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Windows

Although we primarily advocate the benefits of open source software usableIT also offers a range of installation and administration services for Windows if Windows is what you need:

  • Upgrade earlier versions to Windows 7
  • Partition hard drives for dual-booting with Linux
  • Change filesystems from FAT32 to NTFS
  • Setup TCP/IP domains and NetBIOS workgroups
  • Configure printer and internet connection sharing
  • Setup ADSL/cable modems, hubs and routers
  • Manage user accounts and profiles
  • Configure DNS and DHCP services
  • Setup Local Security Policies
  • Setup Exchange Server with Windows 2008 Active Directory

Open Source Software for Windows

Much open source software is cross-platform and runs perfectly well on Windows:

Cygwin is particularly useful as it creates a UNIX environment within Windows inside which the full range of GNU administration tools (bash, ssh, tar, ls etc.) can be used. Ideal for users who wish to learn about Linux/UNIX without leaving their Windows environment.