Fedora (with Gnome) and VMWare Workstation 6.5 = keyboard trouble

This didn’t happen for me with previous versions of Fedora or previous version of VMWare Workstation, but it seems to have happened to others at varying times.  This problem came about for me when I upgraded to Fedora 10 (I had already been using VMWare Workstation 6.5 with no issues). I have Windows XP running

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Openvpn + Windows = One Awesome VPN Setup (Quick and Easy!)

While at a previous employer, I came across an interesting article in the now-defunct SysAdmin magazine which covered, soup-to-nuts, setting up a rather basic OpenVPN server and NSIS-based Windows client package. It wasn’t long before I got hip deep in to customizing the Windows installer NSI script, and tweaking the server configuration. Eventually, I configured

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Windows Time Sync

Windows systems do an OK job of managing time services like NTP, but they really do miss the mark. Hosts that are part of a domain get their time from the domain server (Active Directory or PDC) automagically on a periodic basis. Some drift may happen, but it is minimal. Servers, such as the AD

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