Linux captures the ‘green’ flag, beats Windows 2008 power-saving measures Independent tests show that Red Hat Linux pulls as much as 12% less power than Windows 2008 on identical hardware.
Five useful command-line tools built into Windows for finding out if system has been hacked / cracked or not.
Describes how to setup iSCSI under Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 server using Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator.
Microsoft has announced Open Source Interoperability Initiative. From the announcement press release :
The Open Source Interoperability Initiative exists to foster more open engagement between Microsoft and open source communities. It will encompass a broad range of facilities, events, and resources supporting interoperability, including labs, plug fests, technical content and opportunities for ongoing cooperative development. Microsoft plans to publish APIs and protocols that are used by Windows Vista (including the .NET Framework), Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office 2007, Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 — as well as their future versions. Also Microsoft will not require developers to license or pay royalties for this information. Specifically, Microsoft is implementing four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions across its high-volume business products: (1) ensuring open connections; (2) promoting data portability; (3) enhancing support for industry standards; and (4) fostering more open engagement with customers and the industry, including open source communities.
Microsoft also agreed not to sue developers of open-source software and releasing tons of API. More information available at:
=> Microsoft Press Release
=> Annoucment about Interoperability
FastCGI is a language independent, scalable, open extension to CGI that provides high performance without the limitations of server specific APIs. I’m very big fan of FastCGI. Almost all my Apache / Lighttpd servers are powered by php FastCGI.
Today Microsoft announced the official release of their FastCGI extension for IIS server version 5.1 and 6.0. New FastCGI module should improves the performance and reliability of PHP on Windows operating system.
Since early 2006, Microsoft and Zend have been working together on a technical collaboration with the PHP community to significantly enhance the reliability and performance of PHP on Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. As part of this collaboration, the IIS product group has been working on a new component for IIS6 and IIS7 called FastCGI Extension which will enable IIS to much more effectively host PHP applications.
=> Using FastCGI to Host PHP Applications on IIS 6.0 and IIS 5.1
Does any one know if the Evolution will work with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007? Iâ€™ve client and she needs to connect to corporate Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. The problem is – connectivity doesnâ€™t work. If anyone has any information or workaround please comment back.
Update 31/Dec/2007: Rocky pointed me to a thread about MAPI based plugin. It claims to works with Exchange server 2007.
Asked by Payal K.
Q. I would like to know – can I access Linux ext3 partitions from windows 2000 server (dual boot) or windows XP desktop, as I have tons of MP3 and video files downloaded under Linux.
A. It is true that you can easily access your Windows partitions from Linux. However with small free utility called Explore2fs you can easily access Linux ext3 or ext2 partitions too without any problem.
Does ext3 work with windows?
Short answer – Yes.
You can always get your favorite MP3/video or PDF file stored inside Linux ext3 file system. This utility works on
- Windows 95
- Windows 98
- Windows ME
- Windows NT 4.0
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP
- Windows Server 2003
However please note that I don’t recommend to install this utility on a production Linux serer (if you have one) as it does not enforce security permission from windows operating system.One more thing before using this utility make sure you have a backup of all important data.
=> You can download Explore2fs, the WIN32 explorer for Linux ext2fs partitions here.
Read and Write access to Linux file system from Windows
As pointed out by Anonymous user you can use Ext2 Installable File System For Windows, which provide Complete reading and writing access to files and directories of volumes with the Ext2 or Ext3 file system. You can download the software here.