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Hosting Services, Security, and the Microsoft Drawbridge Project

This is a guest post by Zac Kenni.

Computers and innovative technology have reconfigured the way the world operates. The mannerin which government, business, health care, education, employment, religion, and socialization methods, procedures, interactions, and transactions are conducted have changed significantly inthe last quarter century. This hi-tech evolutionary trend will continue to provide improvements, advancements, and new capabilities to enhance individual lifestyles and global interaction.However, as the old saying goes, “every rose has its thorns.” Security or lack thereof, is a big thorn. The Microsoft Drawbridge Project is intended to enhance security and increase operating speed in Windows and hosting services.

The MS Drawbridge Project is focused on the operating system (OS), the user interface, and the hosting system. The project implements a separate library OS, codenamed Drawbridge. These components are enabled to use the most appropriate, efficient abstractions f…

10 Useful OS X Tips and Tricks

This is a guest post by Mariana Ashley about some useful OS tips.
For the most part, there are two types of computer users: Mac users and Windows users. Sure, there are other operating systems available, but for the most part we each own either a windows machine or an apple machine. In a previous post, Siju George presented 16 Useful Windows 7 Tips and Tricks. These tips are immensely useful for regular Windows users and for Mac users who are less comfortable handling a Windows machine. Because computer use is so fundamental to our society today, knowing the basics of both the Windows operating system and OS X (the Mac operating system) is essential. The following is a list of 10 basic tips and tricks for using OS X:

1. Right click on an open PDF in Safari (the web browser that comes with Macs) to get a context menu which includes the option to open the PDF in Preview.
2. Pressing Command and Q at the same time will close all applications when command-tabbing. This is the fastest way to…