Massive Windows Update Tuesday

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

Microsoft had a mammoth patch Tuesday this month with 28 bug fixes (23 critical). (Computerworld article linked above. This is one of the largest update releases in five years (!) Those fixes were wrapped up in 8 updates for Internet Exporer, Office, Sharepoint, Windows media player and visual studio and Visual basic. (Oh and it [...]

The Google PC and OS

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

Rumors have been around for some time about Google launching Google OS, an Operating System to compete with Microsoft Windows. Well…. now the rumors are circulating around the Google PC (with Google OS). The is reporting that Google has been meeting with people from Wal-Mart (and others) to distribute a cheap pc. This would [...]

5198 Security Vulnerabilities tracked by US-CERT in 2005

Friday, December 30th, 2005

The headline probably says most all… 5198 vulnerabilities tracked by US-Cert in 2005. This comes from The SecurityFix. It’s probably not every vulernability that was out in 2005, just those that US-CERT issued advisories for. The breakdown is 812 in Windows 2,328 in various Unix/Linux/Mac/BSD systems and 2,058 affecting multiple operating systems. It would be [...]

C:\windows\system32\kernels64.exe not found

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

On the next boot I was greeted with the above message C:\windows\system32\kernels64.exe not found please make sure the path……correct…. blah blah blah. Back to msconfig. Everything there now looks clean. I check the running processes, again everything there looks clean I don’t see anything that I’ve been fighting. So, I start the registry editor (start, [...]

Another sony lawsuit? (The DRM that stole Christmas for Sony?)

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Now it appears that the Illionois Attorney General is also investigating Sony in relation to the recent DRM software debacle related to their XCP Digital Rights Management software. her office has requested information from the company regarding anti-piracy software it included on music CDs that experts have shown exposes Microsoft Windows users to security holes [...]

Windows cleanmgr takes too long at compress old files

Tuesday, November 8th, 2005

Here’s a quick fix for Windows 2000 and XP when using cleanmgr to clean out temporary files. I’ve run across many systems that it just freezes (or takes way too long) calculating space saved by compressing old files, or hangs just saying “compress old files”. Well, here’s one way to skip that step.    Send [...]

Mandriva Linux 2006 review

Monday, November 7th, 2005

There is a Mandriva Linux 2006 review up at, which includes a nice primer on “Background: Linux software repositories and software installation”…    Send article as PDF   

Sunbeltblog on how Microsoft can make a Bloggers day…

Wednesday, August 17th, 2005

I’ve been reading the sunbeltblog lately and they have a post related to this latest virus outbreak which is right to the point. Most corporate desktops run Windows 2000 as opposed to Windows XP and Microsoft has been less than “charming” in their response to the issue that many businesses have had with Zotob.    [...]

Linux alternatives.

Friday, August 12th, 2005

Once you’ve made the plunge to look at operating systems outside of the Microsoft realm, linux has typically been the easiest accessible. Lot’s of livecds are out there and much can be freely downloaded. Of course there is the Mac as well with Os X. I’ve liked what I have seen of it, but there [...]

Australian Linux consultancy lodges complaint against Microsoft Windows

Monday, August 1st, 2005

A Melbourne based open source firm has lodged a complaint with that country’s Competition and Consumer Commision against Microsoft. According to The Computer Business Review online, they claim that Microsoft’s monopoly is harming consumers. They are calling for 1) the availability of computers without a preinstalled operating system and 2) the commision to force Microsoft [...]


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