• August 21, 2008 21 Aug'08

    IE8 brings focus to cross-browser compatibility and Web standards

    With IE8, for the first time Microsoft will have a browser that adheres to pre-established Web standards. The browser, which is still in beta, will play by an established set of rules which will bring predictability and consistency to your Internet ...  Continue Reading

  • August 21, 2008 21 Aug'08

    Free security testing toolkit review: BackTrack 3

    The latest update to the BackTrack toolkit not only features several tools that can help lighten the load of security assessment in your organization, but it's also free. In this review, learn why BackTrack 3 has security expert Kevin Beaver so ...  Continue Reading

  • August 20, 2008 20 Aug'08

    virtual floppy disk

    A virtual floppy disk is an alternative to the traditional floppy that exists as a file rather than a physical medium. A virtual floppy is mounted to the same drive letter (A:) and accessed in the same way but is actually a disk image stored as a ...  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    virtual machine snapshot

    A virtual machine snapshot is a file-based representation of the state of a virtual machine at a given time... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    physical computer

    A physical computer is a hardware-based device, such as a personal computer. The term is generally used to differentiate hardware-based computers from software-based virtual machines... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • August 15, 2008 15 Aug'08

    key-value pair (KVP)

    A key-value pair (KVP) is a set of two linked data items: a key, which is a unique identifier for some item of data, and the value, which is either the data that is identified or a pointer to the location of that data.  Continue Reading

  • August 14, 2008 14 Aug'08

    How to handle your Vista migration

    Now that Microsoft has stopped selling Windows XP, many companies are considering whether or not to upgrade to Windows Vista. While Vista is not without its problems, many of the operating system's migration horror stories are exaggerated. Several ...  Continue Reading

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Associating proper applications with file types in Windows

    Learn how to reset file extensions in Windows Vista and to assign the applications that should be used to open certain files on your computer.  Continue Reading

  • August 08, 2008 08 Aug'08


    A checkpoint, in a virtualization context, is a snapshot of the state of a virtual machine. Like a restore point in Windows operating systems, a checkpoint allows the administrator to return the system to an earlier, functioning state if problems ...  Continue Reading

  • August 04, 2008 04 Aug'08

    Service level security in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

    Windows Service Hardening, a service level security feature in Windows Server 2008 and Vista, reduces security risks by limiting enabled services and privileges. Find out how in this excerpt from "Hacking Exposed Windows."  Continue Reading