Scott's Weblog The weblog of an IT pro specializing in virtualization, networking, open source, and cloud computing

A New Life for Virtue

My favorite Mac OS X virtual desktop manager, Virtue, has found new life with a new owner. After stalled development, Virtue is progressing on, now with full Tiger compatibility and soon to have a Universal binary so that Intel-based Mac owners can use it as well.

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Mac OS Security Flaw Persists

The extremely critical security vulnerability released by Secunia a couple of weeks ago was apparently not fixed with the security update released by Apple last week. According to researchers, it is still possible to disguise an executable as a picture or other type of document.

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March 13 Changes Everything

Well, everything will change on March 13. OK, maybe not everything, but lots of things. On March 13, my company—Mercurion Systems—will end its five-year run. It’s been a great five years, but the time has come to pursue new horizons. Unfortunately, those new horizons can’t be attained working for myself.

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Application Virtualization

I’ve worked with Citrix products for quite a while, even dating as far back as the WinFrame products (before the relase of Windows NT Server 4.0 and WinFrame’s evolution into MetaFrame). I’ve always been a strong supporter of their products, because let’s face it—when it comes to delivering applications to remote locations in a reasonably bandwidth-sensitive way, Citrix is a great solution. But it’s not just about application delivery, it’s also about application virtualization.

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Creating Users for a Postfix-Based Mail Relay

This is a really, really, really simple task, but to save me the time of looking it up on those rare occasions when I need to do it I’m capturing the information here. This is how to create, delete, or modify users for a Postfix-based mail relay using SASL.

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Staying Open

You might think, given my technological tendencies, that this post has something to do with industry standards, free/open source software, or similar. Not exactly. It’s about keeping an open mind—just not in the way that you might think.

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Mac Users Must Be Careful Too

After all the hubbub around the new Mac malware subsided, it turned out that Mac users shared something with their Windows-using counterparts: they have to be careful, too.

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What I Want To Do When I Grow Up

As some of you may already know, I’ve been wrestling with an important career decision for quite a while now. In thinking about this decision, I’ve had to take an honest look at what I really want to do. What brings me the most satisfaction in my career? In other words, what do I want to do when I grow up?

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A Pair of Asterisk Articles

There’s been a bit of an Asterisk convergence recently, or at least for me. I’ve come across a couple of articles that share one thing in common: the open source Asterisk VoIP PBX software. From wireless routers to virtual machines, Asterisk is making some noise.

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Apple Virtualization Drawing Near

Remember me pining for virtualization on Apple’s new Intel-based Macs? That day has drawn much, much closer with the release of Universal binaries of Q, a Mac OS X port of QEMU.

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