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

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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Details on Transparent RDP Tunneling

Quite a long time ago, I posted two short articles on transparent RDP tunneling (read more here and here). To be honest, I had forgotten that I hadn’t posted more complete details on how exactly I went about making it work. So, to rectify that problem, here are the full details.

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Information Overload

My customers rely on me to have the information they need. As a result, I have to stay on top of lots of information: new product releases, security patches, mergers, product interoperability—and that’s just the beginning. I’m trying to use technology to help with the information overload, but is it really helping?

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OS/2 Lives On!

NewsForge ran this article about FOSS (free and open source software) for OS/2. It was a real eye-opener; I hadn’t even considered the possibility that the kind of grassroots support that has driven the support and development of operating systems such as Linux and the BSDs (OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and NetBSD) might also work for OS/2.

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Mac OS X Malware Uncovered

After having just written about predictions concerning Mac OS X malware (viruses, spyware, trojan horses, worms, etc.), news of a Mac OS X virus comes in from MacNN. Is the prediction coming true?

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The Year of the OS X Exploit

UPDATE: A problem with the original title and the resulting URL for this posting caused some problems, so I reposted with a better title and a clean URL. Sorry!

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Open Source Hardware

Sun joins IBM in trying to use the open source software model to help with hardware as well. (Thanks to Linux-Watch for the news.) Creating a new project called OpenSPARC, Sun is open sourcing the specifications for its latest SPARC processor, the UltraSPARC T1, code-named “Niagara”.

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Camino Goes Final

My favorite Mac OS X web browser, Camino, has finally reached 1.0 status! Built using the same Gecko rendering engine as Firefox, Camino is not a Mac OS X port of Firefox, but a separate project built specifically to integrate into the Macintosh environment.

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Suggestions for Processing Mail

I need some help with a solution for processing mail messages. Specifically, I’m looking for an open source solution that will allow me to create filters (or rules, or policies, or whatever term you’d like to insert here) that will perform actions on inbound mail messages. Does anyone out there have any suggestions?

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