Creating OSX and Windows compatible Dropbox Functionality in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Dell FS7500 NAS backend.

Apple, Equallogic, Macintosh, Microsoft, OSX, osx Server, Samba, Server, Windows
This took a while to figure out, mainly because I'm a unix guy trying to "figure out" Windows Server and it's archaic ACL system and the fact that ACL's/attributes under OSX are just insane. The main issue I had with all the other recipes on the net describing this process was that it did NOT work for OSX/Finder. When users transferred the files, Finder was not able to strip off it's "in-use" attribute from the file once copied to the destination. This would leave files in limbo (greyed out) and no one could touch/access them from another Mac until I stripped the "in-use" attribute off manually. Normally SMB capable NAS's ignore Finder/OSX attributes and this does not happen, but FS7500 is "mac friendly" and preserves the attributes so we had…
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How to Run Mac OS X Inside Windows Using VirtualBox

Apple, Macintosh, Microsoft, Mountain Lion, OSX, Windows
How to Run Mac OS X Inside Windows Using VirtualBox: Maybe you'd like to test drive OS X before switching to a Mac or building a Hackintosh, or maybe you just want to run that one killer OS X app on your Windows machine. Whatever your reason, you can actually install and run OS X on any Intel-based Windows PC with a program called VirtualBox. Here's how. (Via
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How to install Office 2010 on Windows XP x64-bit edition

Microsoft, Tip, Tricks, Windows
Let me tried it and it failed. Well, there is a way (probably not sanctioned by MS) to get this done. I've installed it on two separate machines and verified that it works. First you need to download MSXML 6 from Microsofts website. Just go to and search for MSXML. There should be a link to MSXML6.0 download. Download the 64-bit version of the software and install it. Then force a windows update by choosing windows update from the start menu. You will notice a bunch of updates for MSXML. Let it update the files and reboot after that's done. Now you need to get the x86 version of office 2010 off the cd and copy it onto your computer somewhere (I just dragged the folder onto my…
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The Ultimate File Transfer Utility for Windows

Microsoft, ssh, Windows
I've been posting mainly about OSX for the last little while, but no worries, I haven't given up on Windows...yet :-). Someone today was asking about a good WebDAV client and after searching around for a bit, it seems like there is really only a couple out there. But really none of them can beat BitKinex client in terms of features and "price". Here is a short list of features (oh...and the price's free:-) ): Site Navigation Without Freezing Windows Unique technology of advanced directory caching and multi connection/threaded directory scanning makes the non-blocking browse windows possible. Robust User Request Handling Resume and control in detail not only file transfers but all user requests - including file removals, moves, directory creations, remote edits, prints, etc. Indirect Transfers Allows users…
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Solid Colour background in Windows causes 30-second login delay…

crap, Microsoft, Windows
Yep MS strikes again. This time though it's funny as hell. Turns out a bug in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 causes a whopping 30 seconds delay to your login process if you have a solid colour background set as your desktop wallpaper. Why? Well it's MS, what did you expect, a working OS....HAH??? My solution.....Format C:\.....If you prefer an MS solution, check the support page.
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Ninite: Number 1 application you need in Windows…..

free, Microsoft, Opensource, Windows
There are a lot of fantastic free software packages out there for the PC if you're running windows. VLC, Firefox come to mind. The problem is that it takes a long time to install all of them on your PC. You know the routine, click, wait for download, double click, next, next, next, etc......Well, why? Head over to Ninite's website, choose the applications you want and let them create a custom "Meta Installer" for all the applications in one package. Run the installer and wham, you got all those free/opensource apps downloaded and installed on your machine in one shot, with minimal clickage :-). No sign-up required, Free for personal use, Just in time for Windows 7 Upgrade (or potentially downgrade). Now if only someone would make something like this…
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