Susan Perschke

Perschke is a web and database developer with 15+ years of industry experience. You can reach her at susan@arcseven.com.

10 super-user tricks to boost Windows 10 productivity

Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Are you tired of your operating system dictating what you can and can’t do with your PC or laptop? Need more control over your computing environment? Dual boot might be the answer.

Why I switched back to Firefox

Why I switched back to Firefox

Remember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too. But recently I needed to test a Web-based app in Firefox, so, with some hesitance, I took the plunge and installed it.

Review: MailScanner and ScrolloutF1 are standouts in open source email security

Review: MailScanner and ScrolloutF1 are standouts in open source email security

A significant industry has grown up around the serious business of containing email threats. We decided to review four open source products to see if they could deliver enterprise-grade security.

Review: Best open-source reporting tools

Review: Best open-source reporting tools

Pentaho edges JasperReports and Eclipse BIRT in test of open-source options for creating reports.

Top tools to manage cloud apps

Top tools to manage cloud apps

AppNeta edges Exoprise in four-vendor test of products that fix cloud bottlenecks.

4 free network monitoring tools to keep you in the know

4 free network monitoring tools to keep you in the know

Zabbix edges Icinga in test of open source network monitoring software packages.

Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage

Nasuni raises the bar for hybrid cloud storage

Subscription-based service offers scalable storage for enterprises.

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage test

But beware of tradeoffs when it comes to documentation, management tools and failover.

Storage on a budget: GlusterFS shines in open source storage test

One alternative to buying expensive storage-area networks or other hardware-based dedicated storage is to deploy open source storage software on existing server hardware. For this test, we evaluated three such open source storage...

Red Hat OpenShift delivers rapid app deployment, collaboration

Platform as a Service is a cloud-based hosting environment for application development designed to provide a full-featured development, staging and production environment without the need for extensive in-house infrastructure.

Ubuntu impresses in Linux enterprise server test

Introduced in 1991, Linux boasts an estimated 67 million users worldwide according to linuxcounter.net. Free versions abound, but companies adopting Linux as part of critical infrastructure typically require more support than a...

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