George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 1 Sept. 2014, Total: 540 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
169 News 1 Sept. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
36 Security 29 Aug. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Amazon’s Cloud announces the availability of a high I/O Instance

    Amazon customers can now launch an EC2 High I/O Quadruple Extra Large (hi1.4xlarge in the EC2 API) instance. This I/O beast consists of 8 virtual cores, clocking in at a total of 35 ECU (EC2 Compute Units), HVM and PVM virtualization, 60.5 GB of RAM, 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with support for cluster placement groups, and 2 TB of local... Read More

  2. Fake Skype malware app on Android

    Days after Trend Micro, a global leader in antivirus solutions broke the news of a fake Skype malware app for Android devices, Microsoft acknowledges the existence of the malware and releases an alert notification on its Malware Protection Center website. It urges users of Android phones to install security software or download the latest updates for those who already have... Read More

  3. Office Mobile 2010 for Windows Mobile

    The Office Mobile application suite includes Microsoft Office Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint® Mobile for Windows Mobile 6.5 powered devices, helping users manage and review documents. Microsoft Office Mobile includes support for rich reviewing and minor editing capabilities as well as support for rights-managed documents. Download the files appropriate for you from here - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29981... Read More

  4. Mitt Romney's private Hotmail account hacked!

    Authorities are investigating whether Mitt Romney's private email account was hacked, his presidential campaign stated. It was reported that an unnamed hacker had broken into the Republican private Hotmail account by guessing the answer to a security question about Mr. Romney's favorite pet. Read the full story here - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-election/9312904/Mitt-Romneys-private-email-account-hacked.html... Read More

  5. 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

  6. Freeware Utilities for Windows

    NirSoft web site provides a collection of small and useful freeware utilities for Windows, all developed by Nir Sofer. Nir is an experienced developer with extensive knowledge in C++, .NET Framework, Windows API, and codes all applications in his free time. Most of the utilities were developed in C++, and do not require any installation. You can run all tools... Read More

  7. 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

  8. Compromised Yahoo accounts on Android!

    A post by Terry Zink on MSDN blogs outlines how Android devices are being used to send spam. According to Terry, the spammers has control of a botnet that lives on Android devices and which is capable of logging to the user's Yahoo Mail account and send spam. Read the full blog post here - http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tzink/archive/2012/07/03/spam-from-an-android-botnet.aspx... Read More

  9. Are you the Tech Expert in your country?

    Join Microsoft's summer competition and become the next Technical Expert. Learn for free and gain as many points as possible while completing a number of courses. The participant with the highest number of points gained within the selected tracks will be the winner of the month! The process to participate is very simply - Register on Microsoft Virtual Academy, learn... Read More

  10. 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

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