The Open Road: Linux System Performance Tools

This month, I'll present a few system tools that can be helpful when trying to diagnose your Linux system's health, improve performance, and so on. This installment is intended for users who are newer to Linux, and who might not be familiar with, or aware of all the utilities that are already available at their … Continue reading The Open Road: Linux System Performance Tools

What Python Can Do for the Enterprise

With all the attention focused on Java and C#, companies may be missing out on a programming language that might be better suited to their needs. That language is called Python. In technical terms, Python is a high-level, open source programming language that promises rapid development and a low barrier to entry for non-programmers. In … Continue reading What Python Can Do for the Enterprise

Nuclear winter? More like global warming

Is mainstream acceptance for Open Source a "nuclear winter" for the software industry? I certainly hope so. Some argue that Open Source and Free Software are best left as a niche market, and that widespread acceptance of software without license fees will harm the economy. Certainly, widespread adoption of Linux, OpenOffice and other freely available … Continue reading Nuclear winter? More like global warming