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Portable USB Linux distros are wonderful go-anywhere Linuxes for troubleshooting and repair. The catch is older hardware doesn't always support booting from a USB stick-- but there is a workaround called Plop Boot Manager.
A good stout Linux media server has a home in the enterprise because it's a better tool than traditional file shares for storing, archiving, and sharing company multimedia presentations.
The Free/Open Source software world is huge and sprawling. Cynthia Harvey presents a semi-organized list of good sites to learn about and download open source software.
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The Linux server admin on the go needs a good remote administration toolkit. Here are 10 useful remote administration apps for Android devices.
Where oh where can we find refuge from Microsoft Exchange? One attractive option is Open-Xchange-- but what if your users revolt?
Little Linux-powered plug servers pack a big punch, serving up file sharing and multi-media streaming. Paul Ferrill explores the innards of the Seagate GoFlex, which offers USB 3.0 and streaming anywhere to anything.
The open source world has a feast of high-quality and useful applications for all platforms and all tasks. Cynthia Harvey collects 53 for your deployment and migration consideration.
The Linux/FOSS world offers a wealth of excellent Linux-based groupware server choices, suitable for small shops to giant enterprises. Eric Geier rounds up six to get you started.
The CloudEngines line of tiny Pogoplug plug computers are fully-hackable little Linux servers. Paul Ferrill shows us what the Pogoplug Pro can do, and how to use it.
Linux is an endlessly adaptable networking and security powerhouse, from tiny to enterprise. Here is a sampling of three specialty Linux router distros and one based on FreeBSD.
When you get tired of bloat and bling, try the lean, mean, clean XFCE 4.8.
Whether you're replacing Microsoft Exchange or just looking for a competent groupware server, Open-Xchange is one of the leading contenders for Linux. How does it rate? Very well, with a few caveats.
Open source software can save businesses a lot of money, and who doesn't like saving money? Matt Hartley rounds up 20 applications of interest to business users.
When it comes to corporate shenanigans, FOSS supporters tend to be rather naive. Bruce Byfield explains that what can be attributed to laziness, corporate politics, incompetence, and shortsightedness should not be attributed to conspiracy.