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April 14, 2009  1:06 AM

University of Utah gets hit by conficker worm



Posted by: Xjlittle
Conficker, Linux, operating system, university of utah, unix, virus, windows

Over 700 computers were hit by the most recent release of the conficker worm at the University of Utah. Computers included those at the University's three hospitals. The worm was first detected on Thursday on some of the school's computers. By Friday it had hit the school's computers at the...

February 17, 2009  10:40 PM

Linux security basics aka don’t do this!



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, Linux, red hat, Security, solaris, sysctl, windows

I mention Linux security in the title but these best practices apply to any operating system. There are many excellent 3rd party security tools out there for you to install on your system. Prior to installing these though you should review the tools that are already on your system. There is...


December 4, 2008  6:41 PM

Inventory tracking with the Sun Inventory Application



Posted by: Xjlittle
inventory, inventory tag, Lotus Domino, opensolaris, red hat, solaris, sun, suse, tag your gear, windows

Sun has a unique application on their web site called Sun Inventory that will track hardware, software and operating systems. It is unique in that it is, more or less, a cloud application. You can access your inventory anywhere that you have internet access. The Sun Inventory application...


November 30, 2008  11:02 PM

Use UNetbootin to install Linux or BSD



Posted by: Xjlittle
install to usb, Linux, linux installer, live cd, livecd, UNetbootin, windows, windows installer

I ran across UNetbootin after pulling out my old tablet pc and found the Windows OS full of viruses, malware and whatever someone could put on there. After looking around for the most viable distribution to install on a tablet pc I landed on...


October 17, 2008  2:19 AM

Virus shuts down sales of ASUS eee PC’s in Japan



Posted by: Xjlittle
FUD, Linux, open source, virus, windows

The virus known as recycled.exe was put on the D: drive at the factory. When the user booted the ASUS eee PC the first time the virus copied itself to the C: drive. According to ASUSTEK there were 4500 of the eee PCs made for Japan and only about 300 sold. Now for me this begs the...


September 15, 2008  8:28 PM

VIM Shortcuts



Posted by: Xjlittle
editor, Linux, text editor, vi, vim, windows

I like the VIM text editor. Yes, VIM took some getting used to. Yes, VIM requires that you use a keyboard although there is now a graphical VIM for Windows and Linux which is pretty...


September 13, 2008  8:46 PM

Netbooks, Notebooks, Windows and Linux



Posted by: Xjlittle
Linux, netbook, notebook, windows

Most of us have heard of the Netbook. You know, the small 7" screen Linux powered EeePC from ASUS. Of course Dell, Acer and MSI have joined in the fray. That's fine. Competition is a good thing. For one reason or another, probably because ASUS did not set reasonable expectations about what a...


September 6, 2008  8:05 AM

Squid proxy server quick start



Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, ftp, http, https, Linux, proxy, proxy cache, squid, squid.conf, unix, web proxy, windows, Yum

Here is a quick start plan for installing the squid-cache.org proxy server. Squid is a caching proxy server that uses HTTP, HTTPS and FTP for caching web pages from the internet. By caching web pages locally the squid server helps you save on bandwidth...


August 31, 2008  11:37 PM

To gmail or yahoo..



Posted by: Xjlittle
Browsers, firefox, internet explorer, Linux, Microsoft Windows, opera, windows

Do you like gmail? I don't. I first started using gmail a few months ago when it looked like Microsoft had a good chance of purchasing Yahoo. I've had a Yahoo account for over ten years. I've since gone back to Yahoo. No, not because Microsoft didn't buy them. I just don't like gmail. You...


August 29, 2008  3:35 PM

Script repetitious tasks in a GUI with AutoIT



Posted by: Xjlittle
autoit, automate, gui, Lotus Domino, Microsoft Windows, script, scripting, windows

Do you find yourself wanting to script repetitious tasks in a GUI? Wish there was a way to automate it? There is now. Unlike shell scripting where many tasks can be automated this is generally more difficult in a GUI. You have mouse clicks and keyboard entries to make in a GUI.


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