George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 480 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
149 General 17 April 2014
36 Implementation 15 Jan. 2014
19 Monitoring 10 March 2014
141 News 4 April 2014
86 Products 7 April 2014
21 Security 15 April 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
14 Virtualization 6 March 2014
  1. The end of Symantec and Huawei Technologies joint venture!

    The deal that took off four years ago between Symantec and the Chinese company Huawei, to develop computer network security products came to an end as the US government effort to enhance cyber security is producing both direct and indirect benefits! Symantec is a global leader in security, storage and systems management solutions and Huawei is a leading global information... Read More

  2. Windows SBS 2011 Trial

    If you are a small organization with limited IT resources and budget, then it is worth giving Windows Small Business Server 2011 a try! SBS 2011 is designed and priced for small businesses with up to 75 users. It's an all-in-one solution which has been updated to the most current Windows 2008 R2 server technology. It includes a new and... Read More

  3. Enemies of the Internet!

    Who are the enemies of the Internet? Governments like China, Vietnam and Iran that hold the largest number of cyber-citizens or netizens in jail. The latest countries to join the annual list are Bahrain and Belarus – these governments restrict Internet access, filter content and imprison bloggers. On the other hand, governments that try to introduce mandatory web filtering mechanisms... Read More

  4. The importance of log management

    According to recent investigations by Verizon companies are not aware of how precious and important systems logs are! Companies either do not maintain logs or simply ignore them but logs are needed to identify unusual system behavior and track events! Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll has published an interesting article on net-security.org that discusses the importance and value... Read More

  5. IPv6 Webinar for African Operators

    AfriNIC, a source of information of Internet technology and governance for the African community, Internet Society a leader in Internet policy, and France Telecom a leading telecoms operator, will be organizing an IPv6 webinar to assist African operators with their adoption plans and raise awareness about IPv6 initiatives and activities. The agenda for the webinar is: The Cost of not... Read More

  6. 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

  7. Bilingual avatars developed by Microsoft

    Microsoft Research presents bilingual avatars at the TechFest 2012. The Monolingual TTS can translate the user's speech into another language and in a voice that sounds like the original user's. Imagine, the tool recognizes your native tongue, translates it to a different language, and plays it with a great deal of approximation of what you sound like! The demo at... Read More

  8. Microsoft Safety Scanner Free Tool

    The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free tool that can remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software and runs with your existing antivirus software but it is not a replacement of an antivirus software program that provides ongoing protection. In fact, it expires after 10 days after being downloaded. Download the tool from here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/robmar/archive/2011/04/14/download-microsoft-safety-scanner.aspx How to troubleshoot an... Read More

  9. Real PC Apps on iPad and Android

    The OnLive Desktop is a free application that allows iPad and Android users launch the Windows 7 cloud desktop on their devices. The service includes Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe Reader and 2 GB of cloud storage. OnLive is a cloud computing provider, delivering real-time interactive experiences and rich media through the Internet. Although, the service is advertised as... Read More

  10. Apple's iPad sales beat HP's PC sales

    According to All Things Digital, Gartner's report reveals that Apple sold more iPads than Hewlett-Packard sold personal computer in the last quarter! 'Apple's total sales of 20M "personal computing devices" far outstripped HP's estimated PC sales of 14.7M in the same time frame'. I would want to see a comparison between the sales figures of total tablets against total PCs... Read More

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