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A recipe for setting up Mandrake’s Terminal Server package.

A recipe for making screensavers work with KDM (ie, logged out).

A recipe for using PuTTY to tunnel telnet (or whatever) in through a gateway/firewall

Words to Tux the Magic Penguin (please improve), also in plain text, 6.0 (641D) Writer and MS-Word 6 (sans viruses) formats.

Recipe for an Instant VPN

Recipe for an Instant AntiVirus (stir in a little Sophos for flavour) using PostFix and AMaViS. Special today is a sophosticated pair of little scripts which in combination with cron may keep your Sophos software and virus definitions up to date.

Want to bodge together a set of config files for Ralink RT2400 based cards such as the Minitar MNW2BPCI without using X on the machine? Try this BASH script. On a good day, it may use Linux’s /dev/random to generate WEP-104 keys and jam them into a configuration template for you. If you just want the WEP keys, fellow Aussie Jason Hecker's WEPgen site instead, for instant gratification. This code should work for any RT2400 based card (MNW2BPCM, for example), but I’ve not tried it.

“A disgruntled ex-employee who was in charge of making sure we were Microsoft compliant turned us in to the Business Software Alliance,” [Ernie] Ball says. [...] “We were raided by armed Federal Marshals and completely shut down for a day. Then you have to swear you won't touch any data other than what is minimally necessary to run your business,” he says. “I don’t believe you should treat a customer that way.” [...] The company ended up paying a [USD]$90,000 settlement.

Ball [...] decided at that moment his company would become “Microsoft free.” According to Ball, “Everyone said we couldn’t do it. It took us about one year” [to convert to] a Linux-based network and UNIX mainframe.

“I haven’t had to buy XP, and I haven’t had to buy new computers.”

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