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awarded  Nice Answer
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answered Mac OSX 10.3 Log fills up
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awarded  Critic
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comment What is a dual-core processor and how is it different form single core?
@simplr: you're making a false comparison. These days, manufacturing is running into clock rate barriers, not core barriers. So you can generally add more cores at the same speed. This is faster processors are made these days.
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comment VirtualBox WinXP Host - Win 2000 guest internet connection issue
It's strange that this would affect VirtualBox. Regardless, you should look at using bridged mode for your VM networking, because it's much faster and less error prone.
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comment Ubuntu 9.10 Apache permissions
heh, thanks Kyle.
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answered My DHCP server cant connect to the internet
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answered Mixing Multi-Master Replication (MMR) with Linux-HA
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answered network auditing software for detecting new hosts?
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comment Prevent unauthorized users from gaining network access?
Oh, so you're after general best practices then? You should probably focus a little more specifically, because this is a very broad area. ;)
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answered Prevent unauthorized users from gaining network access?
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comment Servers - Buying New vs Buying Second-hand
Django: Take a look at this article on Ars detailing the architectural differences between i7 and Core2 processors. It should help explain on currently shipping hardware how newer design allows a CPU to run faster at the same clock speed. arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2008/04/….
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Automatically detecting an FTP upload and committing it to SVN
Sure, but it is very smart about that. It checks the timestamps on subdirectories, and doesn't recurse into ones that haven't been modified, etc. So unless all of your project files are in one big directory, it should be quite fast. Test it though! Run "time svn status" on the root of a current checkout, and see how long it takes for you.
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comment Servers - Buying New vs Buying Second-hand
Roy: generally this is true, under normal operating conditions. However, I've been down the used server road before, and generally the servers that get sold used (rather than just repurposed for other tasks) are the ones that've been run in "bad" environments: no cooling, flaky power, etc. These servers generally can and will fail prematurely, and the problem is, you don't know when buying used if that's what you're getting. Considering how cheap servers are now (under $2k for an i7 system with 12GB of RAM and 6TB of RAID10), it's not worth the risk, IMO.
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answered SElinux in ubuntu
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answered will apache server configuration work after upgrade(using alternate cd) from ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10?
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revised Servers - Buying New vs Buying Second-hand
minor clarity correction
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answered Servers - Buying New vs Buying Second-hand