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  • How S.M.A.R.T. are your disks? (Feb 09, 2009, 22:04)
    LinuxInsight: "GSmartControl is a graphical user interface for smartctl (from Smartmontools package), which is a tool for querying and controlling S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data on modern hard disk drives."

  • Behind the scenes of Microsoft's ongoing patent war against Linux (Feb 09, 2009, 20:34)
    The Open Road: "Even as Microsoft has slipped into the mainstream of open-source by embedding it in its products and adopting open-source strategies for some products like CRM, it continues its subversive fight against Linux."

  • Linux System Rescue CD 1.1.5 updates for ext4 (Feb 09, 2009, 19:04)
    Netstat -vat: "There comes a time when for whatever reason a system (Linux or Windows) won't boot. It was during during one such emergency years ago that I discovered the System Rescue LiveLinux CD. System Rescue is a bootable Linux operating system that will show you what partitions are on a drive and enable you to 'fix' them."

  • Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft (Feb 09, 2009, 18:04)
    The Open Road: "In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect."

  • Kaspersky confirms hack with fingers firmly in ears (Feb 09, 2009, 17:34)
    Daniweb: "Well, how about the report that 'uno' had actually exposed the breach days before making it public and only did that because Kaspersky was busy sticking fingers in ears and ignoring him. Apparently, according to and administrator at the hacker forum, uno got "no response from more discreet communiques with Kaspersky employees.""

  • Using system rescue CD to scan and delete virus in Windows (Feb 09, 2009, 17:04)
    Learning on Demand: "System rescue cd from include clam anti virus, during our standard operating procedure process I use this cd as one of virus detector."

  • How Microsoft Fights GNU/Linux, Apple, Others (Feb 09, 2009, 15:04)
    Boycott Novell: "You can't let them feel like they're pawns in the struggle. I mean, all through this presentation previously I talked about how you're using the pawns you're going to screw them if they don't do what they want, and da-da-dah. You can't let them feel like that."

  • Kaspersky database exposed (Feb 09, 2009, 14:04)
    Security and the Net: "An unidentified hacker announced yesterday that he has managed to gain access to databases used by the website, allowing him to gain access to users accounts, activation codes and possibly personal data about Kaspersky customers."