Paula Carleton, CIO of the not-for-profit Baptist Community Services, told Computerworld she is investigating how to move its 850 Windows desktops to open source following Microsoft’s decision to force it to a full commercial licence. Every dollar we are forced to spend on software is a dollar less spent on the charitable services like homelessContinue reading
I was writing an assignment for a class on Information Security, when I came across this little gem. As soon as I read it I laughed and thought of all the times my Dad said that he never did anything to the computer, it just broke on its own. Dad – you are great! AndContinue reading
Typically, when you ‘delete’ a file, you are only detaching the link from your filesystem to the actually binary data on the physical platters of your hard drive. The data aren’t really gone. The filesystem declares this space as ‘free’ or ‘available’, and so only goes away when that space is overwritten by new data.Continue reading
Microsoft fined US$11.9 million. The fine, imposed by the German competition authority, the BundesKartellamt, came about after the body determined that Microsoft had illegally fixed prices with retailers for the Office Home and Student 2007 software suite. The product in question was heavily advertised in the autumn of 2008 in stationary retail outlets,” said theContinue reading
Have you ever wanted to compute MD5 or SHA-1 hashes for files on Windows? Well, search no more! Introducing CyoHash! The revolutionary new hasing program! Just right click and choose “CyoHash” and it automatically generates MD5 and SHA-1 hashes. This program is free to download.
Have you ever seen Microsoft churning out so many fixes and new versions of classic products such as Office, Windows, and Internet Exploder? No! Because of the fact that they are finally facing serious competition in the marketplace after decades of monopoly abuse, they are finally buckling their shoes and putting out some impressive software.