News: Dunn, four others, charged in HP scandal
News: Apple: Jobs knew of backdating
News: Google helps programmers find code online
Unix Tip: Making a device alias for your root mirror
Opinion: System migration may be the most dangerous thing you ever do
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ITwhirled: Geek comic of the week: Geek and Poke
Dunn, four others, charged in HP scandal
Ousted Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman Patricia Dunn, a former company lawyer, and three outside investigators were charged Wednesday in California on felony charges related to the conduct of an investigation to track down news leaks from the HP board that allegedly broke state law.
Apple: Jobs knew of backdating
Apple Computer Inc. CEO Steve Jobs apologized to shareholders Wednesday after an internal investigation found that he had been aware of the company's practice of "backdating" employee stock options.
Google helps programmers find code online
Google Inc. has created a specialized search engine designed to find software source code publicly available on the Web.
Wyse ships thin clients with embedded Wi-Fi
Wyse Technology Inc. is selling a line of thin-client computers with built-in Wi-Fi capabilities, making them easier to deploy in public places like airports and hotel lobbies.
Making a device alias for your root mirror
By Sandra Hentry-Stocker
Once you have mirrored your root partition, you may still need to create a device alias for the mirror so that you can boot from it if the primary mirror ever fails. To prepare for this, you should firstgenerate a long listing of the partition on which the mirror resides. It will look something like this:
System migration may be the most dangerous thing you ever do
By Joel Shore
Pity the poor IT department that is about to migrate a key application from one platform to another. Or perform a major upgrade. Or worse, merge into another company’s systems after being acquired. It’s a recipe for disaster.
Consider the plight of Mailbank.com, the Boulder, Colo.-based provider of e-mail and Web services under the name NetIdentity. Acquired recently by Toronto-based Tucows, the companies are moving, migrating, and otherwise homogenizing millions of e-mail accounts, including one of mine.
Today's IT News Audio Update
The California attorney general has filed charges against Patricia Dunn ... Google has created a specialized search engine for finding software source code ... IBM is embarking on a five-year campaign to promote wider use of its mainframes
Geek comic of the week: Geek and Poke
The fabulous new Web 2.0 world may not be so easily caricatured as the last boom -- no foosball tables or incomprehensible IPOs -- but there are lots of silly company names ending in "r" and dumb Wikipedia jokes. And Geek and Poke is there to chronicle all of it.