Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why does crapware still exist? Follow the Silicon Valley money trail

If you followed security experts' advice and manually updated Java this week to fix a critical vulnerability, you might have gotten more than you asked for. Oracle probably makes tens of millions of dollars a year from crapware, and big venture capitalists see it as a growth business.
Source : The Ed Boot Report

Monday, January 14, 2013

An inside look at Internet Explorer 10's mysterious Flash whitelist

In Windows 8 and especially on Windows RT, your ability to run Flash programs hosted on the web depends on whether a site is included on Microsoft's Compatibility View list. So what does it take to get added to that list? And what can you do if a favorite Flash-based site won't work?
Source : The Ed Bott Report

Monday, January 07, 2013

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) for Windows Server 2012

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a server role available in Windows Server 2012 that enables administrators to install Windows client and server operating system software remotely. WDS is aimed at small to mid-sized businesses who may not have the budget for enterprise-class OS deployment technologies.
In this blog post I’d like to highlight the new features and enhancements that Microsoft made to WDS in Windows Server 2012 as compared to Windows Server 2008 R2. We can summarize the new features succinctly as follows, after which we’ll provide more detail on each one:
  • Support for ARM devices
  • Greater control over deployment payload
  • Standalone mode
  • Expected Deployment Results wizard
Source : 4sysops.com