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VMware ESXi 3.5 License Restriction and ghettoVCBg2

In a test environment, VMware ESXi was needed. ESXi 4 supports 64 bit, and ESXi 3.5 supports 32 bit. Based on the hardware configuration, ESXi 3.5 was selected. However, we were interested in knowing how ESXi compares to ESX in terms of restrictions or “cripple” functions. After searching through the Internet and VMware to determine how ESX 3.5 and ESXi…

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Linksys T-Mobile WRT54G-TM with DD-WRT makes for a faster internet connection.

I recently purchased a Linksys T-Mobile WRT54G-TM with DD-WRT v.24 pre-installed. I wanted it for the client mode so that a couple of remote devices and computer can access the internet without having to wire the house. Originally, all devices were accessing a wireless access point through their wireless network cards. However, after installing the WRT54G-TM router in client mode,…

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Diskeeper 2009 Build (13.0.835.0) Released

Diskeeper 2009 (Build 13.0.835.0) has officially been released. We received notice in the morning of November 28, 2008 from Diskeeper, that as part of our maintenance plan, we may commence downloading. As part of this release, Diskeeper offers several updates and new features to their product. Having only tested it for a couple of days, I have not drawn any…

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Google Urchin 6 Quick Evaluation

Google purchased a web analytics software package, called Urchin. Urchin 6 has evolved into a powerful web analytic for a reasonable fraction of the cost price of applications like WebTrends. Urchin 6 is only available through a selection of Google authorized sellers for $2995. That purchase price includes everything that there is to offer, unlike Urchin 5, where additional modules…

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome is an internet browser that is one of the newest internet browsers to hit the market. Google Chrome offers address bar suggestions for both search and web pages, thumbnails of top sites, and shortcuts to applications. I downloaded it the other day to see how my website and others looked. To check if anything appears broken or incorrectly…

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Philips High Performance Amplified Indoor Uhf/Vhf/Fm/HDTV Antenna review

An HDTV (High Definition Televsion) is not an HDTV if you are unable to access any HDTV stations from it. A recent configuration consisted of an analog suscriber cable connection connected directly to the HDTV, and where an analog suscriber cable connection is connected directly to an HTPC (Home Theatre PC). The HTPC is connected to the same HDTV. With…

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Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 Released

Today, I installed Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 on a test box. It is released as WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe (MD5: BB25707C919DD835A9D9706B5725AF58) and became available for download yesterday, May 6, 2008. The installation was uneventful and took around 20 minutes on a Pentium 4 2+ Ghz system. The service pack is available from Microsoft here. Immediately after applying SP3, I checked for…

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Creative Labs: Another dissatisfied customer

I had been reading through more of the Creative Labs forums, and came upon this post that is so well worded that it doesn’t need to be paraphrased. It seems that the creative Labs forums in general have become a battlefield of spam and discontent. This is yet another thread detailing another who is completely dissatisfied by the way Creative…

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