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ECM infrastructure architecture… and unrelated matters.

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The Best Linux Distribution for New Users | Linux.com

by @ Friday, June 13th, 2014. Filed under New Paradigms, Open Source, Reviews

The Portable Consultant found this an interesting comparison of Linux distros because of the very simple and reasonable criteria the author uses: http://www.linux.com/news/software/applications/775873-the-best-linux-distribution-for-new-users/ Cheers, -pmh

Facebook’s Open Hardware

by @ Friday, April 8th, 2011. Filed under Infrastructure Architecture, Open Source

The Portable Consultant has always been a supporter of open source philosophy, and not only in matters of code. As a technical architect on some large-scale portal projects in the past, I’m always intrigued by the infrastructure behind massive services such as Facebook and Google. Facebook has “opened” their server technology and announced the creation […]

Ubuntu shortcomings

by @ Friday, October 15th, 2010. Filed under Emerging, Grumbles, New Paradigms, Open Source, Reviews

After The Portable Consultant wrote the preceding piece on his Kubuntu frustrations, he came across a couple of postings by O’Reilly’s Caitlyn Martin that he found he had to agree with. Having worked with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, and Xubuntu for several revisions now the shortcomings of these fine open source products are all the more frustrating […]

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