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How fast of an internet connection do I need for a smooth, seamless remote desktop experience?

I'm considering moving a lot of my development software onto a hosted server and getting a really lightweight laptop to do work on from anywhere by connecting to the server remotely through RDP. What ...
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PostgreSQL: Living without root

This is not a question with a concrete answer, I know, but one that seeks experienced views... The OS environment I run is as vanilla as possible so it's often undesirable to install things into root ...
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What type of work that you were not allowed to do by the senior sysadmin? [closed]

For the junior sysadmin: What type of work that you were not allowed to do by the senior sysadmin?
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How to enter the field with 0 experience and a A+ cert? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What a beginner should know/learn for sysadmin job? To explain my situation, right now I am a high school senior with an A+ certification, and am aiming for the Net+ and ...
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What is the crappiest network build you've ever seen? [closed]

This is only about networks you have seen personaly, not heared from others or seen on pictures at the web. Cables hanging from the ceiling lamps? Cables going trough culverts and other tubes? ...
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Optimal backup server strategy

As I read the blog post by Jeff Our backup strategy describing in detail how they setup their backup environment, many people commented on how that is not a good approach. My company currently does ...
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Experience using nginx in front of apache2

I am evaluating the benefits of adding nginx to our webfarm as a reverse-proxy for static content, and looking for feedback from anyone who has experience with this setup. What are the pros/cons of ...
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Microsoft Licensing Scenario/Questions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? I am a member of a team developing a third party application (APP) that listens for and services connections from ...
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Does SpinRite do what it claims to do?

I don't have any real (i.e. professional) experience with Steve Gibson's SpinRite so I'd like to put this to the SF community. Does SpinRite actually do what it claims? Is it a good product to use? ...
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Debian Ubuntu Network Manager bug [closed]

There is this problem with Debian based destro's when using the network manager. This morning I installed a D-Link wireless network card DHCP confgured but it was failing to get an IP until I removed ...
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Your worst “High Maintenance User” experience [closed]

We all have them, let's share some stories about them. What kind of support person are you? Kudos to explanations of how you [un]civilly dealt with them! EDIT: Ok, let's hear some more. Really I ...