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Sun Ultra 20 M2 review

I was fortunate enough to get a review unit of Sun’s Ultra 20M2 Workstation Back in the early part of 2007. The Ultra 20M2 is Opteron based, and the M2 designation includes the dual-core Opteron processor. It was a very nice machine that I’m sorry…

Understanding MySQL Internals

Sash Pachev has written a new guide on Understanding MySQL Internals for O’Reilly. I was one of the technical reviewers on this book and can tell you that it makes a good read if you want to understand more of what is going on under the hood in My…

Computerworld Podcast on the T1000

Computerworld’s podcast this week features a short interview with me on my aventures with the T1000. The podcast Computerworld Input Output: The NYPD’s expanded data warehouse; testing out Sun’s T1000. For the in-depth review of the T1000: T1000 i…

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,…