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ESET Smart Security 4.0

Posted by Rich On April - 22 - 2009

ESET Smart Security 4 Review

ESET Smart Security is, arguably, the best virus detection Software available for PCs. I don’t like to review paid software on Windows guides because this site is all about free stuff; I save the paid software for Windows Forums. However, the reason I am reviewing ESET Smart Security 4.0 is twofold: this program is simply excellent and worth every penny and because I’m giving away six fully licensed copies, in conjunction with ESET, in a competition that starts on Sunday, April 26, 2009.

In this review, I will explain the basic functionality of the software and show why I think it is such an excellent antivirus solution.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Available for Download

Posted by Rich On January - 12 - 2009

windows-server-r2Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. Building on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows you to create solutions that are easier to plan, deploy, and manage than previous versions of Windows Server.

You can download an evaluation here.

This software is for evaluation and testing purposes. Evaluating any version of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta software does not require product activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta may be installed without activation and evaluated for an initial 30 days. If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta, the initial 30 day evaluation can be extended to August 1st (at which time the OS will become inoperable) by entering the product key below for your selected edition.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Product Keys for Evaluation

Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Enterprise (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  • TFGPQ-J9267-T3R9G-99P7B-HXG47
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Standard (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  • 2T88R-MBH2C-M7V97-9HVDW-VXTGF
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Datacenter (7000.0.081212-1400_server_en-us-GB1SXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  • GQJJW-4RPC9-VGW22-6VTKV-7MCC6
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta for Itanium Based Systems (7000.0.081212-1400_serverenterprise64_en-us-GB1SIAIFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  • CQ936-9K2T8-6GPRX-3JR9T-JF4CJ
  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Beta (7000.0.081212-1400_serverweb_en-us-GB1WXFRE_EN_DVD.iso)

  • GT8BY-FRKHB-7PB8W-GQ7YF-3DXJ

    Download an evaluation here

  • Should I Use Windows for my Web Hosting?

    Posted by Guest Post On September - 26 - 2008

    In this guest post, Eva Vesper explores Windows and Linux web hosting options. Learn more about Eva at the conclusion of this post.

    There are many varieties of web hosting; in this article, we’ll take a look at Windows Web Hosting and start with explaining what it is and then comparing it to Linux Web Hosting. What are the pros and cons? Read on and you’ll get the answers.
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    Download Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED Custom Wallpapers, Gadgets, Screensaver and DreamScene Set

    Microsoft and Dell have teamed up to manufacture and sell (PRODUCT) RED PC with Windows Vista Ultimate signature product running at the power of (RED), where every single PRODUCT (RED) product sold will have part of the proceed donates to The Global Fund to fight and eliminate AIDS in Africa. Best thing is Windows Vista Ultimate (PRODUCT) RED that comes with several (RED)-themed customizations, including six new desktop wallpapers, a new screen saver, two new Windows Sidebar gadgets, and a new Windows DreamScene.

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    Vista SP1 Officially Released

    Posted by Rich On March - 18 - 2008

    Vista SP1 Officially Released

    Vista SP1 is now officially available. The update can be obtained from the Microsoft’s site; however, Microsoft strongly recommends using Windows Update to download and install Windows Vista SP1 on single PCs

    Bad Timing – Windows Error Screen Pictures

    Posted by Rich On February - 27 - 2008

    I just got these in my e-mail. I am sure you have seen many of them, but take time to enjoy the wonders of Microsoft. You should also check out Windows Quirks You Really Should Try.

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