Optimizing Suhosin for Drupal

Its authors describe it best: "Suhosin is an advanced protection system for PHP installations."

What the Suhosin patch does is it sets some limits for particular resource usages, prevents some possible buffer overflows, protects against some common vulnerabilities, and so on and so forth.  Full feature list is here.  For the most part, it prevents others (and you!) from being able to do bad things on and to your server.

Optimizing APC for Drupal

APC is the Alternative PHP Cache, an opcode cache for PHP, or as its developers describe it: "APC is a free, open, and robust framework for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code."  If your eyes just glazed over or you can't make sense of that last quote, you may now walk away.

Is 2010 the year for Linux on the Desktop?

It is for me!  I have finally made the leap -- on a test basis anyway.  I sat down and took a long, hard look at what my laptop needs are, and felt pretty good that they could be met with the open source tools.  In the midst of hemming and hawing over whether or not to commit some time to installing & getting used to a new operating system, the deal breaker happened:  Ironically, it was in the form of receiving an .xslx file which made my vintage copy of MS Office choke.  I read an article confirming that the latest version of OpenOffice can work with the new-fashi

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