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What Ray Knew

11/10/2006
Sure, Novell benefited from the PC boom, columnist Eric Hall says. But the inverse is also true--without Novell and specifically Ray Noorda, the PC industry as a whole would have almost certainly evolved down a different path.

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New Samba Features Improve Interoperability

10/17/2006
Columnist Eric Hall takes you through the newest release of Samba, the popular open source program that allows end users to access and use files, printers, and other commonly shared resources on an intranet or via the Web.

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Use Windows For Unix Services

9/6/2006
Want to run best-of-breed apps under both Windows and Unix? Eric Hall tells you about an option for doing this: Microsoft's Posix subsystem. It lets Unix apps think they're using regular Unix when they're actually using Windows instead.

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For System Recovery, DOS Is Still Boss

8/3/2006
Even with all its faults--and there are many, starting with a general industry lack of support--DOS is still the preferred operating environment for building a rescue CD to help bring up a crippled system.

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Hands On: New VMware Releases Present Upgrade Dilemma

7/21/2006
VMware's virtual machine technology lets users run multiple operating environments without running multiple hardware systems. Our columnist describes the configuration that worked for him, the options he tried getting there, and what's coming up from VMware.

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IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
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