X11 Forwarding and VNC

A Brief Brief on Windowing Systems I’ve been playing around with X11 a lot recently. This is one of the great things about Mac OS X; with its Unix (well, actually FreeBSD) underpinnings, Macs can now use the plethora of programs written for the X windowing system by running Apple’s X11 for Mac OS X […]

Windows XP Service Pack 2: Oh no….

Update: I just learned from the Tao of Mac that there is another problem with Windows Service Pack 2: it breaks raw sockets. Well, according to several news sources, Microsoft has released the long-awaited Service Pack 2 to manufacturers. Starting next month, computers will come pre-installed with the software. But in the mean time, I’m […]