Tom Henderson

Tom Henderson is dojo of ExtremeLabs, researcher at Network World, world traveler, and friend to many.

Linux Mint 18.1: Mostly smooth, but some sharp edges

Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

Review: VMware vSphere gets much-needed facelift

vSphere 6.5 is easy to install, sports a new VM management console and takes a stab at Docker integration.

Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

Deep dive into Windows Server 2016

In this review, we will go through the various new and improved features of Windows Server 2016. We found that many of them worked as advertised, while others weren’t totally baked yet.

IBM MaaS360 delivers powerful, easy-to-use mobility management

IBM MaaS360 delivers powerful, easy-to-use mobility management

Fiberlink MaaS360 won our Clear Choice test of mobile device management tools in 2011. IBM bought Fiberlink in 2013, so we wanted to see how the product has evolved over the years.

4 ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

4 ways to manage Macs in a Microsoft world

In our labs we found that Parallels, Centrify and Thursby go beyond what’s offered by Microsoft/Apple.

Citrix wins VDI shootout

Citrix wins VDI shootout

Virtual Desktop Interface is becoming easier to do, with potentially killer graphics, reasonable port virtualization, fine-grained administrative control, and with potential hosts other than Windows.

Ubuntu 16.04 kisses the cloud, disses the desktop

Ubuntu 16.04 kisses the cloud, disses the desktop

Latest version of popular OS offers long-term support, beefed up features for OpenStack deployments.

CASB delivers must-have protection for your SaaS apps

CASB delivers must-have protection for your SaaS apps

NetSkope edges CipherCloud and Bitglass in test of three ingenious and powerful cloud access security brokers.

REVIEW: Linux Mint 17.3 delivers better interface plus long-term support

REVIEW: Linux Mint 17.3 delivers better interface plus long-term support

The latest version of Linux Mint, dubbed “Rosa,” offers long-term support and in our tests we found that it delivers an improved user experience no matter which interface is selected.

Skyport eases the pain of deploying and securing remote servers

Skyport eases the pain of deploying and securing remote servers

SkySecure Server is a bulletproof, preconfigured box running Xen as a platform for VMs.

Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

Review: AirWatch takes mobile device management to the next level

AirWatch 8.1 is a sophisticated control plane for mobile devices that meets the needs of large enterprises. It stacks up well against other MDM apps we’ve tested, and features container demarcation plus elements of data loss...

Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

Review: Run Windows 10 on your Mac using VMware’s Fusion 8

If the goal is hosting Windows (or Linux) on a Mac using a Type 2 hypervisor, Fusion8 is the tool for you. There’s a Standard version for end users and a Pro version for developers, as VMware wants to capture as many developers as it...

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