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MediaWiki Review

The latest in my reviews of hosting provider open source software is available at Free Software Magazine. You can read the full review here. Wikipedia is a Wiki – basically a information storage engine that works entirely through a web interface. …

Gallery 2.0 Review

My review of Gallery 2.0, part of the ongoing hosting service FOSS technology series for Free Software Magazine, has now been published. From the intro: Sharing photos has become one of the more popular methods of sharing information on the intern…

WordPress Review

My latest Free Software Magazine newsletter article is on WordPress – a package I use quite a lot for my own blogging. The article is part of the newsletter series on Hosting Service open source software. Read on for my thoughts on what makes Word…

Hosting Services and free software

I’ve started a new series, through the Free Software Magazine newsletter, on the use of open source technology by hosting services, including the ready-to-run applications such as WordPress, phpBB and Gallery. The aim is to look at these individua…

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…

Degunking Linux

It may seem like this is all I’ve been doing for the past few months, but I have yet another book review that has made it on to the ‘free’ area of Free Software Magazine. This time it is Degunking Linux by Roderick W Smith. At its heart, this book…

Linux Server Security

Frequently you will hear about how secure Linux is as an operating system. Although a lot of the security of the OS comes from the many eyes examining the code and the strong developer spirit that means software is frequently updated and improved,…