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July 28, 2009  3:41 AM

Adobe Security Vulnerability



Posted by: Brien Posey
Acrobat Reader, Adobe, Flash, Security

This morning I read an article in USA Today that discussed a serious security vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Hackers have been setting up Web sites containing "corrupt" adobe files. When these files are loaded, they allow a bot to be installed onto the victim's...

July 17, 2009  8:21 PM

The End of the GUI?



Posted by: Brien Posey
GUI, Windows 2008

Back in the 80's, Microsoft made their fortune by creating products that used a graphical user interface. Today though, there seems to be a reversal of that thought process. Windows Server 2008 offers a mode called Server Core that doesn't even have a GUI, and more and more of the utilities that...


July 13, 2009  1:28 AM

The WIndows Installer Cleanup Utility



Posted by: Brien Posey
Setup, Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, Windows Server

Today I ran across a utility that I had never seen before, and I just had to tell you about it. Before I do though, let me give you a little background.


June 6, 2009  9:32 PM

Windows Experience Index Drama



Posted by: Brien Posey
Vista, Windows Experience Index

A few days ago, I wrote a blog post talking about how a recent hardware upgrade had maxed out my machine’s Windows Experience Index. Last night I received a very rude E-mail message in regard to...


June 4, 2009  2:38 AM

The Windows Experience Index



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows Experience Index, Windows Vista

When Microsoft first introduced Vista, one of the new features that was introduced along with it was the Windows Experience index. The basic idea was that the performance of various system components was rated and assigned a numerical score. The lowest score represented your overall Windows...


May 23, 2009  1:51 AM

Virtualizing Essential Business Server



Posted by: Brien Posey
Essential Business Server, Virtualization

I would like to apologize to everyone for the lack of blog posts lately. I have been hard at work on my latest book, and that has been consuming all my time lately. Thankfully, I wrapped up the book this morning and I hope to return to a more normal blog posting schedule. The book that I just...


April 25, 2009  2:51 AM

Windows XP Compatibility for Windows 7



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows XP, WIndows XP compatibility

Yesterday I was reading everyone’s opinions of Windows 7 on various technology related blogs. Some of the blogs predict that Windows 7 is going to be the final nail in the coffin for Microsoft....


April 23, 2009  2:14 AM

Windows 7 Starter Edition



Posted by: Brien Posey
netbook, Windows 7, Windows 7 starter edition

In a slow economy, it is no surprise that netbooks are really starting to become popular. These low end laptops are small in size, and typically sell for around $300.


April 16, 2009  3:21 AM

Windows 7 Editions



Posted by: Brien Posey
Windows 7, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Home Premium

A while back I recall seeing a list of all of the different versions of Windows 7 that Microsoft was planning to offer. At the time I didn’t pay a lot of attention to the list, but I do remember...


December 30, 2008  5:44 PM

The Theory of Evolution



Posted by: Brien Posey
Microsoft Windows

I have finally returned from vacation and dug out from all of the clutter that always seems to accumulate while I am gone. While I wish that I was still in the Caribbean soaking up the sun, I’m ready to get back to business.


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