I Don’t Like Mac OS X Lion

“…As announced late yesterday during Apple’s fiscal 2011 third quarter earnings call. OS X 10.7 released today. It’s yours for 30 bucks, if your Mac has Snow Leopard and Mac App Store installed. Otherwise, you’re buying something more first, either OS X 10.6 or a new Mac… …Apple imposes fundamental usability changes with regards to the user interface that you’ll either like or despise. I started out writing a simple news story about Lion’s release…

How to Install and Manage Windows Deployment Services

By Ian Matthews  November 25, 2008  Last Updated *** DRAFT *** This article will brief the key area’s of Windows Deployment Services (WDS) under Windows Server 2008.  Note that the majority of these instructions will function equally as well under Server 2003 R1 or R2 but are not specifically intended for those platforms. WDS was released with Service Pack 2 for Server 2003, as a replacement for Remote Install Services (RIS).  RIS had a number of…

How to Inject Drivers into Windows PE 2.0 in 5 Minutes (or into a Windows Vista Image)

Prepared by Ian Matthews Sept 6, 2007, Last Updated Dec 15, 2008   MARCH 2014 SEE: https://www.urtech.ca/2014/03/solved-how-to-add-drivers-in-wds-windows-deployment-services/  This is the shortest documentation I could create on how to inject drivers into Win PE2.0 (or Vista WIM file).  The screenshot beside STEP 5 displays the 3 critical commands I used to load nVidia nForce 4 ethernet drivers to my WinPE boot.wim. Create a folder called C:\TEMP.  Then create two subfolders; one called DRIVERS and the other…

Windows Vista Advanced Tips, Tricks & Facts

by Ian Matthews Written April 10, 2007 Last Update Feb 22, 2008  The purpose of this article is to provide a 15 minute guide to Windows Vista’s advanced features and functions.  There is a lot to learn so we also have three other articles you may want to read: Vista Must Have Addon’s Vista Standard User Facts & Tips Windows Vista User Access Control Explained How to SlipStream SP1 into Vista RTM?: Ya, you can’t. …

MICROSOFT RELEASES VISTA 2006 BETA 1 (FORMERLY “LONGHORN”)

Update August 31 2005 by Ian Matthews of Up & Running Technolgies Inc Here are the quick facts and screen shots of Windows Vista. RELEASE DATES: Beta 1 was released in August to MSDN and TECHNET subscribers. Beta 2 is should be released in January 2006 to anyone is wants it. Beta 3, RC1, RC2, and Gold should be released in quick succession through spring and summer 2006. Release to Manufacturing is expected in the…

MICROSOFT RELEASES VISTA 2006 BETA 1 (FORMERLY "LONGHORN")

Here are the key features: For complete details and screen shots go to our Windows Vista page: http://www.commodore.ca/windows/vista/windows_vista.htm GUI: New interface called Aero which appears to be me to be little more than a simple new skin. DEPLOYMENT: Windows Imaging Format (WIM) which stores images (like Ghost and RIS, including the Windows CD image) as files rather than copies of sectors. This results in different images sharing files thereby dramatically reducing image sizes. For example,…