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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Virtual Desktops in Windows with VirtuaWin
  The lack of virtual desktops in Window XP and Vista has slowed my work on Windows boxes for too long. I recently revisited a free Virtual window manager for Windows (Vista, XP, and older) named VirtuaWin.

  <VirtuaWin> is a small, light weight, and minimal virtual window manager. VirtuaWin is found free and open source at our favorite, <>. The application consists of a system tray icon in your task bar:

(the green box)
System Tray Screenshot: YahElite, VirtuaWin, PrivilegeSpawner, and more
  Out of the box you get 4 desktops, although the limit is 20. These are switchable in several customizable ways. The configurable hotkeys and mouse edge bumping seem to do well for me. Virtual desktops and multiple monitors make things even better!

  You can then refine this tool with the <great collection of add-on modules>. Modules provide a desktop pager, auto switching, visual and audio desktop change notifications, and more. The system tray icons can be easily customized by dropping in icon sets. VirtuaWin has quite a <collection of icon sets> you can browse.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

[Link] Slackware 12.2 Released

Slackware 12.2 Released (Dec 10, 2008)

A quick look at what Slackware 12.2 ships with:

  • Linux kernel

  • Xorg X server  1.4.2

  • Xfce  4.4.3

  • KDE  3.5.10 (4.1 is in /testing directory)

  • HAL

<Slackware 12.2 Release Announcement>

Friday, December 5, 2008

Py3k: Python 3.0 Officially Released


<Python 3.0 (a.k.a. Python 3000) was officially released> on Dec 2, 2008. You can find <a nice long rundown> describing the many changes. The lack of backwards capability caused by the changes has been noted in the news for quite awhile.

In case you your not aware, the home of Python is .ORG. If you accidentally go to .COM = Pr0n you will find High Def teen pr0n with explicit flash video playing on load as well as plenty of explicit pictures, nice! That would suck to load up at work while people are around!

Monday, December 1, 2008

[Link] 100 Best Open Source Security Tools

A great list of 100 open source security tools. They are categorized; each having a short description and link to it's home page. I can see most of my favorites in the list.

Masters in Criminal Justice (Nov 26, 2008)

<100 Best Open Source Security Tools>