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Get Help Transisting from Windows to Linux<:LINEBREAK:>IBM has provided a helpful manual and definition list developed for the Window-to-Linux convert. <:LINEBREAK:>
Cisco Changes Grant Giving Procedures<:LINEBREAK:>Cisco has changed from giving 10-15 grants a year totalling $200,000, to giving only twice a year at the same level. Also, only invited agencies will be considered for grants. You may need to log in to read this story.<:LINEBREAK:>
CharitySkills<:LINEBREAK:>CharitySkills hopes to provide an online portal to provide training and technical support to UK nonprofits - mostly around professional development in the NPO sector. They will charge a membership fee for access to the information. <:LINEBREAK:>
How Should Universities Spend their Tech Funds?<:LINEBREAK:>A university staff member asks the online community for ideas for creative ways to spend their IT money. The person notes that their university (along with many others) charge all students a "Technology Fee" on their tuition bill, and apparently these universities routinely send out RFPs asking others how they should spend their money.<:LINEBREAK:>
A Critique of Online News Personalization<:LINEBREAK:>Interesting story that critiques the practice of many sites that provide a technical filtering system that allows visitors to personalize the news they received. The news they miss could be relevant after all. <:LINEBREAK:>
Want Streaming Video on your Phone? How About Next Week?<:LINEBREAK:>So Verizon announces, to the surprise of most, that they have a 144Kbps data "Express Network" ready for use by next week, along with new phones to accommodate.<:LINEBREAK:>
More on Wireless Network Insecurity<:LINEBREAK:>802.11b, the popular wireless networking standard, is still taking a beating for its insecure encryption. I found the discussion of "rogue networks" an interesting IT problem, where employees are setting up their own wireless networks without involving IT, creating a management and security nightmare. On the flip side, seems that Cisco embraced its own in-house rogue wireless networking and rolled it out completely. <:LINEBREAK:>
Maybe WINE can bring Windows and Linux Together<:LINEBREAK:>WINE, which is recursively defined as "WINE Is Not an Emulator", provides a way for Windows programs to run on Linux. True to its name, WINE does not merely emulate the desktop of windows, but actually translates commands between the two different operating systems. This article discusses its pros and cons in light of its soon to be released version 1. You may recall another ET post on this same topic (Win4Lin - check it out).<:LINEBREAK:>
Cool Google/Macintosh Feature<:LINEBREAK:>The freeware Search Google Service creates a new item in your Services menu, allowing you to search Google on selected text in most applications with a simple Shift-Apple-G keystroke. Seems pretty painless and very helpful.
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