As you will have gathered by my blog posts I take the security of my joomla sites very seriously it even prompted another blogger "realise I needed to get smarter about passwords".

Even if you follow all the advice in those posts and the excellent advice in the Joomla Administrators Security Checklist you can never be too careful.

So it is no surprise that when a new security extension popped up in JED it picqued my interest.

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It seams that no Joomla related blog is complete without an obligatory comparison between Joomla and Drupal.

As I've never used Drupal, and have no intention of learning it, I'm not really in a position to do a comparison.

And even if I did I am sure it would be unfairly biased as my years of experience with Joomla is bound to influence my conclusions and decisions.

After my blog post the >other day I started thinking how I could improve the portable Joomla training suite.

Currently at the start of each training session I provide the trainees with a USB stick with a suite of portable apps including XAMPP and FireFox.

This ensures that they are all running the same software and I can pre-install some sample Joomla sites to use during the training.

Unfortunately this only works for Windows users and I don't like solutions that exclude Mac or Linux users.