Tom Henderson

Researcher

Dojo of ExtremeLabs, Inc.; researcher at Network World and ITworld; world traveler, friend to many.

Enterprise guide to Windows 10

An in-depth look at 3 log managers

An in-depth look at 3 log managers

Breaking the log jamIn this review, we compared three log managers: VMware’s Log Insight, Balabit’s Syslog-ng Professional Edition, and SpectorSoft’s SpectorSoft Server Manager. Each offers a unique way of gathering, compiling and...

Best business-class tablets for front office and factory floor

Best business-class tablets for front office and factory floor

Business-class tabletsIn this review, we looked at two types of business-class tablets, traditional tablets used by the sales force or other front-office workers, and ruggedized devices that can be used on the factory floor or other...

What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use.

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

It’s almost identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, minus the price tag and the support.

CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine

CoreOS: A lean, mean virtualization machine

No-frills Linux distro offers rapid deployment of VM instances.

HP blade chassis is dense and intense

C7000 blade server chassis packs enormous power in a 10U rack.

10 things you need to know about Linux Mint 17

10 things you need to know about Linux Mint 17

There's something here to please everyone: Civilians won't hurt themselves deploying Cinnamon over Linux Mint 17, developers will enjoy any of the versions, and the hard core will find lots to love with the LMDE versions.

10 things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

10 things you need to know about Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is more proof that operating systems aren’t dead, they’re becoming vessels for containerized applications. RHEL 7 performed well in our testing, but it’s worth noting that this no longer just a...

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical taking on too much?

The recent release of Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves to us once again that it doesn't matter if you're Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough.

Ubuntu 14.04: The good, the bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04: The good, the bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves that it doesn’t matter if you’re Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough. Canonical is trying to cover...

HP's giant Proliant challenges big iron from IBM, Oracle

HP's new Proliant challenges big iron from IBM and Oracle with 60-core, 4U, high-performance hardware.

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