network and Edge Group CTO at Intel, about the relationship between cloud computing and edge computing, as both sectors...

Heroku vs. AWS: 2022 Cloud Platform Comparison

Today, choosing the right cloud provider – or group of cloud vendors – is critical. Yet performance and costs are merely starting points. Organizations...

How to Boost Data-Driven Collaboration

With rapid business expansion often comes data siloing, where one department doesn’t share its data with any of the others. While this may be...