Thursday, January 04, 2007
Cisco offers $830 million for IronPort ... Patch issued for OpenOffice
News: Cisco offers $830 million for IronPort
News: Patch issued for OpenOffice.org WMF vulnerability
News: SanDisk releases 32G-byte drive for notebooks
News: Disk-makers join to push flash-embedded drives
Tip: VPN and domain authentication
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Cisco offers $830 million for IronPort
Cisco Systems Inc. has agreed to buy IronPort Systems Inc., a developer of e-mail and Web security products, for $830 million.
Patch issued for OpenOffice.org WMF vulnerability
A patch has been widely released for a vulnerability in the OpenOffice.org productivity suite, a problem rated as "highly critical" by one security vendor.
SanDisk releases 32G-byte drive for notebooks
SanDisk Corp. has launched a 32G-byte solid-state drive using flash memory chips, intended as a replacement for conventional hard disk drives.
CES: Disk-makers join to push flash-embedded drives
The five largest manufacturers of hard-disk drives will work together to promote a new technology that promises to improve system performance, the companies said Thursday.
Google nets search deal with China Mobile
Google Inc. has signed a deal to provide mobile search services for China's biggest mobile phone operator, China Mobile Ltd., the company announced Thursday.
CES: LG to show dual HD DVD/Blu-ray player
LG Electronics Inc. will soon begin selling a high-definition video disc player compatible with both the HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc standards, it said Thursday.
OLPC aims for mass production in third quarter
One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) plans to conclude its third build of the laptop by early April, finalizing any last-minute engineering tweaks and hopes to begin mass production of its low-cost notebooks aimed at children in developing nations in August or September.
VPN and domain authentication
By Mitch Tulloch, MTIT Enterprises
If your enterprise has multiple small offices but only one domain
controller at each office, how will users at one of your sites log on
if their domain controller goes down? One common approach is to have
users make a VPN connection to one of the other offices using PPPoE
over DSL and authenticate with the domain controller there.
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