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October 6, 2011 by

Windows to Linux Considerations

I have been asked by several people recently, both through here and privately, about the steps involved and the decisions to be made in converting a PC running Windows to Linux. After repeating the whole thing a few times, I decided to put it here for reference.

August 24, 2011 by

More Windows 7 corruption and repair woes

Recently, we've been seeing a noticeable increase with Windows 7 and "repair mode" which is launched automatically at boot time. During this latest increase, Windows 7 will launch the automatic repair, which when the user attempts to allow it to repair, ends up failing and results in a boot loop where the repair mode comes up and Windows cannot boot into the regular shell any longer.

May 26, 2011 by

Good times with Fedora Linux upgrades

Fedora is a unique Linux distribution in that every 6 months a new version is released. And for those that are not aware, Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, and is basically the beta or cutting edge version that is versions ahead of the more stable and established Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

March 5, 2009 by

Microsoft: Litigate on FAT, and you'll be the next Unisys

Remember "Burn All GIFs" from 1999? In 2009, the Open Source mantra of choice could very easily turn into "Destroy all FATs"If you've been following the news in the Linux community, you've probably heard that Microsoft is currently in a lawsuit with Dutch GPS maker TomTom over what is believed to be a refusal on TomTom's part to cross-license long file name support in Microsoft's FAT32 technology.

August 5, 2007 by

Thinstall puts application virtualization on a diet

The good folks at Thinstall contacted me to comment on my LANDesk posts. Some of the interesting capabilities of LANDesk that allows applications to be encapsulated, streamed down to a user's system and run there in a protected environment came from Thinstall.

February 14, 2007 by

How to avoid a FAT nightmare when upgrading to Vista

What you're about to read is a recantation of the trials and tribulations that ZDNet reader Tim Patterson experienced when he attempted to upgrade a Windows XP-based system -- one with the Windows Vista Capable sticker on it -- to Windows Vista. Although he eventually achieved his goal, things didn't go as swimmingly as he expected.

May 1, 2006 by

JavaDB: An idea whose time has finally come?

Last year, at ApacheCon, according to Sun Chief Open Source Officer Simon Phipps, Sun senior staff engineer Francois Orsini apparently gave a demonstration of JavaDB -- Sun's version of Apache Derby.  Apache Derby is basically a full blown relational database management system (RDBMS) that's based on pure Java.


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