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July, 2010

  • 30 July

    Server OS Tips

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    Getting the right hardware and network setup for your server is difficult enough. Choosing the right operating system, configuring it, and then maintaining it can be overwhelming. Here are a few tips to get you through the process. 1. If you are on a limited budget, you should definitely consider …

  • 8 July

    Free SSH Programs for Download

    SSH or Secure Shell is a secure method of accessing your web server for manipulation or file transfer (using SCP or SFTP). Here are a few software applications that you can use to access your server via SSH. 1. OpenSSH OpenSSH is the primary SSH client and server used for …

  • 2 July

    Advantages of Open Source Software

    Free and open source software is licensed under terms that allow the user to view, modify, and redistribute the source code. Proprietary software usually has license restrictions that prevent this, as is the default copyright in nearly all countries. Because of this, free software licenses are often called “copyleft”, since …

  • 1 July

    IBM Declares Firefox Its New Official Browser

    Big Blue is not known for making revolution internal changes to its business. After all, the way they do business has worked for over a century. When it comes to technology, however, IBM has lately been very keen to accepting new software, particularly software that is free and open source …

May, 2010

  • 7 May

    Disadvantages of Proprietary Unix

    In a previous post this week, we examined various free Unix-like operating systems that were direct competitors with Linux, but there is another type of Unix-like operating system that still largely occupies many of the enterprise servers on the Internet. Those unices are proprietary creations of commercial companies like IBM, …

April, 2010

  • 22 April

    Kaltura open source video streaming

    One of the challenges of offering video streaming to your website viewers is finding a platform that is extendable, easy-to-use, and that will not get you into legal trouble. Kaltura is an open source video streaming platform that provides streaming, syndication, and management of online videos. It offers playlist, editing, …

March, 2010

  • 25 March

    Open source vs proprietary servers

    Open Source typically refers to software that has code released under some type of free software license (GPL, BSD, Apache, etc.). Users and developers have access to the source code and can modify and redistribute it. Proprietary software usually means the source code is closed and/or the EULA (end user …

  • 2 March

    The HTML 5 video debate revisted

    Website owners should always be concerned about the latest news and developments with the web browser wars and Web standards. Decisions made by these third parties can directly affect how your website is presented to your viewers and whether you need to make adjustments. Our original post centered around Apple …

February, 2010

  • 25 February

    How to install OpenVZ with yum

    OpenVZ is a free and open source virtualization solution for Linux. Here is an easy guide to installing OpenVZ on Redhat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, or Fedora. Note: It is recommended that you use an ext2 or ext3 file system if you want per-container disk quota. 1. Add the OpenVZ YUM …

  • 19 February

    Enterprise content management with eZ Publish

    At one time, managing a website meant manually updating dozens of HTML pages or using some type of local site management software like Netscape Composer, Microsoft Frontpage, or Adobe Dreamweaver. There are now a plethora of content systems available that include web-based backends. Pages are now actually dynamic representations of …