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This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. The opinions expressed within are my own and should not be attributed to any other Individual, Company or the one I work for. I just happen to be a classic techie who is passionate about getting things to work as they should do (and are sometimes advertised and marketed as being able to?) and when I can I drop notes here to help others falling in to the same traps that I have fallen in to. If this has helped then please pass it on - if you feel that I have commented in error or disagree then please feel free to discuss with me either publically or privately? Cheers, Dave
Thin Clients, VDI and Linux integration from the front lines.... Raw and sometimes unedited notes based on my experiences with VMware, Thin Clients, Linux etc. September 2006 Entries
Citrix's "Project Kent" - Citrix now going for a bold mission statement?
So I've heard some rumour that this is one of Citrix's next project ideas? On the surface of it, it makes good sense because it will also cause (by default) the very integration between the various product lines that exist today after the recent acquasitions, not to mention that it will also provide a potential revenue stream to help fund this integration. I'd imagine that if it gains traction, both internally and with customers feedback, then the more successful it is then this will be the start ......

Posted On Friday, September 22, 2006 8:10 AM

First it was Robert Scoble and now Mary Jo Foley....
Mary Jo Foley Leaving Ziff Davis for ZDnet - this news just in courtesy of Bink.nu...... Mary Jo Foley dropped a bombshell this afternoon, announcing she was leaving MicrosoftWatch to branch out on her own after 11 years at ZiffDavis. What are her plans for the future? LonghornBlogs has the exclusive Exit Interview. RWM: You’ve been covering Microsoft for ZiffDavis for a very long time. What made you to decide to go solo?MJF: It just seemed like the time was right. It’s a bloggers’ ......

Posted On Thursday, September 21, 2006 12:53 PM

Vista RC1 ready for download?
Jason Langridge reports that Vista RC1 is ready for download..... go get it......You can download RC1 from HERE or order a DVD Interestingly enough I'm quite keen to try this in a new format I was testing this morning. I have a slightly slow (1Ghz) CPU on a Tosh Portege with a relaitively slow drive. So I was experimenting with a new USB 2.0 case fitted with a 100Gb Samsung 7,200 RPM drive and it really rocks. I was running a 6Gb image of Mac Tiger OS 10.4 in a VMware session straight from the USB ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:55 PM

RIM's enterprise dominance comes to an end?
I've noticed this article over at the Register.co.uk concerning the emergence of MS's Mobile email solution based on Exchange 2003 SP2 and Windows Mobile 5 devices using ActiveSync to communicate. I was fascinated when I first learnt of the Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) feature that was in Exchange, and covered that here "Blackberry Killer" Solution back in June 2005, it took me a while to get it even close when I had all the client components at Orange SPV C600 AKU2 by March, but I had to wait until ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 8:27 PM

Jong-Yong Yun, CEO of Samsung Electronics on gadgets - A lesson for Citrix?
In an article in the FT today Jong-Yong Yun makes the comment - "Watching TV on a mobile phone is a pleasure" His pet peeve that makes him mad is - "A gadget which I cannot instinctively figure out how to switch on and off - and use - makes me mad. If consumers need a manual to learn how to operate it, it cannot gain popularity. A gadget should be simple enough for everyone." This for me resonates with what I feel Citrix needs to look at next..... Citrix still has a lot of good will in the marketplace ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:59 PM

For those who have started looking at EdgeSight 4.1 there is a new Hotfix
Attachment: EdgeSight 4.1 Patches.zip (27.5 K) For: Computers running Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003 with the following installed: EdgeSight 4.1 Server Date: September 5, 2006Language supported: English (US)Readme version: 1.0 Where to Find DocumentationThis document describes the issue(s) solved by this hotfix and includes installation instructions. For more information, see CTX110957 – EdgeSight User Guide, Version 4.1. Issue(s) Resolved in this HotfixPatch 1 – updated report ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 4:51 AM

Why Vista will mean the end of the Microsoft monolith?
Does Vista mean the begining of the end for Microsoft? Well that's an interesting suggestion from John Naughton at the Observer I found this courtesy of Bink.nu and it does raise some interesting points regarding the gestation period of Longhorn and it's challenges getting to this point? Have we reached the natural plateau of how large a software program can be? There will be a predictable (and expensive) PR campaign to coincide with the final release of the software. But in Redmond, Washington, ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:59 PM

Microsoft opens Network Monitor 3 beta 2 to public - Other Public Beta's from Microsoft
So again courtesy of Bink.nu I came across the other Blog that Alessandro writes at Security Zero, where I have normally just been tracking what he writes at virtualization.info What I also found interesting was the stats - 1,951 Participants for Network Monitor 3 Beta 2, 38 Bugs, 20 Active. This has been available since 6/06/2006. Network Monitor 3 Details:Upcoming Network Monitor 3 will offer several new features and will finally be an uncapped, free, stand-alone application for Windows XP/2003/Vista/codename ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:16 AM

Latest release of Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 - download now
Courtesy of bink.nu I've discovered that there's a new beta release of Microsoft ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 Latest Changes: Changes in ActiveSync 4.5 Beta 2 help resolve issues related to setup, partnerships, and connectivity with the PC and Microsoft Exchange In addition, it includes a troubleshooter utility that scans your computer and device to identify problems and offers information and corrective actions to solve them ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:02 AM

Smart speeding sign flashes your license plate number
Now I noticed this on Engadget a few weeks back, but have only just got a round to blogging it. Interestingly enough, while filling up the car this morning I noticed a sign on the fuel pump that stated "sorry for the delay in activating the pump while we record your number plate" Now I do not condone speeding, regardless of the speed I (or anyone else) drives at, but what really gets me is that it is such an arbitary rule on something that really should be subjective? Can anyone really try and argue ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:46 AM

If you like Watersports, this is for you - Davis Key Buoy will save your keys from drowning
Just spotted in Engadget, as a Sailor I really do appreciate the idea that you can add a real "Safety Net" to your keys - mind you I wonder how that Remote Central-locking key fob is going to come out? No, not key as in keyboard, but rather as in, "Dude, where's my (bump) keys?" or more accurately, "Holy crap, I just dropped my keys into the ocean." Fear not, because for the low price of $7 you can now buy a new keychain fob that promises to save your keychain from maritime disaster. When your keys ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:17 AM

Worldwide Smallest "Super Mini" with Core2Duo?
I've long been a fan of the Small Form Factor PC, and it's been interesting to note the offerings from AOpen that bring the PC every closer to the benchmark set by the Apple Mini. I was glancing through some snippets from Engadget yesterday and came up with this little gem, it's not cheap at close to £500 without the OS, but it does appear that that includes 512Mb, an 80Gb HDD and an Intel®Core™2 Duo processor T5500. Super Mini So for the size it certainly sounds like the business? ......

Posted On Tuesday, September 19, 2006 5:54 AM

HTC Libra - Hot new QWERTY device that looks like a Smartphone!
Thanks to Gears at CoolSmartPhone I've now had the trusty Orange C600 for close to 9 months now and it's still providing very good service. However, in the move back to Australia I'm very tempted to have a look around while in Hong Kong and see if I can pick up a deal? A colleague recently bought a Mio A701 that is quite neat in size, although a touch heavier than the C600, but the real great "must have" item it has is built-in GPS. And what a GPS too, inside the building it was still getting a lock ......

Posted On Monday, September 18, 2006 11:53 AM

Is the Print Media still effective? and thoughts on Leadership "The seven habits of a highly ineffective Prime Minister"
I had the opportunity of relaxing a little on the way home yesterday as I was coming back from Havant to London on the train and decided to buy a copy of the FT. After scanning through it a particular article caught my eye - "The seven habits of a highly ineffective Prime Minister". Now I will comment on this, but I can only provide a link to www.ft.com/stern , as "the full contents of this article will require registration" Well, that's not strictly true. You need to register with the FT, provide ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 13, 2006 5:24 AM

Citrix Is Changing It's Attitude Towards The Community? (slowly)
Now I did notice this post by Michel at Thincomputing a week or so ago and it is building all the time, they're now up to 14 Bloggers? Although some are not quite as enthusiastic as others? Kudos though to Sam Johnston from the Dublin office for getting things off the ground. Although it's interesting to note that this would appear to have been established on the 14/15th of August and Citrix's own internal document regarding Citrix corporate blogging policy is dated 22nd of August? ;-)) I would imagine ......

Posted On Wednesday, September 6, 2006 7:02 PM

Deep Troubleshooting Tools for Windows - Kernel Memory Space Analyzer Version 8.1
I found this courtesy of bink.nu - but you might want to pay particular note to the Caveat: Note that the Kanalyze is not designed for general users of Windows. It is assumed that the users are already familiar with the kernel debuggers, have knowledge of the inside of Windows, and have basic skills of debugging kernel mode programs ;-)) Kernel Memory Space Analyzer Version 8.1 Brief Description Microsoft Support Professionals Toolkit for WindowsThe Kernel Memory Space Analyzer is a tool to help ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 8:31 AM

Mark Russinovich's technical blog covering topics such as Windows troubleshooting, technologies and security.
It looks like Mark Russinovich has started settling in to Microsoft as he has now started blogging at:Mark Russinovich's technical blog covering topics such as Windows troubleshooting, technologies and security.The RSS feed is http://blogs.technet.com/ma... I must confess that the level of detail sometimes leaves me floundering so I jump to the end to find out the answer, but what is really fantastic is that he does take the time to patiently explain how he managed to solve the ......

Posted On Friday, September 1, 2006 7:45 AM

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