IE7 Security

It’s not very often that it happens, but when Microsoft stops everything to work on a security issue then we should all take notice. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-078.mspx So what do we do? Well within an hour of the release we started to deploy it for testing internally and after some testing we continued to deploy the patch…

Dell at Tesco

It’s been a while now that you could buy Dell machines from Tescos and PC World and a lot has been said both for and against this. I must say that while doing my weekly shop I saw a rather interesting sight, a Dell box on Sale. It seems that Tesco’s are having to come…

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21 CN is Here

21 CN the 21st Century Networking from BT is finally here in Edinburgh, well the Waverley exchange anyway. The upgrade took place over a month ago and while most of our clients at that exchange were cutoff for 25 hours, they now have a faster and cheaper service. Looking back over ADSL in the last…

Quality of Sales Staff

I happened to be at a big name retailer last weekend and overheard the salesman describing the difference between 2 laptop systems. One was a T5x series with 3Gb Ram and the other was a T8x series with 2Gb Ram. The sales guy was telling the customer how the machine with the larger ram was…

Windows 2008 RemoteApps

With Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Microsoft and simplified the ability to run a single application on a terminal server. This was previously available though locking down with group policies, but it is now very much a push direct to the end user. Once again Microsoft have shifted the way network administrators will use their…

Vista SP1

Now its here we can all talk about Vista’s Service Pack 1. Having istalled it on a number of machines we have had no problems and are pleasantly supprised with the results. Machines are running faster and are more stable. Even those machines with driver problems are now running fine. So now it’s just a…

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January Events

January is looking very busy. We have our new office and showroom opening (once the painters re-appear) and then its a chance to put all the holiday planning into action. Is this going to be the year of the Home Server and the year that Vista goes mainstream? Probably. Once the back-to-work problems have all…

Christmas Gadgets

With Christmas coming there is a rush on to get those must-have gadgets. This year the 2 main items we are supplying are Home Servers and eeePCs. The Home Servers are from HP and Tranquil PC, HP if you need storage in the Box, and Tranquil if you want silence and an unbelievably low power…