Windows Enterprise Desktop:

November, 2010


November 30, 2010  3:44 PM

Stuxnet spawns bizarre conspiracy theories

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Everybody's heard about the Stuxnet virus by now, built specifically to attack Siemens' SCADA systems through one of its most popular programmable logic controllers (PLCs). At the most recent Virus Bulletin conference in Vancouver, BC, in late September 2010,...

November 29, 2010  5:52 PM

Understanding Application “DNA” Proves Vital to Windows Migrations

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[caption id="attachment_1206" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="App-DNA AppTitude offers detailed automated application compatibility analyses to enterprises"]

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November 24, 2010  2:27 PM

Secunia PSI 2.0 Beta takes great strides ahead

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I've long been a fan of the Secunia vulnerability scanning and patching alert tools, known as the Personal Software Inspector (PSI) in its free for individual, at-home use version, and the Corporate Software Inspector (CSI) in its for-a-fee version for workplace use. A beta version of the next...


November 22, 2010  5:36 PM

Another item for your SSD toolkit: CrystalDiskInfo

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If you work with solid state disks, you're probably already familiar with the various tools that your drive vendors provide for their units. Mostly, these are tools for checking and upgrading firmware, but occasionally,  you'll also come across a great tool like the

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November 19, 2010  8:58 PM

Interesting New System Shenanigans

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I'm currently in the throes of building a new primary production PC, and getting ready to migrate from my current production machine to its immanent successor. As I've gone through the latest build process I'm astounded by how much computing power you can buy for the bucks these days, and how much...


November 17, 2010  3:51 PM

Thurrott on IE 6 Virtualization: Use Unibrowse

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In a couple of recent blogs, I've examined various approaches to keeping access to Web sites and pages that are built to work with IE 6 rather than newer Internet Explorer versions in a Windows 7 environment (

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November 16, 2010  5:16 PM

The Downside of Virtualizing Web-based Apps? Legal entanglements, for one…

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We've been living in a brave new world of Web-based apps for nearly a decade now, and some of the smelly old birds that took off in the early days are coming home to roost. What do I mean? Well, check out this recent story by Mary Jo Foley entitled "

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November 15, 2010  4:17 PM

Tempting Fate Doesn’t Always Pay Off

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I've got an older, but still pretty powerful HP notebook I use for testing and watching the occasional video. It's a HDX9203KW, aka "The Dragon" because of its snazzy exterior design. With 8 GB of RAM and 1.5 TB of disk space, it's pretty powerful as notebooks go, and it runs Windows 7 like a top...


November 9, 2010  1:10 AM

Less than a VM, More Compatible than a Plain Host OS: App Virtualization

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Late last week, I had the pleasure of speaking to Alon Yaffe, the Director of Marketing at InstallFree.com, the maker of a snazzy tool for application virtualization. In particular we talked about InstallFree 7bridge, an application compatibility solution that addresses the kinds of problems that...


November 5, 2010  8:50 PM

Way Cool Repair Tool: Reimage

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I read Windows Secrets regularly (a newsletter from Brian Livingston, Woody Leonhard, and a whole crew of other Windows stalwarts and experts). As I skimmed over the last issue, I chortled at the sight of an advertisement that promised to...


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