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VPN connection no longer able to ping FQDN of serverview story

http://superuser.com – Have a domain running at ent.website.com, the domain is running Windows Server 2012 R2, WSUS Server, the DNS Server, and the Remote Access VPN server. (HowTos)

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9 Tech Firms Receive Perfect Scores In EFF Ranking Concerning Data Protection From The Governmentview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Apple, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, and Dropbox were each awarded perfect scores in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) yearly scoring of major tech companies’ practices when it comes to protecting user data from government eyes. The six companies posted various improvements in the year interval regarding their work to defend user privacy. (IT news)

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Lost Mi Marbles?view story

http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I've been planning to build a new workstation for some while now, my current AMD Phenom 9850 with its 320Gb HDs (RAID 1) and nVidia GTS 450 and 8Gb RAM is getting bit long in the tooth. However, I've just been lazy and so been dragging my feet. (HowTos)

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Can Ubuntu open and run Microsoft Word files?view story

http://askubuntu.com – Looking at converting from Windows XP to Ubuntu. Need to know if Ubuntu can open and update Microsoft Word files. (HowTos)

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Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS Aims to Take Over Windows XP in China, HP Is on Boardview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS, the Chinese Linux distribution developed in collaboration with Canonical, has been received very well in China and the first OEM partner for this particular Ubuntu flavor has been announced. One of the countries that have been affected the most by Microsoft's decision to stop the support for the aged Windows XP is China. (IT news)

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Problems After Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 to UPDATE 2; Windows Store, Store Apps Stop Workingview story

http://superuser.com – I just upgraded my Visual Studio 2013 Update1 to Update2, which took long time to finish, then suddenly, I can't start any App in the Start Screen. Event Windows Store Stops suddenly. (HowTos)

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KRDC and various Windoze boxen (hang on some)view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I use 'krdc' to connect to various Windoze boxes and it seems to work most of the time. The problem now is that sometimes (on a specific machine) it hangs, and never gets to the screen. (HowTos)

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The Daily Bug Report for Thursday, 15. May 2014 05:10 UTCview story

http://ubuntu.5.x6.nabble.com – The Daily Bug Report Thursday, 15. (HowTos)

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"Anonymous Logon" vs "NTLM V1" What to disable?view story

http://serverfault.com – Working on getting rid of NTLM V1 logins all together in the environment; found lot of events, almost all of them from the user "Anonymous Logon"(4624 events) other 1(4624 events) percent coming from some users. So, here I have some questions. Is it better to disable "anonymous logon" (via GPO security settings) or to block "NTLM V1" connections? what are the risks going for either or both? (HowTos)

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Detecting cause of high in-bound network trafficview story

http://superuser.com – One of our Windows/Coldfusion/IIS webservers has been experiencing a very odd pattern of high inbound network traffic. In the picture above the red hum is out-bound traffic, and the yellow line is in-bound network traffic. It's very usual for a webserver which is sending out hundreds of requests per second of image and webpage data for the inbound traffic to be spiking that high. (HowTos)