George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 21 Nov. 2014, Total: 575 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
153 General 13 Nov. 2014
39 Implementation 21 Nov. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
187 News 20 Nov. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
49 Security 14 Nov. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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