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Amazing Performance Improvement in Old Server With Datacentre SSDs

  • It's time to upgrade the storage in our old server. Robbie sets out to see if he can genuinely tell the difference between his old spinning SAS drives and Kingston's DC500R SATA SSDs. Mark Noland from Kingston joins us to discuss the FIO benchmark results, how businesses of all sizes can benefit from the switch to SSD, and what's next to further improve storage performance in the server room. We'll also learn how datacentre drives differ from the standard SSD, and why Kingston's DC500 will outperform them long term.

Category5 Technology TV

Weekly live digital TV show with Robbie Ferguson focused on topics of interest to tech minds. Ask your questions and get live answers. Recipient of 2014 and 2017 Top 100 Tech Podcasters award.

Closing Out 2020

  • S14E07
  • December 16, 2020
  • 683

2020 has been a heck of a year. Let's just take a deep breath as a community, and spend some time together, reminiscing about the changes around here, and where things are at as we plan to hit the ground running in 2021. Robbie and Jeff sit in our festive Studio E in front of the warm glow of the green screen, and welcome comments and questions from our Discord and IRC chat rooms. Merry Christmas, all, and here's to 2021 being a better year for all.

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RedHat has Killed CentOS, Debian Official ARM Support Installs Directly on Pinebook Pro

  • Episode 669
  • December 9, 2020
  • 949

CentOS has ended in what some users are calling a "betrayal to the FOSS community." Red Hat announced it is severing support for the popular spinoff, and the CentOS team simultaneously said they're moving to a rolling release with their CentOS Stream distro. An alpha version of the Debian Installer for Buster's successor, Bullseye has added support for the Linux 5.9 kernel series, and improvements to the ARM64 architecture support. Along with that comes support for new ARM devices, including PINE64's Pinebook Pro and even the original $99 Pinebook.

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Crypto Corner

Weekly news from the blockchain with Robert Koenig. Get the day's crypto market overview on our Crypto Report page.

Questions and Answers. How to prepare when interested in trading Cryptos?

  • Episode 671
  • January 20, 2021
  • 81

This week Robert Koenig answers questions from viewers: Is there a strategy when investing in cryptocurrencies? Is there a way I can monitor the progress of my portfolio? Which exchange do you recommend to start buying cryptos?

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Category5 Community Coffee Break

Join other Category5 community members, with the occasional visit from our cast and crew, for a live Zoom meeting hosted by bp9. Discuss the week's show, tech that has you excited, or other topics of interest to the community.

Our next Coffee Break is Sunday January 24 at 12 noon Eastern. [Click Here] to participate in the Coffee Break. Meeting ID: 960 4266 1716 Meeting Password: 625045

Please Note: When you set up your Zoom app, choose a nick you don't mind being shared publicly as the name you choose will be mentioned and included in the show notes.

Coffee Break - January 17, 2021

  • S02E15
  • January 17, 2021
  • 68

bp9 and Peter chat about his homebrew antenna switching solution until Solbu shows up, fashionably late. bp9 shows off the "Think Outside" keyboard but Doug is not here to see it. We talk about old solar powered calculators and mapping solutions that use vector-based data to draw roads instead of raster (tiles consisting of images of maps). Solbu and bp9 discuss his client/server app and insists that signing the encrypted packets is the best solution. Also describes how open source helps all projects, big and small. bp9 is joined by Peter and Solbu.

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Linux Tech Show

Shorter clips from Category5 Technology TV centered on tech-minded viewers.

Catching Nuance

Spooky and Legendary Stories as retold by Bekah Ferguson. Folklore, ghost stories, mysterious and monstrous creatures, and close encounters with extra-terrestrials.

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