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Let There be Light and Freedom

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I was interested to make some points which I mentioned below at work-place, and I was not satisfied with the way it went

and I named : Let There be Light and Freedom

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”
-M K Gandhi

I am not here for any Anti-Microsoft-ism or a flame war, but the happenings and the hot keywords buzzing around, Linux, Open Source, Virtualization and Total Cost of Ownership [TCO].

    Linux: The Choice of Freedom

Today Linux is being used everywhere. Linux has proved it’s suitability for every workload–even the largest, most business-mission critical applications. Its security, performance and economic benefits can be applied to every level in the IT infrastructure. On the other hand Open source is powerful and it’s un-stoppable. The major Linux vendors like Red Hat and Novell/SUSE Linux are built on the open standards.

Of course, Linux dominates. The quality of Open Source software is well established. The Figure 1 shows the ranking of most available servers on the Internet.

    OpenSource Rules: Open Source is powerful. Open Source is unstoppable

According to “Wiki” the online encyclopedia, Open source is a set of principles and practices that promote access to the design and production of goods and knowledge. The term is most commonly applied to the source code of software that is available to the general public with relaxed or non-existent intellectual property restrictions. This allows users to create software content through incremental individual effort or through collaboration.

Another important point to note that Open Source software differs significantly from “freeware”. Freeware is software distributed without a fee, but without source code access but Open Source software allows anyone to inspect, identifies, and resolve flaws in the code.

The Open Source model doesn’t hide its code like Microsoft which claims that secret code is more secure. Although that seems reasonable at first glance, in reality it is patently false. When I heard this statement for the first time, I took a little while for a conclusion. Hundreds of thousands of Open Source developers, testers, bug-fixers and maintainers work as a community around the globe to make sure the flexibility, innovation, reliability, faster development of the project they working on. Sourceforge.net, a leading website for Open Source software, hosts over 130,000 projects and has 1.4 million registered users. This power exceeds that of even the mightiest proprietary software company. What would be your conclusion, by seeing the Figure 2 – Open Source movement.

    Virtualization: Many to One

Virtualization is a technology with wide range of options to improve the usage of the hardware resources and greater potentials to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership [TCO]. All most all Linux distribution now bundled with virtualization capabilities and Microsoft may have it’s built in server virtualization technology with the upcoming Windows Server-2008. Now in the market with their Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2

Why do we require virtualization technique and how does it reduce the cost.
Think about a business model which requires to develop and test its business applications on different platforms, which in turn required different hardware, its administration, space requirement at datacenter or inside a server rack. How do you feel if all these platform and test environment in one hardware with same performance? I think this simplifies and accelerate the productivity with low power usage. That is what virtualization does.

The most common virtualization technologies are:
0. Operating System Virtualization
1. Server Virtualization
2. Desktop Virtualization
3. Application Virtualization
4. Storage Virtualization

The major players of virtual machines are XEN, KVM and VMware with their own pros and cons.

Redhat and SUSE Linux run their Para-virtualization technology on Xen, an open source virtual machine system.

    TCO: Total Cost of Ownership

The decision makers and the IT managers of an organization consider the fact and myth about TCO, when they venture into any kind of technology deployment. This is critical and important because it’s a long term deal with the technology. Hope you might have seen the Microsoft Ad campaign/survey over the internet named “Get the Fact” Microsoft Vs Linux over TCO.

If you have already seen or ever get a chance to read about Get the Fact whitepapers in future, would you consider the following “facts”

The study NOT talk about Client Access License [CAL], the key section of a product’s licensing cost. Linux doesn’t charge you a license fee for every user accessing the server like Microsoft does.

Redhat Linux says, their subscriptions are not tied to a machine. When the hardware requirements change, Redhat subscription can be transferred to a replacement or a new machine for no additional cost. For one annual subscription, the customer gets access to the technology, documentation, updates, upgrades and un-limited technical support.

According to Novell’s Suse Linux, the figures are based on a subscription fee of $50 for Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop [SLED], compared to $299 for a Windows Vista license, as well as additional maintenance fees of $86 for Vista Business. SLED costs $50 for one year and $125 for three years, compared to Vista’s $385 for one year and $557 for three years. Add in the fact that Novell’s SLED contains a version of the OpenOffice.org, an OpenSource office productivity suite while Microsoft Office costs an additional $400 to $500.

When the Robert Frances Group study, titled “TCO For Application Servers: Comparing Linux With Windows And Solaris” and commissioned by IBM, compared the cost of acquiring, implementing, and running an application server on Linux, Windows, and Sun Solaris, it found that Linux is 40% less expensive than a comparable x86-based Windows server and 54% less than a comparable Sparc-based Solaris server. The Linux server’s costs were $40,149, compared with $67,559 for Windows and $86,478 for Solaris.
Never follow the summary or wacky ads of a survey. Make sure you have got the information that how the authors collected and analyze the data on what basis. Does that really mean to your organization and technology. And finally who sponsored the survey, was it biased.

Conclusion:

Where do we see the world of OpenSource and Linux stand by today? If you still feel the darkness around you, all I have to say: Let there be light and freedom.

Reference:

0. Official Redhat linux website http://www.redhat.com/rhel/resource_center/
1. Novell Suse linux website http://www.novell.com/linux
2. Frances Group study, titled “TCO For Application Servers: Comparing Linux With Windows And Solaris” and commissioned by IBM.
3. Online encyclopedia, Wiki. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Free_software
4. Succeeding with Open Source by Bernard Golden
5. The Practical Manager’s Guide to Open Source by Maria Winslow

500 Internal Server Error Web Dynpro Container/SAP J2EE Engine/6.40 [Why it shows 640 instead 700]

Friday, July 20th, 2007

I was facing an issue with a newly installed SAP-NWSR2:

Lot of search happened over the net and SDN, but real men keep their words.

Installed components are:

PI-EP-BI-Add-Ins[V.7] SP-09, IBM-JAVA-1.4.2|64 bit on a single RH-AS-4 Linux box with Oracle-10g.

I was able to log onto /exchangeProfile and /irj for portal

RWB throws error after loggin:

Following error occurred while executing the application:

Error during communication with System Landscape Directory: HTTP response code: 403 (Forbidden)

Display Stack Trace

    Stack trace for the above error message is:

com.sap.aii.rwb.exceptions.BuildLandscapeException: Error during communication with System Landscape Directory: HTTP response code: 403 (Forbidden)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.server.SLDAgentBean.convertException(SLDAgentBean.java:1472)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.server.SLDAgentBean.buildSLD(SLDAgentBean.java:773)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.server.SLDAgentBean.provideSld(SLDAgentBean.java:269)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.server.SLDAgentBean.getXIDomain(SLDAgentBean.java:711)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.api.SLDAgentObjectImpl0.getXIDomain(SLDAgentObjectImpl0.java:876)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.api.SLDAgent_Stub.getXIDomain(SLDAgent_Stub.java:1665)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.agent.client.EJBAgent.getXIDomain(EJBAgent.java:255)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.util.web.model.AppMainModel.getSelectedDomain(AppMainModel.java:137)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.util.web.model.DomainRep.build(DomainRep.java:100)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.web.componentmonitoring.model.ObjectIdentificationTree.getComponentTree(ObjectIdentificationTree.java:102)
at jsp_component_monitoring1184877415279._jspService(jsp_component_monitoring1184877415279.java:209)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:112)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.servlet.JSPServlet.service(JSPServlet.java:544)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.servlet.JSPServlet.service(JSPServlet.java:186)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.runtime.RequestDispatcherImpl.doWork(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:321)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.runtime.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:377)
at com.sapportals.htmlb.page.PageProcessorServlet.handleRequest(PageProcessorServlet.java:68)
at com.sapportals.htmlb.page.PageProcessorServlet.doPost(PageProcessorServlet.java:22)
at com.sap.aii.rwb.web.componentmonitoring.viewcontroller.CmPageProcessor.doPost(CmPageProcessor.java:35)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:760)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.runtime.RequestDispatcherImpl.doWork(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:321)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.runtime.RequestDispatcherImpl.forward(RequestDispatcherImpl.java:377)
at jsp_FC_Secure1184877411979._jspService(jsp_FC_Secure1184877411979.java:24)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.jsp.JspBase.service(JspBase.java:112)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.servlet.JSPServlet.service(JSPServlet.java:544)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.servlet.JSPServlet.service(JSPServlet.java:186)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.HttpHandlerImpl.runServlet(HttpHandlerImpl.java:390)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.HttpHandlerImpl.handleRequest(HttpHandlerImpl.java:264)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.startServlet(RequestAnalizer.java:347)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.startServlet(RequestAnalizer.java:325)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.invokeWebContainer(RequestAnalizer.java:887)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.handle(RequestAnalizer.java:241)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.Client.handle(Client.java:92)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.Processor.request(Processor.java:148)
at com.sap.engine.core.service630.context.cluster.session.ApplicationSessionMessageListener.process(ApplicationSessionMessageListener.java:33)
at com.sap.engine.core.cluster.impl6.session.MessageRunner.run(MessageRunner.java:41)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.ActionObject.run(ActionObject.java:37)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(AccessController.java:207)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.SingleThread.execute(SingleThread.java:100)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.SingleThread.run(SingleThread.java:170)

Wait…

Query being processed

    The following error code 500 I am getting when I try:


URL:// port/nwa and /sld

500 Internal Server Error Web Dynpro Container/SAP J2EE Engine/6.40 [Why it shows 640 instead 700]
Failed to process request. Please contact your system administrator.

Root Cause
The initial exception that caused the request to fail, was:

java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException
at at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1019)
at at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.fillStaticTemplateContext(HtmlClient.java:516)
at at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.sendResponse(HtmlClient.java:1213)
at at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.retrieveData(HtmlClient.java:252)
at at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.window.WindowPhaseModel.doRetrieveData(WindowPhaseModel.java:595)

Detailed Error Information
Detailed Exception Chain

java.lang.StringIndexOutOfBoundsException
at java.lang.String.substring(String.java:1019)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.fillStaticTemplateContext(HtmlClient.java:516)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.sendResponse(HtmlClient.java:1213)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientimpl.html.client.HtmlClient.retrieveData(HtmlClient.java:252)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.window.WindowPhaseModel.doRetrieveData(WindowPhaseModel.java:595)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.window.WindowPhaseModel.processRequest(WindowPhaseModel.java:156)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.window.WebDynproWindow.processRequest(WebDynproWindow.java:335)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.cal.AbstractClient.executeTasks(AbstractClient.java:143)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.session.ApplicationSession.doProcessing(ApplicationSession.java:299)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.session.ClientSession.doApplicationProcessingStandalone(ClientSession.java:711)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.session.ClientSession.doApplicationProcessing(ClientSession.java:665)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.session.ClientSession.doProcessing(ClientSession.java:232)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.clientserver.session.RequestManager.doProcessing(RequestManager.java:152)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.serverimpl.defaultimpl.DispatcherServlet.doContent(DispatcherServlet.java:62)
at com.sap.tc.webdynpro.serverimpl.defaultimpl.DispatcherServlet.doGet(DispatcherServlet.java:46)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:740)
at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:853)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.HttpHandlerImpl.runServlet(HttpHandlerImpl.java:390)
at com.sap.engine.services.servlets_jsp.server.HttpHandlerImpl.handleRequest(HttpHandlerImpl.java:264)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.startServlet(RequestAnalizer.java:347)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.startServlet(RequestAnalizer.java:325)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.invokeWebContainer(RequestAnalizer.java:887)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.RequestAnalizer.handle(RequestAnalizer.java:241)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.Client.handle(Client.java:92)
at com.sap.engine.services.httpserver.server.Processor.request(Processor.java:148)
at com.sap.engine.core.service630.context.cluster.session.ApplicationSessionMessageListener.process(ApplicationSessionMessageListener.java:33)
at com.sap.engine.core.cluster.impl6.session.MessageRunner.run(MessageRunner.java:41)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.ActionObject.run(ActionObject.java:37)
at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(AccessController.java:207)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.SingleThread.execute(SingleThread.java:100)
at com.sap.engine.core.thread.impl3.SingleThread.run(SingleThread.java:170)

***The other thing I found was:****


dev_jrfc.trc under /usr/sap/LNW/DVEBMGS00/j2ee/cluster/server0

LOCATION CPIC (TCP/IP) on local host with Unicode
ERROR partner '127.0.0.1:sapgw00' not reached
TIME Fri Jul 20 17:06:34 2007
RELEASE 700
COMPONENT NI (network interface)
VERSION 38
RC -10
MODULE nixxi.cpp
LINE 2764
DETAIL NiPConnect2
SYSTEM CALL connect
ERRNO 111
ERRNO TEXT Connection refused
COUNTER 2
Return code: RFC_FAILURE(1)
error group: 102
key: RFC_ERROR_COMMUNICATION
Error> occured >Fri Jul 20 17:06:35,859< RfcException:
message: Connect to SAP gateway failed
Connect_PM TYPE=A ASHOST=blxnws00 SYSNR=00 GWHOST=blxnws00 GWSERV=sapgw00 PCS=1
LOCATION CPIC (TCP/IP) on local host with Unicode
ERROR partner 'blxnws00:sapgw00' not reached
TIME Fri Jul 20 17:06:35 2007
RELEASE 700
COMPONENT NI (network interface)
VERSION 38
RC -10
MODULE nixxi.cpp
LINE 2764
DETAIL NiPConnect2
SYSTEM CALL connect
ERRNO 111
ERRNO TEXT Connection refused
COUNTER 2
Return code: RFC_FAILURE(1)
error group: 102
key: RFC_ERROR_COMMUNICATION


In trace file under work DIR:


Error occurred while preloading classes of security providers from jre/lib/ext folder: java.util.zip.ZipException: No such file or directory jar:file:/opt/IBMJava2-amd64-142/jre/lib/ext/ibmjceprovider.jar

I thought; does IBM-Java sucks!!! Nay….

Why the hell… we have gotta the Support Pack; Mr.Luke go ahead with it SP-11 for ALL execept
BW(ABAP) should be 12 [I suggest].

HappY nights and wee hours again… I have gotta some more midnight oil :)

Kernel Update List

Sunday, July 8th, 2007

There were times I need to get the update of latest stable version of the Linux kernel, pre-patch, snapshots of 2.6.x.x 2.4.x and with a single click; you are watching :)

Kernel update list:

I am still a linux boy and SAP on top of it now!

Delhi_01

Monday, February 19th, 2007

The work started at the moment I got introduced to the Team. SAP Exchange Infrastructure [XI]; now (well)known as Process Integration [PI] was the module I need to take care for the three system landscape implementation.

Hooray!!! the entire landscape is gonna happen on RedHat Linux AS. Let the g00d time r0lls!!!

Eclipse | Mono, don’tNET

Monday, February 12th, 2007

This post is an excerpt of a discussion happened over a couple of drink at one of my close friend’s apartment. To some of his understandable queries, I mailed him after the fun…

Dai,

Hope you would be interested the following texts and some keywords [highlighted] :)

I just gotta flash of the discussion, which we had at your flat.

“Porting your Application/Software from Windows to Linux”

There are two choices available:

Eclipse with the C# plug-in and MonoDevelop.

Eclipse is now bundled with latest Linux distros these days.

MonoDevelop is not as mature as Eclipse as a complete IDE, but it provides a very tight integration with Mono, auto-completion for all the class libraries, support for various programming languages (C#, Visual Basic, Boo, Nemerle, and ILASM) and a GUI designer specifically designed for Gtk#.

Mind you, Mono’s goal is not to create an exact replica of the .NET Framework. There seems no point in that. Rather, Mono places a high priority on implementing in open source those components that are essential to let applications run on alternative platforms — and Linux in particular. This means that it looks at what features and libraries are required for existing .NET applications to run, and focuses on correct implementations of those.

A dedicated team of engineers at Novell is working on Mono. Mainsoft (NOT a typo) also has a dedicated team working on the project components shared in common. Both companies are highly focused on implementing those parts of the .NET platform that Microsoft has placed with the ECMA standards body.

Reference:

https://eclipse-tutorial.dev.java.net/

http://www.mono-project.com/Main_Page

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_Project

Good Luck

~sagar

Common Linux myths dispelled

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007

Linux is lousy for games, Windows is a memory hog, OSX will force you get a Liberal Arts degree and recycle… but, I digress. We’re here to dispel the myths, not spread them.

By the way, have any Qs like…

. Linux is great, too bad there aren’t any good applications.

. On Linux, you can’t open files other people send.

. Linux won’t allow you to watch your favorite video files.

. Linux doesn’t have a modern 3d desktop like Vista’s Aero or OSX’s Aqua.

…but, if I use Linux I won’t be able to run Word/Photoshop/Internet Explorer/____.

. I can’t play Half Life 2, Prey, or World of Warcraft on Linux

Check the links down.

Desktop | CrossOver 6.0.0

Keyboard Hack: (®, µ, æ, £, ©, ñ, ±)

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

I have been looking for something like this. No downloads or setting changes necessary. Quick reference sheet on how to type lesser used, but often needed symbols and characters.

read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Unix SysAdmins

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Obviously Linux Sys-Admins too!

I feel it’s a good deal shown up by Sandra.

Sandra Henry-Stocker has been administering Unix systems for nearly 18 years. She describes herself as “USL” (Unix as a second language) but remembers enough English to write books and buy groceries. She currently works for TeleCommunication Systems, a wireless communications company, in Annapolis, Maryland, where no one else necessarily shares any of her opinions. She lives with her second family on a small farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Send comments and suggestions to sandra@toadmail.com.

New Years celebrations have been going on for as long as 4,000 years. Some historians date them back to the ancient Babylonians welcoming the return of Spring. And New Years resolutions have probably been made throughout these years. While their success rate does not seem to have improved over the millennia, the practice has still not lost its appeal and the beginning of each new year is a time when many people will be thinking about what they want to improve both in their personal lives and in their jobs. So, what are some likely resolutions for Unix sysadmins? Here are a dozen worth considering.

Learn a new skill: Maybe you’ve put off learning Perl, Python, Ruby, MySQL, PHP or Java. If so, then now while the new year is yet young, set yourself a goal of learning a new language in the next twelve months. If you don’t like working completely on your own, consider community college or online courses as a cost effective alternative. Take a look at O’Reilly’s Learning Lab. Self-training can work if you get yourself a good book and stick to it, working through all of the exercises, but you will probably have an easier time learning a new skill if you start off with a firm goal of completing some kind of project related to your work or personal interests.

Be more diligent about security patches
: Establish a schedule for routine application of security patches on the systems you manage and make an effort to stay informed of newly discovered security issues. Sign up for newsletters and alerts from your system vendors and set up a regular weekly time for reviewing them and highlighting any actions that you might need to take to keep your systems secure and up-to-date.

Change your root passwords!: If you’ve been using the same passwords on your servers for all of 2005 (or longer), change them now and commit to setting new passwords every 3-6 months. And make sure the passwords that you select are neither easy to guess nor impossible to remember. At some of the places I’ve worked over the years, root passwords were stored in a safe where they could be accessed by the sysadmins or management as needed. At other places, root passwords were stored in an encrypted file so that, if a sysadmin forgot the password to one of many servers, he could retrieve it while the passwords remained unavailable to non-authorized users.

Work Smarter: Organize your work so that you spend less time moving between assignments. Find ways to combine tasks. Reduce the number of times that you have to deal with any single issue.

Document Everything: Don’t leave important processes dependent on the skill set or memory banks of one individual — even if that one individual is you! Compile all of the critical aspects of managing your network or your servers into a reliable repository of system knowledge. You never know when you or someone else will want to move on to a new assignment. Leaving good documentation means someone else can follow in your footsteps and you can move forward with a clean conscience.

Find a better job or make your current job better: Be honest with yourself about what you like and don’t like about what you’re currently doing. Make a list of those things that you’d like to improve and then ask yourself how you might go about making those improvements.

Learn Linux: If you’re working on some other Unix platform and have little or no experience with Linux, dedicate some time to working on a Linux system. One of the PCs that I have at home is running Linux. I bought it on eBay for about $50 — a very small investment — and installed Fedora Core. I can’t imagine a better use for a Pentium III.

Learn the basics of IPv6
: I’ve heard we won’t need to switch until 2025, but it’s not too early to start anticipating what the future of the Internet is going to look like.

Get yourself certified: There are lots of certifications available for Unix and networking professionals. Wondering if you can prove your worth when you apply for a new position? Maybe it’s time to pass some exams and add some letters to your resume.

Lessen your dependencies on closed software: Use OpenOffice instead of Microsoft Office. Take advantage of the wide range of available open software to help manage your systems.

Get a Safari account and keep up-to-date on the latest Unix topics. With more than 3,000 books online, Safari can help you learn new skills without investing a fortune in books. Better yet, get your boss to buy you an account.

Have a Life: Don’t be so much of a geek that you don’t take time out for the other things that you enjoy. Go camping or dancing or sing with a Barbershop Quartet. Join audible.com and listen to books on CD during your commute.

badvista.fsf.org

Monday, December 18th, 2006

In March 21, 2006 , Microsoft announced a $500 million business marketing campaign, calling it their “largest ever” :) ….[I guess I have heard a Long Horn long back] It is scheduled to be available for imposition on individual users at the end of January 2007.

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched BadVista.org, a campaign with a twofold mission of exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by the new Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free software alternatives that respect users’ security and privacy rights.

Where the world goes, the choice is always yours!!

LOPSA

Friday, December 15th, 2006

For those of you who don’t know, LOPSA is the League of Professional System Administrators.

The League of Professional System Administrators (LOPSA) is an independent New Jersey nonprofit corporation. Our mission is to advance the practice of system administration; to support, recognize, educate, and encourage its practitioners; and to serve the public through education and outreach on system administration issues.

If you are in passion about your System Admin job, possibly I love to recommend you to join us, right away ! Its free to register and need to pay a little bucks more for some advanced privileges.

And LOPSA say “Advance yourself in the profession of system administration, and to advance the profession as a whole!”