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Windows Server 2003 R2 Coming

Windows Server 2003 R2 (the official name of the next ‘update’ of the server operating system). It’s currently at the R2 Beta 2 level, and only available to a private testing group, but according to this post (Julius Sinkevicius, Senior Product Ma…

Sun v40z Benchmarks Out

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. When I did the review of the Sun v40z, I said at the time that it was a fast machine, whether it was running Solaris or Linux. Now some more officia…

Gentoo Part 2

OK, so it takes some time – this is old hardware – but I’m happy to say that the new mail server, running Gentoo on SPARC, is running perfectly. Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. It’…

Phishing – The Next Generation

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. In this piece over at New Scientist is the news that some of us have been expecting for a while – Phishing has moved on from simply redirecting peop…

‘Full’ Review of Solaris 10

OK, I don’t particularly appreciate the multi-page reviews you get at some sites, but I think it’s a stretch to call 819 words a ‘full review’ of anything. Yet that is what we have here. It was even picked up by Slashdot as such, goin as far as to…

Microsoft Virtual Server to Support Linux

If you subscribe to same sort of news sites I do you will have seen stories like Linux: coming soon to a Microsoft VM near you (Ars Technica), the original source piece at Techworld and the original Microsoft Press Release. Virtual Server 2005 alr…

Optimization Tart

I’ve really agreed with the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix’ line of thinking. I think there are a number of reasons for that, but the primary one is that my world and environment is constantly changing and therefore the chances of a component or si…

Gentoo on SPARC

Note: This post was originally part of my LinuxWorld blog; now migrated here after my resignation. I’ve tried a number of times to get gentoo to work, but somehow I could never get the final stages of the installation to complete properly and I’d …

Peer-Reviewed Microsoft Certification

With the first new certification class in a number of years, Microsoft is choosing a slightly different path. The Microsoft Certified Architect Program is designed to provide certification for top-level IT professionals who have experience to desi…

Unraveling BIND 9.3

BIND 9.3 incorporates a huge number of changes intended to enhance the functionality and improve on the security of what is a critical component for both Internet and LAN users. A new article, over on ServerWatch.com, looks at some of the main fea…