Stories by Tom Henderson

In Pictures: 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.

Written by Tom Henderson15 July 14 08:46

In Pictures: 10 things we love about Windows Server 2012 R2

In Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft has released a compelling operating system update that’s targeted directly at its virtualisation and Cloud competition. Here are 10 things we like about Windows Server 2012 R2.

Written by Tom Henderson20 Nov. 13 08:42

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.

Written by Tom Henderson20 Dec. 11 22:28

10 things you need to know about Windows 7

<a href="">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.

Written by Tom Henderson19 Oct. 09 22:38

Product Review: Windows Server speeds along at 64 bit

In our Clear Choice Test of Microsoft's recently released 64-bit edition of Windows Server 2003, we found that when you employ optional, kernel-mode processing features, the operating system flies. When you don't, it runs a bit slower than other 64-bit server operating systems we've tested recently.
These Windows 2003 Server x64 kernel options let certain processes run at the kernel code level -- in our test case SSL certificate processing, caching and session handling. When you combine these options with mandated 64-bit hardware drivers and the vast amount of memory that a 64-bit processor can address, you can get some of the best performance we've seen on Intel/AMD architectures.

Written by Tom Henderson25 May 05 22:00