server

Thu
30
Jul
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MS Officially Joins Linux Community, Releases Driver Code

Microsoft recently revealed the release of 20,000 lines of Open Source Linux device driver code, including three device drivers to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The code will be available to the Linux community and ... customers alike to enhance the performance of the Linux operating system when it is virtualized on the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V operating system, including the R2 release. Hyper-V is a technology made by Microsoft which provides "cost savings ... [of] server hardware ... by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines ... (view more)

Wed
06
May
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'Dedicated Server Disk Wipes', and 'Free Meter'

Dedicated Server Disk Wipes System administrators do not have physical access to dedicated servers. These servers are usually hosted by a web hosting company in a secured data center. Most dedicated servers are rented for a certain period of time ... and then passed on to the next customer. Some server hosts securely wipe and format the hard drives before they are made available again, while some hosts only format the drives, which leaves data easily recoverable and susceptible. The below tutorial explains how to securely wipe a drive. http://www.ghacks.net Free Meter Free meter monitors system ... (view more)

Fri
24
Apr
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MS Windows 8: Details Emerge via Help Wanted Ad

With only a few weeks until Microsoft's Windows 7 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) is released, Microsoft is already looking for people to help with Windows 8. An April 14th job ad posted by Microsoft says the upcoming version of Windows will have new ... features like cluster support and support for one way replication. Apparently the Windows 8 kernel is being reworked to provide dramatic performance improvements. Windows 8 will also include innovative features that, according to Microsoft, will revolutionize file access in branch offices. (Source: microsoft.com ) In the Planning Stage for a While ... (view more)

Wed
11
Feb
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MS Critical Patch Fixes 8 Vulnerabilities

A hole allowing hackers to take control of Microsoft Exchange was just one "critical" issue the Redmond-based company promises it has fixed with a patch correcting a total of eight vulnerabilities in its programs, including the Internet Explorer ... browser, Office, and its SQL Server . Three of the eight vulnerabilities patched yesterday were marked "critical". The most concerning is an issue with Exchange that would allow attackers to take over an Exchange server by simply forwarding a carefully crafted message to a corporate mail server. Microsoft has admitted that the vulnerability can be ... (view more)

Mon
17
Nov
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Microsoft's BizSpark Giving Web Start-Ups Three Years Free

In an attempt to compete with Google and Zoho, Microsoft is reportedly giving away free software to early-state Web start-up companies as part of a recently launched worldwide program called BizSpark. BizSpark wants to help startups by providing ... production licenses and technical support for several Microsoft products. The licenses are free for the first three years. BizSpark gives Microsoft a way to promote the use of its software. ZocDoc, a New York-based company that offers an online service for booking doctor and dentist appoints, became an early member of the BizSpark program. ZocDoc ... (view more)

Tue
02
Sep
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'Set Up A Home Server', and 'Virtual Clone Drive'

Set Up A Home Server You could use it to run a website, collect and send e-mail messages, store your OpenID credentials or serve your music around the home or around the net. No matter the use, having your own server is a handy thing, and this guide ... from the friendly folks at webmonkey will prove very useful in reaching that noble goal. http://www.webmonkey.com Virtual Clone Drive Virtual CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or ... (view more)

Fri
22
Aug
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'Set Up A Home Server', and 'Extra Putty'

Set Up A Home Server Running an open-source operating system is a popular and useful activity. For example: you could use it to run your own website, collect and send e-mail messages, store your OpenID credentials, or serve your music and videos ... around the home. http://www.webmonkey.com Extra Putty Extra Putty is a secure SSH (shell) client for Windows and is based on the original "putty." ExtraPuTTY has all the features from the original and adds others, including: allow win32 application to send, receive data on Telnet, SSH, RLogin and Raw protocols, and more. http://www. ... (view more)

Wed
02
Jul
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'Lucid Link', and 'Google Media Server'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Lucid Link Wi-Fi Security can be hard. There are many options, many settings, and a lot of techno-babble in many WiFi clients that make it difficult for non-technical users to understand. The LucidLink WiFi Client eliminates all of the clutter and only presents what you need to connect to ... (view more)

Tue
15
Apr
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Google Offers Free Server Space To Developers

Google has given 10,000 developers free access to its servers to test and run new applications. The Google App Engine is a service by which developers can write their own applications; in effect, online programs. It's the same system Google uses for ... its own online services, including a calendar and a photo gallery. It's considered a challenge to similar services from Amazon, which rents out server space. Servers are the computers that physically store and run online programs and web pages. Many individuals and small firms find it cheaper to rent server space rather than buy and maintain their ... (view more)

Mon
15
Oct
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'Sparkle Xp', and 'Sync Server'

Sparkle Xp SparkleXP is an application designed to tweak Windows XP and improve its performance. It helps free up computer resources resulting in a faster and more responsive system. This tool creates a second "Hardware Profile" and a new user to ... get a lightweight, speedy desktop. You can choose to boot into your standard or SparkleXP configuration at startup. http://www.sparklexp.com/ Sync Server This utility makes an exact replica of files on a machine via the network to another machine. It was designed for load-sharing situations where all the servers need to have a copy of all ... (view more)

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