Microsoft takes another hit: NGINX tops IIS

January 10, 2012 - Reading time: 4 minutes

Some bloggers have suggested that ripping on Microsoft is going out of style… but this week Microsoft’s beleaguered IIS web server got bested by the open source NGINX web server.

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Microsoft IIS goes down

My beefs with Microsoft are many, however, I will tip my hat to Bill Gate’s many generous donations to charity. That’s really the most remarkable thing about Microsoft: it gave birth to one of the most magnanimous philanthropists of an entire generation, and no words can express thanks for that. Read more

Windows Security Guide

August 12, 2006 - Reading time: 16 minutes

Update: though much of this guide is still relevant, some parts are outdated. This guide is in need of an overall revamp, which might happen soon. If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment. May 2007


The following are recommendations for securing and using your Microsoft Windows operating system, compiled from years of use and observation. In a nutshell:

  1. Use common sense.
  2. Use and update antivirus software.
  3. Run Windows Update service frequently.
  4. Use a browser other than Internet Explorer.
  5. Use a software firewall.
  6. Scan for Adware/Spyware.
  7. Run as a “limited” user.
  8. Know what’s on your system.
  9. Probe your ports.
  10. Alternatives.
  11. Make backups.

1. Use common sense.

Rule number one of internet security: What you don’t know CAN hurt you. Due to the massive popularity of Microsoft Windows, and its inherent insecurity, it pays to be in control of your PC, not the other way around. Read more


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