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Synology Trots Out New Four-Bay NAS, OS Beta

SmallNetBuilder NAS Articles - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:43

Synology has announced a Intel based quad-core NAS and beta of its upcoming OS.

Deciding Between Synology & QNAP - Take 2

SmallNetBuilder NAS Articles - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 16:26

Updated - We've updated our competitive profile of these two popular NAS makers. It's still a difficult choice, but there are clearer differences.

Does An AC Router Improve N Device Performance?

SmallNetBuilder Wireless Articles - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:30

We tested seven AC routers to see if they improved throughput for an N device. We were surprised to find they did!

NETGEAR R6300 v2 AC1750 Smart WiFi Router Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder Wireless Articles - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 10:45

NETGEAR's R6300v2 delivers higher storage throughput than the original. But its wireless performance doesn't match its higher price.

No, Citrix did not kill CloudStack

Open Sources - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 06:00

Credit: Oleksiy Fedorov

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Categories: Open Sources

LibreOffice cash-for-code strategy tests open source ethic

Open Sources - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:00

The Document Foundation's tender for the development of an Android implementation of LibreOffice begs serious questions, namely: Can an influx of cash into open source code creation succeed, and how do pay-for-code plays from n

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Categories: Open Sources

ZyXEL PLA5206 1000 Mbps Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder LANs & WAN Articles - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:08

ZyXEL's PLA5206 is the first of a new class of HomePlug products, but the only thing Gigabit about it is its Ethernet port.

AC1750 Router Retest

SmallNetBuilder Wireless Articles - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:11

We went back and retested a few AC1750 routers with the V8 testbed and compared them to AC1900 routers. What we found was surprising.

How To Segment A Small LAN Using Tagged VLANs - Part 2

SmallNetBuilder LANs & WAN Articles - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 09:54

Doug is back with more VLAN fun, this time mixing a VLAN capable router, switch and access point.

Nude photos, phone records, NSA data offer essential lessons for admins

Open Sources - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:00

As you've heard many times by now, someone with no life or ethics appears to have hacked into numerous celebrity accounts on Apple's iCloud service and copied private photographs wholesale.

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Categories: Open Sources

MoCA 2.0 WiFi Adapter Announced. Good Luck Getting One

SmallNetBuilder LANs & WAN Articles - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:43

Finnish company Teleste has announced a combination MoCA 2.0 / Wi-Fi adapter.

Synology Announces Its Cheapest NAS Yet

SmallNetBuilder NAS Articles - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:17

Synology has announced a sub-$150 single-bay NAS.

QNAP TS-251 & TS-451 Turbo NASes Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder NAS Articles - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 09:46

QNAP's TS-251 and TS451 are Bay Trail NASes that pack a performance punch, but will also wallop your wallet.

NETGEAR Makes The Nighthawk X4 Official

SmallNetBuilder Wireless Articles - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:30

NETGEAR has announced its first AC2350 class router.

Linux Foundation's certification sets new benchmark for admins

Open Sources - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 06:00

At LinuxCon last week, the Linux Foundation announced a new certification sche

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Categories: Open Sources

D-Link DIR-880L AC1900 Wi-Fi Router Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder Wireless Articles - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:39

Updated - D-Link's DIR-880L first AC1900 class router is a late entry that doesn't break new ground.

ZyXEL Announces Gigabit HomePlug Duo

SmallNetBuilder LANs & WAN Articles - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:14

ZyXEL has announced two gigabit speed powerline adapters, one SISO, one MIMO.

Walmart's investment in open source isn't cheap

Open Sources - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:00

In a recent blog post, a senior developer at Walmart Labs explained that the company's embrace of open source costs big money.

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Categories: Open Sources

SAP embraces opens source -- sort of

Open Sources - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 06:00

At the annual OSCON (Open Source Convention) last week, those stuck in a worldview of open source from the previous decade would have suffered serious cognitive dissonance.

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Categories: Open Sources

This is the golden age of open source

Open Sources - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 06:00

Matt Asay is dead wrong to call the current era of the software industry "post open source," as he did in InfoWorld last week.

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Categories: Open Sources