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12 cool cross-platform tools for Windows, Macs and Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 11 2008 @ 02:03 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Today's IT department is faced with the constant question of which platform wins the battle for the corporate network's heart and mind. I won't get into the debate of which platform will reign supreme in the next 5 - 10 years. Quite frankly I do not even want to think that far down the line

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First look: VMware Fusion 2 beta 2 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, August 01 2008 @ 01:20 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

Users wanting to run Windows or Linux natively on the Mac has never had it so good. There are several options available for running almost any x86-based operating system as a VM under Mac OS X, including Parallels, VMware Fusion, and VirtualBox. If you like the fact that Macs are less prone to problems, viruses, and spyware, but you simply have to run a few Windows applications, it's a great time to be alive.

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Review: Think small with Linutop 2 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 24 2008 @ 03:53 PM EDT
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If you think that a desktop PC has to be big, noisy and expensive -- think again. Linutop shows that it pays to seriously diminish your size expectations with its tiny, energy-efficient Linux-based PC.

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HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, July 07 2008 @ 03:56 PM EDT
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HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight but well built beauty. You can see the attention to detail in the engineering when you first open it up. From the sturdy hinge to the scratch resistant display and connectivity options you'll find just about everything you would expect in an ultra-mobile laptop.

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An introduction to the Kismet packet sniffer Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 01:50 PM EDT
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Kismet is a wireless "detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system," and one of the growing list of essential open source tools for computer network security professionals. Kismet runs on any POSIX-compliant platform, including Windows, Mac OS X, and BSD, but Linux is the preferred platform because it has more unencumbered RFMON-capable drivers than any of the others.

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Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, July 03 2008 @ 01:29 PM EDT
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Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu First Impressions Carla Schroder Thursday, July 3, 2008 12:00:03 PM Sidux is a new Debian derivative that's still just a baby, born in January 2007. Sidux announced a brand-new release on June 26, Sidux 2008-02, so we're going to kick the tires and take it for a drive, and see what sets it apart from other children of Debian. Currently it offers a choice of the KDE or Fluxbox desktop, and it supports both 32-bit i686 and AMD64. There is also an XFCE variant. Before trying it out for yourself, be sure to read the Quick Start section in the excellent and exceptionally helpful Sidux manual before burning it to a CD.

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ASUS Eee PC 901 Linux Edition Review Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, June 25 2008 @ 01:56 PM EDT
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If the ASUS Eee 900 basically amounted to a larger-screened version of the 7-inch original, then the Eee 901 marks its graduation into a distinct model. Packing Intelís latest 1.6GHz Atom N270 processor, in place of the 900ís Celeron 900MHz, ASUS could reasonably have left the rest of the notebook the same and simply added a little to the price. Thankfully theyíve subjected the 901 to a mild degree of fettling, tweaking case and controls and making for a markedly more attractive proposition. ASUS sent over the Windows version of the 901; check out what exactly impressed us after the cut.

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OpenLX and KalCulate pair Linux distro with proprietary accounting app Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 24 2008 @ 01:51 PM EDT
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Most free-libre accounting applications that ship with GNU/Linux distributions are for personal accounting only: they manage one person's finances. Corporations and accounting firms need far greater functionality, however, such as the ability to maintain a complete sets of multi-company accounts, tally final accounts automatically, generate MIS reports, and function synchronously across multiple offices.

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Desktop Linux Face-Off: Ubuntu 8.04 vs. Fedora 9 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, June 03 2008 @ 04:57 PM EDT
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Over the past decade, Linux has emerged from a herd of obscure and nerdy operating systems to warrant a place in even the most technologically unsophisticated business environments. And in the past three years, a few distributions have made stupendous leaps in performance and usability, winning the affection of millions of mainstream desktop users.

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Don't buy any download accelerator Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 02 2008 @ 05:03 PM EDT
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PLENTY OF users moving from Windows to Linux ask about ways to run their familiar "download accelerator" for Windows on Linux. The good news is that there is a hidden gem for Linux that does the job, is open, and of course, free of cost.

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