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

Windows 7


May 18, 2010  1:51 AM

Microsoft = $200M for VirnetX



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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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 5, 2010  10:18 PM

Apple iPad running Windows 7 via Citrix



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Well there you have it, even iPad users can't stay away from Windows 7! With Windows 7 running through Citrix users will actually get to multitask!

It turns out the 9.7 inch display on the iPad with a 1024x768 screen resolution works great for a full VDI XenDesktop. Windows...


April 28, 2010  2:23 AM

Cisco VPN Client Now supports Windows 7 and Vista 64-bit



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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The Cisco VPN Client v5.0.7 has been released with Windows 7 & Windows Vista 64-bit platform compatibility.  Until recently, if users were using 64-bit editions of Windows 7 /Vista they could not use the Cisco VPN Client to create an IPSec VPN tunnel to...


April 23, 2010  5:14 AM

Microsoft releases Office 2010 to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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If you have been using Office 2010 Beta like I have, you'll be please to know that you can now download Office 2010 Retail Plus from your MSDN or TechNet subscription service.

If you have an MSDN or TechNet subscription, Office 2010 is now available for download. In addition, Microsoft...


April 18, 2010  7:30 PM

iPad Competitors – Android Tablet – HP Slate



Posted by: Nathan Simon
android os, google tablet, HP Slate, hp tablet, Ipad, Netbook, portability, USB, user interface, Windows 7

Well we knew it was coming, a Goolge Tablet running the Android OS. This might be something i would want to get my hands on, considering the Android device will be much more customizable than the iPad. As below, working with the Android Tablet in the cloud is much easier, which would make life...


April 1, 2010  4:37 PM

ImageResizer for Windows 7



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Resizing image has always been a problem in Windows OS, it lacks the support to resize image quickly. Fortunately the popular tool ImageResizer in Windows XP now has support in Windows 7 and Vista, it has native 64 bit support for 64 bit 7 and Vista.

Like it sounds, this tool lets you...


March 21, 2010  7:46 PM

Internet Explorer 9



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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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...


March 11, 2010  3:04 AM

Alienware M11x



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Ever wanted a netbook that could truly do it all? Well now you can own such a beast, or should I say Alien... Meet the Alienware M11x. Now you wont have to lug a bulky computer around to LAN parties, this little guy will fit into your backpack. With the ability to play Crysis and Call of Duty...


February 27, 2010  4:36 PM

iPad Competition? Gigabyte might have the answer.



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Apple, competition for iPad, Gigabyte, Intel, Ipad, microsoft, N450, N470, Netbook, Netvertible, touch screen, WiFi, Windows 7

Hey everyone! I was just browsing around the net earlier and came upon this news story... could this be Microsoft's answer to the iPad, a Netvertible? Gigabyte will soon release the Gigabyte T1000, while it might not net as smooth an interface as the iPad, i think upgradingto 2GB+ of ram, would...


February 21, 2010  9:04 PM

Windows 7 RC1 Expiring



Posted by: Nathan Simon
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Well I don't have to remind everyone that your evaluation copy of Windows 7 will be expiring soon. As of March 1st 2010, you PC will begin to shutdown every 2 hours. On June 1st 2010, Windows 7 will stop working altogether. So to alleviate yourself from the stresses of a PC that just doesn't want...


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