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NEC Adds Hyper-V Fault Tolerance
NEC's FT Express5800 can now run Hyper-V, providing a new fault-tolerant virtualization environment for Windows shops. Can virtualized mission-critical apps be far behind?

Using Strace to Trace Problems
If you're having trouble figuring out why a program keeps crashing and burning, consider Strace, an easy-to-use diagnostic tool. More experienced users will find Strace handy for performance testing and more.

Cygwin, the Great Linux vs. Windows Compromise
If you can't use Linux, the next best thing is Windows with all the Linux goodies added in to create a powerful and usable hybrid system.

Did Cloud Computing Jump the Shark?
Gartner sees cloud computing on its way to the Trough of Disillusionment, while IDC says cloud computing is the fastest growing IT segment.

Will Windows and Mac OS Fall Victim to Neglect?
With Ray Ozzie's departure leaving Microsoft rudderless and Apple all but exiting the computer market to concentrate on its i-devices, the future is not looking bright for these once unstoppable market leaders. The opposite holds true for the other server OS vendors, however.

Make GNU Screen Your Default Shell
GNU Screen is incredibly helpful, but like any tool, it must be running to be of use. Rather than starting a job and thinking, 'I wish I'd started Screen first,' why not configure Screen so it starts by default when you log in to your server? Here's how.

10 Things to Know About Maverick Meerkat
In the flurry of 10-related memes this past week, one stood out: the release of Canonical's open source server OS, Ubuntu 10.10 Server Edition, also known as 'Maverick Meerkat.' In keeping with the theme, here are 10 noteworthy aspects.

Meet Open Source Server Messaging Needs With GroupServer
Need both mailing list and forum software but don't want to chose one over the other? Consider this open source server hybrid.

IBM System z Buyer's Guide
Despite some assertions, mainframe technology is still alive and kicking. Those in the market for one of these high-end boxes will be hard-pressed to avoid IBM's System z. The mainframe family strives to be innovative and cutting edge while remaining true to its legacy.

Simpana Aims to Simplify Storage Virtualization
With version 9 of its flagship product, Simpana, CommVault is taking a 'modern approach' to data management -- and the way it manages virtual machines is key.

5 Operating Systems Making Big Waves This Week
Thanks to Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Fedora and the not-so-well-known (but no less notable) QNX, the server OS waters were choppier than usual this week. Here's some insight as to what's really going on.

Byobu: Like Screen, but Better
Enhance Screen on your screen with Byobu, open source software that makes Screen more user friendly and functional.

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