Gentoo 2004.2 released!

July 26, 2004 at 12:08 PM2102
Gentoo 2004.2 finnaly released today. One of problems that should be solved and makes me happy is definetively LiveCD compatibility with Dell server-class machines! Other, not so important for me, are:

  • LiveCD compatibility with SMP machines
  • x86 laptop PCMCIA support
  • Wireless (802.11a/b/g) capabilties
  • SATA support

    Detailed info about 2004.2 release can be found at 2004.2 information page.

    I`ll post some results later, when I`ll have some time to mess with it ;-)

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    MS SMS 2003 Capacity Planner

    July 25, 2004 at 3:41 PM2102
    The Microsoft System Management Server 2003 (SMS 2003) Tool and Guide has gone live!

    This tool helps consultants, SMS administrators, and IT professionals perform scenario analysis on their existing and proposed SMS 2003 hierarchy. This download contains both the tool and a user guide. The Capacity Planner tool analyzes the input you provide and suggests SMS site topology configurations and corresponding hardware configurations for site servers and site systems. The Capacity Planner Tool User Guide describes how to use the Capacity Planner tool.

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    Lookout available for free download again!

    July 23, 2004 at 5:00 PM2102

    Best Microsoft Outlook addin ever (IMHO) is available for free download again! This time from Microsoft Download Center!

    Lookout V1.2 English

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    Exchange Server 2003 Disaster Recovery Operations Guide

    July 21, 2004 at 10:26 AM2102

    From Microsoft Download Center:

    This guide explains how to back up and restore the critical data in your Exchange organization. It covers how to use the backup utility in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Backup), how to back up Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and how to restore Exchange Server 2003. This guide explains how to perform backup and restore procedures so that you can prepare for (back up) and recover from (restore) a failure that causes some or all of your data to become unavailable. This guide is intended for information technology (IT) professionals who perform backup and restore procedures or who write customized backup and restore procedures for their organization.

    Download it here...

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    I was amazed with MSN Search results

    July 21, 2004 at 9:19 AM2102

    Today I was messing arround with "new" MSN searcher. When I searched for "erdeljanov" I got my blog as the first result, although the page has been online only for 5 days and it was on the web yesterday for the first time at! At the first result was one old web page with data almost 2 years old!

    So like I said before... The new MSN Search really amazed me. Will be google capable to stay ahead of MSN Search in future? We`ll see... ;-)

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    I finally received my D-Link wireless access point! ;-)

    July 18, 2004 at 12:47 PM2102

    Yesterday (at 11 PM ;-)) I finally received my brand new D-Link 2100AP wireless access point (AP). In spite of late hour I just had to set this thing up ;-). At first I assembled it, turned it on and configured it over wired LAN connection. I wanted to secure my WLAN immediately, especially because I live in a building with 132 apartments ;). I permitted SSID broadcast but I turned on WPA and configured RADIUS authentication for Windows Domain users for use of certificates to authenticate! Well… job done.
    During the installation and configuration AP, RADIUS and WLAN Client I had just one problem. Everything started with Windows XP SP2 build 2162 which broke my Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN card drivers! Reinstallation solved the problem (later I tried to repeat this step with reinstalling the SP2 build 2162 and problem occurred again; anyone else with this problem?). Installation of my user certificate on notebook and authentication with AP (RADIUS authentication turned on) was successful ;-)

    Now let`s have some fun…

    I first tried the range of WLAN in apartment and the signal strength was good all the time (4 rooms away from AP). It also works OK (low signal but it was working) at my neighbour`s apartment (20m away with 6 walls between).

    I only get 54Mbps of transfer speed because of Dell TrueMobile 1300 WLAN card. At the first opportunity I would like to try it with DWL-G650 PCMCIA card and post some results. I also want to try the range with the new D-Link Omni-Directional ANT24-0400 antenna.

    If there would be some interest in setting up AP, RADIUS, Certificate authentication and SNMP AP management I will blog it later…

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