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Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part one

Puppet Enterprise is automation software for IT system admins and consultants. It allows you to automate repetitive tasks such as the installation of applications and services, patch management, and deployments. It seems the sky is the limit, and the available pre-configured modules make it even easier to create these automation programs (or manifests, as they call them) quickly. The Puppet ... Read More »

Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part two

Puppet Enterprise is automation software for IT system admins and consultants. A couple weeks ago I wrote a blog using Part One of the Puppet Labs Learning VM tutorial. In the first part of the tutorial, we used only one Puppet VM. This was basically for learning purposes, as Puppet generally works in a master/agent configuration with two VMs. In ... Read More »

Learn how to use Puppet IT automation software, part three

In this post I continue with my series of using the Puppet Learning VM to help administrators with their automation tasks. (Read my two previous posts about the Puppet Learning VM: part one and part two.) In part two I went through setting up a second Puppet VM so you can take advantage of the Master/Agent workflow that PuppetLabs recommends. In ... Read More »

Apple OS X Server: Caching and Software Update services

    The saying that something is only as strong as its weakest link lends itself to many different circumstances. In fact, it can be applied to modern day computing with respect to system and application updates across various platforms. Specifically, this article focuses on two services that address patch remediation in similar ways but implement it distinctly — and ... Read More »

OmniGraffle 6 sets diagramming software standard

    The only Windows-based application I missed, after switching to an OS X-powered laptop in 2005, was Microsoft Visio. Thankfully, The Omni Group’s OmniGraffle program filled the void. OmniGraffle excels at building diagrams, flow charts, wire frames, technical documents, user interactions and user experience graphics on Macs and even iPads. In keeping with Apple’s simplicity philosophy, the “graffling” software ... Read More »

Delving in Dell Venue 8 Pro software capabilities

  In my previous post, I considered whether Dell has delivered a solid Windows tablet: a device that’s cheap, lightweight, has an all-day battery, and can compete with Android and iOS. Outward appearances of the device indicate that there’s finally a Windows tablet that’s competitive, with the interesting twist that rather than running a mobile-specific OS, the Dell Venue 8 ... Read More »

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