David M Williams

David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

The world is on the verge of something stupendous: recent times have seen the launch of two customised Linux distros which just plug and play. Everex released the gPC, running gOS, based on Ubuntu, and well-known hardware vendor Asus unfurled the Xandros-based Eee subnotebook. Want to get in on the action? Here’s how to make your own special PC.
Network monitoring and intrusion detection are integral parts of network security. This becomes even more important when introducing wireless access, because now there’s an openly available entry point into your network. You safeguard buildings with security systems, valuables with safes and server rooms with doors. It’s important to secure your wireless network too. Here’s how to build monitoring in from the onset along with some great open-source tools.
Microsoft Windows attracts virus writers and malware like faeces attracts flies. On the far opposite end of the spectrum, Linux users never find themselves embroiled in debates over whether Norton AntiVirus is bloated or essential, or whether AVG is better than e-Trust. Yet, Linux users do need to put thought and effort into security tools and here’s why.

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