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A Snapshot of IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch Day
A Snapshot of IPv6 for World IPv6 Launch Day
Celebrate World IPv6 Launch day with facts, figures, insights and more to help you plan for that inevitable IPv6 migration.

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The Mess That Is Android: A Google-Powered Object Lesson
The Mess That Is Android: A Google-Powered Object Lesson
Google's Android is a great OS, but it has significant problems that must be addressed before it becomes irrelevant. Here are 10 of them.

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How To Set Up A Certificate Authority In 10 Minutes
How To Set Up A Certificate Authority In 10 Minutes
Having a company owned certificate authority makes managing your network devices simpler and more secure. There is nothing inherently wrong with self-signed certs, but you can do better. You can build a CA issue your first certificate in about 10 minutes. Here is how to do it.

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Security Professionals Get The Best Toys
Security Professionals Get The Best Toys
Do you think penetration testers--the people that companies hire to break into organizations and test their defenses--remain immersed in the pale glow of a stack of monitors listening to techno and mainlining over-caffeinated fruit drinks? I was visiting Steve Stasikounis, CEO of Secure Network Technologies and Dark Reading contributor, last week in his offices, and he couldn't help showing off his latest penetration testing and forensic investigation tools.

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Microsoft System Center 2012 Revealed
Microsoft System Center 2012 Revealed
Microsoft's System Center 2012, which we discussed in Microsoft's System Center 2012: Building A Private Cloud, is the latest attempt by a big vendor to bring private cloud to the masses. While there are many improvements to System Center, building a private cloud using anyone's software is far from easy. At Microsoft's private cloud reviewers' workshop, we got a peek at the sausage factory. There are a lot of components to configure, but Microsoft has done a good job of streamlining many of the processes.

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Network Computing's 2012 Geek Gift Guide
Network Computing's 2012 Geek Gift Guide
Network Computing's staff has put together its list of the top gadgets and apps that will appeal to the hard-core IT geeks on your gift list.

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Adobe Muse: Web Authoring For Designers
Adobe Muse: Web Authoring For Designers
Released as a preview or early beta, Adobe Muse is a code-free tool for building websites. Muse uses a drag-and-drop interface to make it possible to construct a site’s entire architecture, build and design pages and add rich content without having to know any HTML, CSS or JavaScript.

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A Brief Introduction To OpenFlow
A Brief Introduction To OpenFlow
OpenFlow is a specification now managed by the Open Networking Foundation, which defines the functions and protocols used to centrally manage switches via a centralized controller.

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Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Plans The Future Of The Data Center
Facebook-Led Open Compute Project Plans The Future Of The Data Center
There’s a new open source project--led by giant companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Dell--that is looking to change data center hardware in the same way that traditional open source projects have impacted software.

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Convergence Protects Against Fraudulent Web Security Certificates
Convergence Protects Against Fraudulent Web Security Certificates
Recent problems with certificate authorities have exposed major problems with the trustworthiness of Web browser security. Rather than simply trusting a signed SSL certificate, Convergence, a free Firefox extension, checks with several trusted certificate sites, or notaries. If all of the notaries agree that the certificate is accurate, Convergence gives the go-ahead to use the site.

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BlueStacks Brings Android Apps To Windows
BlueStacks Brings Android Apps To Windows
Bluestacks is a virtualization layer that runs on Windows PCs and allows users to run Android apps. Rather than run a full Android emulator, including the UI, Bluestacks provides enough of the Android OS to run most apps as if they were native Windows apps.

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13 Must Have Android Tools For IT
13 Must Have Android Tools For IT
Put your Android phone to work with these handy utilities.

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