30 de abr de 2010

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Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day

Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day: "

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It's the end of April. Spring is here, and so is Ubuntu 10.04. Or at least, that's the plan. Canonical's rigid release schedule is awesome for many reasons -- one of which is the amount of excitement it generates around each new Ubuntu release. However, I don't think this is the kind of excitement Mr. Shuttleworth had in mind when the 'fixed schedule' policy was set.

As it turns out, after the final release ISOs were already created (or 'spun' in Ubuntu geek-speak), a critical bug came up; and no, I don't mean something like 'OMG, we put the window buttons on the wrong side!'. I mean something like 'once you install Ubuntu, you will not be able to boot your other operating system.' Oops. It doesn't kill the other OS, and it's fixable when it happens (it's a problem with the GRUB2 bootloader configuration), but it's certainly not something you want to have happen to people just trying out your OS (or even upgrading from previous versions).

Granted -- it doesn't happen with each and every installation, but it can happen. The Ubuntu team considered a quick-fix, but eventually went for the more responsible (and safer, in terms of PR) option of re-spinning the ISOs. However, re-spinning all ISOs would push the release into May, which would be a PR flop in itself. So they're just re-spinning some of the most popular ones, like the x86 and x64 desktop releases, as well as the Netbook remix. Exciting stuff!

Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day originally appeared on Download Squad on Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:05:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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27 de abr de 2010

Recover Data Like a Forensics Expert Using an Ubuntu Live CD

Recover Data Like a Forensics Expert Using an Ubuntu Live CD: "
There are lots of utilities to recover deleted files, but what if you can’t boot up your computer, or the whole drive has been formatted? We’ll show you some tools that will dig deep and recover the most elusive deleted files, or even whole hard drive partitions.

10 security books for the future

10 security books for the future: "
An ever-evolving list of books “to be read” is a constant temptation. Chad Perrin hopes his top 10 list of security books he wants to acquire might tempt some of his readers, too.

26 de abr de 2010

10 cool registry edits and tweaks for Windows XP

10 cool registry edits and tweaks for Windows XP: "
Here are a few Windows XP registry edits you can use to make adjustments that go beyond simple Control Panel settings.

Using netstat

Using netstat: "
As promised (in my article “How do I find my network information in Linux?“) I am going to introduce you to the netstat command. This command is a very useful tool for discovering networking information such as routing tables, network connections, interface statistics, masquerade connections, and multicast memberships. But it’s not quite as simple to use as some of of the other “discovery” tools (such as ifconfig). With netstat you really do need to know what you’re looking for and how to find it. This article will help you to understand just that.

Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur

Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur: "

Believe it or not, Sony managed to shift 12 million 3.5-inch floppy disks in Japan last year -- presumably to die-hard old schoolers. Alas, time waits for no one, and the venerable data transporter that started its life way back in 1981 is going to all but cease production by March of next year. Sony was the last of the major manufacturers to keep churning these bits of plastic out, but soon that too shall be no more. Having already shut down operations in most of the world, it's now noted the end of life for its domestic market, and thereby effectively consigned the floppy to the past. Good riddance, you might say, but we still remember fondly the wonder we experienced upon tearing apart our first 5.25-inch floppy. Ah well, the diskette goes the way of the cassette, guess that was predictable.

Sony shutting down Japanese floppy disk sales by March 2011, kills a tech dinosaur originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Apr 2010 09:02:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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20 de abr de 2010

Norton Power Eraser

Norton Power Eraser é um programa de freeware portátil para o sistema operacional Windows que foi projectado para remover  software malicioso do tipo crimeware que esta profundamente enraizado e difícil de remover de um sistema de computador.

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Article ID: 321044

Estava eu hoje a ver os logs dos meus DC quando apanhei esta mensagem
"There are multiple accounts with name HOST/machinename of type DS_SERVICE_PRINCIPAL_NAME.ost/mycomputer.mydomain.com".
A explicação do erro pode ser consultada aqui Article ID: 321044

Basicamente, o que erro quer dizer é que existe duas contas de computador que estão em conflito. Para corrigir o problema bastará procurar quais as contas recorrendo à aplicação ldifde.exe
exemplo: ldifde -f check_SPN.txt -d "DC=mydomain,DC=com" -l servicePrincipalName -r "(servicePrincipalName=host/mycomputer.mydomain.com)" -p subtree
Substitui DC=mydomain,DC=com pelo do root name space correto e pelo FQDN da máquina damycomputer.mydomain.com

Em alternativa podem executar este vbs.
Depois de encontradas as contas, terá que apagar uma delas. Para tal executa a consola de Utilizadores e Computadores da AD, dsa.msc, procura a conta de computador e "delete".

10 ways to make your Samba life easier

10 ways to make your Samba life easier: "
Samba allows Linux, Windows, and Mac to communicate with one another, but it has a reputation for being tricky to configure and administer. Here are some ways to reduce Samba headaches.

Ubuntu Server primed for the bigtime

Ubuntu Server primed for the bigtime: "

Ready for the RHEL world

Next Thursday, Canonical will open the internet floodgates and allow end user downloads of Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition, the latest and perhaps most significant release for servers in the British company's six year history.…

Data Center Savings


15 de abr de 2010

Firefox e Chrome com capacidade drag-and-drop GMail de anexos

Create a Persistent Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive

Create a Persistent Bootable Ubuntu USB Flash Drive: "
Don’t feel like reinstalling an antivirus program every time you boot up your Ubuntu flash drive? We’ll show you how to create a bootable Ubuntu flash drive that will remember your settings, installed programs, and more!

Adicionar informação ao Windows Task Manager

Windows Processes

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10 Ferramentas linux imperdiveis para reparação / recuperação de sistemas

Deixo aqui uma lista de ferramentas que nos podemos socorrer quando necessitamos de reparar ou recuperar um disco ou sistema operativo ou limpar uma máquina que sofreu de uma ataque de viroses.

1: Knoppix

Knoppix  e uma distribuição completa que corre apartir de um CD com um GUI muito intuitivo. Permite montar um drive e copia toda a informação nela contida.

2: Trinity Rescue Kit

Trinity Rescue Kit  Capaz de correr apartir de uma pen USB, permite executar executar diversos antivirus numa máquina infectada tais como clamav, antivir, bitdefender. Esta distribuição não te Gui por isso requer algo conhecimento dos comandos de linux

Como imprimir apartir de um iPad?

13 de abr de 2010

Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy

Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy: "
There are a lot of backup tools out there. From the overly simple to the overly complex. Many of those backup tools go unnoticed and unused. Some of them get recognized as the outstanding projects they are. One of those tools is Luckybackup. This tool was awarded Sourceforge’s best new project of 2009. There is a reason for that. Luckybackup is a simple to use backup tool that can backup both to a local machine and to a remote machine – with a user-friendly gui and all the features you would expect in a backup tool.
You might think that Luckybackup is a tool only an end-user could love. Not so. Although Luckybackup is simple to use, open source, and free it’s a worthy candidate for business backup as well. Oh sure, you’re not going to image your machines with this backup tool, but you can backup your data. In this article I am going to show you how to install and use Luckybackup.

Universal File Viewer

Pequena aplicações capaz de abrir um infindável tipo de ficheiros diferentes, tendo apenas um senão: no caso de tentarmos abrir um ficheiro do Microsoft Office, este apenas o fará se tivermos o MS Office instalado. Existe ainda a possibilidade de ir à pagina de plugins para extra funcionalidades

12 de abr de 2010

Recuperar dados de um disco recorrendo a um frigorifico

Save a Failed Hard Drive in Your Freezer, Redux [MacGyver Tip]
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Google releases major overhaul of Google Docs; faster, more responsive, better collaboration

Google releases major overhaul of Google Docs; faster, more responsive, better collaboration: "

It's hot off the press, and still being slowly unrolled, but the Google Docs blog has just announced some major changes to its office productivity suite of web tools. You can stop reading now and watch the video if you want to find out what's new, or read on for some bullet points!
  • Faster -- what with Google Docs being entirely in the browser, things can sometimes get a bit slow with JavaScript doing the majority of the work. With this new version of Docs, pages will load faster, spreadsheets will manipulate more quickly.
  • More responsive -- seemingly, Google's purchase of EtherPad was actually to bolster Google Docs rather than Wave! This new version of Docs features a more-responsive, real-time word processor -- you'll be able to experience collaborative projects character-by-character.
  • Better collaboration -- the new version of Google Docs features a collaborative drawing editor; neat. Take a look at a screengrab of it (it's not enabled yet -- later today, Google says).

As I said earlier, not everyone has access to the new version yet, but you should be able to toggle it within the next few days. Spreadsheet users will see a button appear at the top of the page, while you have to go into Settings > Document Settings to enable the new document editor.

Meanwhile, there's a counterpart post up on the Google Enterprise blog with more technical details on the new implementation of Google Docs. Imported documents will be of a higher fidelity, with more-accurately preserved formatting. Also worth noting is that the new Google Docs does not support Gears -- as a result, offline support is disappearing from 3 May 2010. Google is busy working on an HTML5 solution and the offline option should reappear soon after.

Informação basica sobre redes de fibra optica

Fiber optic LAN and WAN cable basics pop quiz answers: "

1. Which of the following is a critical safety concern when working with or around LAN or WAN fiber optic cables?

  • Hearing loss
  • Burns to the hands
  • Permanent eye damage (Correct)
  • Exposure to noxious fumes

Jolicloud mais um novo sistema operativo para Netbook

Jolicloud is a Nifty New OS for Your Netbook: "
Want to breathe new life into your netbook? Here’s a quick look at Jolicloud, a unique new Linux based OS that lets you use your netbook in a whole new way.

Netbooks have been an interesting category of computers. When they were first released, most netbooks came with a stripped down Linux based operating system designed to let you easily access the internet first and foremost. Consumers wanted more from their netbooks, so full OSes such as Windows XP and Ubuntu became the standard on netbooks. Microsoft worked hard to get Windows 7 working great on netbooks, and today most netbooks run Windows 7 great. But the Linux community hasn’t stood still either, and Jolicloud is proof of that. Jolicloud is a unique OS designed to bring the best of both webapps and standard programs to your netbook. Keep reading to see if this is the perfect netbook OS for you.

10 reasons why Windows Terminal Services is becoming more popular

10 reasons why Windows Terminal Services is becoming more popular: "

1: The hardware has finally caught up

When Terminal Services debuted with Windows NT, server hardware was hard pressed to support multiple server sessions. Furthermore, 10 Mbps networks were still the standard at that time and could easily become saturated by network-intensive applications, such as Terminal Services. Today, server hardware is far more powerful than it has ever been, and running multiple operating system instances on a server is the norm. Today’s servers are well equipped to handle the demands of hosting Terminal Service sessions.

Google prepara rival do Ipad

Segundo parece a google já esta a preparar um corrente ao Ipad. Segundo consta o novo gadget não irá correr o OS Chrome mas sim o Android. Vamos esperar para ver...

Fonte: Google Preparing iPad Rival [Google]:

6 softwares para optimizar Windows 7

Fonte: Windows 7 Tweaks Software Overview: "

Windows Little Tweaker

windows 7 little tweaker

9 de abr de 2010

Firefox 3.6 Crashes 30% Less than 3.5 [Web Browsers]

Firefox 3.6 Crashes 30% Less than 3.5 [Web Browsers]: "

If you've noticed your Firefox installation seems a bit more stable since you upgraded to Firefox 3.6, you're not alone. According to statistics collected by Mozilla, Firefox 3.6 is 30 percent more stable than its predecessor, and Firefox crashes are down 40 percent across the board. Firefox-focused blog Mozilla Links reports that the, overall, crashes dropped 'from about 6.5 crashes for every 100 users, to around 2.5.' Even better: those numbers should drop even more significantly now once Firefox Lorentz's isolated plug-in architecture leaves beta and becomes the standard for the majority of Firefox users. [Mozilla Metrics Blog via Mozilla Links] More »

Microsoft to bring Linux APT/RPM-like application publishing platform (CoApp) to Windows

Microsoft to bring Linux APT/RPM-like application publishing platform (CoApp) to Windows: "
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After a decade of vehement distrust for its open source cousin, Microsoft looks like it is finally ready to embrace one of the features that makes Linux and its variants so damn desirable.

Speaking frankly, Garrett Serack of Open Source Development at Microsoft laments the current state of open source package management and installation on the Windows platform. It's time for things to change, he says -- and, if you're a developer or open source aficionado, the Common Opensource Application Publishing Platform (CoApp) does sound pretty damn compelling.

Hot 6 passwords that will make any IT security pro cringe

Hot 6 passwords that will make any IT security pro cringe:
  1. < password >
  2. < 666666 >
  3. < secret >
  4. < letmein >
  5. < insert expletive here >
  6. < insert preferred sports team name here >
Password resources on TechRepublic:
  1. Download: End-user password security
  2. Help users create complex passwords that are easy to remember
  3. Fight back against bad password policy
  4. Securing end users’ pesky password problems
  5. Helping users remember their passwords
  6. Help consulting clients create strong password policies
Here are a few other links that you should check out:
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Google Docs Windows Explorer Integration (Ask The Readers)

Google Docs Windows Explorer Integration (Ask The Readers): "
Now that I have decided to run a computer system without local pdf reader installed I had to find another comfortable way of dealing with pdf documents. I’m currently using Google Docs for the purpose which is not that big of a nuisance because I have to open pdf documents rarely and I have the web browser open most of the time to access Google Docs in just a few clicks.
One thing however that bothers me a little bit is that there does not seem to be a way to integrate Google Docs in Windows Explorer natively. Natively meaning without a software or application running in the background that provides that functionality.
I have discovered several programs that can be used to send documents from Windows Explorer to Google Docs. These include Quick Tools for Google Apps or Google Docs Uploader but their functionality is only available for as long as the programs are running.
I’m more looking for a solution that integrates the upload into Windows Explorer without a software running in the background all the time. Much like the Virus Total Uploader is offering. The program only starts up if the user selects the option to send the selected files to Virus Total.
The question is: Is there a way to integrate Google Docs into Windows Explorer without a permanent process in the background that is providing that functionality?

Display Windows Program History With UserAssistView

Display Windows Program History With UserAssistView: "
Windows maintains a list of programs that have been executed on the operating system in the Windows Registry. This Windows program history contains detailed information about the programs that have been launched by the active Windows user.

windows program history

10 GMail Labs features worth enabling

10 GMail Labs features worth enabling

The GMail crew has been doing a great job of adding useful features of late -- some of them right into GMail, others in Labs. If you haven't clicked on the little green beaker in the top toolbar yet, there are plenty of excellent features worth turning on. Here are 10 that I find particularly useful.

Windows 7 Tweaks Software GigaTweaker

Windows 7 Tweaks Software GigaTweaker: "
Many users run a software like GigaTweaker right after installation of the operating system to perform a number of tweaks at once that would otherwise take longer to apply. Some might also use it after searching for a solution for a specific annoyance or problem that they have encountered while working with the operating system of their choice.

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Acham que este gajo tem barras a mais no IE?

Qubes uses virtualization, sandboxing to deliver a more secure desktop OS

Qubes uses virtualization, sandboxing to deliver a more secure desktop OS: "

It's probably a safe assumption that if a project to design a new operating system involved an experienced security researcher that the goal would be an OS which is darn near bulletproof. That's exactly what Joanna Rutkowska is gunning for with Qubes, which she's pegged for release later this year.

Qubes is a bit different from the desktop OSes most of us are familiar with, though it looks similar. It's built on Fedora and Xen and aims to deliver a more secure desktop through the use of sandboxing and 'App VMs.' Each VM is isolated, though you're still able to do pass data between them (via secure copy and paste).

There's a price to pay in terms of system resources for the added security, but it's reasonable. A typical App VM uses about 400MB of memory but can run a handful of apps in that space (e.g. Firefox, Thunderbird, and OpenOffice).

Qubes is currently in its alpha stage right now, but Rukowska say's it's very usable. To try it out, you'll need to follow the instructions posted on the wiki.

Makes me wonder...With XP mode already available in Windows 7 and the virtualization improvements coming to SP1 and sandboxing becoming more and more common, maybe we'll see something like this in Windows 8. Hey, it's a possibility."

8 de abr de 2010

Finlândia – Correios acabam com cartas em papel

Finlândia – Correios acabam com cartas em papel: "Na Finlândia está a ser levada a cabo uma verdadeira revolução que deveria ser seguida por muitos outros países por esse mundo fora.
A partir do próximo dia 12 e até ao final do ano um conjunto restrito de pessoas e empresas deixará de receber correspondência postal em papel passando esta a ser digitalizada e entregue em formato electrónico.

8 ferramentas WEB essenciais para os administradores de sistemas

  1. Default Password List
  2. DynDNS
  3. DNSstuff
  4. MX Lookup
  5. Network Abuse Clearinghouse Mail Relay Testing
  6. Broadband DSL Reports Bandwidth Calculator
  7. Network-Tools
  8. Speedtest.net     

40 Aplicações uteis para os administradores de sistemas

tool URL
7-Zip is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. http://www.7-zip.org/
Acronis True Image with Universal Restore - Disk Imaging tool http://www.acronis.com/
Belarc Advisor - Audits installed software, list keys, hardware, Microsoft patches, and generates a report http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html
Clonezilla is an OpenSource clone system with unicasting and multicasting! Goodbye to Ghost http://clonezilla.org
CPUz. Accurate PC motherboard, RAM, graphics card details and MUCH more without opening up the box http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php
cURL a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE. http://curl.haxx.se/
DBAN - Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. http://www.dban.org/
Desktop Restore is a tiny shell extension that records the position of your desktop icons and lets you easily restore your favorite desktop layout. http://www.midiox.com/desktoprestore.htm
ExamDiff is a good file-comparison tool http://www.prestosoft.com/edp_examdiff.asp
File-Rescue Plus is an easy to use recovery utility to remotely scan WindowsHard Drives, and removable media http://www.softwareshelf.com/products/file_rescue_plus_enterprise.htm
GParted is the GNOME partition editor for creating, reorganizing, and deleting disk partitions. http://gparted.sourceforge.net/livecd.php
InfraRecorder is a graphical tool for burning ISO images. Supports many DVD and CD drives that are available, burn ISO images, CDs and DVDs. http://infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5
Iometer is great to pound on hard drives - a good I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool http://www.iometer.org/
Kdiff3 is a file-comparison tool that does unicode, editing, directories and 3 way merge, all for free. http://kdiff3.sourceforge.net/
Kon-Boot - Log into any local or domain account on a pc without a password. Very cool tool. http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/
Lansweeper is a network inventory tool that performs hardware scanning, software scanning, and reporting on Active Directory (AD) users. Needs SQL. http://www.lansweeper.com/
LUA BugLight - For finding out where a program hangs with it run under restricted mode so you can make system changes http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2006/08/07/LuaBuglight.aspx
MyDefrag-4.0 - Flexible Hard Drive Defrag program with a scripting language http://www.kessels.com/Jkdefrag/
Nmap Security Scanner version 5.00. http://nmap.org/
Norton removal tool. LOL: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Norton-Removal-Tool.shtml
Notepad++ features a tabbed interface, syntax highlighting for all popular programming and scripting languages, bracket matching, and macro recording. http://notepad-plus.sourceforge.net/uk/download.php
Offline NT Password & Registry Editor - Boot CD that can change local account passwords http://home.eunet.no/pnordahl/ntpasswd/
Paint.NET is a huge improvement over Windows' built-in Paint program for image manipulation. http://www.getpaint.net/download.html
Password Safe allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. http://passwordsafe.sf.net
PEESR - Periodic Emailed Event Summary Report. Order today and save 10% with coupon code SUNB-PXTO-SAUG http://jntae.com/peesr/peesr.html
PING makes a sector-based image copy of a disk partition. The bootable PING ISO tool copies a full system disk to on a bigger disk. http://ping.windowsdream.com
SpinRite Boot CD - Hard Disk recovery tool http://www.grc.com/sr/spinrite.htm
Sunbelt Sandbox. Upload suspicious files to the Sunbelt Labs and have them scanned. Similar to VirusTotal http://www.sunbeltsecurity.com
Superscan 3.0 - fast little port scanner. A quick way to tell whats on the network. http://www.foundstone.com/us/resources/proddesc/superscan3.htm
Sysinternals - An sysadmin's best friend - especially Process Explorer that shows why a PC is slow http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx
Total Commander is a powerful shareware file manager for all flavors of Windows http://www.ghisler.com/
TrueCrypt. Brilliant file and whole-disk encryption http://www.truecrypt.org
UBCD4Win is a bootable recovery CD that contains software used for repairing, restoring, or diagnosing almost any computer problem. http://www.ubcd4win.com/
Ultimate Boot CD has over 100 tools for diagnostics and repair. http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Ultra VNC. Say no more: http://www.uvnc.com
UltraTech's list of tools that needs some updating but has dozens of popular tools and their links http://KB.UltraTech-llc.com/?File=Utils.TXT
USB Deview. Untangle all those devices sensibly. In fact, most of Nir's utilities are pretty good http://www.nirsoft.net/
VIPRE Rescue is a command-line utility that will scan and clean an infected computer that is so infected that programs cannot be easily run http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com/
VirtualBox is a powerful, free x86 virtualization tool for Windows, Linux and more http://www.virtualbox.org/
Voidtools - everything search engine. Locate files and folders by name instantly. http://www.voidtools.com/
WinDirStat is a very good disk space usage visualization and cleanup tool for Microsoft Windows http://windirstat.info/
Windows Installer CleanUp Utility for failed or partially installed software http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301
Wireshark is a popular network protocol analyzer (sniffer), used in many industries and educational institutions. http://www.wireshark.org/
XML Notepad is a specialized MS XML editor with a small footprint. It has a Tree View and a Node Text View and a built-in XML Diff capability. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=72d6aa49-787d-4118-ba5f-4f30fe913628
ZoomIt lets you magnify portions of your screen while doing demos and presos, as well as draw on and annotate the screen. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/bb897434.aspx

RJ TextEd: Free Text Editor with Syntax Highlighting and Code Folding

RJ TextEd: Free Text Editor with Syntax Highlighting and Code Folding: "
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I’m always on the look out for awesome text and code editors, but the percentage that turn out to be good versus the number I actually test is fairly low. RJ TextEd ranks pretty high in that list though. It’s free, portable, and has a very extensive list of features. In fact it has so many features that at first glance it may seem overwhelming.

FreeFileSync – Compare and Sync Folders

FreeFileSync – Compare and Sync Folders: "

arrow Windows Windows only arrow

One thing I’ve never taken lightly is making sure all of my most important data is backed up. Utilities like SyncBack have served me well over the years, and I’ve even gone as far as to buy a copy of the software for my primary PC. For my other computers I switch on and off between other tools, and one of the more recent ones is FreeFileSync.

Geek Gifts 2010: Alienware M11x gaming notebook

Caros amigos e amigas,

Comecem já a poupar $$$ para me oferecerem um destes :)

Geek Gifts 2010: Alienware M11x gaming notebook: "
Alienware has a reputation for making really nice gaming personal computers for what has been dubbed as the enthusiast market. In more common language, computer enthusiasts don’t mind paying more for hardware that meets a high standard for performance and style. Since my current personal Alienware gaming desktop is my fourth PC purchased from this company, I guess that makes me an enthusiast.
But the Alienware M11x is a slightly different kind of notebook for the company. Oh sure, it still has a fast CPU and GPU, and it still rivals any other notebook when it comes to performance, but this Alienware is different because it is netbook-sized.

Specifications and features

Process Explorer Updates, Adds More Great Features to the Killer Task Manager

Process Explorer Updates, Adds More Great Features to the Killer Task Manager [Downloads]: "

Windows only: Superior Task Manager replacement Process Explorer continues to improve on an already impressive set of features, this time with more informative tooltips, .NET process information, and other fixes.
Process Explorer v12 adds a number of new features, including showing the tab title for IE8 processes so you can tell which one is hanging, displaying all svchost services in the process tooltip, a new .NET assembly tab that shows exactly which DLLs are being used to help troubleshooting problematic .NET applications, and plenty of other bug fixes and changes. It's a solid update to an already killer utility for dealing with runaway processes. Process Explorer is a free download for Windows only.

7 de abr de 2010

Use Vaseline To Make Scratched CDs Work Again [DIY]

Use Vaseline To Make Scratched CDs Work Again [DIY]: "

Rubbing Vaseline on scratched CDs to make them readable again is a new one to me, but Instructables has a DIY project up claiming it works perfectly. Mind you, they also say peanut butter works a charm too.

Using a piece of cloth, the Vaseline can be slicked onto the scratched CD, and then rubbed off with some rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball, leaving the Vaseline in the scratches, filling them in. It won't remove the scratches completely—that would be a miracle—but it sounds like it does a nice job of filling them in to make the disc work again. [Instructables via Lifehacker]"