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    Email Encryption

    Of late I have been getting more and more concerned with keeping my communications private. I know I can employ SSL so my passwords are encrypted but I am currious about encrypting emails themselves. The question I have is: 1) What is a good (the cheaper the better, I am a collge student) email encryption application/system? 2) If I encypt my emails, how does the person reciving them decrypt them? Let say I encrypt my emails, but my mom doesn't have any email encryption softare. Can she still read my emails? Thanks for the help.
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    Hard Drive mounting limit

    Well... 1) I don't know how. The host has to be on a Mac OS X client machine 2) The way it works all the machines that will be in the processor farm needs read write access to the controller. I am not sure Qmaster would figure out how to do that through FTP or HTTP.
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    Hard Drive mounting limit

    I work at a University and I manage a computer lab. I am setting up Qmaster on all my machines (25 macs). Here is the problem. To do what we want every computer that we want to use needs to mount the controllers hard drive. Apparently there is a built in limit of 12 connections. Only 12 slaves can mount the master's hard drive. Does anyone know how to either setup Qmaster with 30 machines, or how to modify the connection limit imposed on OS X? Thanks for the help.
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    Moving your "Libraries"...

    I have two accounts on my computer, mine and my wifes, and both of us want access to the same iTunes library and iPhoto library. I use the respective apps to make the connection to the new location. I put both libraries in the Shared folder in Users. iTunes lets you point to where the new folder is (leaving the iTunes xml files in my user folder) in the Advanced tab in iTunes' Preferences. iPhoto is a bit different. If you move the iPhoto library from it's default location (assuming you have launched iPhoto before doing so) the next time iPhoto launches it asks where it went. You point to the new location and it is happy. I have done this a few times but I never run into any problems, but I have tried to use Keynote after moving them. I will double check that though.
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    Licensing Mac OS X

    I love Mac OS X. I am geek enough to try and install it onto a Generic Intel Box. But I don't know if I like the idea of OS X available to anyone who wanted to install it to their Intel boxes. The main reason is compatibility. Half of why Windows sucks is it is trying to be everything for everyone. When you set out to make everyone happy, you eventually make everyone mad. To keep the "just works" ideology, Apple needs to control the hardware so the software Just Works. Would I love to see Apple release OS X for any ol' Intel and take on Microsoft? Yeah. Do I want to see Apple switch places and land firmly in the mud that Microsoft now stands in? No. If any company can sell to anyone and still control the experience it is Apple, I just don't know if they want to do something like that.
  6. I have had a lot time lately to experimenting and I have created a walkthrough on how to install Squid and Dansguardian on the Mac. Squid is a web caching server that Dansguardian depends on. Dansguardian is a content filter that uses blacklists and whitelists to determine what is allowed to be viewed. I am working on creating a good walkthrough for setting up a WebDAV on Mac OS X as well. If anyone knows of good server functions that can be added Mac OS X, or you would like to be added, let me know in this thread. Or just let me know what you think of my page. Thanks. My page: http://www.innerthought.org