Recently, Tim O'Reilly conducted a *very* informal poll on the make-up of "Mac OS X Switchers"--people coming to Mac OS X from other platforms. Via Dave Farber's IP (Interesting People) mailing list, Tim asked those readers who had adopted Mac OS X whether they had switched from Mac OS 9, or from Windows, Linux, or Unix.
Surprisingly, Linux users as well as Windows users who also use
Linux or another Unix, appear to be the most common switchers.
While Tim warns readers in his article to "take all ... with a
grain of salt," he nevertheless presents some interesting stories
and discovers a few surprises among this new group of adopters.
Mac OS X Switcher Stories
Also, in this week's Securing Small Networks column, Jacek Artymaik
shows how to implement a Perl script for firewall log analysis.
Managing Advanced PF Logs
We also have a look at why you should always use table aliases in
SQL, by Jonathan Gennick, O'Reilly editor and coauthor of
Which Table, Which Column?
And if you're interested in learning how to use the pax archiver,
this article shows you how to create both cpio and tar archives
Archiving with Pax
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Finally, Noel Davis reviews buffer overflows in PostgreSQL,
UnixWare, and Open UNIX's ndcfg; and problems in PHP, scponly,
the kernel supplied with Red Hat Linux 7.3, Bugzilla, EPIC Script
Light, UnixWare DNS Resolver, Mantis, an exploit for the Cisco IOS
TFTP Server bug, and Red Hat's tcl/tk and expect.
Bugzilla Security Problems
Thanks for reading,
Tara A. McGoldrick
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