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More New Blogs

As part of the ongoing expansion of the work that I do I am adding some further blogs to the range of titles and topics that I currently write about. Some of the new blogs are merely a way of sensibly dividing up the content I produce so that read…

New Blog at Free Software Magazine

As if I didn’t have enough to do…. I’m now a blogger at Free Software Magazine. I’ve posted a little ‘Welcome, this is what I plan to do here’ piece as my first piece. The page for the blog is here, or you can subscribe to the RSS feed using thi…

LinuxWorld Expo 2005 Report

I recently attended the LinuxWorld Expo 2005 here in London, UK on the 5th October. This was the first dedicated Linux show I’ve been to, and I have to say I was impressed. It was a lot smaller than I expected – about 60 stands – and some of the l…

MySQL Storage Engines

One of the key reasons why MySQL is so flexible is because of the support for different storage engines. Rather than supporting a single method for storing information you can choose the optimal method for your database and application. But how do…

Announcing Laptop Solaris

Regular readers will know I’ve been a long term fan and user of Solaris, but things in the Solaris space have changed recently. I haven’t used Solaris as a desktop operating system for about 7 years, but for a long time, despite working at an agen…

Laptop Solaris begins

Welcome to Laptop Solaris, a blog looking at the use of Solaris (and OpenSolaris) on a Laptop. I’ve been a long time user of Solaris and with the announcement of OpenSolaris my interest is further piqued in the direction of Solaris as a full time,…

Wireless networking in OpenSolaris

No sooner have I started this blog – designed to cover my experiences of using Solaris 10 as the main operating system on my Sony laptop – than the folks at Sun develop the wireless kit to make using a wireless network on your OpenSolaris box avai…