Xtreme Computer website change announcement.

This past year (2013) I wrote a few good articles and some bad articles as well. Maybe not bad, but not very popular. I'm thinking those were the Server 2003, Office 2003 and XP articles that I should have never published after Windows 7 was released.

In any case, I'm deleting the following types of articles.

 

  • Old Microsoft unsupported software and operating systems. 
  • Anything older than 1 year.

I'm leaving online but moving around the command line stuff we all seem to use daily. 

So what's NOT supported here this year?

Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 Starter replaced with Ubuntu 12.04 runs better.
  • Windows 7 Home Basic replaced with Ubuntu 12.04
  • Windows 7 Home Premium is either upgraded to Windows 7 Pro or replaced with??? Yes, Ubuntu 12.04. 

Hardware Configurations: 

  • Duo Anything
  • i3 anything

Basically if my Quad Core phone can run applications faster than your Duo Core or if I can project my smartphone RDP to a desktop monitor and navigate faster than you can with your desktop I'm not supporting online anymore. 

Let's face it, SoC (Software on a Chip) and 4 core's of 2.3Ghz running from a 3.7 to 5v battery taking less than 1.5 amps to charge and run is paving the way to low cost servers and data centers as we know them today will be gone once we get eSATA ported to our phones. More in the Tech Trends section going online soon.

I have a few other categories but I'm sure you get the idea of what I'm not going to be reviewing and working with. 

Now don't worry, I still have a heavy investment in Windows 7 so here's my supported OS list.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7 Pro is what I use in my Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Windows 7 Enterprise not going to support this because you and I can't buy it.
  • Windows 7 Ultimate, it's the same has Enterprise and we can buy it so I'll support this OS. 
  • Windows 8.1 Supported as a VDI but not as a Surface Tablet that costs more than my servers. (not really but they are expensive for what my Android and VDI can do.)
  • Server 2008 Web (for fun)
  • Server 2008 R2 (All roles)
  • Server 2012 (Only private cloud features)

I'm making some server moves. 

  • Windows Server 2008 Web >> Apache Web
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V >> Ubuntu Virtual Host
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 AD integration with Ubuntu systems. (learning center)

The goal is by year end I would like to have matching networks not competing networks.

I don't mind paying the electricity for my Microsoft servers and my Open source servers. I just don't let them share the same circuit breakers. (techie joke)

By the end of this testing year I hope we all can find a balance, enterprise level services for the one person shop to the 25 person manufacturing plant. 

The gap between small and enterprise has grown as much as the wage gap. I hope other technicians help out this year filling the needs of small business home business. 

The industry has changed. Something of a Good and Bad changed if you ask me. I plan on making the industry follow me and to do so I plan on making the industry.