MCB Guru

Solaris 10 Review

I have a new review up on LinuxToday about my experiences of using Solaris 10 over the last few months. As the article says at the start, I’ve been using Solaris since the original SunOS was redeveloped and rebranded as Solaris in the early 90s, a…

What is the semantic grid?

Whether you call it the Semantic Web or Web 2.0, it is obvious that in the web as we know it is changing. We have moved on from static web pages and simply links and will be moving towards more dynamic content, more intelligent links and better wa…

Free IRC Clients

I have a new article up at Free Software Magazine on free, terminal (i.e. non-GUI) based IRC clients. Here’s the extract: In this article I???m going to look at a staple application of many user???s lives. No, not a web browser, but an IRC client. Int…

You’ve got grid!

One of the problems with gaining a wider usage of the grid and extracting more potential CPU cycles and resources out of machines is to make use of those machines that are not permanently connected to your network. For example, laptops and noteboo…