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TR's hot topics: Linux inferiority, monitor outages, & MS Exchange

By Jay Garmon Contributor ·
TECHREPUBLIC COMMUNITY NETNOTE NEWSLETTER for August 9, 2005

TR'S HOT TOPICS: LINUX INFERIORITY, MONITOR OUTAGES, MS EXCHANGE, A
SASSY BLOG, LIBERTARIANISM

This week's hot topics include: Bizarre monitor malfunctions, the
latest "anything you can do I can do better" debate between Windows and
Linux users, civil libertarianism, Microsoft Exchange server, a single
mother who used to build military hardware, and some long awaited
TechRepublic feature enhancements. For details, see below.

Because you demanded it, you will now receive an e-mail notification
anytime a reader leaves a comment on your TechRepublic blog. (Yes, you
can disable these alerts by editing your TR blog settings.)
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We also have new RSS feeds to talk about. Fans of the latest and
greatest TechRepublic discussions can now receive feeds of our Hot
Discussions and New Discussions lists.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5280-6257-0.html?userID=348274&type=5
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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ITGIRLI

She used to design submarines, she's a single mother, and she hates
Dell. Yes, she's ITGIRLI, one of the most outspoken members of the
TechRepublic community. If you don't believe us, just check out her
blog, which has a title so sassy that it barely scrapes past our
profanity filter.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5247-6257-0.html?id=3753084

View ITGIRLI's complete profile.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5213-6257-0.html?id=3753084

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TAG, YOU'RE IT: EXCHANGE

Is the exchange tag really popular because the Microsoft-based mail
server is kicking Sendmail's butt, or is it because Exchange is far
more prone to breakdowns and hacks than its open-source counterpart?
You can be the judge by checking out the discussions, members, blogs,
and links tagged with exchange.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5260-1-0.html?query=exchange

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE TECHNICAL Q&A QUESTIONS

1. POWERING UP ODDITY
TechRepublic member MAGGOT has a real "head scratcher... when I power
down the PC and turn the power off at the surge protector, I have to
stop the machine and then re-start it for the monitor to kick in. This
only happens if I turn the power off at the surge protector. If I leave
the surge protector power on the machine & monitor start right up."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=178705&start=0

2. SERVER 2003 LOGIN PROBLEM
Even the administrator account can't log in to member CC_LEO's WS2K3
box.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=39&threadID=178822&start=0

3. INTERNET DOWNLOAD - "THROTTLE DOWN"!
Member MARKAWOLTER's satellite Internet connection collapses during
long downloads.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=178669&start=0

4. BRAND NEW HP PROLIANT SERVER
Member MOJEDA is stuck in a catch 22 of driver conflicts that is
preventing a Win2K server install.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=48&threadID=178785&start=0

5. DVD DISC
Member NHIEP_NGUYEN has a copy protection conflict keeping him out of a
legitimately owned DVD.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11184-0.html?forumID=57&threadID=178839&start=0

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LAST WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE DISCUSSIONS

1. THE GAUNTLET (WHAT'S MISSING IN WINDOWS?)
As the thread title says, member UNGLE has thrown down the gauntlet to
Linux advocates, demanding to know which features the open-source
operating system offers that Windows can't match. This thread hasn't
yet broken 275 posts--pretty light for a list leader--so either
nobody's talking, or the Penguins don't have an answer to UNGLE's
challenge.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11189-0.html?forumID=3&threadID=178590&start=0

2. IT GENERALIST
Member SILVIOANDPAULY wants to know if IT specialists are headed for
extinction.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=178668&start=0

3. DOES WHAT SOMEONE WEARS TO AN INTERVIEW MATTER?
Member GEEKCHIC wants to know how casual is too casual for an IT job
interview.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=178817&start=0

4. WHY DO IT PEOPLE REALLY BASH WINDOWS?
Member ANGUS MCLAREN says "if the OS crashes then it's your fault, not
the OS."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11183-0.html?forumID=89&threadID=178065&start=0

5. TO GED OR NOT TO GED?
Member DINOSAUR29 wants to know if getting a GED in the midst of an
already-in-progress IT career will help his job prospects.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-11181-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=178555&start=0

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"TOO HOT FOR TR"

The following discussions were sufficiently non-technical or
controversial to be suppressed from TechRepublic's Hot and New
Discussions lists.

1. INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY IN AMERICA - IS IT A THING OF THE PAST?
It's time for a healthy does of libertarian dialogue, courtesy of
long-time TechRepublic member MAXWELL EDISON. Specifically, MAX has
trotted out the notion that the U.S. government exists to protect
individual liberty, and the redistribution of wealth via government
means is an infringement of that liberty. Yeah, we're talking taxes and
social welfare programs. Flame on!
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=178840&start=0

2. CLUELESS IN SEATTLE
Member OZ_MEDIA criticizes the U.S. prosecution of a Canadian marijuana
activist.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=178781&start=0

3. HELP SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT!!
Member JAQUI rails against oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife
Refuge.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=178209&start=0

4. THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURES
Member JUL646 takes Biblical literalism to task.
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=163921&start=0

5. I HAVE AN IDEA...LET'S TALK ABOUT BEER
As member JCK says, "I'm tired of serious topics... Let's all talk
about something good and fun."
http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=8&threadID=175835&start=0

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HAHAHA

by ITgirli In reply to TR's hot topics: Linux in ...

Yeah. That profanity filter is always something to work around. Funny that this comes with my newest blog post. If I would have know.....

I'm really a reserved person, I swear!

I like how you put "outspoken". That's a nice way to put it.

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Under cover and buttoned up

by BFilmFan In reply to HAHAHA

Lemme know when it is safe to venture back out again cause the Blog Bombs are a fallin'!

Just toot the all clear siren when the raid is over...

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Congratulations, ITgirli

by M_a_r_k In reply to HAHAHA

Congratulations on being named this week's TR MVP (Most Volatile Person?) Military hardware? **** I thought the submarines you refer to in your bio were submarine sandwiches. Trivia Geek Guy, you didn't do her justice. Outspoken? Definitely. But you forgot a few more Big O's to describe this week's special member: obdurate, obfuscative, objurgative, obstinate, omnipresent, omniscient, opinionated and outrageous. I could go on--****, I haven't even gotten to the "ov-" words yet yet--but you get the point. haha

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Yes, there is just something about her

by jdclyde In reply to HAHAHA

Girli, you are definately a shining part of TR for me!

Outspoken, oh yeah! Nothing like a woman that knows her mind and is able to clearly express that mind. Logically too!

That little girli ain't afraid of no one!

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