mtr: A Better traceroute and ping, combined! (Linux, BSD)

mtr is an small utility which combines both the functionality of traceroute and ping, for Linux and BSD. There are always occasions where you’ve wanted to traceroute to a host, possibly due to connectivity issues, and you need to diagnose where the problem lies.  Most operating systems offer basic traceroute and ping utilities, but what …

Web Applications: How will they affect the server market?

There’s an ever increasing drive towards the use of web applications, as opposed to running various services locally and in-house.  But what does that mean for the corporate world? Not that long ago, for corporate e-mail as an example, the only feasible option was to host your own local mail services, on single or multiple …

Google Chrome OS – What could it mean for netbooks?

The announcement of Google Chrome OS is certainly causing a stir around the internet.  Questions questions questions – everyone has them, and very few have answers up to now. Initially, Google Chrome OS is going to be aimed at netbooks – you know, those small, ultra portable, cheap machines which aren’t quite powerful enough to …