George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 22 July 2014, Total: 524 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
20 Monitoring 19 May 2014
160 News 22 July 2014
92 Products 17 July 2014
33 Security 21 July 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. Windows Mobile Update

    Very recently Microsoft released an update to resolve an issue which requires an update to the certificate revocation list on Windows Mobile devices and to keep your systems certificate list up to date. Affected systems are Windows Mobile 6.x, Microsoft Zune HD and Windows Phone 7. Remember that compromised digital certificates could allow spoofing. The fraudulent certificates go back to... Read More

  3. It’s not just about cost savings!

    According to Business Insider, China offers more benefits than just cost-savings and that's why major manufacturers of electronics such as Apple, build devices there! • Most of the components of iPhones and iPads — the supply chain — are now manufactured in China! • China's factories are now far bigger and more nimble than those in the United States. They... Read More

  4. Data Backup Policies & Procedures

    There's more to Data Backups than a software solution! Although, some major solutions are so well designed that you can form procedures around them! However, Data Backup Policies and some specific procedures still need to be created for your environment and aligned with other processes. Then, you can use the backup solution according to the set policies and procedures. To... Read More

  5. Super Micro Computer’s Cloud

    Super Micro Computer Inc., the Taiwanese computer manufacturer will be setting up a cloud computing center in northern Taiwan. The Taiwanese government is working on a technology park that is intended to host the development of high-end server equipment and cloud computing for both the country and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. Definitely, it is a positive private public... Read More

  6. Wireless Charging Technology

    Qualcomm's (a world leader in mobile technologies) last year acquisition of HaloIPT (provider of wireless charging technology for electric cars) seemed slightly unusual! But Qualcomm's investment and interest is not the automobile industry but the wireless technology in mobile devices and the added value wireless charging would bring to their existing wireless devices. Read more about Wireless energy transfer technology... Read More

  7. Free Bulk Password Reset tool

    Netwrix Corporation, a well-established provider of change auditing software solutions, has released a full-featured edition of its Bulk Password Reset tool for free! The free tool includes: • Reset passwords on all local accounts. • Enable or disable local accounts. • Re-processing of password reset attempts both automatic and manual if for example, the host system were powered off during... Read More

  8. 1,100 trillion calculations per second supercomputer

    Gaea, Mother Earth supercomputer is being upgraded to a 1,100 trillion calculations per second beast. The climate research supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory simulates complex climate conditions and performs intensive research. Gaea is a high-performance supercomputer which produces massive heat however, the technology behind its cooling mechanism compensates well for this. Read more - http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/dec/29/huge-mother-earth-research-computer-loaded-with/... Read More

  9. Windows 8 will install faster!

    According to Microsoft, Windows 8 will be easier to use and faster to install! Windows 8 has a revamped install process and will install in only 21 minutes on a clean system. Until we are able to verify such statements (second half of 2012) Microsoft will continue to improve reliability while also improving the installation experience and raw performance. PCs... Read More

  10. Kinect for Windows

    February 1st, Microsoft will launch Kinect for Windows hardware and accompanying version 1 software. It will be available in limited quantities in United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and United Kingdom. Microsoft has plans to release a cheaper academic version later on this year. In addition to support for Windows 7 and the... Read More

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