Linux Market Share Growing Faster than Apple! | Linux adoption rate beats iPhone

Monday, December 1st, 2008

I had to find a twist like that headline above reading this article. Net Applications does a monthly survey across sites that receive 160 million visitors to gauge the “market share” of operating systems and web browsers. According to the November numbers, Microsoft Windows has no fallen below 90% market share, Mac is up to [...]

Apple Mac OS X Not Accepting Login

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

So, there it is an Apple Mac configured to auto login is now showing a Login screen and it doesn’t seem to like any of the usernames and passwords that we could think of. In other words we’re locked out. I haven’t done an awful lot of Mac support, but I do know that it [...]

Mac/Linux/Windows usb wireless adapter D-link DWL-G122

Monday, January 8th, 2007

One of the tools I looked at having for my expanding kit has been a usb wireless adapter that would work with minimal install on Windows/Mac or Linux. As you can imagine…. it’s not as straightforward as just getting one that’s compatible with Windows…. well, after much searching I found the D-Link DWL-G122 802.11g Wireless [...]

Multiple Apple updates as Mac goes to version 10.4.8

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Apple is fixing 15 security flaws with the 10.4.8 version upgrade of Mac OS X. (There is a second update as well…. Security Update 2006-006). In typical fashion there are a bundle of issues in these updates. Several address remotely exploitable vulnerabilities.    Send article as PDF   

Some days you really want to slap someone at Microsoft….

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

So, I was formatting a drive the other day. It’s an external hard drive that will need to be readable AND writable by both Mac and Windows XP machines. So, the only choice (without paying for MacDrive to read/write to HFS+) is really FAT32. The drive is in the 250GB-300GB ballpark. So, I reference the [...]

Oh and ANOTHER Powerpoint vulnerability too….

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

Sometimes you feel like the little Dutch boy of myth/legend with his finger trying to plug the hole in a dam…. Incidents bring us this as well…. another powerpoint vulnerability seems to have been disclosed. MS has an advisory. All currently supported Office versions are vulnerable (even on Mac?) Workarounds include not opening powerpoint files… [...]

But it’s brand new, how could it have so many updates?

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

This morning I was doing a fresh install of Windows XP SP2 into a Virtual Machine. So far, things are fine I went through windowsupdate and found 3 updates the first time, then rebooted and hit windowsupdate again to see 55 updates available. A lot of times when I set up a new pc for [...]

Vmware coming to Mac soon…

Monday, August 7th, 2006

It looks as though VMWare is looking to test some of their software for the Mac. Unlike Parallels desktop, Vmware’s offering will be geared more towards a corporate environment.    Send article as PDF   

Wireless Driver Vulnerabilities

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

There are a couple notes to pass along with regards to some pretty serious vulnerabilities in various wireless network adapter drivers. First, Sans has information on some Intel Centrino updates that resolve some vulnerabilities that would affect the Windows Centrino driver and the ProSet management software. F-secure chimes in on this noting that the download [...]

Converting MPG video to dv files

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

I don’t know much about the dv format, except that it is a standard format that many camcorders use. For this reason, many video editors (such as kino for linux) prefer to see files coming in dv format. The problem I ran into is that the new handycam dvd puts images in .VOB files (which [...]


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