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20 Feb/12

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable.  Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act with their Unity interface for Ubuntu and their removal of drop-down menus.  So is tablet-creep a bad thing, and need we accept it?With Windows 8 out next week in beta we will finally get the answers...

28 Set/10

Microsoft Releases Out Of Band Security Patch

Microsoft Releases Out Of Band Security Patch

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Microsoft today released a new out of band security bulletin addressing a vulnerability in ASP.NET that affects all versions of the Microsoft .Net Framework when used on Windows Server operating systems, or on client systems that run a web server from their computer. While that excludes the majority of desktop users, it may still affect some that run web servers on their desktop systems. Those users are asked to update immediately...

22 Set/10

Organize The Windows Start Menu

Organize The Windows Start Menu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The Windows start menu has not changed a lot in the last operating systems that Microsoft has released. Sure, some features like the ability to search or execute programs directly has been implemented, but those new features have not changed the overall look and feel of the start menu. One of the main points of criticism is the lack of options to organize the start menu. Practically any application that gets installed places an...


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19 Set/10

See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet

See what images are being viewed on your network with driftnet

I want to preface this article by saying I am not, in any way advocating spying on your users. With that said, there are times (and reasons) why you might need to see what images are being viewed on your network. Whether it be an end user who is viewing content that goes against specific company policies or, worse, against the law. When this happens, you might have need or cause to see just what is being viewed from your LAN. When this is the case there is a handy tool for that called...

16 Set/10

Email Client Thunderbird 3.1.4 Released

Email Client Thunderbird 3.1.4 Released

We have already seen lots of updates this week; From the first beta of Internet Explorer 9, to updates for the Firefox web browser and Google Chrome updates. Lots of downloading, updating and testing for a week. An update for the desktop email client Thunderbird was just released, raising the version of the email software to 3.1.4. The version is considered a stability update, and therefor a recommended update for all Thunderbird users of the 3.x branch. Thunderbird users who already run...

14 Set/10

View websites offline with WebHTTrack

View websites offline with WebHTTrack

There are reasons why you would want to view a web site off line. Say, for example, you know you are on the go and do not always have access to a network connection, yet you want to be up to date on the latest news. Or you are a developer working on a site and need to be able to make changes, or check a web site for bugs or broken links.  Or maybe you are trying to develop a new site and you want to loosely base your new site (all the while crediting the original site of course) on...

9 Set/10

vifm: Fast, lightweight, old school file manager

vifm: Fast, lightweight, old school file manager

Recently I have been covering some of the lighter weight file managers for the Linux operating system. We’ve seen PCMan File Manager and emelFM2 covered recently. I’ve also touched on Thunar numerous times. All of these file managers have two things in common: They are fast and they have GUIs. Today’s file manager shares the speed, but not the GUI. This file manager is vifm. If you know your Linux you can probably assume the “vi” is associated with one of...

5 Set/10

Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME

Add desktop icons to KDE and GNOME

Although I am one to prefer a clutter-free, minimalist desktop, I know the majority of users prefer a much more standard, fast-access type of desktop. This means icons. Not the kind of icons you see on many users desktops (you know the ones, where there are so many icons it’s impossible to make sense of what is there), but icons that allow you to launch the applications you use most often. With KDE and GNOME there are different ways to add icons. With one desktop, the process is...

31 Ago/10

Compress Folders, Files In Windows To Save Storage Space

Compress Folders, Files In Windows To Save Storage Space

File compression support is one of the features of the NTFS file system that often gets overlooked by Windows users. Its main purpose is to reduce the storage requirements of files on devices that use the NTFS file system. Compression is however handled different from archivers like 7-Zip, WinZip or WinRar, as the compressed files appear like before in the operating system (meaning there is not extension change to indicate a compressed files). This ensures that the files can be used normally...

2 Ago/10

Microsoft Out Of Band Security Update Released

Microsoft Out Of Band Security Update Released

Microsoft as expected has just released an out of band security update for the Windows operating system that fixes a critical security vulnerable. The vulnerability affects all Microsoft operating systems that have been released in the past years, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and the Windows Server product line. The severity of the issue and the fact that the security vulnerability was already exploited actively made the out of band release a necessity. This security...