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50 more VMware terms and acronyms you should know

Just learning the lingo for new technology can be a challenge and VMware virtualization terminology and acronyms are no different. After all, that’s a lot of vStuff! I gave you the first 50 last time, so here’s the next 50 to complete your beginner’s glossary. 51. Shares: Numerical value representing the relative priority of a VM. 52. Datastore: A disk ... Read More »

50 terms and acronyms for VMware that you should know

If you’re going to adopt VMware for virtualization, you’ll need to get to know the terminology. Here are the first 50 of 100 definitions to start. Not every one of these terms and acronyms is specific to VMware or even to virtualization, but you’ll likely run into all of them as you venture into virtualization technology. The order is not ... Read More »

10 reasons why you should try Krusader

The KDE community maintains a lot of cool (and sometimes cross-platform) applications for the GNU/Linux desktop. Most end users, however, only know and run whatever default subset and configuration of those applications was packaged as “KDE” by their distribution. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with this. The more people manage to use free software only because of that work of ... Read More »

Why Linux should celebrate all of its distributions

Q: Which would you rather have: a Linux that everyone could use or your same old distribution that has worked in the same tried-and-true manner for years? I want to attack this without playing favorites to any one distribution… sort of. In fact, let’s make up two distribution names to save a host of faces. We’ll call them Pepper Linux ... Read More »

Target data breach: What you should tell non-IT folks right now

  The Target logo courtesy of Target Corporation  Target Corporation’s data breach touched millions. What does that mean to those affected, and what recourse do we have. To say Target Corporation has been in the news is a world-class understatement, and especially disconcerting for those of us who live in Minnesota. Odds are pretty good that everyone living here has ... Read More »

Seven reasons why you should try HotShots

    HotShots is an open-source, multi-platform screenshot manager with many interesting features. Its installation on Linux may require some typing at the prompt, but on a modern distribution, there should really be no problems. On Fedora 17, I had HotShots working in three minutes after downloading and unpacking the zipped source code archive.  As a summary of the already ... Read More »

Two features of DBeaver that every database manager should know

    DBeaver is an open source universal database manager that’s previously been written about on TechRepublic. However, the software has grown since 2011, and there are two important features of DBeaver that deserve to be highlighted. Before we take a look at them, let’s quickly recap what I consider to be the main pros (and cons) of this tool today. ... Read More »

Poll: Should IT vendors be involved in online discussions of their products?

Image: iStockphoto/nesharm As part of my job, I come in contact with a lot of technology companies—the same companies that we write about and discuss in the forums every day. I often encourage them to follow the threads in the forums and the general feedback from TechRepublic members when we write about their products.  For years, I’ve been encouraging product ... Read More »