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This sticker book is an excellent program for children 3 to 7 years of age. It is even easy to use for adults who have not yet mastered the GIMP. The program can be configured to have a large, easy-to-use pointer that is constrained to the program box. Three scenes are available, and the author is looking for assistance in creating a few more. It is about time we have something for little hands. My four year old has been logging in for almost a year, but could only play with the screen saver, and even that with some difficulty since it is a small icon and smaller pointer. Now I may never get a chance to use my own system.


xhangglider is a cute little nothing of a program that displays a hang glider flying around your root window while you work. Nothing but pure enjoyment—we all need a little diversion once in a while.

David A. Bandel ( is a Computer Network Consultant specializing in Linux. When not working, he can be found hacking his own system or enjoying the view of Seattle from an airplane.


One Click, Universal Protection: Implementing Centralized Security Policies on Linux Systems

As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.

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Linux Backup and Recovery Webinar

Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.

In this one hour webinar, learn how to enhance your existing backup strategies for better disaster recovery preparedness using Storix System Backup Administrator (SBAdmin), a highly flexible bare-metal recovery solution for UNIX and Linux systems.

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