George Chetcuti’s Blog

Last Updated on 19 Dec. 2014, Total: 589 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
154 General 27 Nov. 2014
40 Implementation 4 Dec. 2014
23 Monitoring 16 Oct. 2014
192 News 19 Dec. 2014
94 Products 28 Aug. 2014
56 Security 16 Dec. 2014
5 Troubleshooting 2 May 2012
16 Virtualization 23 June 2014
  1. Nessus 5.0 Released!

    Tenable Network Security has released version 5.0 of its vulnerability and configuration assessment product Nessus. Tenable Network Security is a major provider of Unified Security Monitoring tools, including Nessus, the well-known vulnerability scanner. Version 5 includes new plugin features, customized reporting with multiple filters and new report formats, new severity levels and much more. Read about the new features here... Read More

  2. The desktop is not dead!

    According to a senior analyst at IDC, the main reason behind the laptop success sales figures is price. They are leading the market because they are simply much cheaper than they used to be, and the price gap has gone. However, the desktop remains the first choice for resource hungry applications, durability, scalability and security where thieves are less attracted... Read More

  3. Development of new electronics based on molecules!

    Researchers at the Nano-Science Center at the University of Copenhagen have developed a new nano-technology platform for the development of molecule-based electronic components using the wonder material graphene. Read more - http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=24231.php... Read More

  4. Microsoft and Motorola fight over patents!

    At the moment a court trial is taking place in Germany that will establish if Microsoft's Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9, Windows Media Player and Xbox 360 are actually infringing two patents - about video compression and decompression technology, which helps in reducing the amount of bandwidth used during video streaming. The case was filed by General Instrument Corporation, a... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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