Category Archives: Windows

Secure Shell: Part 1- The Basics

In our technological infancy, no one really was very concerned about security. Use of the telnet application was the common method used to establish text-based connections to remote systems. The downside of telnet is that all of the traffic (usernames, … Continue reading

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Apple Upgraded the AirPort Utility to 6.0 for Lion Users: A Blessing or a Curse?

I always thought that one of the negatives of using Apple products in my network was the fact that you could not configure them through a browser.  All other consumer-grade routers that I am aware of provide a browser-based network … Continue reading

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Removing Microsoft Windows Updates: A Temporary Solution to Restore Productivity

Although most often harmless to existing installed software and computer configurations, occasionally, Microsoft Windows updates can negatively impact your system. It isn’t possible for Microsoft to test every combination of hardware and software prior to shipping these updates. Often, these … Continue reading

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The Secrets To Apple’s Success

I had a discussion with some friends yesterday about how the departure of Steve Jobs will impact Apple.  Among the things we talked about were the reasons that Apple has been so successful. Here is a quick summary of those … Continue reading

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Recovering Disk Space with KDirStat, WinDirStat and Disk Inventory X

It has happened to all of us.  We attempt to download the latest song, movie or document only to find out that there is no room left on our drive.  Where did all that space go?  You then spend a … Continue reading

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Wubi: The Windows Based Ubuntu Installer

From earlier posts on my blog, you may know that I’m in the process of rebuilding a Toshiba laptop after a failed drive. The original system was dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu with separate partitions for each. This time, I … Continue reading

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Toshiba: Toshiba Tech Support = FAIL

In September of 2010, I purchased a Toshiba Portege R705-P25 laptop.  I really like the design of the laptop and it has some really good features.  Unfortunately, it has a flaky Toshiba hard drive in it.  The one it contains … Continue reading

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Tips to Increase Your Computer Productivity: Multiple Monitors and Tabbed Browsing

For all but the simplest of computing tasks, I believe that using multiple monitors will increase your productivity. In my current home office configuration, I am perched in front of three monitors.  From left to right, a 23″ monitor run … Continue reading

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Virtual Machines

Have you made the switch to the Mac, but there are a few programs that only have Microsoft versions that you would still like to run? Does the existence of one specific Microsoft-only program prevent you from switching to the … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Bring Up Windows Task Manager With Ctrl-Shift-ESC

The easiest and fastest way to bring up the Microsoft Windows Task Manager is a simple three-key combination of Ctrl-Shift-ESC.  All three keys must be held down together, but you do not need to push them all at the same … Continue reading

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