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Introduction to security policies

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SecurityThe systems and network administrators that take their job even half seriously, knows when to patch for security holes and when not to. Even so, after hearing about the latest IIS vulnerability, the race is on to get fixes and remedys and whatnot in place before the bad guys (or the bad worm) takes advantage of you being electronically naked in public.
 
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OSNews: Tao Group on ElateOS, AmigaDE and More

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From OSNews.com:

Tao Group is a well known name in the embedded systems market, but they became very popular when Amiga, Inc. licensed their products for the next generation of Amiga, AmigaDE.

The Tao Development Team answers today a series of questions regarding AmigaDE, Tao's relationship with Amiga, Inc. and their technology they offer in general. They also clear up some misunderstanding that seem to exist regarding what AmigaDE really is, and they offer to our readers a number of cool screenshots of the platform.

Read the full story over at OSNews.
 
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Jedi Knights become official religion in UK

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NewsIn the UK Census 2001, it appears "Jedi Knights" have become an official recognized religion. Or not. That depends on how you read it. Either way, enough people have answered "Jedi Knights" on the right dotted line on the right form, so that this particular following has become - at least - listed in the Census.

Weird.

All the gory details are to be found at The Register.
 
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The big *BSD Interview

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FreeBSDFrom OSNews:
"Matt Dillon, the kernel/VM FreeBSD hacker (not the famous actor :) (...and the guy that wrote the Dice C-compiler on the Amiga -twa), is here with us today for an in-depth interview about everything regarding FreeBSD 5.0. This is the OS that all the techie people are waiting for and presenting it as the most advanced, technically-speaking, free OS of today. Additionally, we also include two mini interviews with Theo de Raadt, the OpenBSD founder, and Jun-ichiro "itojun" Hagino from the NetBSD Core Team. "
Read the story.
 
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Cool devices that run Linux

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GNU/LinuxLinuxDevices.com has updated its article about devices that runs Embedded Linux. Cellphones, set-top boxes, webpads, internet radios, PDAs and more! Read the full article.
 
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Wind River and FreeBSD's relationship ending

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FreeBSDFrom BSD Today comes this story:
Back in March, 2000, BSDI merged with Walnut Creek CDROM, the main distributor for FreeBSD. And BSDI had goals to "form a united front for the BSD operating systems. The company will deliver, support and enhance both BSD/OS and FreeBSD."

Then in April, 2001, Wind River bought the BSD properties from BSDi (and BSDi became the hardware company, iXsystems).

As was mentioned in my recent BSD/OS article, BSD/OS was the focus of the acquisition: "FreeBSD came along for the ride and ... gave Wind River a pulpit in the open source community."
Wind River had been actively seeking a partner for the FreeBSD project, said Larry Macfarlane, the Senior Director of the Application Platforms Product Division at Wind River. "Unfortunately, nobody has expressed sufficient interest."
 
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SETI@home broadens search

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The SETI@home project currently has over 3 million users, and is in danger of running out of data to send away for analysis to you and me. The project now has a Linux-based, super-fast digital data recorder donated by Hewlett-Packard. This new gadget can record data ten times faster than the old one, making a broader electromagnetic spectrum available for analysis.

One of the inherent problems with a project like SETI, is where to look. The spectrum in which it could be worth listening is vast. Up until now, the microwave band had been the place to point the parabolic ears.

There's more about this on Wired.
 
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Roaming Network Configurations for Laptops

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FreeBSDAs mentioned earlier, Daemon News has an article that addresses the common requirement of having differing settings on a per-location basis, this can include IP addresses, DHCP settings and even email profiles.
Ron Rosson of the San Diego BSD Users Group - SDBUG has created PCSite to address many of these same concerns. Information about PCSite can be found here.
 
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XFree86 (4.x): getting DRI to run on a Voodoo3 in FreeBSD

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FreeBSD
From Daily Daemon News: " BSDatwork.com has a put up a simple step-by-step HOWTO on getting DRI working under XFree86 4.x with FreeBSD and a Voodoo3 video card. " Find the article here. DRI is (of course) direct rendering, and speeds up your GL programs.
 
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IEEE 802.11 WLAN Primer

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Whitepapers
Wireless LANs are popping up all over. Isn't it about time you kicked back and read up on what's inside? Either that or you'll be forced to actually believe the utterings of the next sales droid that have you cornered.

Jim Zyren and Al Petrick of the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance, have put together this immensely useful whitepaper. It sets out to explain just what happens on the OSI MAC and physical layer when you access The Dilbert Zone on your laptop during that numbingly boring meeting.

The whitepaper is in PDF-format, so you might want to download it directly off of the link here.
 
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