If you’ve wondered what the “802” and the numbers following after the dot mean, you’re not alone. The first part, 802, refers to the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) family of standards for LANs and MANs.
Stories by Juha Saarinen
Don’t broadcast your company confidentials to the world.
Wireless networking based on the 802.11 standard — or Wi-Fi as its proponents prefer to call it — is a dark horse technology that’s becoming increasingly common thanks to unorthodox usage and its innate flexibility.
With its first birthday approaching, it’s time to take stock of how Microsoft Windows XP is faring in the market.
Wavecrusher Boats of Warkworth and Parex Industries of Auckland are two happy Windows XP campers.
Coming up for Windows XP is Service Pack 1, also known as the “Compliance Edition”. SP1 contains all the Windows Update hotfixes plus a further few regression-tested bug fixes not available through the internet.
If Windows XP seemed daring to conservative IT managers, Microsoft’s next upcoming desktop .Net operating system, code-named Longhorn, should have them quaking in their corporate boots.
The de-facto standard graphical subsystem for Open Source operating systems is Xfree86, a freely redistributable implementation of the X Window system, or just plain “X”.
"Eventually," says Internet pioneer Paul Vixie, "even Microsoft will have to embrace open source."
The allure of software unencumbered by licence fees and restrictions on copying and redistribution is strong, given today’s restrained IT budgets. Properly implemented, open source software is a great solution, but you need to know what you’re dealing with.
Most people will come into direct contact with open source software through Linux.
Kiwi Joe Abley the software architect for proposed not-for-profit registry
Get used to that insecure feeling
Home businesses and telecommuters could save a lot of money
The notion of turning New Zealand into a secure haven for the world's data should be canned before it sees the light of day. "Fortress New Zealand" is an awful canard, quite simply.