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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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Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 1
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the first segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

Vista Migration with Altiris Solutions
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Having a sound migration plan and an integrated, automated solution is important for migration. Read this white paper to get general migration guidelines and learn 10 steps for a smooth and effective Vista Migration.
Posted: 19 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Nov 2007

Symantec

Applying Updates for Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Part 2
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Managing hardware updates is a key aspect of the MS Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the introduction of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Dell Update. This article provides guidelines for the process and is the final segment of a two part series.
Posted: 27 Jul 2006 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Dell, Inc.

Hosted CRM Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Inside CRM
WHITE PAPER: In the market for a CRM? This white paper outlines the general benefits and drawbacks of hosted vs. on-premise CRMs and lists the basic features to look for in your hosted solution. With an up-to-date overview of the CRM market...
Posted: 31 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Inside CRM

Improving Agile Development with Continuous Build Scripts & Build Avoidance
sponsored by OpenMake Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how realize the full benefits of continuous integration in agile development.
Posted: 22 Apr 2008 | Published: 01 Apr 2008

OpenMake Software

Make the Most of Your Customer COE: A 3-Step Approach
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: To achieve effective objectives and drive effective Application Lifecycle Management, an organization must transform its Customer COE by enhancing the value it delivers to the business. Read this paper to learn so much more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2010 | Published: 23 Jun 2010

SAP America, Inc.

What's New in Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010
sponsored by Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 offers all of the enterprise search features and functionality that are in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and provides many new enterprise search capabilities. This article summarizes the new enterprise search features and functionality in SharePoint Server 2010.
Posted: 07 Dec 2009 | Published: 12 Nov 2009

Microsoft Corporation India Pvt Ltd

Migrating to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Upgrading to the Latest Red Hat Release
sponsored by Red Hat and JBoss
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides guidance on how to evaluate, plan, and execute a migration to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 from a prior Red Hat Enterprise Linux release or legacy Red Hat Linux distribution.
Posted: 22 Feb 2005 | Published: 01 Feb 2005

Red Hat and JBoss

The 10 Commandments of a Successful Oracle E-Business R12 Upgrade
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 10 key best practices to help your organization effectively manage change to your enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, with particular attention to upgrading to R12.
Posted: 22 Sep 2011 | Published: 04 Oct 2011

Dell Software

Optimizing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Environments
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Planning a migration or upgrade to SQL Server 2005, however, can be a challenging process. As organizations plan a SQL Server 2005 implementation, their first step should be to assess their current environment.
Posted: 15 Dec 2006 | Published: 01 Dec 2006

Dell, Inc.
 
 
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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