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6 Ott/09

What makes Ubuntu so user friendly?

What makes Ubuntu so user friendly?

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Of all the Linux distributions, the consensus is beginning to become clear that Ubuntu is, hands down, the most user friendly of the Linux distributions. Naturally there are people that claim other distributions like PCLinuxOS, and Linux Mint are even more user-friendly than Ubuntu. But what exactly makes a Linux distribution user-friendly? I have been using Linux for over ten years. My first induction in the “cult-o-Linux”...

6 Ott/09

Price Comparison With Invisible Hand For Firefox

Price Comparison With Invisible Hand For Firefox

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Price comparison is one of the essentials things that Internet users should do before buying a product on the Internet. It does not matter if they do it manually by visiting several Internet shops that carry the product or use one of the price comparison services. Users can save lots of money when comparing prices before buying a product. The Invisible Hand add-on for Firefox is an unobtrusive add-on that will notify...

6 Ott/09

Remote Control Reboots And Updates On Multiple Windows Computers

Remote Control Reboots And Updates On Multiple Windows Computers

Remote Reboot X has been initially developed by Doug Zuckermann to remotely control the reboot process of multiple computer systems in an effort to automate the monthly maintenance schedule of more than a 100 servers as much as possible. Doug later added the option to manage Microsoft Windows software updates from the program interface of Remote Reboot X and plans to integrate several important new features to future versions of the software program. The program works the following way:...


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6 Ott/09

Install and use Ubuntu One

Install and use Ubuntu One

Recently I previewed the up and coming release of Ubuntu, Karmic Koala (”Ubuntu Karmic Koala Preview“.) In that article I covered some of the new features in the upcoming release. Once of those features is the new Ubuntu One. Ubuntu One is much like the familar DropBox that people of nearly all platforms enjoy. Ubuntu One allows you to share and sync files between Ubuntu desktops. But don’t think you have to wait until 9.10 is released to enjoy Ubuntu One. If you are...

5 Ott/09

Backup Facebook Accounts

Backup Facebook Accounts

Many online services do not offer the means to backup data locally. Users who want to backup data are usually left with a tedious manual process (like downloading pictures or videos one by one). Data that cannot be downloaded right away is even harder to backup, think of contacts or private messages for example. Archive Facebook is an add-on for the Mozilla Firefox web browser. The purpose of the add-on is to provide the tools to backup facebook accounts. The add-on can backup photos,...

4 Ott/09

Real-time Local Twitter Trends

Real-time Local Twitter Trends

Twitter can be an excellent source for spotting the latest trends. Twitter itself displays several popular topics on its frontpage which are sorted by minute, day and week. It does become more difficulty to spot trends if they are not displayed on the Twitter homepage. The two problems that arise are finding those trends if they are not displayed on the Twitter website and to find local trends opposed to global trends. Trendsmap is a Google Maps and Twitter mashup that solves both of these...

3 Ott/09

Use this iptables script for Web/Mail server security

Use this iptables script for Web/Mail server security

Security. Ah, security. It’s the make or break for administrators on so many levels. For the Linux operating system you could go in so many directions with your security. You could go the graphical front-end and make life easy but lose some flexibility. Or you could go the far more challenging route and use the command line iptables. I will say the GUI tools have come a long way, but in some instances the ease of use the offer gets in the way of being able to granularly configure...

3 Ott/09

Yadis! Backup Software

Yadis! Backup Software

If you are looking for an easy to use reliable backup solution for Windows you might want to take a closer look at Yadis! Backup. The Windows backup software divides backup jobs into tasks which can be easily configured in the program’s interface. Each task can be configured to perform local or ftp backups and consists of only a few information and parameters that need to be added by the user of the computer system. The most important parameters are the source and destination directory...

3 Ott/09

How To Download Microsoft Security Essentials

How To Download Microsoft Security Essentials

Some of you might wonder why I’m writing about this topic again after publishing the two articles Microsoft Security Essentials Final Announced and Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available. The main reason for this third article originates from an article about SEO poisoning that was posted a few days ago at Websense. SEO poisoning describes a method of using SEO to rank rogue websites highly in the search engines for specific search terms. The release of Microsoft’s Security...

2 Ott/09

Distraction-free writing with PyRoom

Distraction-free writing with PyRoom

Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just too hard to get work done with so many distractions coming at you on your computer. Email, youtube, facebook, shopping – it all adds up to one huge time suck and threaten to perpetually keep you from your work.  There are times when I need to concentrate on work – on writing. For those times I need to get rid of all the distractions. With Linux there are a few ways to do this. I could go to console login and use a text-based...

2 Ott/09

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

One of the latest trends in the search engine market seem to be custom search options, search filters and specialized search parameters. Google has introduced the search options in the main Google search engine a while ago. These were made up of advanced search parameters which have been accessible before (before starting search) and new filters. A click on the Show Options link on a search results page will open the available options in a sidebar. Google has added new custom search options...

2 Ott/09

Manage Files In Windows With TaggedFrog

Manage Files In Windows With TaggedFrog

File management is one of the key areas that the Windows operating system needs improvement. Microsoft is introducing several new features like the new libraries in Windows 7. It is still not that easy to keep an overview of extensive file collections no matter if they consist of documents, photos, videos or audio files. Third party tools are the answer although most seem to target only specific file types. Apple’s iTunes for example is a tool to manage audio and video collections...

1 Ott/09

LastPass For Google Chrome Arrives

LastPass For Google Chrome Arrives

There are two Firefox extensions that I do not want to live without: NoScript and LastPass. I’d think about switching to another web browser if that web browser would support these two extensions. This option has come a step closer with the announcement that LastPass has developed an extension for the Google Chrome web browser. LastPass is an excellent password manager and form filler that comes with an incredible feature set that includes one click logins to websites, a secure password...

30 Set/09

Bing & Ping Preview

Bing & Ping Preview

The Microsoft Bing development team is trying to distinguish their search engine from Google by adding new features to their search engine. The latest feature that the team is developing goes by the name Bing & Ping. It has been designed to offer Bing users better options to share search results. This feature resembles the “social” buttons that are displayed on blogs and other websites. Bing & Ping integrates Facebook, Twitter plus email and copy options in the Bing...

30 Set/09

Organize Firefox Bookmarks In Tabs

Organize Firefox Bookmarks In Tabs

Firefox opens the bookmark manager (which is officially called library) in a new window by default. I always felt that this was kinda weird as it meant to navigate back and forth between the web browser window and the bookmark manager. One could try to place the two windows next to each other or display the bookmarks in the sidebar instead but it always nagged me why there was not an option to display the bookmark manager in a tab instead of a window. Places in Tabs changes this. It is...

29 Set/09

Volery Custom Software Installer Invites

Volery Custom Software Installer Invites

We have seen a few tries at creating one installer that would allow a user to install multiple popular software programs at once. Most of these programs were taken down after a while due to legal issues that some software developers had with the way their software was distributed. The new service Volery tries a slightly different approach. Instead of offering an installer that comes with all the software already included it offers to create a customizable installer at the Volery website. The...

29 Set/09

Karen’s Lan Monitor

Karen’s Lan Monitor

Karen’s Lan Monitor is a lightweight Windows application that can display various information about a computer system’s network adapters and related information. The application is divided into multiple taps that display the various information. The default tab will list all available network adapters and their settings including the adapter’s speed, type, physical address and about a dozen additional settings like DHCP and WinS status. Other tabs of interest include...

29 Set/09

Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available

Microsoft Security Essentials Final Available

Microsoft has released the final version of their security software program Microsoft Security Essentials to the public. The software which has been released to a limited amount of beta testers earlier this year is now available for download at the new Microsoft Security Essentials website. The software program is provided as a 32-bit download for Windows XP and a 32-bit and 64-bit download for Windows Vista and Windows 7. Microsoft Security Essentials will check if the operating system...

29 Set/09

Scan And Detect Spyware And Suspicious Files In Windows

Scan And Detect Spyware And Suspicious Files In Windows

Hijack This is probably one of the most popular security tools to scan a computer system for spyware and suspicious files. It’s rather cryptic reports makes it sometimes difficulty to distinguish between harmless and potentially dangerous files on the computer system. That’s what the comparable software program Free Fixer tries to make better Free Fixer will also scan various critical components of a Windows operating system including running processes, autostart entries, Browser...

29 Set/09

Google Docs OCR Demonstration

Google Docs OCR Demonstration

One cannot really deny the fact that Google is constantly working on new features for their popular online services like Gmail or Google Docs. The latest feature is currently available as a demonstration only and not yet integrated into Google Docs. The Google Docs OCR demonstration can OCR the three image formats jpg, png and gif. Google lists the following limitations that are currently in place: Files must be fairly high-resolution — rule of thumb is 10 pixel character height. Maximum...