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DEFINITION: Cruft is a collective term for the elements of a program, system or product that are either useless, poorly designed or both. In computing, cruft describes areas of redundant, improper or simply badly written code, as well as old or inferior hardware and electronics. Cruft may also be used to describe a group of hackers, just as "pod" describes a group of whales, "exultation" a  … 
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Shavlik Protect: Everything You Need to Patch the OS, VMware and Third-Party Applications
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Going Beyond Email: Marketing Software with Targeted In-Product Messaging
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Modernizing System i Applications: The Integration Architecture
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The Real-World Benefits of SAP Safeguarding Services
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Case Studies with Intel vPro Processor Technology
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Improving Agile Development with Continuous Build Scripts & Build Avoidance
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Monitoring Dell 9G Servers in Oracle GRID
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Posted: 09 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

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Windows 7: Tips and Best Practices for Simplified Migration
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BUG FIXES DEFINITION (continued): …  group of larks and "murder" a group of crows.Something that is "crufty" may be dirty, unpleasant, extra, sloppily implemented, duplicated elsewhere or simply useless. Cruft, for instance, could refer to a URL where internal organizational details or directories that matter to no one but the webmasters "clutter" up the address. A mobile operating system that requires a user to navigate six submenus to complete a frequently-used function is another example of cruft.While cruft is usually used in computer programming, many coders or lovers of hacker jargon also apply it to any situation … 
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