Tom Henderson

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

Surface Pro 4: Everything you need to know

Surface Pro 4: Everything you need to know

The Surface Pro 4 is a tablet that at minimum roars, and if you go the max, screams.

How to train your Surface Pro 4: Tips and tricks

How to train your Surface Pro 4: Tips and tricks

Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Surface.

Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Review: Parallels 11 delivers seamless Windows/Mac integration

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac uses virtualization to run Windows 10 on Apple hardware.

Container wars: Rocket vs. Odin vs. Docker

Container wars: Rocket vs. Odin vs. Docker

We review three approaches to using containers as an alternative to virtual machines.

Enterprise guide to Windows 10

Enterprise guide to Windows 10

When to dive in, what new features will be available and how to avoid a messy upgrade.

VMware 6.0: Faster, smarter, more resilient

VMware 6.0: Faster, smarter, more resilient

Latest version of VMware adds high availability, scalability, speed.

Review: HP’s latest blade delivers big punch in small package

ProLiant BL-460 Gen 9 blades are tuned for virtual workloads.

An in-depth look at 3 log managers

An in-depth look at 3 log managers

Breaking the log jamIn this review, we compared three log managers: VMware’s Log Insight, Balabit’s Syslog-ng Professional Edition, and SpectorSoft’s SpectorSoft Server Manager. Each offers a unique way of gathering, compiling and...

Best Business-Class Tablets for Front Office and Factory Floor

Best Business-Class Tablets for Front Office and Factory Floor

Business-class tabletsIn this review, we looked at two types of business-class tablets, traditional tablets used by the sales force or other front-office workers, and ruggedized devices that can be used on the factory floor or other...

What’s New in SUSE Linux 12?

What’s New in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE Linux 12 Image by ShutterstockIt’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered its last full release, and a lot has happened to the company during that time. In our testing we find that SUSE Linux 12 has been worth the wait....

SUSE Linux 12 Challenges Red Hat

SUSE Linux 12 Challenges Red Hat

It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered a full release of its Enterprise Linux software, and a lot has happened to the company during that time.

CentOS 7: The Perfect Gift for the Linux Do-it-Yourselfer

CentOS 7: The Perfect Gift for the Linux Do-it-Yourselfer

It’s almost identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, minus the price tag and the support.

CoreOS: A Lean, Mean Virtualization Machine

CoreOS: A Lean, Mean Virtualization Machine

No-frills Linux distro offers rapid deployment of VM instances.

HP Blade Chassis is Dense and Intense

HP Blade Chassis is Dense and Intense

C7000 blade server chassis packs enormous power in a 10U rack

For a Sweet Desktop, Try Mint With Cinnamon

For a Sweet Desktop, Try Mint With Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.

REVIEW: RHEL 7 Anchors Enterprise-Focused Ecosystem

REVIEW: RHEL 7 Anchors Enterprise-Focused Ecosystem

With new emphasis on containerized workloads, RHEL 7 anchors larger enterprise-focused ecosystem.

Ubuntu 14.04: The Good, the Bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04: The Good, the Bad, the Unity

Ubuntu 14.04 Long Term Support/LTS (Trusty Tahr) proves that it doesn’t matter if you’re Oracle, Microsoft, or Canonical: Bringing a fleet of products into new release revision synch is tough. Canonical is trying to cover the...

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical Taking on Too Much?

Ubuntu 14.04: Is Canonical Taking on Too Much?

Some hits and some misses as Canonical tries to cover everything from the smartphone to the desktop to the cloud.

Lenovo's New ThinkServer: Low Sticker Price, Lots of Upgrade Options

We tested the Lenovo RD440 as a base-unit, 2U server. We found it pretty generic on the surface, but options, including software pre-loads, increase its potential utility for volume users and especially smaller operations.

Apple Mavericks: The Good, the Bad, the Upgrade

Apple Mavericks: The Good, the Bad, the Upgrade

Apple Mavericks (OS X 10.9) is a free upgrade that compiles items Apple has released since the last of the Big Cat OS X versions, Mountain Lion, including significant safety/security updates and new features. Mavericks is...

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