2 options for deciding open computing standards—neither is great

2 options for deciding open computing standards—neither is great

The current way open computing standards are decided is broken. Deciding what to replace it with, though, is difficult. There’s no one easy solution.

09/28/17

Nextcloud’s file storage solution gets a security boost

Nextcloud’s file storage solution gets a security boost

The new version of Nextcloud includes end-to-end encryption and enterprise key management.

09/27/17

W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret

The World Wide Web Consortium’s decision to keep votes about DRM secret and that it censured the EFF for “disclosing even vague sense of a vote” raises concerns.

09/18/17

Easy data storage services are like fast food

Easy data storage services are like fast food

Cloud storage is the fast-food way of storing data, and it will give you the IT equivalent of gastronomical distress. You’ll wish you took time to set up your own server.

08/30/17

History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

History of computers, part 1 — The bulletin board system

Before we had always-available, fast connections to multiple servers, we had dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS). And it wasn’t even that long ago.

08/28/17

How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

How to set up an all open-source IT infrastructure from scratch

An all open-source workplace makes the most sense. You’ll save money, be more secure and have more flexibility.

08/21/17

Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

Standards bodies (like W3C) need more transparency

The World Wide Web Consortium’s lack of transparency when creating industry standards raises questions.

07/31/17

2 reasons to migrate off of Microsoft Exchange Server

2 reasons to migrate off of Microsoft Exchange Server

By migrating away from Microsoft Exchange, you reduce costs for your organization and improve the security of your accounts and data. One option to use instead: Kolab.

07/19/17

W3C embraces DRM—puts itself on the wrong side of history

W3C embraces DRM—puts itself on the wrong side of history

The W3C’s endorsement of Encrypted Media Extensions, a DRM-like restriction, is a terrible move. The EME spec restricts what can be viewed on web browsers.

07/10/17

Choosing Windows for your organization should get you fired

Choosing Windows for your organization should get you fired

No operating system gets hit by ransomware attacks like Windows. If you want to keep your data safe, you need to migrate to a different operating system.

06/28/17

How to quicken your site's webpage load time

How to quicken your site's webpage load time

If you migrate away from a CMS system, not only can you make your webpages smaller and faster-loading, but you can save significantly on server infrastructure costs as well.

06/20/17

Save money and make your website better—by killing JavaScript

Save money and make your website better—by killing JavaScript

Adding more servers, caching systems or bandwidth to solve website performance issues is only a Band-Aid. Instead reduce website sizes by removing JavaScript.

06/05/17

The problem with Linux packaging in large organizations

The problem with Linux packaging in large organizations

Until the Linux world standardizes on a single package format across all distributions, we have AppImage, FlatPak and Open Build Service to make our lives a little easier.

05/31/17

Nextcloud 12 expands data storage to support large organizations

Nextcloud 12 expands data storage to support large organizations

Thanks to Global Scale, Nextcloud 12 data storage server supports tens of thousands of users per server, as well as multiple servers across the world.

05/30/17

The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

The ultimate Linux Trojan horse: Windows Subsystem for Linux

With Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), organizations can now run Linux distributions such as Fedora, openSUSE and Ubuntu on Windows.

05/17/17

Building Linux-powered devices, part 1: Making my Linux-only world a reality

Building Linux-powered devices, part 1: Making my Linux-only world a reality

To live in a Linux-only world, you have to build the devices yourself. In step one of his journey, Bryan Lunduke prepares to build a Linux-powered handheld game console.

05/15/17

Review: Acer R11 Chromebook—Average Chromebook, awesome emulation laptop

Review: Acer R11 Chromebook—Average Chromebook, awesome emulation laptop

After installing the XFCE desktop environment, the Acer R11 Chromebook becomes a surprisingly usable Linux laptop—passable performance and good battery life.

05/02/17

I'm excited for a new Ubuntu release—for the first time in a long time

I'm excited for a new Ubuntu release—for the first time in a long time

I haven’t liked Ubuntu for a while, but it looks like Canonical and the Ubuntu community are returning to what made the Linux distribution great in the first place.

05/01/17

Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

The failure of Ubuntu Touch raises questions about what it takes to create a Linux-based mobile platform that succeeds.

04/25/17

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

04/24/17

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