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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 Mandrake, AsianUX and UnitedLinux still around enough to certify compatibility on new software?) Definitely check the suggestions at: What version of RHEL am I using? But beyond that, look at facter if you have some control over the systems this software will be deployed on. If this is software that will be shipped and run on systems that you don't ...


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


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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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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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There are no definitive/standard methods that will work across all major distributions. You'll have to use extra code to figure it out to the best of your knowledge (based on how you understand each distribution make this information available). If this is for an installation script, give the user the option of specifying it by hand. If you want o be super ...


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I installed Windows Vista from a 320 GB Western Digital Passport Elite to an optical-less GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P system not long ago. I followed these simple instructions and the install went without a hitch. The main drawback was the install was quite slow (rough guess maybe 3-4x slower), before the initial splash choice I was beginning to consider the ...


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As others have said, it's meant to be available to the public on May 5th, and it's on MSDN and Technet now. However, why not wait until, say, this time next week (May 9th)? If you imagine it's not actually out for a few more days, you're likely to have a much less frustrating experience downloading it.


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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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CentOS is basically RHEL, which you see a lot in the corporate world. It is very stable, but doesn't have the latest packages. Debian Lenny and Etch are also extremely stable, but tend to have older packages in the repos as well. Ubuntu tends to have better community support and newer packages and is usually very stable as well, but is more prone to ...


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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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