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Sep
17
comment The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?
I'm reminded of mammoth phone bills some people get.
Sep
17
comment The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?
For your second point: a heck of a lot more comfortable than they should be, in many cases.
Sep
17
answered The Hidden Risks of Cloud Computing?
Jul
23
comment As a developer, should I upgrade to Windows 7, if so… what reasons should I give to management?
I don't know why you're coming here. We don't know much of anything about your workplace, and you haven't given anything hinting at a business reason. You'll have to figure out what they want, and come up with a reason why this actually benefits your employer.
Jul
23
comment As a developer, should I upgrade to Windows 7, if so… what reasons should I give to management?
Not all management wants developers to slap anything they like on their work machines just because it's free.
Jul
17
comment Linux port not accessible from remote machine
This looks like a job for Serverfault to me.
Jul
6
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Jul
6
comment Why is Linux more popular than BSD?
So, how did it gain market share so fast? That's the interesting part of the question.
Jul
6
comment Why is Linux more popular than BSD?
I fail to see why GPL reduced the incentive to fork. Linus' ability as project manager certainly has a lot to do with Linux' success. There's also the possibility that coding under the GPL was more attractive to independents than coding under BSD, as no megacorps could just appropriate the code, make it proprietary, and profit without sharing.
Jun
18
comment Linux “machine” for network monitoring - dumbed down for a Windows admin
However, your time and effort are also worth something. Much as I love Linux for those roles, the licensing fee is likely to be less important than having to learn a new OS to be effective.
Jun
18
comment Updating Malware cleaning skills
Not to mention that locking down Windows machines only works so far. Some people need admin access on their computers (Visual Studio 2008 expects it, for example), and some people higher in the company may well demand admin access and get their machines infected. At least that should keep you in practice for wiping and re-imaging.
Jun
18
comment Updating Malware cleaning skills
I'd say it depends on the OS and nature of the intrusion. I recently cleaned up a minor intrusion on a disused Linux account. One issue with the descent of Windows from a single-user system and Linux and MacOSX from multi-user is that Windows tends to blur the difference between user and administrator.
Jun
10
answered How to use Linux username and password with Subversion?
Jun
10
comment How to use Linux username and password with Subversion?
Yeah, but SSH keys give better security with less hassle, once set up.
Jun
10
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Jun
9
comment How do I destroy a hard disk?
Glass platters should be easy to destroy, just make sure not to cut yourself.
Jun
9
answered Off-Site Backups
Jun
9
answered Home server security: where do I start?
Jun
9
comment Home server security: where do I start?
Linux has the distinct advantage of being somewhat rarer, and therefore less frequently attacked. On the desktop, it also benefits from the Unix tradition of always running without full privileges (as opposed to the Windows tradition of always running as admin or something like that), but that doesn't make much difference on the server. Go with what you're most comfortable securing.
Jun
3
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