George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 2 Sept. 2014, Total: 541 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
37 Security 2 Sept. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. 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

  2. Hurry Up! Book a Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer board that plugs into a TV and a keyboard. It's a miniature ARM-based PC which can be used for many of the things that a desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays High-Definition video. The Raspberry Pi features 700MHz ARM processor, GPU, 256MB RAM, LAN, USB, SD card... Read More

  3. Dell launches its next generation servers

    Dell announced a full portfolio of 12th Generation blade, rack and tower PowerEdge servers optimized to run mission-critical business applications. Dell designed and built its 12th Generation servers with input from more than 7,700 customer conversations in 17 countries across four continents – focusing on their needs for innovation to deliver business results faster. The new Dell PowerEdge servers work... Read More

  4. Mobile phone money transfer app

    A "revolutionary" app enabling people to send and receive money just by using mobile phone numbers is to be made available to consumers across the UK. The Barclays Pingit allows users to send and receive cash to anyone with a UK current account and mobile phone number, without having to share bank details. Read more - http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/consumertips/banking/9085826/Barclays-launches-mobile-phone-money-transfer-app.html... Read More

  5. No botnet required for low-tech theft

    Pay attention where you leave your security blueprints as these may end up stolen at some train station! Actually, this has happened to a French defence contractor who was carrying blueprints of a drone aircraft being developed jointly by France and United Kingdom. No informatics strategies or high-tech tools were used in this incident! Read the full story here -... Read More

  6. Cloud Computing Challenge

    Amazon is working with the German University – Freie Universitat on the Plat_Forms contest of this year which will focus on cloud computing and scalability. The German contest has been going on a yearly basis since 2007, and it is based on a set of given requirements rather than allowing programmers to participate with all kinds of applications! But they... Read More

  7. Update for Windows Thin PC

    Microsoft has released an update that resolves an issue with VIA multi-core CPUs. Windows Thin PC allows users to repurposing existing PCs as thin clients. It enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients by providing a smaller footprint, locked down version of Windows 7. This provides organizations with significant benefits such as, reduced end point costs for VDI,... Read More

  8. Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support!

    Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 on April 8th, 2014 which means that after this date, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. Microsoft recommends users and organizations to migrate to the latest systems and is providing a Deployment Toolkit to accelerate and... Read More

  9. Arbor Networks annual report

    Arbor Networks, a leader in network monitoring and security solutions, has released the seventh edition of its annual report. The report provides information about the latest challenges network operators face, and an insight on the latest IP technologies and infrastructures such as, IPv6. In fact, the report concludes that IPv6 is still immature when it comes to deter DDoS attacks!... Read More

  10. Lock down all USB ports!

    NetWrix USB Blocker enforces centralized access control to prevent unauthorized use of removable media that connects to computer USB ports, for example, memory sticks, removable hard disks, iPods, and more. USB port access control is a very important aspect of your endpoint security, no matter how good your antivirus and firewall are. NetWrix Corporation is a highly specialized provider of... Read More

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