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. Penalizing success!

    What's going on in the UK? 'constant attacks on success; an absurd belief that fixed pay is a better system than variable pay and that politicians can determine what a "fair" wage is; the government's failure to deregulate labour markets; high income and other taxes; an energy policy which is killing manufacturing; the tax raid on the North Sea; an... 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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. New GPU design for mobile devices

    Future smartphones and tablet computers can leverage the enhanced performance of the new Mali-T658 GPU designed by ARM. Up to ten times faster than its predecessor, the new GPU is aimed at boosting mobile graphics and increasing ARM's market share in mobile graphics. We have to wait about 2 years to experience the benefits of the new design as ARM... Read More

  10. Develop apps using Windows Kinect capabilities!

    Microsoft released beta 2 of Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 which includes drivers, rich APIs for raw sensor streams and human tracking, documentation and resource materials. With Kinect for Windows SDK developers can create rich experiences by using the sensor technology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Kinect is a motion sensing input device for the Xbox 360... Read More

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