Microsoft Disses Vista Once Again by Extending XP

December 24, 2008

This is starting to look like one of the soap operas where a guy marries one girl but keeps dating his old girlfriend. Microsoft said Vista is their new true love, but they just can’t give up XP yet. Read the rest of this entry »


Toshiba Laptops Brick Themselves

July 23, 2008

Brick? Aggressive iPhone users eager to escape the clutches of ATT’s wireless stranglehold on iPhone service in the US download some tricky bits to modify their phones. Apple responds by turning those phones into bricks whenever they update the iPhone software. Imagine how much fun you could have with your laptop if it decided to assign itself a password one night, giving you a “Password=” prompt the next time you booted it. Even more fun, there is no correct password you can guess to access your laptop, excuse me, brick, no matter how hard you try.

If you own a Toshiba Satellite or Tecra laptop, get ready to play the “My laptop is now a brick” game. Read the rest of this entry »


DYMO File Overview

December 7, 2007

Remember those handheld DYMO labelers? The company now has ways to help you scan and later find your paper documents. Jeremy Petty, Business Development Manager for the DYMO File product line, explains how it works and gives a demo.

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David Yarborough of Computer-Plus Speaks

December 7, 2007

David Yarborough, President of Computer-Plus, talks about the printer support business while standing over the smoking printer he uses to catch attention during the ITEC conferences. Guess what\’s the most disgusting thing he ever dug out of a printer?

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Intel vPro and Altiris Update

November 17, 2007

Fred Jentgen, American Marketing Manager for Intel, and Kevin Unbedacht, Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliance Channel Sales for Altiris (now a part of Symantec), discuss the continued integration of Intel\’s vPro technology hooks into Altiris/Symantec software. Improvements on the initial feature set provide more ways to manage computers without actually touching them, which saves money as companies support their users. This interview was done at the fall ManageFusion 07 convention in Orlando.

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Dwain Kinghorn Altiris VP Engineering Speaks

November 17, 2007

Altiris users know Dwain as one of the brain trust of the Altiris product line. At the ManageFusion 07 conference in Orlando, Dwain talks about the Symantec integration and ways to convince your management to step up to a real network management suite of products.

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ZyXEL NSA 2400 Overview

November 17, 2007

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The ZyXEL NSA-2400 Network Attached Storage devices offers a solid chassis, a business-like attitude, and backup software for Windows clients and SQL and MS Exchange servers.