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    Have you ever been curious how Microsoft protocols such as SMB, CIFS, BITS, IPSEC, or NTLM work behind the scenes? Perhaps you are a Computer Science student, and you want to see how thing work in a commercially available Operating System, or perhaps you are a developer that works on a product that needs...
  • Blog Post: Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) in Virtual PC 2007

    Another Saturday, another OS install... After having installed Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) in Virtual PC 2007 a few weeks ago here , I thought I would give the latest release a go. As you may recall, I ran into some problems with the last install, as Ubuntu defaults to 24-bit color, which Virtual PC 2007...
  • Blog Post: Building bridges

    I was taking a look at the O'Reilly Open Source Convention page (OSCON is underway this week), and noticed that Microsoft is a Diamond sponsor (apparently that is the level above Platinum, which is better than Gold. I suppose that Palladium comes next ;) That would probably relate to the fact that we...
  • Blog Post: Windows Media now works on Firefox!

    The Windows media team has been hard at work on an updated plugin for FireFox that will enable you to watch Windows Media files within FireFox, which has now been released through Port 25 (the team at Microsoft that works on interoperability with Linux, FireFox, and the like). Now when you go to a website...
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    Looking to run a database (maybe to learn SQL or to host your recipe collection)? SQL Server 2005 certainly fits the bill (and there is a free edition here ), but if you want to try some of the other options available on the interweb, the two following guides from the Port 25 TechNet team will get you...