Category Archives: Information Technology

Microsoft sues a retailer for something every home user can do?

Seriously?  How is creation of restore disks — an activity WINDOWS itself helps you do for free — copyright infringement?  I hate the fact that OEMs have gotten away from deliverying physical restore media with new hardware, and instead are … Continue reading

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And you can be certain a lot more deserve it

With so many liberals, labor activists and other assorted whack jobs acting so despicably lately I’d all but forgotten the last instance of union violence.  Normally I’d pass on commenting about this sort of thing on my blog, but in … Continue reading

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Backups as important as computer security

If you work in the IT industry you’re undoubtedly already aware of this, but if you have even the remotest position in the IT Industry you become the IT guy for your entire family. Not just your immediate family, taking … Continue reading

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Hardware manufacturers and gaming industry in cahoots

In my experience the gaming industry tends to drive most of the computer upgrades for home users.  In fact I’d go so far as to say if it weren’t for the gaming industry the computer hardware industry would see about … Continue reading

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Apple’s Security Chief to step down

So after three (is it?) lost IPhone prototypes, and a controversy a mile-wide regarding an attempted effort to recover one of them, Apple’s security chief John Theriault is finally “stepping down“.  It’s not really his fault that a handful of … Continue reading

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Installing VMWare Tools in Linux Guest

I’m a big supporter of desktop virtualization, and have posted before how to use VMWare Player to install and test other Operating Systems.  However, along with installation of a guest Operating System you will also generally want to install VMWare … Continue reading

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Upgrading can be such a hard thing to do

Excellent article about upgrading to a new version of Linux.  But even though you’d think the problem might be more difficult on a Linux or Unix system, it’s actually more difficult on a Windows system where you don’t generally have … Continue reading

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