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November, 2009

November 30, 2009  11:33 PM

Ultimately, Windows 7 Ultimate is the Best Version

Posted by: Tony Bradley
which version of Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows 7 Ultimate, XP Mode virtualization

I understand why there is a Windows 7 Starter version. Offering a stripped-down version of the operating system to run lean and mean on low-end netbook computers is a brilliant strategic move. The full-blown Windows is too bloated for netbooks, but providing the Starter version still keeps...

November 30, 2009  11:22 PM

Address Windows 7 Upgrade Problems

Posted by: Tony Bradley
bad produtc key, endless reboots, installation hangs at 62 percent, Robert Strohmeyer, upgrade issues, Windows 7

Windows 7 is a success by almost any measure you can come up with, but that is not to say it has been completely without issue. Users have experienced a variety of issues when trying to upgrade to Windows 7.  PC World's Robert Strohmeyer deals with some of the more prevalent issues in his article...

November 30, 2009  11:17 PM

Windows 7 Increases PC Demand

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Mac OS X, operating system, PC sales, Windows 7, Windows XP

According to Acer, the #2 PC maker behind HP, Windows 7 is driving demand for new PC's this holiday season. That is good news for retailers, for PC makers, and for Microsoft. Initial

November 29, 2009  8:23 PM

Windows 7 Security: More Work to be Done

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ASLR, BitLocker-to-Go, DEP, file extensions, IE8, security, UAC, Windows 7, Windows Firewall, Windows XP, XP Mode virtualization

Microsoft's Windows 7 is the most secure desktop operating system it has ever produced. Of course, why shouldn't it be. It seems reasonable to...

November 28, 2009  11:16 PM

Windows 7 Overtakes Mac OS X

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Apple, Mac OS X, market share, Microsoft, operating system, Windows 7

Windows 7 has been officially available for just over a month, but in that short time it has captured as much of the operating system market as all versions of Apple's Mac OS X...

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November 27, 2009  12:54 AM

Protecting Data from Internal Threats

Posted by: Tony Bradley
compromise, enemy within, insider threat, security, Windows 7, Windows XP, Zecurion, Zecurion Partner Network, ZGate

The information security industry is built on a model of protecting internal network assets and resources from external threats. IT and security administrators are heavily invested in the concept of the network perimeter and an us-vs-them approach. The problem is that most of the threats actually...

November 24, 2009  9:12 AM

Microsoft Denies Secret NSA Backdoor in Windows 7

Posted by: Tony Bradley
backdoor, conspiracy theory, eavesdropping, Microsoft, NSA, spying, tin foil hat, Windows 7, wiretap

Knock, knock. Tighten up your tinfoil hat, its going to be a long ride. Conspiracy theorists are acccusing Microsoft of building a secret 'backdoor' into the Windows 7 operating system that will allow Uncle Sam to sneak in...

November 14, 2009  10:41 PM

Panda Protects Windows from the Cloud

Posted by: Tony Bradley
antivirus, Cloud Security, endpoint security, free antivirus, free security, Panda Cloud Antivirus, panda cloud protection, Panda Security, white paper

I wrote recently about a service from Panda that provides a cost-effective antivirus and endpoint security solution for home offices and SMB's--Panda Managed Office...

November 10, 2009  11:27 PM

Security Researchers Concerned about Flaw in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers

Posted by: Tony Bradley
drive-by attack, kernel-mode drivers, Microsoft, MS09-063, MS09-065, nCircle, Patch Tuesday, security bulletins, Tyler Reguly, vulnerabilities, Windows

Today is Patch Tuesday for November, 2009. Microsoft released 6 new Security Bulletins for November--3...

November 8, 2009  8:24 PM

Migrate Smoothly to Windows 7 with Microsoft Solution Accelerators

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ACT, Application Compatibility Toolkit, MAP, Microsoft, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Windows 7, Windows XP

If you are only upgrading a handful of systems you can use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor to determine if they are ready to make the switch to the new operating system. Do you need to

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