Microsoft wipes out Linux in China

TechRebulic has an interesting article about Microsoft’s advances in China. When I first heard about Red Flag Linux, a Linux distribution supported by the Chinese government, my first thought was that this will bring the breakthrough for Linux on the desktop. That was about five years ago. It turned out that this project was a […]

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Tue, July 31, 2007 - 3 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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Microsoft‘s new Open Source Web site is really funny

Microsoft has a new site dedicated to the relationship between Microsoft and the Open Source community. When I skimmed over the site I had a hearty laugh when I opened one of the PDF flyers there.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, July 30, 2007 - 4 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Vista SP1 will become Windows 6.1 – Why release dates really matter

Paul Thurrott wrote an FAQ about Vista SP1. The most interesting he said is that it will bring a major update to the Windows kernel. Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 will then both have the kernel version 6.1.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Mon, July 30, 2007 - 1 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Microsoft’s new Sysinternals Process Monitor v1.2 and quick and dirty IT journalism

Microsoft released Process Monitor v1.2, a free tool to monitor real-time file system, registry and process/thread activity. There is an “interesting” SearchWinIT article about its new features. I guess the author never saw Process Monitor in his life.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Fri, July 27, 2007 - 5 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

Uninstall hidden optional components in Windows XP

Did you ever wonder why you can’t uninstall Pinball on a Windows XP machine? Pinball is an optional component of Windows XP. Most of these components can be installed or uninstalled with the Add/Remove Programs tool in the Control Panel. However, some of these apps don’t appear there.

Michael PietroforteMVP By Michael Pietroforte - Thu, July 26, 2007 - 0 comments google+ icon

Michael Pietroforte is the founder and editor of 4sysops. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) with more than 30 years of experience in system administration.

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