The new Mac's on its way, the time has come to purchase a copy of Windows to run under virtualization on it. The question is, which version? And how to customize by size for my needs? [more inside]
Script-fu for arbitary text: Across applications (but especially in text editors) I want to be able to (a) right click on a bit of selected text (b) have the usual contextual menu pop up upon doing so, but with options to (c) send said text to an arbitrary script (perl, python, whatever) and (d) potentially have the selected text replaced by script results, if the context is right. What are my best options for both the Mac and Windows? [more inside]
What's Microsoft's excuse for the fact that Windows can't seem to consistently keep track of which files are actually in use, and so periodically I have to reboot the machine
in order to actually move, copy, or delete a file? Is there any power-user type fix? Is there a way to lynch their QA department? [more inside]
Anyone here doing Mono Development
on Windows? Or other platforms? What's your development environment? General advice for learning the platform? [more inside]
I'd like to learn some white hat/grey hat hacker (as in cracker) skills. I'm interested in focusing on Windows systems and possibly web mail, as I think knowledge in these areas would probably be the most marketable. What's a good resource to pick up the basics? What are some good websites to follow the discovery and status of vulnerabilities?