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+ - Do Mac OS X or Linux need anti-virus?-> 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "One of Australia's largest government technology buyers, the Tasmanian Department of Education, has gone to market for a security vendor to supply anti-virus software for its 40,000-odd desktop PCs and laptops, as well as servers. But the department's not just running Windows — it runs Mac OS X and Linux as well, and has requested that whatever solution it buys must be able to run on those platforms as well. But have we reached the stage were Mac OS X and Linux even need third-party security software? It seems like most Mac and Linux users don't run it. Thoughts?"
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Comment: Re:I don't think aussies want to fork up that much (Score 1) 258

by mdf-flynn (#33247778) Attached to: Aussie National Broadband Network Will Be Gigabit
... then the cost of money goes down. I'm not an economist, but $30 billion in 10 years wont be worth as much as $30 billion today. Avoiding large initial capital costs can be a good thing. Considering neither of the major parties are opposing the internet filter, they wont be getting my vote.

+ - Using GIMP for real-world print jobs? 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "I made the switch to Linux several years ago and, for me, it's great. However, when it comes to creating printed materials for clients, I still outsource to a local artist who uses Photoshop or Illustrator. This has been fine but now I need to create some CMYK eps or pdf files that are suitable for real-world printing. The files will not be printed in house. Instead, they are sent out to some print company who will run the job and mail the finished product. Obviously I will get a physical proof before running a 10K piece order but I want to minimize changes later by using the tools correctly the first time around.

Searching the Net leads me to believe that doing anything in Scribus or GIMP for CMYK is going to be a challenge. Are there any professionals out there using only FOSS tools to create CMYK-ready eps/pdf files for offsite printing? If so, what advice can you offer to help me go about this the right way and minimize post-proof changes. My largest concerns are color shift, sharpness (high dpi?), and edge bleeds (is 1/8th inch enough?).

Thank you Slashdotters!"

+ - SPAM: Why CEOs Don't Owe Shareholders a Return on Market

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yuhong
yuhong writes "HBR has an article on the problems of the quarterly earnings game based on meeting expectations set by Wall Street. It uses Cisco as an example and says that "Trying to raise expectations indefinitely is not only impossible, it's positively damaging." and that " The fact is, despite their belief to the contrary, neither boards nor management actually owe public shareholders an attractive return on the market value of the stock they purchased.""
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New Linux Petabyte-Scale Distributed File System 132

Posted by samzenpus
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An anonymous reader writes "A recent addition to Linux's impressive selection of file systems is Ceph, a distributed file system that incorporates replication and fault tolerance while maintaining POSIX compatibility. Explore the architecture of Ceph and learn how it provides fault tolerance and simplifies the management of massive amounts of data."

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