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22 Dec 2012 Re-sizing Your VirtualBox Virtual Disk [28993]
Two Simple, "Easy" Steps, Says Fat Bloke

Here's a couple of steps that allow users running inside VirtualBox to resize the virtual disk and provide a larger disk for guest uses. Fat Bloke provides the procedure and illustrates it with screen shots. He characterizes the steps as very easy to accomplish and provides steps tailored to Linux guests, as well as Windows 7 and 8 guests and Windows XP.
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19 Nov 2012 Businesses Not Enthusiastic about Adopting Windows 8 [28616]
ESJ Nov. 16th, 2012

"Forrester Research says businesses might not be as enthusiastic about adopting Windows 8 that they have been about earlier the previous version of the operating system.

The warning signs come from a comparison of two surveys that measured responses of North American and IT hardware decision-makers. Those Forrester surveys were conducted near the time of the Windows 7 launch in 2009 and the Windows 8 launch in 2012.

Almost half (49%) of respondents told the researchers that they expected to move to Windows 7 (though at the time they had no specific plans to do so) in the first survey, a figure that drops to just 24% in the 2012 survey about Windows 8..."
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17 Sep 2012 Hard Disk Drives Vs. Solid-State Drives: Are SSDs Finally Worth The Money? [27765]
ComputerWorld September 17, 2012

"A lot has changed in three years. For one, laptops are quickly being eclipsed by tablets, which have NAND flash memory embedded on their motherboards. In addition, operating systems like Windows 7 have been optimized to take advantage of SSD I/O performance.

SSDs today are far more reliable, have greater endurance and perform better (in some cases, two to three times better) than in 2009. There are also new SSD categories ..."
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23 Apr 2012 10 Commandments Of Windows Security [26128]
CSO Online April 23, 3012

"With the introduction of Windows 7, many PC and notebook users may feel more secure than they did using older versions of the Microsoft operating system. Newer OSs have more security features, offer better out-of-the-box security settings and have closed many of the historical security holes. Windows 7, for example, has changed the default User Account Control level so that it's harder for rogue programs to run without first explicitly gaining the user's permission..."
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24 Feb 2012 Resizing a Mirror with ZFS [25523]
Doubling Capacity from 4X250B to 4X500GB on a VDI

Doubling the capacity of the four 250GB disks in his VDI setup running Solaris 10 proved relatively easy, Daniel Cifuentes posts. It came to be that 11 Windows XP desktops, 5 Ubuntu desktops and 3 Windows 7 desktops were a bit too much for the 250GB capacity. So, in spite of cautions that his goals was not attainable, Cifuentes proceeded with the series of commands (which he includes in the post) required to realize this doubling of capacity. Summing up his experience, Cifuentes writes, " ... mirrored, replaced and upgraded, disk capacity expanded, downtime required: ZERO.
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