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OPEN CALL: McAfee’s Effect on CPU Usage

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May 31, 2006 12:00 am

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After replacing Norton Antivirus with McAfee, Linda’s team started experiencing a huge impact on CPU usage when people launched apps via ZENworks. If you have seen this before, and know a solution, please share.

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Sniffing out Spyware

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May 31, 2006 12:00 am

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Come and see what others are doing to sniff out (and snuff out) spyware. And if you have any other ideas, don’t be shy.

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Cool Blogs v 1.5

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May 30, 2006 7:36 pm

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Measuring up

We’re working on the next round of improvements to Cool Blogs – and we are looking for feedback.

First we are looking to add ‘threaded comments’ – you know the kind of thing – nested comments so that relevant comments can be kept together.

The second piece we are looking to add is ratings for each post. This way you – our loyal readers – can do the right thing and vote with your mouse. More popular posts will be marked such. Maybe good bloggers can get T-Shirts… maybe the T-Shirts belong to the good comments…

The third piece we are working on is improved information about the Cool Bloggers themselves. Afterall – it would be interesting to read a little more about what these people actually do.

The final area we are working on is to aggregate posts from other Novell Cool Bloggers own Blogs. This is an interesting area of work; essentially Cool Blogs will become a centralised blog for lots of Novell people an their information and posts.

[Edit – I’ve also been asked about improved RSS – including Atom and better feed data – that’s on the list too.]

As always – comments welcome.

Written at: Draper, UT

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Consultant’s Corner: Secure Thoughts for an Open World

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May 30, 2006 10:16 am

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Consultant Gregg Hinchman shares his thoughts on data security in our increasingly dangerous world.

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Jaffe on new face of identity management



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May 30, 2006 8:59 am

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Novell’s CTO Jeff Jaffe has put up a interesting post today on how he sees identity management changing to address issues of corporate governance. Combining identity management, workflow and, now, with e-Security, event management, gives Novell a strong toolset for helping customers meet both management and compliance challenges. The posting is a good overview of …

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Categories: Expert Views, General, PR Blog

Banshee and Podcasts



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May 30, 2006 5:29 am

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Novell Open Audio listener Jay Martinez emailed to ask "Can anyone address how to handle podcasts on suse 10.1?" prompting me to investigate.

On May 8th, the Banshee project's Aaron Bockover posted about a podcatching plug-in for Banshee. The creator of the plug-in, Michael Urbanski, posted several screenshots, too.

[Update 1:25 PM MDT]
I IM'ed with Aaron briefly after reading his blog and got this additional information.

  • The 0.11.x release of Banshee will include an additional " banshee-official-plugins" package, which has podcasting, minimode, internet radio, and some other plugins in it
  • Since SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop has long since passed its code lockdown date, it will include Banshee version 0.10.x. We geeks will need to add 0.11.x when it's available. That's disappointing, but understandable given the care that needs to go into testing enterprise products.
  • The Banshee roadmap on the Banshee wiki now sports the latest updates for what's coming

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Too much of a good thing?



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May 30, 2006 4:20 am

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I’m running some tests now for someone who’s having problems with the NAL Explorer failing to run, but he has over 600 app objects associated – what’s your record for apps?

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Work/life balance?



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May 28, 2006 6:13 am

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I was wondering how unusual you think it is to be working in your own time, at the weekend? I guess I’ve done it ever since I became a network administrator: you know what it’s like, you’re not allowed downtime during the week, so evenings and weekends are the only time you can get changes done. Now that my network has only one user (me) I don’t need to worry about when changes are done (I work from home, and although my wife has her office at home also, she has her own separate broadband connection, sensible woman!) but I still can’t get out of the habit of working weekends.

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Good Mono Tones



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May 26, 2006 10:37 am

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There’s an interesting blog posting from John Carroll over on ZDNet on Mono. As a Bay Area native, I like the imagery in the post of Mono as the programming “Golden Gate Bridge” linking Windows and Linux environments for developers. A key point John (a Microsoft employee, by the way) makes is that regardless of …

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Good times, they are a-coming



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May 26, 2006 8:38 am

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Last week, I spent a very interesting time, training on a new product that Novell will be selling and supporting. I’d really like to tell you more about it, because it has features that I (and many of you) have been asking for, for quite some time. Unfortunately, I can’t – the official announcement is still a few weeks away, and I rather like my job :)

All I can say is that in my opinion, it compliments ZENworks rather nicely…

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