George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 16 Sept. 2014, Total: 548 Blog Posts

With a career spanning more than 23 years in IT, George Chetcuti has hands-on experience on HP high-end UNIX setups, Windows high-availability clusters and cloud computing. He has overseen various network projects and managed IT departments. The aim of this blog is to address various network related issues and topics from networking concepts to hands-on tasks for the community of network administrators, where your comments and suggestions are always welcome. He also writes about Windows 7 in the little free time he has at www.windows7library.com.

9 Command-line 10 Sept. 2013
152 General 23 June 2014
37 Implementation 10 July 2014
22 Monitoring 26 Aug. 2014
173 News 12 Sept. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
40 Security 16 Sept. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. The ‘Masquerade’ Behind ACTA

    The appointed rapporteur for ACTA in the European Parliament resigns and explains the situation, Mr. Kader Arif says: "I want to denounce in the strongest possible manner the entire process that led to the signature of this agreement: no inclusion of civil society organizations, a lack of transparency from the start of the negotiations, repeated postponing of the signature of... Read More

  2. Mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population…

    In 2012 there will be more mobile devices than people, according to Cisco. Cisco's Global Mobile Traffic Forecast report shows that there will be more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices by the end of 2012 which would exceed the world's population estimated to reach 7.3 billion at that time! Two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video while,... Read More

  3. Michael Jackson entire catalog…

    Michael Jackson's entire 50,000-track catalog which includes many songs that have never been released may have been compromised in last year's Sony hack! It is reported that hackers were able to download the entire catalog! In fact, Sony admits the breach and stated that all compromised servers have been patched. Sony purchased the catalog back in 2001 for $250 million!... Read More

  4. Microsoft’s Launches So.cl – a new Social Network for students!

    So.cl ("social") is developed by Microsoft Research's FUSE Labs and is aimed at students to give them the ability to network with their classmates turning the social network into a new classroom. It allows students to build posts with photos, video, text, and find students with similar interests and build communities around specific educational goals. So.cl might even give students... Read More

  5. Submarine cables – Internet’s physical infrastructure

    If you're into the physical infrastructure of the Internet then this map should be your starting point. The Submarine Cable Map is a free resource from TeleGeography. Data contained in this map is drawn from Global Bandwidth Research Service and is updated on a regular basis. The map is rich of information including cable capacity, provider name and other elements;... Read More

  6. Be aware of fake Google’s Chrome installers for Windows

    Trend Micro, the antivirus vendor has identified suspicious URLs which appear to be hosted on legitimate sources such as, Facebook and Google domains that promote a malicious file called ChromeSetup.exe. This file has nothing to do with Google's Chrome installation but is simply an information-stealing Trojan application and is offered for download on various websites! An analysis of the file... Read More

  7. Microsoft’s Surface

    Microsoft announces its first tablet computer called the Surface. The first two versions that Microsoft will release run on different processors. The Surface for Windows RT runs on an ARM processor. It is less powerful than the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which uses an Intel processor. The RT is also thinner and weighs less than the Pro. Both tablets... Read More

  8. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory uses Amazon’s Simple Workflow Service

    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) uses Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF) as an integral part of several missions including the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) and Carbon in the Arctic Reservoir Vulnerability Experiment (CARVE). These missions continuously generate large volumes of data that must be processed, analyzed, and stored efficiently and reliably. Read more - http://aws.amazon.com/swf/testimonials/swfnasa/... Read More

  9. Cisco’s reply about Connect Cloud policies

    Cisco apologizes for the inconvenience caused after a new software platform for its Linksys Wi-Fi routers was released. It also explains the objectives of the platform and clarifies its Connect Cloud policies and terms of service after several days of complaints received by its customers. In a blog post, Brett Wingo states "We also wanted to clear up any confusion... Read More

  10. Amazon’s RDS supports MS SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor

    The Amazon Relational Database Service for SQL Server now supports the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor. The Advisor will help you to select and create an optimal set of indexes, indexed views, and partitions even if you don't have an expert-level understanding of the structure of your database or the internals of SQL Server. Read more here -... Read More

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