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OSBoxes Virtual Machine Appliances

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You'll know by now I'm a huge fan of Oracle VirtualBox (hint: I wrote a book on VirtualBox Networking because the article series here was so popular). Virtual machines are an incredibly useful way to test operating system releases, new applications, server tools and sandbox potentially troublesome software. If you don't have time to build your own virtual machines, however, you can get pre-built appliances from a number of sources, one of which is community project OSBOXES.org .

Seven Timeless Online Security Tips

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I've had to give someone the standard list of seven timeless online security tips. Again. It feels like decades since we compiled this list. Hang on, it is decades since we compiled this list. So why doesn't everyone get it by now?

How-to: Brick Your Router with Firmware

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Much as I love the MakeUseOf site for news and advice, some of the how-to articles advocate some really dumb things. Don't do this one! The tutorial Does Your Wi-Fi Speed Drop? Here’s Why and 7 Tips to Fix It features the priceless gem: