for Alpha alive, well, and loose on the web!
According to The Register, Windows 2000 for the Alpha platform is not only in
development, but also available for download on the net. The
leaked version is believed to be build 2128, and may carry a
444 day time bomb.
Part of a six part series which focuses on practical
techniques for scripting and delivering Registry changes to
large numbers of machines. If you support a small Windows
2000 environment, the techniques are still useful for
managing Registry changes across multiple machines. Source: Windows
gets cracked; 3.7M credit cards believed stolen
Online electronics and
computer retailer Egghead.com
admitted on Friday that the company's servers had been
hacked by network intruders and an unnamed number of credit
cards potentially lost. Sources inside the credit card
industry told ZDNet News that Egghead may warn up to 3.7
million credit cards holders that their card numbers have
Migration to Windows 2000
As W2K migration focus shifts from if to when, don't lose
sight of changing security concerns. Source: EarthWeb
(Dec 20, 2000)
virus makes return appearance
'Tis the season for nasty viruses. This one is based on the
infamous CIH virus and trashes PCs on Dec. 25. The worst
part is that it spreads by piggy-backing on other viruses.
Common Desktop Scenarios
Microsoft white paper describes six scenarios for using
IntelliMirror. These scenarios are intended to be starting
points from which you can develop settings that are tailored
to your environment. This includes options for
registry-based policy settings, security settings, software
installation, scripts, folder redirection, Microsoft
Internet Explorer maintenance, and Remote Installation
extends NT 4.0 Certification deadline - creates new NT 4.0
Because of the flood of IT professionals seeking to finish the Windows NT 4.0 certification exams before they expire at
the end of December, Microsoft has extended the deadline for these exams from December 31, 2000 until February 28, 2001.
The two-month extension is designed to eliminate what has turned into a scheduling nightmare for potential MCSE candidates, who have found testing centers to be booked
around the clock through the end of the year.
unleashes piracy police: Are you safe?
The city of Virginia Beach was forced to pay Microsoft $129,000 for software licenses, even though the city had
probably already paid for the software and did not receive due process. Some companies have suffered the same fate;
others likely will. Joe Barr explains the wherefores of Redmond's scare tactics and suggests that open software is
the best defense.
Windows 2000 Professional and Office 2000
A free 6 chapter deployment guide for Office 2000 and
Windows 2000 Professional. The information is practical and
hands-on, taking you through a series of step-by-step
procedures that lead you through the upgrade process.
will you find your IT talent in 2001?
Before you unleash your budget, read ITworld.com's top ten
list of IT job trends for the new year. And then let the
hiring begin. Source: ITWorld.com (Dec 13, 2000)
fire me - Tech workers take job insecurity in stride
While investors and Wall Street fret about high tech layoffs
and failing dot-coms, many technology workers feel a
conviction in the power of their skills to ride out any
economic storm. Source: Washington Post
claims copyright on Windows bugs
Microsoft is claiming copyright over its security notices
and insisting that mailing lists can no longer publish the
Beast of Redmond's dire security warnings. The lawyers at
Microsoft have objected to the publication of its security
notices by SecurityFocus.com, which runs the popular BugTraq
security mailing list
the office party line
Oh, the office party, it's a celebration -- a time for cheer
and goodwill ... maybe. For many employees and managers, the
office party is a time for stress and ill will. Here are
some tips on how to handle office festivities. Source:
InfoWorld (Dec 8, 2000)
Art and Science of Web Server Tuning with IIS 5.0
This article describes the issues and approaches involved in
tuning a Web server when running Internet Information
Services 5.0 on Windows 2000 Server.
Net's new neighborhood watch
Knock, knock. Who's really there?
Small-business and home users flock to a new site that aims
to identify the Net's shady characters.
Not all hackers are bad guys. But understanding what
motivates them can make you less vulnerable to an attack.
This special security report will clue you in to how hackers
think. Source: Darwin Magazine
In theory, DSL promises large cost savings for companies of
all sizes, compared to T1. But installation woes and poor
performance can render it more trouble than it's worth.
Source: InfoWorld (Dec 1, 2000)