Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2004 12:01:52 -0400 (EDT)
From:"NWC Online" <NetworkComputing@update.networkcomputing.com>
Subject: Network Computing Online #2.63
-- Network Computing Online #2.63 --
Your Online IT Resource
http://www.networkcomputing.com/
Tuesday, July 20, 2004

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Join Sybase and Intel for a FREE, live E-Seminar on 
Software & Hardware Design Essentials for Mobile Computing.
Learn design essentials for always available computing, how
seamless roaming increases convenience and productivity, and
how to leverage the mobility offerings of Sybase and Intel.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004  11:00-12:00 PT / 2:00-3:00 ET
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Here's what's cooking on NWC Online this week!

1) New on NWC.com!
     - Security Channel
     - IT Pro Downloads Re-Launch
2) YackITyYack
     - The IT Logo Game
     - TechQuiz
     - Just Ask Cisco
     - Top 11
     - Quick Poll
     - Last Mile
     - The Daily Blog: Set 'Em Up Again...
     - Ask the Experts: Networking My PC to My SGI (Unix) System
3) Editors' Picks
     - Storage: New Tools, More Flexibility
     - Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo! IMs to Interoperate
     - BPM Drives Value for Insurers
     - Featured Webcast: Managing Your Branch Office System Environment
4) Download Mania
     - Public PC Desktop
     - System Cop
5) Eye on Security
     - Alertcon: Microsoft
     - Security Threat Watch: Various Vulnerabilities
6) Dare to Compare
     - Interactive Buyer's Guide: Network Attached Storage Devices
     - Network Computing's Technology Solution Center
7) Coming Events
     - IntelligentPerformance Webinar: Operational Performance
   Management
     - TECHXNY
     - IntelligentPerformance Conference & Expo

Look for the next Network Computing Online newsletter on Tuesday, July
27, 2004!


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1) New on NWC.com!
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a) Security Channel
Stay on top of security patches and exploits. Stop by our Security
Channel every day for a fresh dose of industry news, the current
Internet threat level and Network Computing's security-related reviews,
workshops and columns. Plus, our special Microsoft coverage will give
you a head's up on new Windows vulnerabilities, patches and 
workarounds.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CdEf0Aj

b) IT Pro Downloads Re-Launch
We're proud to announce the re-launch of IT Pro Downloads, your 
one-stop
resource for a wide range of IT-centric applications. You'll find
management utilities, productivity applications and, of course,
recreational software only a geek could love, all across Windows,
Macintosh, Linux/Unix and many other platforms.
http://www.itprodownloads.com/


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2) YackITyYack
a) The IT Logo Game
You've undoubtedly seen various logo games for breakfast cereal, where
you try to guess the company name armed only with a single letter or
icon from its logo. Well, who says cereal fans get to have all the fun?
We've created our own logo contest, targeting IT hardware vendors. Try
your hand at our letter matrix.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CevJ0A6

b) TechQuiz
Put your IT skills to the test with our quiz on "Managing IT at the
Branch Office." If you can outsmart our editors, we'll throw your name
into the hat for a free NWC mug and/or subscription to NewsGator's
Online Services.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0TNs0Ai

c) Just Ask Cisco
Thanks to everyone who submitted questions for our upcoming interview
with Cisco executives. We were impressed. You'll be able to check out
Cisco's answers in our October 28, 2004, issue. In the meantime, we
invite you to check out our complete set of questions posed by NWC
readers.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0Cd7W0AG

d) Top 11
This week, we're looking for the "Top 11 signs your coworker is on the
Google IP Friends List." Make us chuckle inextricably, and we'll 
publish
your submission in print and online. Here are some ideas to get you
started.
--Writes all woords that have oone oo as if there were twoo oos.
--Submits convincing proposal for corporate migration to Gmail.
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e) Quick Poll
With the presidential election just months away, cast your vote for or
against Electronic Voting.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CevK0A7

f) Last Mile
Edited by Bradley F. Shimmin and Tim Wilson
This edition: Top 11 things SpongeBob could teach us about IT. Also,
play the Logo Game, and Pizza Boxes for your laptops.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CevL0A8

Plus, check out our extended underwater mix of complete reader
submissions for the "Top 11 things that SpongeBob SquarePants can teach
us about working in IT."
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CevM0AA

g) The Daily Blog: Set 'Em Up Again...
Have you updated yet? If not, your computer, your family and "Western
Civilization As We Know It" may have only hours to live!! Yeah, it's
time for the latest in the on-going series of Windows updates.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFO0AP

Read more entries from The Daily Blog.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0B5MU0Am

h) Ask the Experts: Networking My PC to My SGI (Unix) System
I recently purchased a Unix-based SGI machine for doing visual effects.
I don't know how to network my PC to the SGI machine. For me to get any
files to output from my SGI machine, I need to transfer files to my PC.
Any help would be much appreciated by this rookie!!
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Check out our other Forums.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CCEu0AR


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3) Editors' Picks
a) Storage: New Tools, More Flexibility
Many have automated backup and recovery of data, but fewer are using
software for tasks like data-life-cycle management.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFQ0AR

b) Microsoft, AOL, Yahoo! IMs to Interoperate
Microsoft's LCS 2005 will let users communicate directly with users of
other services.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFR0AS

c) BPM Drives Value for Insurers
Examining a business process management value proposition for the
insurance industry.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFS0AT

d) Featured Webcast: Managing Your Branch Office System Environment
Listen to this Webcast to hear IDC share its insights on the challenges
facing effective management of branch or remote offices. You'll learn
about branch office support, central IT helpdesks, staffing issues,
security and more.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFT0AU

See all new white papers, Webcasts, case studies and product 
information
in the Network Computing Tech Library.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CSrv0AT


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4) Download Mania
Select files from IT Pro Downloads.

a) Public PC Desktop
Use Public PC Desktop to turn your personal computer into an Internet
kiosk or a public-access workstation. It can be set up to completely
disable access to files installed on your PC while giving full access 
to
all necessary applications you specify.

Download at:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CegA0Ah
Size: 2k
Platform: Windows
Licensing: Shareware

b) System Cop
System Cop is a universal and flexible tool for tuning and optimizing
the work of the Windows operating systems. It allows you to change a
great number of standard and "hidden" settings of the Windows operating
systems.

Download at:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CegB0Ai
Size: 1k
Platform: Windows
Licensing: Shareware

Note: By using IT Pro Downloads you agree to these terms of use.
http://www.nwc.com/itpro/itpro-terms.html


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5) Eye on Security
a) Alertcon: Microsoft
Microsoft has just released several critical security bulletins. The
release includes updates rated as critical for vulnerabilities in Task
Scheduler and HTML Help. For additional information on the July 
security
bulletin:
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFU0AV

For more information.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0Btri0Am

b) Security Threat Watch: Various Vulnerabilities
Here are several vulnerabilities we're watching this week:

Domino Web Access 6.5.1: Malformed Message Causes Server to Crash
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Ethereal: Multiple Remote Overflows
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFW0AX

MySQL 4.x: Authentication Bypass
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFX0AY

SCI Photo Chat Server 3.4.9: XSS
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFY0AZ

WebSphere: Edge Server JunctionRewrite DoS
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFZ0Aa

For more security alerts and information, sign up for our free Security
Threat Watch newsletter.
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6) Dare to Compare
a) Interactive Buyer's Guide: Network Attached Storage Devices
If you're in the market for plug-and-play storage or backup, look no
further than our online guide to network attached storage devices. We
selected solutions that can handle RAID5 and support at least four hard
drives. Compare more than 12 features across 18 products from leading
companies including Dell, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard and Iomega.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CfFa0Ah

b) Network Computing's Technology Solution Center
Compare and get quotes on today's networking products with our
technology solution center. Search topics including Internet and Web
services, VoIP, storage and more.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0Csi0As

Compare products in our CompareIT archives.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0BerD0Au


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7) Coming Events
a) IntelligentPerformance Webinar: Operational Performance Management
Tuesday, August 10 at 11:00am PST/2:00pm EST
This Webinar will focus on adopting performance management and
leveraging customer information for operational effectiveness. Be sure
to join us.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CevV0AJ

b) TECHXNY
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY
October 5-7, 2004
TECHXNY offers something for every business and IT professional, 
whether
your firm's primary focus is in finance, retail, marketing, media,
healthcare, etc. Whatever the industry, TECHXNY provides the business
solutions you're looking for, including PCs and PDAs, security, 
Internet
and wireless solutions, database management, infrastructure mainframes,
storage, networking, ERP, ASPs and the latest in Linux.

For more information.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0OZd0Aa

c) IntelligentPerformance Conference & Expo
Hyatt Regency, La Jolla, CA
November 15-18, 2004
IntelligentPerformance is the first independent conference dedicated
exclusively to the technologies and practices that enable business
performance management. Produced expressly for senior business and IT
leaders who seek serious, in-depth education and interaction with their
peers, IntelligentPerformance will demonstrate how information and
analytics can maximize the efficiency of organizational decision-making
and action.

For more information.
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0CXi50AK


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Join Sybase and Intel for a FREE, live E-Seminar on 
Software & Hardware Design Essentials for Mobile Computing.
Learn design essentials for always available computing, how
seamless roaming increases convenience and productivity, and
how to leverage the mobility offerings of Sybase and Intel.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004  11:00-12:00 PT / 2:00-3:00 ET
http://update.networkcomputing.com/cgi-bin4/DM/y/eiOl0GPvuP0G6u0Ce3z0Am

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