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Welcome to the personal homepage of Vincent Danen. The purpose of this site is to collect various bits of different things that I do; it's too painful to maintain a lot of websites these days, and I have a number of projects on the go. If you are interested in some software that I have written or maintain, please visit their appropriate web pages:

  • Anthill; a PHP-based bug tracking system similar to Bugzilla
  • Annvix; an in-progress secure Linux server distribution, originally based on Mandrake Linux 9.2
  • rpmhelp; a repository of alternate RPM packages for Mandrake Linux (please note that the repository still exists for those who need it and are interested in it, but it is no longer being maintained; the last "supported" version of Mandrake Linux is 9.2 for these packages)
  • linsec; an online Wiki-based documentation system for items related to security and system/server administration on Linux, OS X, and other *BSD systems

The purpose of this site is to give a little information and insight on myself (for those who care or are interested), and to collect various little things that I have done that don't really fit with the other sites. For instance, I used to do a lot of writing for TechRepublic before they were taken over by CNET (back when they carried a lot more Linux content). A number of the articles I wrote were reviews on various products; some of those works are re-published here, with permission. Some articles I wrote for (the now defunct) MandrakeSecure website are also available here; those deemed to old or irrelevant for the linsec website. I also continue to do product and book reviews, and those will be published here as well. Some of the original content I wrote for the original "Freezer Burn" website is also available here.

This site is also home of the Mandrakelinux Community wiki, which I host on behalf of the Mandrake community. There is a lot of good information on that wiki, although control of the wiki is largely performed by Anne Wilson; I merely host the site and do whatever maintenance is required to keep it running.

If you are interested in the consulting services I provide, please visit the Danen Consulting Services website.

What's New

Briefly, this lists what new things I've added to the website:

  • 08/24/2004: I've reviewed the book "Hardening Linux" published by McGraw-Hill/Osborne

Advantages of getting the best Lead Management App

If you have noticed, in the business world today, there has been a huge communication gap between sales and marketing that it has started to become the most crucial thing to fix. Since both are needed by one another to reach success in any business, it is important that it somehow compliments one another in such a way that one benefits from each other.

When it comes to getting leads however, sales needs marketing to come up with leads and the marketing part of the business to come up with the sales they need to close the clients that they end up talking to or the leads that they find.

Most businesses have trouble keeping up with the two, but there is a very easy fix for that, and that is through ClickHook. This type of software application can greatly enhance any kind of business whether small or big, as well as enhance the communication between your marketing and sales team in lots of beneficial ways, making each of your team members more effective and efficient.

Aside from that, you can also improve your track production, quality of metrics and material use during your execution, as well as gain a visibility in your work process and receive real time production notices and real time quality. As you can see, there are a lot of benefits of getting this kind of software, but there are some other benefits aside from this, that you need to look into before you get the software for your office:


  • You will be able to automate - when the word automate comes to mind, what do you usually think about? If you are thinking about no manual entry? Then yes, you are right! If you have a lead management application, you wont have to worry about entering data manually, because the application will do it for you, in fact it will be responsible for inputting all of your data even on other Omni channel platforms, like social media accounts, emails, and web. This is great if you really want to save time and effort. Plus, the great thing about it is, you get to focus all of your energy on improving your business,.

  • You will get your return of investment quickly - if you purchase this type of software, you will notice that it will help you identify your ROI so that you can focus and dedicate your time to gaining it back. It will also help you look at the value of all of your new customers, and how many you have started to close in a day.

  • Your planning and control will be of quality - You will have a tight integration of advanced planning quality capabilities from across a lot of applications, which allows you to rapidly react to shop floor events. If you ensure that all of your quality needs are met, customer demands will become easier for you to handle, as well as gain more loyal customers in the end of the process. if you are looking for something to give you quality products, then you should definitely look into this software. The lead management software will help you support your total quality management approach, which includes quality planning, improvement, execution and collaboration.