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nexenta: Bringing Enterprise Storage to the Open Source World

This article discusses some of the challenges and technologies related to data storage, and introduces the Nexenta Core Platform, which is an OS based on OpenSolaris. Storage is arguably the most overlooked component…

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Exploring Software: Sugar on Fedora 15, the Spice for Children

One of Fedora’s spin-offs is Sugar On A Stick (SOAS), which can be installed as an additional desktop environment. It’s unlikely that readers will use Sugar as their working environment; but if you…

Samurai

Web Application Penetration Testing Using Samurai

This article introduces you to penetration-testing of Web applications. Also included is some hands-on work with a Web-testing framework called Samurai. Penetration testing, affectionately called pen-testing, involves testing a piece of software, or…

Middleware basics

Understanding Middleware with Apache ActiveMQ

Even though “middleware” might seem like a close cousin of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, it’s a fairly modern term in computer software and services, and has nothing to do with hobbits, wizards or adventures…

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The Selenium Web Application Testing Framework

The more Web applications we use, the more tools are needed to automate the testing process, for which there are many options that simplify the process. Since testing processes and methods vary from…

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Some Open Source Gaming Platforms and Games You Should Check Out!

A common misconception is that gaming and open source never seem to gel. Linux users are generally desktop publishers and programmers but hardly ever gamers. The myth remains that the scene in the…

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A Quick Look at Ubuntu Studio 10.10

Ubuntu has a large and growing variety of flavours. Ubuntu Studio is a useful Ubuntu derivative targeted at multimedia artists. If you’re a professional, or need applications to create/edit images, video and audio,…

Browser wars

Browser Wars: There are Just Way Too Many Options Currently!

With the growth of the Internet, there has been a considerable increase in the number of Web browsers available for the Linux/BSD/Solaris platforms. Not so long ago, in this world of FOSS, there…

BackTrack 4

BackTrack 4: A One-Stop Shop for Security Analysis and Learning

Computer security analysts have plenty of tools available nowadays to evaluate the security of corporate networks, servers and applications. These include Linux distributions specialising in security assessment, system recovery and digital forensic investigations….

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