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Addressing Address Books For Linux
"It's also possible to have an address book function in a larger CRM (Contact Resource Manager) system. These systems allow multiple users read and write access to names, phone numbers, email address and so on, with the data usually living on some type of database/server backend. People from all over your company would have access to the data contained in a CRM."

( Permalink: Addressing Address Books For Linux      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Love/Hate Relationship with Mozilla Mail 1.6
"So when several friends said that Mozilla was the answer, I decided to give it a try. No Spam control is perfect and neither is Mozilla, but it moves about 90 percent of my Spam to a Junk folder automatically. It occasionally misses some, but I simply click the Junk button and off it goes to the Junk folder never to bother me again. Very occasionally, it incorrectly marks a legitimate mail as Junk, usually a newsletter, but I simply mark it as Not Junk and it doesn't do it again. That's right, it seems to learn what's good mail and what's not."

( Permalink: Love/Hate Relationship with Mozilla Mail 1.6      Submitted by Noel Sun Apr 11, 2004 )

Biostar iDEQ 200N small form-factor PC case
"The iDEQ 200N is a great looking box, finished in a kind of translucent silver. It also comes in black, but I have to say that I prefer the silver. The front fascia has a sliding panel that hides a single 5.25in bay and a 3.5in bay. As already mentioned, you're unlikely to need more than one optical drive these days, and the 3.5in bay can be used for a floppy if you feel you need one, although I think that most users will put a memory card reader in there."

( Permalink: Biostar iDEQ 200N small form-factor PC case      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

Creating an initrd image on Debian GNU/Linux
"When I started booting a box with multiple SCSI adapters, I wanted to keep the device ordering sane. I find it's best when the boot ordering matches the order in which Linux initializes the drivers for each controller. One effective way to handle this under Debian GNU/Linux with one of the stock kernels is to create a custom initrd image."

( Permalink: Creating an initrd image on Debian GNU/Linux      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

Linux on Desktop Making Big Strides
"One more reason I think Linux may be getting close to serious contention: Wal-Mart, the retailing giant, is beginning to play the same hardball with desktop computing that it has played with everything else. It's selling Linux PCs, including, in a new deal, a system loaded with Sun's ``Java Desktop System,'' another Linux distribution that impresses me with its relative ease of use. I don't want to overstate the situation. I still think the best way for an average person to run Unix, the super-sturdy operating system on which Linux is based, on a personal computer is to buy a Macintosh from Apple. OS X has many capabilities that even the best versions of Linux can't match so far."

( Permalink: Linux on Desktop Making Big Strides      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

A quick look at the SUSE 9.1 beta
"The default install took about an hour and a half on my 800MHz VIA-based test machine with 128MB of RAM, and required three CDs. Almost all the installed software came off the first CD, and it took almost an hour to read it. The SUSE 9.1 beta took much longer to install than any of the Debian-based distros I've recently reviewed on the same machine. I'm guessing that YaST takes more memory for itself than the Debian-based installers, leaving less available for copying data from CD to disk."

( Permalink: A quick look at the SUSE 9.1 beta      Submitted by Noel Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

Power-using Eclipse 3.0M8 with Templates
Eclipse is one powerful IDE. Laurent Duperval is been using it for a few weeks and in this article, he is reviewing a few of the features that make it such a wonderful tool.

( Permalink: Power-using Eclipse 3.0M8 with Templates      Submitted by Anonymous Sat Apr 10, 2004 )

Intego issues Mac OS X Trojan Horse warning
"Macintosh security specialists, Intego on Thursday issued a security warning to its customers for the first Trojan horse to affect Mac OS X. Dubbed MP3Concept (MP3Virus.Gen), the Trojan horse exploits a weakness in Mac OS X where applications can appear to be other types of files, according to the company."

( Permalink: Intego issues Mac OS X Trojan Horse warning      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

Securing Microsoft Groupware with Unix Part 2
"The second and final article in this series will take a similar approach to the above, using a different set of tools to accomplish essentially the same thing. In particular, we'll look at the use of Qmail, Qmail-Scanner, Clam Anti-Virus, and once again, SpamAssassin as alternate tools in the war against viruses and spam. Once again, all these tools are open-source, free alternatives that provide an effective additional layer of security to a Microsoft-centric email and groupware system."

( Permalink: Securing Microsoft Groupware with Unix Part 2      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

Wal-Mart teams with Sun on Linux PCs
"Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has begun selling PCs manufactured by Microtel Computer Systems Inc. this week featuring Sun Microsystems Inc.'s alternative operating system based on Linux and its StarOffice productivity software, according to Wal-Mart's Web site."

( Permalink: Wal-Mart teams with Sun on Linux PCs      Submitted by Noel Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

The Pros & Cons of Ethical Hacking
The use of ethical hackers to test for security vulnerabilities is as old as the IT hills. But, unless there are clear goals outlining why and to what extent your organization is engaging them, the outcome could be useless information -- or worse. On the surface, ethical hacking sounds like a pretty straightforward process: You hire somebody to break into your network or application or Web servers, and report what they find. But this simple description, which does adequately explain the basic principal, masks a process that requires a great deal more thought. eBCVG

( Permalink: The Pros & Cons of Ethical Hacking      Submitted by Dr.T Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

Open Group and Apple about UNIX
Will the Open Group loose its trademark on the UNIX name or will Apple have to pay a hefty yearly fee to continue to use the word UNIX throughout its marketing and promotional materials. The lawsuit between Apple and the Open Group will go back to court in two months time after a two years in the making and then after a one-year delay. osView's Kelly McNeill summarizes the situation and speaks with the Open Group and a technology attorney to put the pending legal matter into perspective.

( Permalink: Open Group and Apple about UNIX      Submitted by Kelly McNeill Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

The Issue of Compliance
By now, most high-tech conferences have devoted at least one 30-minute session to the topic of Sarbanes-Oxley (aka "Sarbox"). Complexity of language aside, Sarbox has wide-ranging implications that span the breadth of the high-tech industry. It has become increasingly important to know which portions of the law apply to your organization, and to the organizations that you do business with. Article

( Permalink: The Issue of Compliance      Submitted by LogError Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

Looking at the New Gnome 2.6
Maynard Kuona takes a look on Fedora and the installed Gnome 2.6-pre version and discovers a whole new world of new features and well-crafted interfaces built-in on every Gnome-bundled application.

( Permalink: Looking at the New Gnome 2.6      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Apr 9, 2004 )

E-mail Servers for OS X
"The stability of OS X makes it a fine platform for mail servers -- it's far better than OS 9, which has less-stable memory management. We evaluated four mail-server software packages available for OS X: 4D's 4D Mail 5.3.2, Kerio Technologies' Kerio MailServer 5.7.4, Stalker Software's CommuniGate Pro 4.1.8, and Tenon Intersystems' PostOffice 3.5.3. (Another mail server, Eudora Internet Mail Server, was released too late for inclusion in this review.)"

( Permalink: E-mail Servers for OS X      Submitted by Noel Thu Apr 8, 2004 )

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