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

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May 23, 2011  5:10 PM

Firefox 5 Beta Released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Chrome, CSS, Firefox, IE8, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, quick-release

Mozilla just released Firefox 5 the other day, they have moved to a quick-release schedule in the hope to bring new features to users and developers sooner.

Mozilla has three main versions of Firefox now: the release version for mainstream users, the beta version with new features...

April 24, 2011  7:54 PM

Windows 7 sells 350 Million Copies in 18 Months



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Internet Explorer, licensing, Market Share, OS, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP

Yet, its nowhere close to Windows XP overall penetration of the global operating systems market (54%). Windows 7, in contrast, is flourishing both at home and at work. Microsoft cites an IDC estimate that 90 percent of corporations are currently in the process of migrating to Windows 7, and...


January 13, 2011  1:40 AM

Lost HTTP Access to MSA 2012i



Posted by: Nathan Simon
cannot access via browser, Firefox, HP, http access not working, Internet Explorer, iSCSI, lun, microsoft, MSA 2000, MSA 2012i, Storage Controller, vmware, Windows

Well, the scenario is that I lost the ability to manage the storage controllers via a web browser. I could ping each controller fine, and I could also telnet into them, which is great, because with telnet you can fix this issue. Go to Command Prompt. Type telnet 192.168.x.x (whatever the IP...


March 21, 2010  7:46 PM

Internet Explorer 9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
chakra, HMTL 5, IE8, IE9, Internet Explorer, microsoft, Windows 7

Microsoft's new iteration of browser is on the horizon, while the beta embraces HTML 5, it has marginal speed gains(up to 9 times) while rendering pages.

In the very first report of browsers' scalability compared to IE7 in Vista SP2, the IE9 tech preview in Windows 7 scored a 6.57...


November 22, 2009  4:30 PM

Internet Explorer 9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Bing Maps, Direct2D, Firefox, Google Chrome, Hardware accelerated 2D, IE9, Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 9, Java, Safari

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...


September 28, 2009  10:51 PM

Internet Privacy, You are not Alone.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Browser Privacy mode, Firefox, google, Internet Explorer, internet privacy, proxy

There is a really interesting story over at TechNewsWorld. I have included an insert below... "When you're surfing online, privacy is really a matter of degree. If you're browsing unprotected, site owners can manage to figure out quite a lot about you based on where you go. Many browsers now...


January 10, 2009  5:52 PM

Google Chrome 2.0 Pre-Beta Released



Posted by: Nathan Simon
browsing, Google Chrome, Google Chrome 2.0 Pre-Beta, Greasmonkey, Internet Explorer

One of the better updates is the fact that you can have "profiles" within Chrome, ie different homepages, favorites, and history. The update also allows for Full Page Zooming, Auto Form Completion, and Greasemonkey. Don't know what Greasemonkey is check


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