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smbclient Security for Windows Printing and File Transfer

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 12:53:56 +0000

Microsoft Windows is usually a presence in most computing environments, and UNIX administrators likely will be forced to use resources in Windows networks from time to time. Although many are familiar with the Samba server software, the matching smbclient utility often escapes notice. more>>


How to Calculate Flash Storage TCO

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:17:04 +0000

Across a wide range of consumer devices, from cameras to smartphones to laptops, flash storage has become the de facto standard for digital data storage. more>>(image)

Non-Linux FOSS: Don't Drink the Apple Kool-Aid; Brew Your Own!

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:52:05 +0000

Some tools that I use on the command line are so basic and so ingrained in my day-to-day actions that it's weird when they're not available. This often happens to me on OS X. I love that OS X has UNIX underpinnings. I love that the terminal window is a real terminal window and works like a terminal window should work. more>>


Three EU Industries That Need HPC Now

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:03:14 +0000

The success of High Performance Computing (HPC) relies in no small part on the OpenPOWER Foundation, which was founded in 2013. The reason this open ecosystem is so important is that it provided members open access to the IBM POWER8 technology, which resulted in huge advances in innovation. more>>(image)

HOSTING Monitoring Insights

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:54:11 +0000

An important need for today's CIOs is gaining greater granular visibility into hybrid cloud and on-premises environments to maximize the business value of their IT assets. more>>


FinTech and SAP HANA

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:39:10 +0000

During the past few years, FinTech has emerged as a startup realm that is growing astronomically. In 2015, the EU alone experienced a growth of investment in FinTech of more than 215%, according to a report by Accenture. more>>(image)

Chemistry on the Desktop

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:41 +0000

For this article, I thought I'd introduce another chemistry application—specifically, BKChem, a free chemical drawing program. As opposed to many other chemistry applications, BKChem provides both a nice GUI for constructing molecules and a set of chemical analysis tools to look at the properties of the newly constructed molecule. more>>


Five HPC Cost Considerations to Maximize ROI

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:13:41 +0000

The benefits of HPC, where computing power and speed are increased dramatically by combining multiple compute nodes into tightly coordinated clusters, more>>(image)

Two Ways GDPR Will Change Your Data Storage Solution

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:35:34 +0000

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By now, most companies who do any business in the EU are aware of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in 2018 and applies to any entity doing business within any of the 28 EU member states. more>>(image)

Android Candy: That App Is for the Birds!

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:02:25 +0000

Usually bird-related apps involve pigs and anger, but if you're a bird watcher like myself, there's another bird app you must download. Cornell Labs has released a free app called Merlin Bird ID that helps identify birds you see in the wild. more>>


Hodge Podge

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:33:01 +0000

For every article, I try to write something that is interesting, entertaining, educational and fun. Sometimes I even succeed. Many other times I have some things I'd like to talk about, but there's not enough of it to fill the space. This time, I decided a disjointed hodge podge would be the theme. So let's just have a virtual nerdy talk about stuff, shall we? more>>


William Rothwell and Nick Garner's Certified Ethical Hacker Complete Video Course (Pearson IT Certification)

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:49:33 +0000

Watch William Rothwell and Nick Garner's new Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Complete Video Course and learn everything you need to know to ace the CEH exam in less than 11 hours. more>>


Preseeding Full Disk Encryption

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:48:18 +0000

Usually I try to write articles that are not aimed at a particular distribution. Although I may give examples assuming a Debian-based distribution, whenever possible, I try to make my instructions applicable to everyone. This is not going to be one of those articles. more>>


William Gurstelle's ReMaking History, Volume 3 (Maker Media, Inc.)

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 15:55:52 +0000

In William Gurstelle's ReMaking History series from Maker Media, Inc., readers get exponentially closer to the inventors who shaped our modern world compared to other histories of technology. more>>


GRUB Boot from ISO

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:38:30 +0000

Last year I worked on a project to add an OEM-style rescue partition to a computer. Where most OEM installs have a custom program that just rewrites an install image over the top of the partition, in this case, everything was based on open-source software. more>>