Wednesday, May 17, 2006

50 More Practice Certification Questions for Security+

Fifty more practice questions (the last batch) for the Security+ certification exam are now posted at Combined with the other set of 50, this should give you a good idea of whether or not you are ready to start considering prepping for/taking this exam.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Angering Novell and the SUSE Team

A new article critical of Novell's handling of NLD (Novell Linux Desktop), AppArmor, and related technologies posted at In the short time that it has been up, it has drawn lenghty responses including one from Clive Bearman, the marketing manager responsible for Linux and AppArmor at Novell that is well worth reading.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A look at

An article on Novell 's open source portal - - appears in the current issue of Novell Connection Magazine (1st Quarter 2006) and can be found at Not only will you find documentation and other links on this site, but it is also where betas and development releases are posted. You can also report bugs through the Bugzilla database, participate as a developer and so on. According to Novell, the goals of this project are three-fold:
1. Make SUSE Linux the easiest Linux distribution for anyone to obtain and the most widely used open source platform.
2. Provide an environment for open source collaboration that makes SUSE Linux the world's best Linux distribution for new and experienced Linux users.
3. Dramatically simplify and open the development and packaging process to make SUSE Linux the platform of choice for Linux hackers and application developers.

Linux/Windows Printing

A new column for Redmond Magazine - online only - is ready to debut. Focusing on the issues of integration between Windows and Linux, the first column examines printing from both directions and can be found at Future articles will follow a similar format - each taking on aspect of integration and exploring it in as much detail as the space will allow.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A final look at Security+

The second part of the UnixReview series looking at the newly updated Security+ exam is now posted at This article picks up where it left off last month and finishes the coverage of the domains on this CompTIA exam. As was mentioned previously, a sample test of 50 questions is posted to go with these articles, and another sample test of another 50 will appear later this month.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Security+ Sample Questions

A new batch of 50 questions on computer security, similar to those found on the Security+ exam from CompTIA, are now posted and can be found at The actual exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions that need to be answered within 90 minutes.

It should also be pointed out that CompTIA offers a page of study tips for the exam, and it is well worth skimming.