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Ed Tittel
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Attended UT Austin (MA 1979)
Lives in Round Rock, TX
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Where Microsoft has jumped onto online cert exams full force, Cisco maintains a "wait-n-see" posture.
Microsoft is all-in for online certification exams, but others are taking it slow.
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75 million installations of Windows 10 in 28 days actually do register on somebody's radar.
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someday I'll try windows 10.

heard too many stories of windows 10 frying graphics cards....
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When is it important to sidestep hard-boiled technology skills and knowledge in IT? Say it with me: "Soft skills matter!"
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Slimware's DriverUpdate proves a worthy alternative to eSupport's Driveragent for managing Win8.1 & 10 device drivers.
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My final Win10 upgrade is routine and ho-hum, so I share some lessons learned throughout this process.
Whew! I'm pleased and relieved to report that my big upgrade push is over now, with all 8 PCs successfully upgraded to Windows 10 in at least one boot-up partition (a couple of my test machines still boot 8.1 so I can continue to test in that environment for a while). I was concerned about losing access to my production PC so held that one until last, but it turned out to be totally ho-hum and routine, much like the upgrade I reported on yesterda...
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Win10 upgrade mysteries resolved by starting over afresh from a clean (re)install of Windows 8.
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The humble and often-overlooked but useful Snipping Tool gains a nice new feature in Windows 10: Delay.
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Windows 10 + recognizable fingerprint reader = Windows Hello!
I've been aware of Windows Hello (the ability to use biometrics for login authentication and other access controls) in Windows 10 since MS first started talking about it late in 2014. Intel's RealSense cameras, which  exploit built-in 3-D recognition capabilities, have gotten the lion's share of attention in promoting what Windows Hello can do. They are also new devices, and unlikely to be supported on anything but the latest and greatest of lapt...
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As Win10 gets going, Win8.1 finally eclipses XP counts (source: NetMarketShare.com).
Every now and then, I like to drop in on the market share stats at NetMarketShare.com to see what's up in the desktop world as monitored via that company's observations of the Internet. When I checked this yesterday, I saw that for the first time in the three years or so since Windows 8 versions made their debut, that a single Windows 8 version (8.1) has surpassed the installed base for Windows XP, at 13.09 and 11.74 percent respectively. On...
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Though Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization are driving huge investments and major product/service offerings, they haven't trickled all the way down to IT Pros just yet.
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Another trouble-free Win10 upgrade helps restore confidence in that process.
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Now that I've worked through a heap of Win10 upgrades, a possible pattern emerges.
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Freelance computer technology writer
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Writing, markup languages, networking, information security, Web development tools and techologies
Employment
  • EdSEC (dba)
    Freelance computer technology writer, 2004 - present
  • Information Research Associates
    Programmer, 1981 - 1982
  • Burroughs Research Center
    Programmer, 1982 - 1983
  • Michale Leesley Consulting
    Programmer, 1983 - 1984
  • Schlumberger Research
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • Hart Information Systems
    Engineering Manager, 1986 - 1987
  • Novell/Excelan
    Many titles, 1988 - 1994
  • LANWrights
    Principal, 1994 - 2004
  • NetQos (now CA)
    Senior Researcher, 2006 - 2006
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Round Rock, TX
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All over (Army brat) - Texas, Virgina, Germany, New Jersey, Georgia, California
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Freelance content creator across many media
Introduction
I'm a full-time freelance technology writer based in Round Rock, TX. I've been writing part-time since 1987, and full-time since 1994. I've contributed to over 140 books, and to many Web and magazine articles. I blog for various Web sites regularly, and am probably best-known for creating the Exam Cram series of IT cert prep books in 1997. For lots, lots more info about me, visit my Web page at http://www.edtittel.com.
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HTML For Dummies now in its 13th edition, more work to do than time to do it in, and I *still* love my job!
Education
  • UT Austin (MA 1979)
  • Princeton (AB 1973)
  • UT Austin (BA equiv 1981)
    Computer Science
    Completed undergraduate degree requirements to qualify for graduate study in CS at UT from 1979-1981. Took additional 18 or 21 hours of graduate CS classes by end of 1982.
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How to Make a Transforming Ninja Star (8-Pointed)
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I explain in this tutorial how to create the Transforming, a.k.a. 8-pointed Paper Ninja Star or Shuriken. It is a type of Modular Origami Mo

Elsevier: All your data belongs to us
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The huge scientific publisher sparks resentment by gobbling up a popular online gathering place. Sound familiar?

Viriconium
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Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed a

Preparing for MCTS Windows 7 Exam 70-680 - Course FAQ
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What is this course about? The Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) certification is recognized internationally as the best vehi

With WOA, It's Windows NT All Over Again
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WOA is possible only because of Windows' inherent NT-ness.

TypeScript: A New Direction in Browser-Based Applications
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Developers are looking for ways to create browser-based applications that work like desktop applications. TypeScript may provide an answer.

XML’s 15th Birthday
www.tbray.org

Whether you like XML or not, we’re stuck with it for a long time. These days, the only new XML-based projects being started up are document-

EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
www.ethostream.com

EthoStream provides cutting-edge technology, proactive system monitoring, and 24/7/365 in-house technical support--and will engineer a seaml

Ten Biggest PR Blunders of 2011
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So it is that time of year, when we think back on all of our past successes and failures. Here are the most notable PR blunders that we've s

Intelligent WAN - Stephen Lawton - Network Security: Beyond the Eggshell
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The best network security assumes attackers have already broken in.

Bloomfield (microprocessor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Bloomfield is the code name for Intel high-end desktop processors sold as Core i7-9xx and single-processor servers sold as Xeon 35xx., in al

3 things to know about IPv6 as World IPv6 Day approaches | ZDNet
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Yes, June 6th is World IPv6 Day. No, you don’t need to panic.

Unanswered questions about what's in Windows 8 editions | ZDNet
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Microsoft’s announcement that Windows 8 will ship in only two retail versions cleared up some uncertainty. But it left a handful of interest

Google Plus gets a new look and feel (Review) | ZDNet
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Google Plus, the social network for grown-ups, has a new look and feel. It’s not perfect, but there’s a lot to like in it.

Apple without Jobs: Winners and losers | ZDNet
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Yes, Steve Jobs is still Apple’s chairman, but as he retires from being Apple’s CEO, everything in technology will change. My question for

Hurricane Electric takes its IPv6 expertise to the datacenter | ZDNet
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Want to move your datacenter to the Internet of the 21st century with IPv6? Hurricane Electric is ready to help.

Driving home from San Antonio in late March, we had the misfortune to be rear-ended on the I-10 access road right at the city limits. Our 2011 E-350 sedan let us walk away uninjured from an accident that resulted in the totaling of both cars (amazingly, we drove home with no problems afterward) involved. Finding ourselves thrust into buying a new car without prior planning, we sought a replacement for my wife's beloved vehicle. The sales staff at MBA helped us find exactly what she wanted and set up an excellent deal on very short notice (the process was concluded in 3 days). I highly commend the dealership for helping us enjoy a hurry-up car purchase, and to remember that it should be fun to buy a new car!
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