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+ - Cats and computers

Submitted by mcalwell
mcalwell (669361) writes "On two occasions now, my cat has walked over my laptop keyboard and achieved things that I, an experienced system admin, would not now how to do.

On one occasion she locked up the entire machine. I don't know what combination of keys to press that would achieve that. Today, she locked up Firefox. I have no idea how to do that either.

What other sysadmin stunts have people's pets performed?"
The Media

+ - BBC's new IT programme

Submitted by
mcalwell
mcalwell writes "http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/clickon/index. shtml
The BBC have launched a new radio programme called "Click On" on BBC Radio 4, dedicated exclusively to IT issues, the first of its kind. It is broadcast on Wednesday evenings at 21.00.
The first edition covered home networking, accessibility, and e-forensics, all from a layman's perpective. How long before it explains Open Source in a way that's understandable to all?"
Upgrades

+ - Kernel 2.6.20

Submitted by
mcalwell
mcalwell writes "For only being a release candidate the Linux 2.6.20 kernel has already generated quite a bit of attention. On top of adding asynchronous SCSI scanning, multi-threaded USB probing, and many driver updates, the Linux 2.6.20 kernel will include a full virtualization (not para-virtualization) solution. Kernel-based Virtual Machine (or KVM for short) is a GPL software project that has been developed and sponsored by Qumranet. In this article we are offering a brief overview of the Kernel-based Virtual Machine for Linux as well as offering up in-house performance numbers as we compare KVM to other virtualization solutions such as QEMU Accelerator and Xen.

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item =623&num=1"

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