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A process handle is an integer value that identifies a process to Windows. The Win32 API calls them a HANDLE; handles to windows are called HWND and handles to modules HMODULE. Threads inside processes have a thread handle, and files and other resources (such as registry keys) have handles also. The handle count you see in Task Manager is "the number of ...


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Windows 7 64-bit works fine for me on a 4Gb machine. Win2k8 64-bit also works fine in 4Gb. We're running SQL Server on several 2k8 4Gb 64-bit machines, the only problems we've seen are with SQL eating all available memory which can be solved by setting the maximum memory option.


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According to this article, May 5. That's for the general public. According to the Windows 7 Team Blog: I’m pleased to share that the RC is on track for April 30th for download by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Broader, public availability will begin on May 5th. Here is it on TechNet and MSDN.


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NMAP allows you to do OS detection and service identification. I don't know how netcraft does it -- and using nmap could very quickly move out of the 'unobtrusive' category. But you can test it in-house for sure...


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Just did that setup on my MBP with OSX 10.6.5 nginx 0.8.53 + php-fpm (php 5.3.3) For doing this i used the excellent homebrew package installer instead of macports: brew install nginx Homebrew doesnt include php but there is a non official "formula" for it brew install php --with-mysql --with-fpm Then you got both installed, the rest is ...


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The term architecture covers a lot more than just the processor. There is a lot of other hardware components that are crucial to an OS kernel. The first example that comes to my mind is the interrupt controller, which is separate from the processor, but depending on actual model may be put inside the same chip as the processor. This entire collection of ...


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I think NetCraft use the Server: header returned by the webserver. No special tools are needed to do this $ curl -I http://www.microsoft.com | grep "Server:" Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.0 $ curl -I http://www.apache.org | grep "Server:" Server: Apache/2.2.9 (Unix)


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I'm running Windows 7 x64 with very little problems, for a home and development PC its great and have had no problems with it. If you were using it in a corporate environment then you may need to stick with a finished and complete OS, so I'd say Vista x64. I used it prior to 7 and it worked fine for me. On a powerful enough machine, with enough resources it ...


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Like many other linux users, I switched to a Mac for my daily use a few years back. The main reason I did this is I wanted to use a laptop, and I got so sick fo dealing with things like suspend and resume on linux laptops. I'm sure things have improved, but the bottom line is that my macbook generally just works without me having to screw with it. All the ...


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I had the same problem and this is one of the top results in Google, so was forced to do some digging and testing. Finally I managed to get it to work. The trick is to install libevent1 not libevent2. In ubuntu I did: sudo apt-get install libevent1-dev I had also previously installed the default libevent-dev which is libevent2, so I purged this: sudo ...


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Are all FreeBSD features available under Illumos? No, there are FreeBSD features that aren't available under Illumos based OSes, and there are also Illumos based OS features that are not in FreeBSD. I would recommend you to install OpenIndiana, SmartOS, Illumian, Omnios and experiment with the ones closest to your need to make your opinion.


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The possible approaches are: install a larger hard disk perform a 1:1 copy of the data from the old disk - e.g. by mirroring the old disk using Windows Disk Management or employing a 3rd party Live CD remove the old disk expand the partitions / filesystems using 3rd party utilities (see below) or install a larger hard disk copy the partitions expanding ...


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php-fpm is now officially part of macports. sudo port install php53-fpm sudo port install php54-fpm


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Personally, Vista 64 with SP1 (which improves the File Copy issue). It's stable, almost all important applications are compatible now. OTOH, if your network is still predominantly XP, you may want to stick with that and consider a complete infrastructure upgrade to Windows 7 once it's out. This seems to be common at the moment, companies are skipping Vista ...


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Lots of linux distros have 'Live' images that will boot off of flash and allow you to install from them. If you just want to cut down on optical drives, you could get a USB optical drive and boot off of that (presuming machines with relatively modern BIOS). Installing off of flash drives can still be handy though - USB optical drives don't fit too ...


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It's based on the ICMP fingerprint in the packets that you get back (if you get them back). Different IP stacks reply different to echo's and that gives you a hint to what is on the inside. Check this out.


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My experience with Vista (half a year post-initial-release) has been flawless. I see no reason to avoid it, it's mostly just unwarranted hate due to bad reputation in the initial launch.


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Overview of Windows Server Editions. As a student, you will appreciate that page. So. Much. Learninating.


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Most distributions have a tool called lsb_release. Gentoo: $ lsb_release -a LSB Version: n/a Distributor ID: Gentoo Description: Gentoo Base System release 2.0.3 Release: 2.0.3 Codename: n/a CentOS: $ lsb_release -a LSB Version: :core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-ia32:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-ia32:printing-4.0-noarch ...


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Not all systems have /etc/*release* files, so if you really want this to be cross-Unix you can't use them. The POSIX-blessed solution is uname -- If all you need is a coarse OS ID uname -s will probably suffice. I'm not aware of any canonical list of uname output, but Wikipedia has a table that may be a good starting point (and presumably you have access ...


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I think the challenge here is that most preboot systems dont have much support for wifi. A lot of them can be configured to be bootable with the driver of your choice, but I have never seen a working PXE wifi adapter. In this case use a wireless bridge. In this scenario you configure the bridge to connect to whatever wireless network you want, and then ...


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VMWare chooses sane defaults for what abstracted hardware it presents to the OS. It chooses those hardware abstractions that have good drivers available in the OS you selected.


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If I were you, I will use any Linux distribution without GUI. This will help you save more from the PC resources. However, your application should be runnable from the command line (CLI) as there will be not GUI at all. Of course, your application should be also runnable on the chosen OS.


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There are instructions in the Thinstation FAQ for creating a bootable flash drive.


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The answer will be no different than a wired network, at all. You need an installation environment for the client, which will depend on the hardware and the OS. That environment will need to have a supported driver for the wireless NIC, same as if you were using a wired NIC.


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Linux Rescue CD would work if it can see the RAID. Its a hardware RAID, right? Basically what you need is a live rescue CD with NTFS tools. I believe KNOPPIX - http://www.knopper.net/knoppix/knoppix51-en.html should do the job. Boot, try and mount the filesystem and see if you can copy the files. If you use external media (like a USB hard disk) avoid ...


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Closest thing I can think of is enabling Ctrl+Scrollock, which will bluescreen the machine (thus creating a memory dump). This can be examined in WinDBG, with which you will be able to examine everything (threads, registers, memory, etc). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244139 Info about doing so with a USB keyboard (you need Vista/WS 2008 SP1 or later, ...


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Well I use a Mac as well as a Windows machine at work to do my sysadmin tasks. What sort of pros and cons are you looking for? To be honest, I'd question the value of mac as a sysadmin platform for a business that wasn't using other macs and hence needed the Mac OSX specific admin tools. If you plan to use it for your general work environment, e.g. office ...


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The relative suitability of any workstation OS depends on what your admin responsibilities demand of you, but I find that the Mac platform provides the best flexibility: you get what in my opinion is a much more polished user experience from OS X than Windows, but the many virtualization options available, particularly those like VMWare Fusion which ...


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As I know you can put ISO image here /var/lib/vz/template/iso Then you can install guest OS from web interface.



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