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May 28, 2011  11:56 PM

StarWind iSCSI – Free Version



Posted by: Joshua Wood
iSCSI, starwind, Windows

Hi all, StarWind iSCSI is a great product. It runs smoothly, rock-solid, great performance and now the price is unbeatable. I have used StarWind for a good while now and it is easily one of the best iSCSI products out there. Recently they came out a with a free version that has some awesome...

May 6, 2011  9:28 PM

Windows 7 Adoption Slow



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft, Windows 7

Hi all, A poll run by Unisys says that Windows 7 adoption has been slow. Not terrible but slower than people would have liked or expected. Windows 7 is a great OS from my perspective. It adds tons of features for admins and users alike. That said, I can see why a small business person would be...


April 27, 2011  8:00 PM

Price Increase for Microsoft Certs



Posted by: Joshua Wood
certification, Microsoft, Windows

Hi all, Microsoft has increased the price of their certs in order to “reflect the significant value that our certifications provide to our customers”. While I believe that Microsoft certification has value I don’t know if I believe that they are increasing the price because of the value to...


March 18, 2011  1:00 AM

Mozilla Web-O-Wonder



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Firefox

Hello all, Mozilla is getting ready to launch version 4 of its browser FireFox. What does that mean to everyone who isn't coding for FireFox. Well, maybe more than you think. There is a ton of cool little features that have potential for big changes to the interactive web as we know it. In...


August 31, 2008  9:29 PM

Linux E-Mail Client



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

List of email clients for Linux. http://www.ubuntugeek.com/list-of-email-clients-available-in-ubuntu-linux.html


August 30, 2008  9:26 PM

New Procurve Gigabit Switch



Posted by: Joshua Wood
HP, Procurve

The HP Procurve 2510 offers performance and management at a low cost. http://www.hp.com/rnd/products/switches/ProCurve_Switch_2510_Series/overview.htm


August 26, 2008  1:57 AM

Microsoft Supports Other HyperVisors



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Citrix, HyperVisor, Microsoft Windows, Novell, VMware ESX, Windows, Xen

Microsoft has changed their licensing so that they are more "friendly" to competing hypervisor products. This also extends to their support of their products on other hyper-v platforms which currently are Xen, VMWare and Novell's virtualization product. While they are supporting several...


August 15, 2008  12:00 PM

One-Stop Virtualization Shop



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Microsoft Windows

In the virtualization market there are a number of players. There is Citrix Xen Server, Microsoft Hyper-V and VMWare server on the bar-metal and OS virtualization side of things. But on there is also application virtualization of applications with Microsoft's Soft-Grid and virtualization of...


August 13, 2008  12:00 PM

XP Still Out-Selling Vista



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Vista, Windows, XP

Windows Vista has been out for over a year now. If an operating system is going to make any head-way in the IT industry it needs to happen soon after the release. While there is a slim chance the OS could a late bloomer that is pretty unlikely given it current state. So much so that people will buy...


August 9, 2008  7:12 PM

Vista Security By-Passed



Posted by: Joshua Wood
Black Hat, Microsoft Vista, Microsoft Windows, Vista, Windows 2008

The fact that Windows Vista's security has been by-passed isn't new it bears repeating enough to make sure that everyone has heard this. Basically the security in Windows's Vista and Windows Server 2008 that was supposed to make the new operating system more secure than any previous operating...


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