Microsoft Wants You to Forget Windows 8

Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8.  Look to Vista for how Redmond will treat Windows 8 as it moves on to the next bright, shiny OS As talk of the next Windows begins to build and some details of what most are calling for now either Windows 9 or Threshold come into focus, it’s worthwhile to take a moment to remember Windows 8 because Microsoft will want everyone to forget it. And we...

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Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?

Have You Hugged Your Sysadmin Today?  Celebrate System Administrator Appreciation Day by showing some gratitude toward the IT pros who do it all. The last Friday of July is System Administrator Appreciation Day, so be sure to take some time today to honor your favorite administrator in style. If you’re not sure what’s appropriate, the SysAdmin Day website recommends cake and ice...

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Microsoft Warns of Pending Support Deadlines for Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and more

Microsoft warns of pending support deadlines for Windows 7, Office 2010 SP1, Windows Server 2003, and more Summary: Microsoft officials are beginning to sound the support warning bell for customers running a number of its popular products, including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, and more. As the second half 2014 rolls in, Microsoft is stepping up its warnings for...

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Browsing the Internet Safely

Browsing the Internet Safely Internet Safety Tips: How to Avoid Spyware If you think devious Web sites are the only places where spyware awaits its victims, you are in for a shock. Spyware lurks in many corners of the Internet; often in places where you’d least expect it. All it takes is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time to compromise your Internet browsing safety. Here’s where...

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How to Choose a Server for your Small Business (Part 3)

Rack Servers If you anticipate the need to run several servers, either right away or in short order, consider moving up to rack-mount models. These types of servers come in a standard width (to fit in a 19-inch rack) and a standard height (a multiple of 1.75 inches, or 1U; a standard rack is 42U high). A rack permits you to fit many servers into a relatively small footprint, and typically it...

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