George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 23 Oct. 2014, Total: 563 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
38 Implementation 23 Oct. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
181 News 20 Oct. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
45 Security 10 Oct. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Hardening Early Boot Components against Malware in Windows 8

    Windows 8, both client and server editions will provide additional security capabilities against malware. Specifically, Microsoft provides guidelines for anti-malware and other security solution developers to develop security solutions to protect early boot components from malware. For instance, the Measured Boot feature provides anti-malware software with a trusted (resistant to spoofing and tampering) log of all boot components that started... Read More

  5. 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

  6. Windows ADK for Windows 8 Release Preview

    Download Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 8 Release Preview, and start some hands-on training how to best deploy a future roll-out of Windows 8 to end users' workstations. The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess, and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. Windows Deployment is... Read More

  7. A Turing Machine built using LEGO

    To show everyone how simple a computer actually is and to honor Alan Turing, Jeroen van den Bos and Davy Landman built a simple LEGO Turing Machine. Their goal was to make every operation as visible as possible while using just a single LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set. Read more here - http://www.legoturingmachine.org/... Read More

  8. The First Trillion Objects stored in Amazon S3

    Late last week the number of objects stored in Amazon S3 reached one trillion (1,000,000,000,000 or 1012). That's 142 objects for every person on Planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second it would take you 31,710 years to count them all. Read more here - http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/06/amazon-s3-the-first-trillion-objects.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmazonWebServicesBlog+%28Amazon+Web+Services+Blog%29... Read More

  9. EU lacks the tech workforce

    Half of Europe's workforce is too tech-challenged to fill all the extra ICT jobs that will be knocking around in the next few years, according to the European Commission (EC). The EC's Digital Agenda crew released its scoreboard of how well the continent is doing. The overall aim of the EC Digital Agenda is to deliver sustainable economic and social... Read More

  10. System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Check out this free tool provided by Microsoft which was released to fix an inconsistency in the Windows servicing store which may prevent the successful installation of future updates, service packs, and software. This tool checks your computer for such inconsistencies and tries to resolve issues if found. This tool is for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008... Read More

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