memory

Thu
12
Mar
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'Flash Crypt', and 'Read Memory Dump Files'

FlashCrypt FlashCrypt is effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. A military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest ... level of data protection and FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. http://www.fspro.net Read Memory Dump Files This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small Windows memory dump file. You can use this file to determine why your computer has stopped responding and to prevent issues like ... (view more)

Thu
02
Oct
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'Virtual Box', and 'Instant Memory Cleaner'

Virtual Box VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source software. VirtualBox has special ... software that can be installed inside Windows and Linux virtual machines to improve performance and make integration much more seamless. VirtualBox allows for declaring certain host directories as "shared folders", which can then be accessed from within virtual machines. http://www.virtualbox.org Instant Memory Cleaner Instant Memory Cleaner is a ... (view more)

Tue
06
May
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New HP Circuit Could Change Technology Forever

Hewlett Packard has uncovered a new form of electrical circuit which could allow them to make even smaller memory chips that consume less power than existing chips. The discovery could allow cell phones to run for weeks on a single charge, or give ... PCs the chance to start-up in an instant. Though the chips would be smaller, they will be able to store information once the power is turned off, similar to the Flash system used in camera memory cards or USB sticks. The advancement is tied to the way an electrical circuit works. Scientists have always known a circuit involves three basic components ... (view more)

Thu
06
Mar
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Tool Can Hack Into A Windows PC Sans Password

A New Zealand-based security consultant has released a tool that can unlock a Windows computer in seconds without a password. The hack, which involves Windows XP computers but has not been tested with Windows Vista, was first demonstrated by Adam ... Boileau at a security conference in Sydney in 2006. Microsoft has not developed a fix for it yet. (Source: com.au ) The tool released by Boileau can unlock Windows machines or login without a password by plugging in a Firewire cable and running a command. Boileau did not release the tool in 2006 because Microsoft was cagey about whether Firewire ... (view more)

Mon
11
Feb
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'Instant Memory Cleaner', and 'Move Later'

Instant Memory Cleaner Front-end for Microsoft's command line ClearMem ( Windows XP ) and FreeMem ( Windows Vista ), which force pages out of physical memory and reduce the size of running processes' working sets to a minimum. ... http://www.vasileios.gr/freesoft/ Move Later Move Later is a console mode application used to set copy, rename, or delete operations so that they occur at the next system boot. This program can also enumerate pending delayed file operations. Works with all win32 flavors. Visual C++ source code included. http://www.bitsum.com/other.shtml (view more)

Fri
19
Oct
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Vista Running Short On Memory

ZDNet is reporting that Windows Vista users have been receiving "out of memory" and other errors when copying and moving data, especially large numbers of files, making it difficult to track down the problem. Windows Vista users running Kaspersky ... Anti-Virus 6 or 7 trying to copy a large number (16,400) of files, or smaller groups of files that in total exceed 16,400 files have received the "out of memory" error. Once the error occurs, a range of other errors can occur such as menus and tabs disappearing, reboots and Blue Screens of Death (BSOD) also occur. The Kaspersky Anti-Virus isn't the ... (view more)

Wed
25
Apr
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'Ultra Vnc', and 'Reduce Firefox Memory Usage'

Ultra Vnc UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use and free software that can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program allows you to use your mouse and keyboard to control the other PC remotely. It ... means that you can work on a remote computer, as if you were sitting in front of it, right from your current location. http://www.uvnc.com/index.html Reduce Firefox Memory Usage This article gives you simple steps to optimize your PC memory usage. http://www.zolved.com (view more)

Wed
18
Apr
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A Few Thoughts: Microsoft and Windows Vista

Since last November and even before that, Microsoft has been aggressively hyping the features and virtues of Vista. We've all seen it talked about in the printed media, on television, and on web sites, including Infopackets. Is Vista the latest and ... greatest Windows operating system ever produced? The jury is still out on that. Even I, the local Linux 'geek', look upon Vista and can see where there are seeds of potential greatness, but only the potential. It's just too soon to say for sure if will attain greatness. Why So Much Memory? On the technical side, the reasons for the expanded ... (view more)

Tue
03
Apr
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SpeedUpMyPC 3.0: Review

If you've been subscribed to Infopackets for any length of time, you've undoubtedly seen a program called "SpeedUpMyPC" recommended in our email newsletters. Judging by name, one might think that SpeedUpMyPC is just another run-of-the-mill system ... optimizer -- but don't click away just yet, because this may be one of the most demystifying articles you'll ever read. ;-) Allow me to elaborate. Back in 2003, I reviewed SpeedUpMyPC 1.0 when it debuted: and it impressed the pants off me -- not just because of the results, but also because it's such a unique product. But I wasn't the only one to ... (view more)

Tue
20
Feb
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Mac vs PC Televison Ads

We have all seen them: the Apple Mac versus Microsoft Windows PC. Some times they're funny, and sometimes they're scary -- but they always leave the lingering question in the back of our minds as to which is truly better. I must admit, I do not own ... a Mac. I do own a number of Windows and UNIX/Linux based PCs, though. And of the systems I own, many of them are from spare parts. They all run reliable and efficiently, and are updated regularly. With that being said, I stumbled upon a blog the other day that stated Bill Gates had voiced distaste for one of the newest of the aforementioned ... (view more)

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