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Google pays coders to improve open-source security

A new program aims to build deeper security mechanisms into open-source software. Perhaps it will keep security experts from contracting with nefarious hackers or the NSA instead.

By October 10, 2013


Do Not Track proposal runs into more roadblocks

The World Wide Web Consortium continues to debate issues over the DNT proposal, while one member of the organization's working group seems weary over the lack of progress.

By October 10, 2012


Apache Web software overrides IE10 do-not-track setting

Microsoft's new browser is set by default to tell advertisers not to track user behavior on the Web, but Apache's Web server has become a new obstacle to that Microsoft approach.

By September 7, 2012


How to enable Web Sharing in OS X Mountain Lion

In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple has removed the option for personal Web sharing; however, this feature can be enabled if needed.

By July 30, 2012


A fix for Web Sharing not starting up in OS X Lion

Web Sharing in OS X is a simple way to set up a personal Web server, but some OS X Lion users have found the service will not start up properly for them.

By September 13, 2011


Tackling file account association and permissions changes in OS X

Many times there will be odd names listed in the permissions field for files on their systems, and people have wondered about them and what they mean.

By March 11, 2010


We take these open-source truths to be self-evident

Without profits, open source would never have evolved from a relatively obscure hobbyist phenomenon.

By October 15, 2009


Managing permissions to prevent "Forbidden" error with Web Sharing

Depending on your account setup, or small modifications you may have done to your home folder, you may prevent people from being able to see any local Web sites you are hosting through the Web Sharing service, and your computer will issue a "Forbidden"

By July 31, 2009


About OS X system processes

Following our recent article discussing the launch sequence of OS X and how processes are organized, we have had requests about exactly what processes are running in OS X and wha

By July 24, 2009


IT wants better pay, plans to hire more open-source administrators: is there a correlation?

IT plans to hire more open-source administrators. Could this boost their pay?

By September 26, 2007