Stories by Tom Henderson

Enterprise guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 is now available for consumers, but for IT executives thinking about enterprise deployments, here's what the upgrade path from Window 7 or Windows 8/8.1 looks like.

In Pictures: What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu in the enterprise Linux market.

My journey from Macs to Mint

I saw the commercial. Buying a Mac would throw a rock through the window of mundane, non-graphical computing.

Microsoft takes off the gloves with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

In Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft has released a combination of operating system updates that we find very compelling. Microsoft has joined much of the rest of the industry in annual release roll-ups with feature additions, and this time, they listened to the critics. More interesting are the one-upmanship features targeted directly at its virtualization and cloud competition. Some were stunning, despite a few strange and perhaps anecdotal basic problems that we found.

Cloud activity to explode in 2012

In testing cloud computing services and observing the growth of cloud activities, we've noticed that there are distinct phases that organizations go through in adopting cloud.

10 things you need to know about Windows 7

<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/011509-win-love-hate.html">Windows 7</a> officially ships on Thursday, which means end users and administrators running Windows XP (and to a lesser extent, Windows Vista) have some interesting decisions to make.

A closer look at Novell OpenSUSE 10.1

OpenSUSE 10.1 &#8212; Novell&#8217;s attempt to keep a general-purpose version of its Linux freely available to the open source community &#8212; is both aided by and suffers from the lack of attention from Novell.

Novell OES marries NetWare and Linux

Depending on how you look at it, Novell&#8217;s Open Enterprise Server is either more of the same old stuff, or a major breakthrough in how advanced services can be built to run on a variety of base operating system kernels.

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