Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review: Open source proxy servers

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Open source proxy servers challenge commercial wares
For this test we reviewed four proxy servers, Artica, Squid, IPFire and Apache server using mod_proxy. All four products are free or open source and provide proxy services alone or bundled with other features. We limited our test to forward proxy services with an eye toward ease of installation and configuration, system requirements, features and management tools. The products tested performed well under our simple speed tests, with differences too small to note. Read More


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5 potential Facebook killers
Remember Empire Ave? How about Hunch? Does Color ring a bell? Those were three of the potential Facebook killers that we identified back in 2011. OK, we might have been a little off. But, undaunted, we're giving it another go. Outside of the obvious suspects (LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+) who has the potential to unseat Facebook? Here are five possibilities. Tune into this space in 2017 to see if we were right or wrong. Read More


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Can anybody stop Facebook?
In the fast-paced world of social media, new companies burst onto the scene all the time and once-popular sites fade into oblivion. But amid the constant upheaval, the Big 3 -- Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter -- continue to dominate in their respective niches. Read More


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Review: Open source proxy servers are capable, but a bit rough around the edges
Providing a common gateway for web services, caching web requests or providing anonymity are some of the ways organizations use proxy servers. Commercial proxy products, especially cloud offerings, are plentiful, but we wondered if open source or free products could provide enterprise-grade proxy services. Read More


5 potential Facebook killers

Outside of the obvious suspects – LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ – who has the potential to unseat Facebook? Here are five possibilities.


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