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Retrieving Windows performance data in PowerShell

The software market offers numerous solutions for tracking the status of Windows computers. However, if you only need to monitor individual computers outside the domain, you can use PowerShell to collect basic health and performance data.
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Blending Java with other programming languages

Java is not just about beans, it's also about the huge variety of libraries and frameworks that keep the language alive. If you feel like a bit of blending, Java integrates many flavors of third-party languages.
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Posteo, Mailbox.org, Tutanota, and ProtonMail compared

Encryption and server locations in Germany and Switzerland are sought-after attributes in the search for a more secure and reliable email service. We compare four providers who promise to protect your privacy.
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Look for file changes and kick off actions with Watchman

Watchman watches files and directories for changes and triggers actions when specific changes are noted.
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Integrating FreeNAS with Windows Active Directory

FreeNAS offers a powerful array of features and is adaptable to a wide range of network-attached storage solutions. We look at integrating Windows Active Directory, taking snapshots, replicating, and backing up.
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Monitor your network infrastructure with SNMP

If you don't have the staff to monitor your network in real time, SNMP and a couple of scripts are all it takes to keep track of your device jungle.
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Lead Image © Orlando Rosu, 123RF.com

A TurnKey Linux software evaluation platform

TurnKey Linux comes with more than 100 of the most important free enterprise solutions to create a test environment for evaluating new open source system or business software on a local system, on a virtual machine, or in the cloud.
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TCP Stealth hides open ports

Port scans for finding vulnerable services are nothing new, and port knocking as a defense has been around for a while, too. TCP Stealth tries to do something similar, but it takes a more sophisticated approach. We take a closer look.
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Lead Image © Volodymyr Krasyuk, 123RF.com

iSCSI: Set up and use LIO targets

The LIO multiple-protocol SCSI target is perfectly suited for complex test environments, especially because of its support for SCSI standards across the board.
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Comparing Ceph and GlusterFS

Many shared storage solutions are currently vying for users’ favor; however, Ceph and GlusterFS generate the most press. We compare the two competitors and reveal the strengths and weaknesses of each solution.