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

May, 2010


May 31, 2010  11:53 AM

AsusTek shows off tablet computer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
ASUS, AsusTek, competitor, Eee Pad, Ipad, Slate device, Windows 7 Embedded Compact 7, Windows 7 Home Premium

Okay, you've got to check this out...

TAIPEI, Taiwan – Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices following Apple's launch of...

May 31, 2010  11:36 AM

Quit Facebook Day?



Posted by: Nathan Simon
block settings, facebook, photo sharing, privacy, social networking

Apparently today is "Quit Facebook Day" Why you ask? They say it's due to privacy concerns.

Facebook has upset users in recent months by not giving them enough control over their personal data. For example, Facebook’s changes in privacy settings in December allowed users to control...


May 28, 2010  11:08 AM

HP on Top!



Posted by: Nathan Simon
EPIC, Gartner, HP ProLiant, ibm, iLO 3, Integrated Lights Out, proliant G7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Working at EPIC has shown me that the best servers out there right now are HP Servers, " HP took the top spot from IBM in global server revenue in the first quarter, as shipments from all manufacturers rose 23 percent over the previous year, according to Gartner", yes I am biased...


May 26, 2010  12:31 PM

VMware Workstation 7.1 Just released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Aero, DirectX 9, industry standard, opengl, Virtualization, vmware, VMware Workstation 7.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

As of yesterday the industry standard in desktop virtualization has just been upgraded to version 7.1. Along with the new release comes the ability to create virtual machines with up to 8 vcpus and 32GB of memory, driverless printing with no configuration for both Windows and Linux guest...


May 24, 2010  5:53 AM

Opera Mini 5



Posted by: Nathan Simon
BlackBerry, browser, download, mobile browser, Opera Mini 5, smart-phone, streaming, tabbed browsing, YouTube

Well they've done it, release a browser that actually works well with my blackberry... for the past 6 months I have been using Opera Mini 5 Beta 2, i was very impressed. I was so impressed that I...


May 18, 2010  1:59 AM

All you wanted to know about Bluetooth



Posted by: Nathan Simon
bluetooth, Bluetooth 3, Bluetooth 4, bluetooth headset, Bluetooth LE mode, internet, tethering

You know what it is, you use it to tether you laptop for Internet, you use it with a bluetooth headset and you also may use it to talk through a car stereo deck... but there are a few things you may not know, see the insert below...

Bluetooth sharpened its competitive edge in two new...


May 18, 2010  1:51 AM

Microsoft = $200M for VirnetX



Posted by: Nathan Simon
microsoft, mulit-million dollar payout, pantent, U.S. District Court, VirnetX, VPN, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

VirnetX says that Microsoft infringed on 2 patents, the 2 technologies were used in Windows XP and Vista.

A Texas jury ruled March 16 that Microsoft willfully infringed on two VirnetX patents pertaining to the use of secure  communication links between computing  devices. The jury...


May 18, 2010  1:37 AM

XenClient Express



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Citrix, desktop virtualization, hypervisor, laptop virtualization, Virtualization, XenClient, XenClient Express kit

Citrix delivered on the IT Kit for pro's but the official release of its Hypervisor for desktops and laptops won't ship until later this year.

The XenClient Express kit, which is available free for public download today, includes the bare metal hypervisor, the Citrix Receiver for...


May 13, 2010  2:26 PM

Disable Terminal Services Beep



Posted by: Nathan Simon
beep, disablebeep, pc speaker, regedit, Terminal Services, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

You can disable the system beep function in client rdp sessions by creating the following registry key on the Terminal Server:    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\    add a DWORD "DisableBeep" with a value of "1" You will have to restart the Terminal...


May 11, 2010  3:14 AM

Google Android surpasses iPhone in the US Q1



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, bbm, BlackBerry, Blackberry Messenger, Google Android, iphone, os 4, RIM

Well i figured it was coming, Google Android is quickly climbing to be the number 1 selling smart phone in the US, in less than 6 months it has exceeded iPhone sales, and is moving fast to compete with RIM. They need an app that can emulate and interact with BlackBerry Messenger, then I would even...


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