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Securely Encrypt Removable Media with Ubuntu

by Christer Edwards | January 2010 | Linux Servers Open Source

In this tutorial by Christer Edwards, we will look at steps toward encrypting removable media such as USB thumb drives for secure management of personal data. This tutorial will walk the reader through seven steps required toward identifying, formatting and encrypting a removable disk for use as a secure partition.

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Building Form Applications in Joomla! using CK Forms

by Suhreed Sarkar | January 2010 | Joomla! Content Management Open Source

There is no doubt that Joomla! is one of the best content management system (CMS) in the world. It has a large set of extensions to meet almost any type of application need ranging from content management, photo gallery, multimedia streaming to e-commerce and social networking. It has great flexibility in changing designs and customizing the code. With Joomla, you can build any kind of website and dynamic web application. For example, this step-by-step tutorial by Suhreed Sarcar describes how to build custom form applications in Joomla! using CK Forms component without delving into any PHP code.

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Showcasing Personnel with Faculty/Staff Directory using Plone 3

by Erik Rose | December 2009 | Content Management Open Source

It is a rare school that lacks some sort of online personnel directory, whether a public-facing showcase or a private office phone list. This article by Erik Rose on Faculty/Staff Directory product fills both these niches and goes far beyond, letting you:

  • Build department- or school-wide directories, collecting contact info, biographies, and more
  • Divide people into groups according to their areas of expertise, committee or departmental affiliations, or other organization-specific criteria
  • Use those divisions as access-control groups: for example, to grant all the members of a committee access to a private collaboration space
  • Write plug-in extenders to track institution-specific pieces of information or hide pieces that don't apply in your organization
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Navigating Pages in XAML Browser Applications

by Jayaram Krishnaswamy | December 2009 | Microsoft Web Development

XAML browser applications also known as XBAPs have the features of a web application as well as those of rich client applications leveraging most of the capabilities of WPF. As web applications they can be published to a web server and can be browsed on IE and Firefox.

This article by Dr. Jayaram Krishnaswamy shows how to create a XBAP application using Visual Studio 2008; how to navigate between pages in the application; and how to deploy the application to the local intranet web server using built-in support in Visual Studio.

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