Free Windows addons and utilities

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

I’ve spent much of my time the last few years looking at windows support from the linux side of the fence. Certainly linux boot disks and the like are among the most useful utilities that I’ve used. However, I am reminded from time to time that there is a good share of freely available utilities [...]

Windows lost administrator password rundown….

Friday, January 19th, 2007

I’ve done one or two mentions in the past of ways to recover/reset lost windows passwords and thought it was probably time for another “brain dump/web research dump” of things that I’ve run across. This is not just for lost administrator passwords, but could apply to a lost user account password as well. (I’ve found [...]

Zotob.b may be affecting some XP SP2/2003 installs

Monday, August 15th, 2005

As I noted yesterday, virii typically get updated and improved. Yesterdays reports about the zotob virus noted that Windows Xp service pack 2 and Windows 2003 were not affected by the new worm. Today however, the sans institute is reporting that zotob may be affecting some XP sp2 and 2003 installs. It appears that it [...]

Free Ext2 Ext3 driver for Windows

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005 is reporting on a article (on another story by… sorry… got carried away.) Their reporting on a freely available Ext2 Ext3 driver for Windows. It should allow full read/write access (although I would quail at allowing Windows to write to ext2 or 3…. just me though.)    Send article as PDF   

Mandriva wins another Government convert to linux from NT

Friday, August 5th, 2005

According to Mandriva’s community newsletter, they’ve landed a contract with the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing. The deal will replace outdated Windows NT servers with Mandriva Linux Corporate Server on a number of machines.    Send article as PDF   

Different attitudes towards upgrading and developing software

Sunday, July 24th, 2005

So many times, even in the last few days, I have talked about keeping software up-to-date. For many people that means upgrading to the latest version of windows as soon as it comes out, or Office, or well… fill in the blank. It’s a vicious cycle when you think about it. So, is it necessary [...]


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