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November, 2011

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November 30, 2011  4:35 PM

Windows Hardware Troubleshooting, Part 876.32

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I'm the reasonably proud owner of a Dell M11X (Alienware) mini-laptop with an i7 26xx processor, 8 GB RAM, and an OCZ Agility 3 SSD. It runs fast enough for me, and has enough horsepower to do everything I ask of it with aplomb, including some occasionally heavy-duty protocol trace capture and...

November 28, 2011  9:46 PM

Prowess SmartDeploy Helps Ease Heterogeneous OS Situations

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In my previous blog "The Changing Face of OS Migration: Windows 7 and Beyond" I ruminated on the state of Windows desktop deployments in modern...


November 21, 2011  3:27 PM

The Changing Face of OS migration: Windows 7 and Beyond

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Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Aaron Suzuki, the co-founder and CEO of Prowess, a Seattle-and Salt Lake City-based software company best known for its SmartDeploy product...


November 18, 2011  2:56 PM

Extending worthwhile PC use beyond the in-house lifecycle

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When PCs reach their end-of-life point within many organizations, the question then arises about what to do with them to achieve their responsible disposal or redisposition. In developing a lifecycle course for HP a few years back, based on HP's in-house lifecycle expert Bruce Michelson's excellent...


November 16, 2011  3:31 PM

A quiet, out-of-band MS Security Update: More Fraudulent Certificates

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Remember the recent hoopla this summer about fraudulent master-level (intermediate authority) digital certificates showing up in the wild? Well, Microsoft quietly released another out-of-band security update last Friday (11/11/2011) under the heading of

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November 14, 2011  3:07 PM

When Windows Turns Second-Class Citizen

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In August, I agreed to help out a good friend--namely Chris Minnick of Minnick Web Services--by tech editing his forthcoming book WebKit For Dummies. Little did I know what profound effects this decision would have on...


November 11, 2011  2:00 PM

Interesting Post on Windows 8 “Power-Smarts”

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As is most of the rest of the Windows-aware world, I've been following the various posts on the Building Windows 8 blog with great interest and regular attention. In fact, checking in on this blog has become part of my regular "keeping up with Windows" routine, and routinely serves as...


November 7, 2011  4:05 PM

Unsung “Best Mobile Technology Buy:” iPod Touch

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OK, so I finally broke down a couple of weeks ago, and jumped onto the smartphone bandwagon. On October 26, my Verizon iPhone 4S showed up at the door, two days earlier than the promised delivery date. No sooner had this techno-toy registered on my household than my 7-year-old son Gregory...


November 4, 2011  4:10 PM

Check Out Nitro PDF Pro 7 for an Affordable, Simpler Acrobat Alternative

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I've long been a fan of Nitro's excellent PDF products, which are invariably faster, cheaper, and more secure than Adobe's PDF offerings. On Wednesday, they announced their latest Nitro PDF software (mine...


November 2, 2011  8:54 PM

Windows 7 vis-a-vis Windows XP

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On October 19, I wrote a post here entitled "Win 7, XP Reach Crossover Point." In reading over Ed Bott's recent blog on the same subject entitled "

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