Category: Microsoft

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Windows 8 Pro on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Windows 8 Pro was finally released late October 2012 and I finally took the plunge to click on the order button today. Why? Well, I was curious to see how the final version of Windows 8 performs on Parallels Desktop 8 on my Mac. The result? Read on the find out what I think!

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NTFS on Mac and HFS+ on Windows

If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk. Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and Windows machines! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Here’s how you can do exactly that.

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Parallels or VMWare Virtual Machines on an SSD: Is it worth it?

SSD is very expensive in terms of it’s real estate and you simply do not want to put just about any junk you have that’s not worth it’s space there. Therefore, you would want to make sure if it’s really worth plunking the tens of GBs worth of VM image onto your precious SSD storage. So, should you or should you not? Is there significant performance improvements that warrant the large chunk of the SSD dedicated to the VM image? Read on to find out!

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Fix: Recovering from a suspect Microsoft SQL Server database

Recently, (NO) thanks to our wonderful host, we had to recover from a RAID failure which caused severe data corruption on our dedicated server’s RAID array.¬†And upon recovering from the fiasco and spending several...

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Windows Phone 7 Series: Now that’s exciting!

I’d say this. The recent¬†announcement of The Windows Phone 7 Series is what I’ve been waiting for a long time. This is how the smartphone’s OS should have been evolved to. It’s nice and...