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Kiltboy: a Life on the Run

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Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1546226761
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There are many books about running available that attempt to discover what it all means to be out along a course, street, or trail; about the psychology, makeup, sensibility and consciousness of it all, the camaraderie, the friendship, the overcoming, surmounting, and the conquering of ones selfjust the mindfulness, the being and presence of running. This book is definitely not one of them! During his runs in the kilt, the overriding question was: What do you have on underneath? His response? Do you really want to know? So, in the picture, the girl is attempting to discover the secret for herself, peaking behind the curtain, if you will. A metaphorical look into the mysteries that we all have within. I didnt know there were Twelve days of Marathon! I wish that I were young and indestructible again. I would join you in some of your delightful adventures. What a wonderful way to keep a personal journal! Youre my hero (Dean Thomson). What an epic! Keep on charging, Kilt Boy (Dean Karnazes). I have no idea how you run in the kilt. If I have the slightest rough spot or friction from my outfit, I rash out. The kilt doesn't wilt! (Charlie Nickell).

In It to Win It

In It to Win It Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven J. Lawson
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736953531
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What believer doesn't want to succeed in the Christian life? God's desire is for His people to experience real success—the kind that lasts into eternity and not the world's fleshly substitute. With the help of athletic illustrations both from Scripture and real life, you will learn what it takes to be your best by discovering... what it really means to put God first in all things how to live the Christian life in God's power the essentials for building spiritual endurance effective ways to avoid hindrances and temptation the keys to making the best choices and finishing strong Winning with God makes you a winner in every area of life. No matter what your occupation or background, the principles in this book will enable you to experience God's kind of success—a success that will have a positive impact on all you do.

Stripped Down

Stripped Down Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Brooke
Editor: The Unapologetic Voice House
ISBN: 1733419780
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“I didn’t want to think about spiritual woo-woo or goddesses or mindfulness. But Legs, without even deliberately intending to, led me to see that all those things supported my individuality while helping me be of more service to my students. She led by example, keeping her sharp sense of humor even as she maintained her kindness and sensitivity.” - Jo Weldon, Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque and author of The Burlesque Handbook Stripped Down is about one woman’s journey into deeper levels of acceptance and love of herself through the powerful art form of burlesque. When she was young, she “felt I was water, taking the shape of whatever container I was currently poured into." Like many, she felt anxious around her appearance, struggling with an eating disorder and toxic beauty standards. When Anna discovers a vibrant form of self-expression in the most unlikely of places, the rest of her life begins. She explores her growth and development through the book, but even more: in sharing her story, she can teach every reader the same things she learned. Chapters include: • Why This and Why Me? • Burlesque the Beginning: The Celebration of the Sensual, Sacred Feminine • The Myth of Separation: How Being "Not Enough" Led Me to Burlesque • Hiding the Magic: Fear and Limitations of the Female Form & Feminine Energy • Judgment: Releasing the Ties that Bind • Burlesque as Medicine: The Revolution Starts Within • Making Peace with the Body Anna, through her alter ego Legs Malone, explores what creates limitations - money, power, misogyny, trauma, systemic racism, shame - to help the reader break free. By saying yes to the messages that lie deep in her heart, she shows us how the opinions, judgments and fears of others fall away as her unexpected path emerges - and how you can do it too, with or without burlesque. As she says so eloquently in Stripped Down, "When one person makes the brave choice to own their joy and honor their unique voice, it acts as a giant game of dominoes. Inspiration and recognition build and resonate with each dropped and fallen thought of not-enoughness." If Yes Please, Year of Yes and Girl, Wash Your Face had a baby birthed by Dita von Teese, it would be this book.

Chasing the Runner's High

Chasing the Runner's High Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Charbonneau
Editor: Y42K Publishing
ISBN: 1453845631
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In "Chasing the Runner's High", Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of "Running on Empty", calls Chasing the Runner's High "a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, "these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport." It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends.

Inside the Box

Inside the Box Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. J. Murphy
Editor: VeloPress
ISBN: 193771621X
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In Inside the Box, veteran journalist and marathoner T.J. Murphy goes all in to expose the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit. Murphy faced a future with a permanent limp from one too many marathons. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, the 47-year-old signed up for his first CrossFit workout with nothing to lose. Anaerobically blasted by each workout of the day, Murphy discovered a sweat-soaked fitness revolution that's transforming bodies and lives. CrossFit is the sport of fitness, a radical new approach to exercise that is turning the traditional gym workout upside down. Every day at thousands of CrossFit gyms across America, fitness seekers of all shapes and sizes flex their inner athlete by racing to finish fast-paced workouts. Each workout mixes weight lifting and gymnastics into an explosively effective and addictive new way to lose weight and carve out a new physique. Inside the Box is Murphy's journey through CrossFit. From staggering newcomer to evangelist, Murphy finds out how it feels, why it's so popular, whether it can fix his broken body.

The Book of Broadway

The Book of Broadway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eric Grode
Editor: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1627887067
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Relive, or discover, the Broadway productions that have enthralled, enchanted, and enraptured audiences for more than 100 years. The Book of Broadway is a celebratory, gorgeous tome dedicated to what is arguably the quintessential American art form: the Broadway show. The book profiles 150 of the best, biggest, most influential, and most fascinating Broadway musicals and plays ever produced, spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook, which captivated and titillated audiences for more than five hours, to the Pulitzer Prize–winning 2010 play Clybourne Park. The men and women who shaped Broadway history - such as Stephen Sondheim, Tennessee Williams, Bernadette Peters, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Ethel Merman, Marlon Brando, August Wilson, and Nathan Lane - are celebrated for their groundbreaking work. Photographs throughout illustrate the stunning designs of the shows profiled. Author Eric Grode - an arts writer for The New York Times, and author of Hair: The Story of the Show That Defined a Generation - has compiled this ultimate guide to Broadway shows, filled with insider knowledge. Theater fans will appreciate the fantastic Broadway trivia scattered throughout the book as well as the palpable sense of history in this encyclopedic treatment of one of our most beloved pastimes. A handful of the shows featured in this book include: Annie The Book of Mormon Bye Bye Birdie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Chicago Death of a Salesman Fiddler on the Roof Grease Guys and Dolls Hello, Dolly! Kiss Me, Kate Les Miserables The Music Man My Fair Lady The Phantom of the Opera Rent Six Degrees of Separation The Sound of Music A Streetcar Named Desire West Side Story

How to Do Everything with Your iPAQ Pocket PC, Third Edition

How to Do Everything with Your iPAQ Pocket PC, Third Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Ball
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071483616
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How to Do Everything with Your iPAQ Pocket PC, Third Edition by Derek Ball Summary

Maximize all the powerful capabilities of your iPAQ Pocket PC with help from this easy-to-use guide. You'll learn to use the email, Internet, phone, and camera features, and enjoy all the entertainment options like movies and music. You'll also find out how to be more productive on-the-go using the mobile office software--work on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, all in the palm of your hand. With coverage of all models, How to Do Everything with Your iPAQ Pocket PC, Third Edition is your one-stop guide for getting the most out of this versatile handheld device.

How to Do Everything With Your iPAQ(R) Pocket PC

How to Do Everything With Your iPAQ(R) Pocket PC Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Derek Ball,Barry Shilmover
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0072228008
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How to Do Everything With Your iPAQ(R) Pocket PC by Derek Ball,Barry Shilmover Summary

Do more with your iPAQ than you ever thought possible using this easy-to-use guide. Get step-by-step guidance for using Word, Excel, and Outlook, manage your finances, and secure your iPAQ from theft or loss. Covering wireless connections, troubleshooting, as well as fun things to do with the most popular pocket PC—this book will show you how make the most out of your iPAQ.

Stripping Bare the Body

Stripping Bare the Body Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Danner
Editor: Bold Type Books
ISBN: 078674457X
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For the past two decades, Mark Danner has reported from Latin America, Haiti, the Balkans, and the Middle East. His perceptive, award-winning dispatches have not only explored the real consequences of American engagement with the world, but also the relationship between political violence and power. In Stripping Bare the Body, Danner brings together his best reporting from the world's most troubled regions—from the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti to the tumultuous rise of Aristide; from the onset of the Balkan Wars to the painful fragmentation of Yugoslavia; and finally to the disastrous invasion of Iraq and the radical, destructive legacy of the Bush administration. At a time when American imperial power is in decline, there has never been a more compelling moment to read these urgent, fiercely intelligent reports.

Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition

Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin,Greg White,Chuck Cothren,Roger L. Davis,Dwayne Williams
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+ and Beyond, Fifth Edition by Wm. Arthur Conklin,Greg White,Chuck Cothren,Roger L. Davis,Dwayne Williams Summary

Fully updated computer security essentials—quality approved by CompTIA Learn IT security fundamentals while getting complete coverage of the objectives for the latest release of CompTIA Security+ certification exam SY0-501. This thoroughly revised, full-color textbook discusses communication, infrastructure, operational security, attack prevention, disaster recovery, computer forensics, and much more. Written by a pair of highly respected security educators, Principles of Computer Security: CompTIA Security+® and Beyond, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) will help you pass the exam and become a CompTIA certified computer security expert. Find out how to: •Ensure operational, organizational, and physical security •Use cryptography and public key infrastructures (PKIs) •Secure remote access, wireless networks, and virtual private networks (VPNs) •Authenticate users and lock down mobile devices •Harden network devices, operating systems, and applications •Prevent network attacks, such as denial of service, spoofing, hijacking, and password guessing •Combat viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and rootkits •Manage e-mail, instant messaging, and web security •Explore secure software development requirements •Implement disaster recovery and business continuity measures •Handle computer forensics and incident response •Understand legal, ethical, and privacy issues Online content includes: •Test engine that provides full-length practice exams and customized quizzes by chapter or exam objective •200 practice exam questions Each chapter includes: •Learning objectives •Real-world examples •Try This! and Cross Check exercises •Tech Tips, Notes, and Warnings •Exam Tips •End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Science of Running

Science of Running Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Napier
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0744022088
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Discover the hard science that will help you run faster, endure for longer, and avoid injury. Analyze your running style and learn how to enhance your gait for optimum efficiency and safety. Transform your performance with exercises targeting strength, flexibility, and recovery - each exercise annotated to reveal the muscle mechanics so you know you're getting it right. Understand the science behind your body's energy systems and how to train to maximize energy storage and conversion. Follow training and exercise programs tailored to different abilities and distances, from 5K to marathon. Whether you are new to running or an experienced runner, this book will help you achieve your goals and stay injury-free.

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501)

CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wm. Arthur Conklin,Greg White,Dwayne Williams,Chuck Cothren,Roger L. Davis
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260019292
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CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) by Wm. Arthur Conklin,Greg White,Dwayne Williams,Chuck Cothren,Roger L. Davis Summary

This fully updated study guide covers every topic on the current version of the CompTIA Security+ exam Take the latest version of the CompTIA Security+ exam with complete confidence using the detailed information contained in this highly effective self-study system. Written by a team of leading information security experts, this authoritative guide addresses the skills required for securing a network and managing risk and enables you to become CompTIA Security+ certified. CompTIA Security+ All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition (Exam SY0-501) covers all exam domains and features 200 accurate practice questions. To aid in study, the book features learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter, exam tips, practice exam questions, and in-depth explanations. All questions mirror those on the live test in style, format, and difficulty. Beyond fully preparing you for the challenging SY0-501 exam, the book also serves as a valuable on-the-job reference for IT professionals. • Provides 100% coverage of every objective on exam SY0-501 • Electronic content includes 200 practice questions and a secured book PDF • Written by a team of experienced IT security academics

Security in Computing

Security in Computing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger,Jonathan Margulies
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0134085051
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Security in Computing by Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger,Jonathan Margulies Summary

The New State of the Art in Information Security: Now Covers Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, and Cyberwarfare Students and IT and security professionals have long relied on Security in Computing as the definitive guide to computer security attacks and countermeasures. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated this classic to reflect today’s newest technologies, attacks, standards, and trends. Security in Computing, Fifth Edition, offers complete, timely coverage of all aspects of computer security, including users, software, devices, operating systems, networks, and data. Reflecting rapidly evolving attacks, countermeasures, and computing environments, this new edition introduces best practices for authenticating users, preventing malicious code execution, using encryption, protecting privacy, implementing firewalls, detecting intrusions, and more. More than two hundred end-of-chapter exercises help the student to solidify lessons learned in each chapter. Combining breadth, depth, and exceptional clarity, this comprehensive guide builds carefully from simple to complex topics, so you always understand all you need to know before you move forward. You’ll start by mastering the field’s basic terms, principles, and concepts. Next, you’ll apply these basics in diverse situations and environments, learning to ”think like an attacker” and identify exploitable weaknesses. Then you will switch to defense, selecting the best available solutions and countermeasures. Finally, you’ll go beyond technology to understand crucial management issues in protecting infrastructure and data. New coverage includes A full chapter on securing cloud environments and managing their unique risks Extensive new coverage of security issues associated with user—web interaction New risks and techniques for safeguarding the Internet of Things A new primer on threats to privacy and how to guard it An assessment of computers and cyberwarfare–recent attacks and emerging risks Security flaws and risks associated with electronic voting systems

Analyzing Computer Security

Analyzing Computer Security Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles P. Pfleeger,Shari Lawrence Pfleeger
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132901064
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“In this book, the authors adopt a refreshingly new approach to explaining the intricacies of the security and privacy challenge that is particularly well suited to today’s cybersecurity challenges. Their use of the threat–vulnerability–countermeasure paradigm combined with extensive real-world examples throughout results in a very effective learning methodology.” —Charles C. Palmer, IBM Research The Modern Introduction to Computer Security: Understand Threats, Identify Their Causes, and Implement Effective Countermeasures Analyzing Computer Security is a fresh, modern, and relevant introduction to computer security. Organized around today’s key attacks, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures, it helps you think critically and creatively about computer security—so you can prevent serious problems and mitigate the effects of those that still occur. In this new book, renowned security and software engineering experts Charles P. Pfleeger and Shari Lawrence Pfleeger—authors of the classic Security in Computing—teach security the way modern security professionals approach it: by identifying the people or things that may cause harm, uncovering weaknesses that can be exploited, and choosing and applying the right protections. With this approach, not only will you study cases of attacks that have occurred, but you will also learn to apply this methodology to new situations. The book covers “hot button” issues, such as authentication failures, network interception, and denial of service. You also gain new insight into broader themes, including risk analysis, usability, trust, privacy, ethics, and forensics. One step at a time, the book systematically helps you develop the problem-solving skills needed to protect any information infrastructure. Coverage includes Understanding threats, vulnerabilities, and countermeasures Knowing when security is useful, and when it’s useless “security theater” Implementing effective identification and authentication systems Using modern cryptography and overcoming weaknesses in cryptographic systems Protecting against malicious code: viruses, Trojans, worms, rootkits, keyloggers, and more Understanding, preventing, and mitigating DOS and DDOS attacks Architecting more secure wired and wireless networks Building more secure application software and operating systems through more solid designs and layered protection Protecting identities and enforcing privacy Addressing computer threats in critical areas such as cloud computing, e-voting, cyberwarfare, and social media

The Trail Runner's Companion

The Trail Runner's Companion Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Lavender Smith
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493027751
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The sport of trail running is booming as more runners seek more adventurous routes and a deeper connection with nature. Not only are runners taking to the trail, but a growing number are challenging themselves to go past the conventional 26.2-mile marathon point. The time is right for a book that covers everything a runner needs to safely and successfully run and race trails, from 5Ks to ultra distances. Like a trusted coach, The Trail Runner’s Companion offers an inspiring, practical, and goal-oriented approach to trail running and racing. Whether readers are looking to up their distance or tackle new terrain, they’ll find sophisticated, yet clear advice that boosts performance and enhances well-being. Along the way, they’ll learn: Trail-specific techniques and must-have gear What to eat, drink, and think—before, during, and after any trail run How to develop mental tenacity and troubleshoot challenges on longer trail adventures Colorful commentary on the characters and culture that make the sport special With an engaging, encouraging voice, including tips and anecdotes from well-known names in the sport, The Trail Runner's Companion is the ultimate guide to achieving peak performance—and happiness— out on the trails. "Sarah Lavender Smith has long been one of trail running’s finest and most insightful writers, and her first book, The Trail Runner’s Companion, ties everything together for all trail runners, from newbies to veterans and all abilities in between. She expertly and empathetically describes how one should train, eat, drink, and think while becoming a trail runner. But perhaps most importantly of all, she tells us what it means to be a trail runner—why this journey, in her words, 'all the way up to the summit and back down,' is worth the effort. If you already are a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become a better trail runner. If you aren’t yet a trail runner, The Trail Runner’s Companion will make you want to become one.” - John Trent, longtime ultrarunner, race director, Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run board member, and award-winning sportswriter "The Trail Runner's Companion is a must-have for all trail runners, both new and experienced. It brings a wealth of knowledge and entertaining stories to keep you engaged in the valuable content of the book. If only I had The Trail Runner's Companion to read before my first trail race, I could have avoided so many mistakes! I highly recommend it.” - Kaci Lickteig, 2016 UltraRunning Magazine UltraRunner of the Year and Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run champion

The Incomplete Book of Running

The Incomplete Book of Running Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter Sagal
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451696264
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Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares “commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether you are a runner or not, it will move you” (Susan Orlean). On the verge of turning forty, Peter Sagal—brainiac Harvard grad, short bald Jew with a disposition towards heft, and a sedentary star of public radio—started running seriously. And much to his own surprise, he kept going, faster and further, running fourteen marathons and logging tens of thousands of miles on roads, sidewalks, paths, and trails all over the United States and the world, including the 2013 Boston Marathon, where he crossed the finish line moments before the bombings. In The Incomplete Book of Running, Sagal reflects on the trails, tracks, and routes he’s traveled, from the humorous absurdity of running charity races in his underwear—in St. Louis, in February—or attempting to “quiet his colon” on runs around his neighborhood—to the experience of running as a guide to visually impaired runners, and the triumphant post-bombing running of the Boston Marathon in 2014. With humor and humanity, Sagal also writes about the emotional experience of running, body image, the similarities between endurance sports and sadomasochism, the legacy of running as passed down from parent to child, and the odd but extraordinary bonds created between strangers and friends. The result is “a brilliant book about running…What Peter runs toward is strength, understanding, endurance, acceptance, faith, hope, and charity” (P.J. O’Rourke).

Searching for Happily Ever After

Searching for Happily Ever After Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christopher B. Scharping
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781479732425
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This is the second part of the authors autobiography, and it begins where the fi rst volume Where Is Happily Ever After? ended, at New Years 1980. This is a marriage in terrible trouble and there is very little time to heal it since the author is scheduled to leave soon to attend Air Force Offi cers Training School in Texas, nearly a thousand miles west of where his family is currently living. Several crises arise in a short period of months that change the course of their lives forever. The story expands to many different locales around the world and adds many characters as situations evolve. Faithful to his search, the author continues to seek the elusive happily ever after life that he has always wanted. You military buffs will love the aviation aspects of the story; the emotional side goes from ultimate highs to extreme lows and youll fi nd yourself deeply involved with this rollercoaster ride. Live this life as the author did through the fi rst six years of the 1980s; youll be glad you did as you work towards the conclusion in the next volume of this story, Paradise long last! Extensively illustrated with hundreds of photographs that take you around the world, you will watch this story develop over the next six years. If you lived through the 1980s, you will surely relate to this story. If you were too young to remember those times, the story will fascinate you and hold your interest as it is timeless in its energy and emotions. Will happily ever after and love that lasts ever become a reality? Come along on this journey and see for yourself.

A Survey on Today's Smartphone Usage

A Survey on Today's Smartphone Usage Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tobias Himmelsbach
Editor: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656174660
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2011 in the subject Computer Science - Miscellaneous, grade: 2,3, Technical University of Berlin (Agententechnologien in betrieblichen Anwendungen), language: English, abstract: The smartphone market is evolving rapidly, irrespective of the well-known spread within the business sector. In recent years the average users tend to replace their traditional mobile phones, PDAs and Palms with smartphones. These devices have become a pervasive part of everyday life. Dealing with huge amounts of data, the mobile device's and application's demand for certain security standards cannot be underestimated. In recent studies the individual user's needs in terms of technical features, applications etc. have not been addressed and analyzed properly. To capture the problem in its full extent it is vital to understand the user's expectations. Besides, the usage patterns have to be described especially against the background of security aspects. As mentioned before, recent analyzes did not specifically ask what the user expects from a smartphone. Hence, the main objective of this work is to get a broad picture on how smartphones are used today and what users expect, taking into consideration security aspects.. An international web-based online survey was designed and performed to measure and analyze users' behaviour when using smartphones, with the aim of finding out what they want and expect from a smartphone. The main goals were to identify user needs in the context of smartphones, to analyze their knowledge and acquisition to security aspects and to get significant data about the user's behaviour. The main findings of the survey are that on the one hand, most of the users want a smartphone to provide classic mobile phone features, such as performing phone calls, writing messages or storing contacts. On the other hand they want a smartphone to provide mobile internet access, navigation features, multimedia aspects, a comfortable usability and a good look and feel/design. The brand, price and battery performance plays a minor role for them. With respect to security aspects, most of the users have a good knowledge about security in general, pointing out that the security of the smartphone is a very important aspect for them. The obtained results can be provided as recommendations to smartphone vendors, application developers and carriers, who can use them in product portfolio management and product development

Running Xen

Running Xen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeanna N. Matthews,Eli Dow,Todd Deshane,Wenjin Hu,Jeremy Bongio,Patrick F. Wilbur,Brendan Johnson
Editor: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132704571
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Running Xen by Jeanna N. Matthews,Eli Dow,Todd Deshane,Wenjin Hu,Jeremy Bongio,Patrick F. Wilbur,Brendan Johnson Summary

“This accessible and immediately useful book expertly provides the Xen community with everything it needs to know to download, build, deploy and manage Xen implementations.” —Ian Pratt, Xen Project Leader VP Advanced Technology, Citrix Systems The Real–World, 100% Practical Guide to Xen Virtualization in Production Environments Using free, open source Xen virtualization software, you can save money, gain new flexibility, improve utilization, and simplify everything from disaster recovery to software testing. Running Xen brings together all the knowledge you need to create and manage high–performance Xen virtual machines in any environment. Drawing on the unparalleled experience of a world–class Xen team, it covers everything from installation to administration—sharing field-tested insights, best practices, and case studies you can find nowhere else. The authors begin with a primer on virtualization: its concepts, uses, and advantages. Next, they tour Xen’s capabilities, explore the Xen LiveCD, introduce the Xen hypervisor, and walk you through configuring your own hard–disk–based Xen installation. After you’re running, they guide you through each leading method for creating “guests” and migrating existing systems to run as Xen guests. Then they offer comprehensive coverage of managing and securing Xen guests, devices, networks, and distributed resources. Whether you’re an administrator, data center manager, developer, system integrator, or ISP, Running Xen will help you achieve your goals with Xen–reliably, efficiently, with outstanding performance, and at a surprisingly low cost. •Understanding the Xen hypervisor: what it does, and how it works •Using pre-built system images, including compressed file systems •Managing domains with the xm console •Populating and storing guest images •Planning, designing, and configuring networks in Xen •Utilizing Xen security: special purpose VMs, virtual network segments, remote access, firewalls, network monitors, sHype access control, Xen Security Modules (XSM), and more •Managing guest resources: memory, CPU, and I/O •Employing Xen in the enterprise: tools, products, and techniques