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Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 3

This is the third part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Network Access Protection (NAP) Network Access Protection is one of my favorite new features of Server 2008 because I’ve been in a few companies which asked specifically for such a functionality. There are third-party applications that allow this and Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 2

This is the second part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) Branch offices and remote locations are now an important part of Windows Server deployments and required a complete Server installation with previous versions of Windows. The problem with complete installations is that you might need Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 1

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After going to the Heroes Happen {here} event in Montreal, I thought I’d go through all the new features included in Windows Server 2008 to explain what they are and give my thoughts about them. I was pretty impressed with the feature set already, but seeing some of these in live presentations was the extra Continue Reading

Windows 7 ready for next year?

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In a recent public appearance, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, announced that the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 7, might be ready for next year. Windows 7 is the successor for Windows Vista and the original schedule was for about 3 years after the release of Vista. A 2009 release would mean almost a year Continue Reading

Mozilla Labs and Last.FM Contest

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There was a post on Mozilla Lab’s blog to announce that they have partnered with Last.FM to offer a prize package for the “Extend Firefox 3″ contest. They are looking for “the best new music-related Firefox Add-on that demonstrates excellence in user experience, innovativeness, and use of open standards“. The prize package includes a very Continue Reading

WordPress 2.5 is an excellent update

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Well, unless you are using a blogging software or looking to start using one, this article may not be very useful to you, but it is still interesting to hear about a great piece of software when it comes along. Techforlunch uses WordPress, so everything you see is managed and/or generated by wordpress. WordPress 2.5 Continue Reading

SlySoft teases with Blu-ray protection

Recently the company SlySoft, based in Antigua, claims to have succeeded in breaking all barriers of protection of the new Blu-ray which, originally designers deemed as unbreakable for the next 10 years. SlySoft has issued a press release to this effect. If a new technology promises to be impenetrable; someone, somewhere will take on the Continue Reading

Mozilla Firefox 3 – Almost ready

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When it comes to browsers, I’m sort of split between the two sides: Internet Explorer or Firefox. I think Internet Explorer 6 was a pretty decent browser because it’s fast and doesn’t use too much system resources, but it’s certainly not the most compliant out there. This is probably the reason why so many people Continue Reading

Service Pack 1 for Vista is available

For those of you who have made the switch to Windows Vista, the long awaited Service Pack 1 is now available for download from Microsoft. It seems that, although SP1 is meant to fix bugs and make Vista a more stable environment, it also causes a few problems as well. This is to be expected Continue Reading

Kidzui – Safe Internet browsing for kids

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We had an article not very long ago that discussed the importance of introducing your kids to technology at a young age. Parents know very well the importance of their kids’ safety on the internet and products aimed at this task have existed for quite some time. The inherent problem with many of these products, Continue Reading