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FOSS Anniversaries

In the last LinuxWorld article I wrote for the magazine I talked about FOSS anniversaries, mostly because a number of important projects turned into double figures, and yet most people let it pass them by. Talk to young programmers and developers …

LWM Editors Move House

After some heavy negotiations, discussions and a lot of thinking the majority of the old LinuxWorld team will be doing some work with a new organization in the form of Brian Profitt at LinuxToday/LinuxPlanet. These sites are run by the same people…

Resigning from LinuxWorld Magazine

If you have completely and utterly missed all the fuss over the last week, then you won’t know about the problems at LinuxWorld and more specifically Sys-Con regarding the publishing (and endorsing) of an a particular article. I wont link to it, f…

IIS vs Apache, Comparing Apples and Oranges

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. Fudging tests to make your company or product look better is not new, but there are certain companies and organizations which seem to have a better …

Sun v40z Benchmarks Out

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. When I did the review of the Sun v40z, I said at the time that it was a fast machine, whether it was running Solaris or Linux. Now some more officia…

Gentoo Part 2

OK, so it takes some time – this is old hardware – but I’m happy to say that the new mail server, running Gentoo on SPARC, is running perfectly. Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. It’…

Phishing – The Next Generation

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. In this piece over at New Scientist is the news that some of us have been expecting for a while – Phishing has moved on from simply redirecting peop…

Gentoo on SPARC

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. I’ve tried a number of times to get gentoo to work, but somehow I could never get the final stages of the installation to complete properly and I’d …

Solaris 10 Zones

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. I’m doing a review of Solaris 10 at the moment – expect it to appear in an new issue sometime over the summer – but I have to say that overall I’m i…