The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy:

November, 2009


November 30, 2009  4:52 AM

Windows 7 – More Money for Microsoft

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Windows 7 ushers a new way for game and movie companies to advertise, how? With customized Windows 7 themes. Some think its a cash grab, but who cares, I mean, if I can download a custom theme from a cool movie, for instance "Avatar" then I will... especially cool is how they can provide multiple...

November 27, 2009  2:54 AM

Microsoft Office Starter 2010, is there any point?

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Office Starter 2010 is the Microsoft-designated replacement for its Microsoft Works product. Starter will be a low-end, free (but ad-supported) bundle of Word and Excel. Based on a Microsoft FAQ(see below), Microsoft Office Starter will not support all formats, it will also be...


November 27, 2009  2:42 AM

Black Friday Deals

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Well its Black Friday tomorrow and the deals are all over the web. Notably on one of my favorite web stores to purchase from, NewEgg.ca, check it out. Click here for the...


November 22, 2009  4:56 PM

Air Canada is testing WIFI Service

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Air Canada is currently testing WIFI service provided by Gogo Internet Service. The service is available on a per flight basis for 9.95(Laptop) and 7.95(Smartphone)

Initially, the system will be available only in the continental United States via Aircell, which has built a high-speed...


November 22, 2009  4:44 PM

How to get your Free Windows 7 Upgrade

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Well like many users around the world, you bough a PC with Vista on it, for me Vista worked fine, but I am an expert in my field, so yeah I would say most people were frustrated with Windows Vista, the saving grace is, as many people have already experienced, Windows 7. So you bought this PC with...


November 22, 2009  4:30 PM

Internet Explorer 9

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Well its about time the Microsoft is putting some new and useful things into IE9, instead of waiting for Google Chrome or Firefox to implement some cool new feature, then just copy it... here is a statement from Dean Hachamovitch.

"This is a direct improvement to everybody's usage of...


November 18, 2009  2:18 AM

Intel’s New Plans

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Intel Nehalem-EX 6-core processor

Intel announced yesterday that it will be unveiling its six core processor, called Nehalem-EX, in the first half of 2010. The newest Intel chip will be targeted towards High Performance Computing (HPC) segment and will reportedly optimize server...


November 16, 2009  4:02 AM

Nvidia calling out Intel on their “tactics”

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More news on Nvidia and Intel, or should I say Intel vs Nvidia.

Nvidia is the world's leading supplier of "discrete," or standalone, graphics chips but takes a distant second place in overall market share to Intel, which supplies "integrated" graphics built into the chipsets that...


November 16, 2009  3:53 AM

HP buys 3Com

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Here's some news that I am a little late on reporting, I guess better late than never. HP hopes to help 3Com become a better competitor to Cisco, Cisco currently is the networking leader. "Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Wednesday it will purchase networking company 3Com for $2.7 billion, and also...


November 8, 2009  6:35 PM

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) Management

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Found this story while surfing the net, seems that the management software for Red Hat's virtualization software needs to be run from a Windows Server, they say that they will have a Linux version ready around 2010, but at the time of this story and for a little while anyways, you will need some...


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