By Fred Roth, Contributing Writer, [GAS] As of this month, the first round of Windows Vista Ultimate Extras have been sent out to customers “lucky” enough to have purchased the highest caliber of Microsoft’s newest operating system. These supplemental downloads are available through Windows Update and are described as “Cutting Edge Programs, Innovative Services and […]
The term “hacker” has always been one of the most incorrectly used expressions. If you think that a hacker is someone who tries to get into computer systems illegally, stop right here and go read this before continuing further. Ok, now that you’ve been enlightened, let’s proceed. It’s no secret that Microsoft has been cooperating […]
Windows Vista users rejoice! Microsoft has just released two new updates that are supposed to improve the performance and reliability of Vista systems. KB938979 addresses the following issues: You experience a long delay when you try to exit the Photos screen saver. A memory leak occurs when you use the Windows Energy screen saver. If […]
This promises to be the best movie ever! It has everything a good movie should have: Drama, suspense and action. Enjoy the show!
A year ago, an application called FairUse4WM came into the wonderful world that is the Internet. This nice but evil piece of software had the ability to crack the DRM keys contained within Windows Media files. After its release, the folks at Microsoft hurried up and fixed their DRM system so that FairUse4WM could not […]
While moving your Windows shares from one computer to another might seem pointless for most people, system administrators see great value in doing it efficiently. It is particularly useful in situations where we have to move data from an old server to new one, and we want our users to keep on accessing their files […]
Following right on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Table, the folks at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, have developed a prototype of a multi-touch laptop. Here’s a short video from Steve Hodges, Manager of Microsoft’s Sensors and Devices Group, presenting his new toy. Enjoy the show!
Remember that Microsoft Surface technology we wrote about a while ago? Interested in getting one of those new “surface” tables? Here’s a video detailing a few reasons why you would want to get one. I know I’ll do! (If I can ever get my hands on 10 grand; anybody feels like making a donation?)
Is there anything more annoying then receiving a brand new computer and having to reinstall it from scratch, just because you want to make sure that it’s entirely free from craplets? These kinds of situations are unfortunately more and more common in the world of brand name computers. Here’s a video taking a look at […]
Yes, I know, we’re a bit late on the MS patches post this month! Sorry about that! On Tuesday, the folks at Microsoft released six new security bulletins as part of their monthly patch cycle. They have also updated patches for two prior bulletins. Here are the details: -MS07-030: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Visio Could Allow […]
If you haven’t already noticed, the blog hasn’t been updated as often as usual in the last two days. The reason for this is that one of my exchange servers has gone dead, and I’m currently busy rebuilding it. For all you exchange admins out there, here’s a little bit of wisdom: ESEUtil can be […]
-A More Secure Home WiFi Design Tim over at DCOT has recently published a great article on how to boost the security of your home WLAN. Definitely worth the read if you are feeling concerned about villains accessing your network wirelessly. -Top 10 Ubuntu applications “Today we’ve chosen our favorite ten Ubuntu software applications that […]