Monday, September 16, 2013

Feedly is the feedreader at the moment

I wanted to upgrade a post from a while ago.  When Google Reader went dark, many went scurrying to find a new reader to replace the feed curation that Google Reader provided.  For a while, I started using CommaFeed, which seemed to be pretty good replacement for Google Reader.  The only real issue I had was that it did not seem to update as fast as other readers.  I was continuously hearing about posts that I should read, only to find them in CommaFeed a day or two later.  Otherwise, I really liked it, as it was SO similar to Google Reader.

However, I gave Feedly a try, and I have to say, I'm impressed.  Sure, it's just a tad different from Google Reader, but it was easy enough to get the hang of it.  I've been using it a couple of months now, and I really do not see myself changing.  The only nag I have is that I cannot search my feeds for a particular topic/post.  I do see that now with Feedly Pro, you can pay to get a couple of extra benefits.  But, since I don't search the feeds "that" often, I'll wait until there is a pressing need.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Unix Antivirus software

I know, it has been a long time since I last posted.  That's a post for another day.  I'll get to that, but at a later date.

However, I was given a task today, and I didn't know where it would lead.  Specifically, a customer wanted some information on antivirus software for Unix/Linux servers.  Why I was given the task is another mystery, but it was up to me to provide an answer to the customer. (I'm not a *nix guy, I'm "ok" with it, but I don't work much in that environment.)

I fully admit, I did not know anything about the unix/linux antivirus space.  But, doing some digging I learned a couple of things.  There are plenty of antivirus software packages to choose from.  And, they fall all over the spectrum for services.  Of course, the heavy hitters of antivirus software include offerings for *nix machines.  I was surprised that there were as many others as I found.  Some filled specific niches, like a mail server.  At least one was target ONLY to the *nix environment.  Prices were all over the place, and service differed greatly depending on who you were looking at.  I'm including the list below as a note so that if I have to do this research again, I'll know where to start.

Symantec Endpoint Protection

Software not listed here is only not listed because I did not know about it, or it did not immediately meet my customer's needs.  If I blatantly missed something, leave it in the comments.