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Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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MS Releases Win7 Upgrade Advisor: Is Your PC Compatible?

With Microsoft's highly-anticipated Windows 7 set for release, the Redmond-based company has finally provided a Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, a tool designed to examine a user's PC in order to determine if it's ready for the new operating system (OS). ... Microsoft's operating system launches on October 22nd, after at least a year of hype and speculation. Microsoft believes the new OS will bring back the "cool" to PCs running Windows, but early reviews remain skeptical -- some critics, including PC World blogger Jeff Bertolucci, just don't think the upgrade is worth $120 . (Source: pcworld.com ) New ... (view more)

Tue
01
Sep
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Wikipedia Unreliable Edits Leads to Color-Coded Text

Wikipedia.com is planning to introduce a feature which will color-code parts of its articles in order to show how reliable the information is likely to be. It's a solution to an ongoing problem that has led to a planned freeze on edits to entries ... about living individuals. The WikiTrust feature analyzes the text on a page and ranks each piece of text based on how recently it was edited. This is based on the idea that the longer a piece remains unchanged, the more likely it is that it is trustworthy -- otherwise (it is reasoned), Wikipedia's users would have overturned the edit. The feature ... (view more)

Fri
17
Jul
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'Windows 4 All Os', and 'Rogue Dhcp Detection Tool'

Windows 4 All Os Windows4all.com is a Silverlight-based online virtual operating system. It is is a website that simulates an operating system inside your web browser. http://windows4all.codeplex.com/ Rogue Dhcp Detection Tool Rogue DHCP servers are ... those DHCP servers that are misconfigured or unauthorized unknowingly or those that are configured with a malicious intent for network attacks. Security threats are caused when malicious user with rogue DHCP server can spread bad network parameters and thereby sniff the traffic sent by the clients. Rogue detection tool is a tool that checks if ... (view more)

Tue
31
Mar
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Homeland Security Releases Conficker-Detection Tool

The online world waits in dreaded anticipation as April 1st , the expected date of the full-blown Conficker worm (also known as DownAdUP worm), draws closer. It's believed that Conficker has already infected millions of computers that run the ... Windows operating system. The worm is very resilient and is is programmed to steal data, generate spam attacks and turn vulnerable computers into "zombie machines" that comprise a larger "botnet" army controlled exclusively by hackers . However, hackers have yet to give the worm any specific commands. The orders are expected to come at some point on ... (view more)

Fri
07
Nov
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'Wikipedia DVD Selection', and 'Text Mining Tool'

Wikipedia DVD Selection Wikipedia for your hard drive. Wikipedia DVD Selection is a free, hand-checked, non-commercial selection from Wikipedia, targeted around the UK National Curriculum and useful for much of the English speaking world. It has ... about 5500 articles (as much as can be fitted on a DVD with good size images) and is about the size of a twenty volume encyclopaedia (34,000 images and 20 million words). http://www.schools-wikipedia.corg Text Mining Tool Text Mining Tool is a freeware program for extraction of text from files. The beauty of the program is that it works, extremely ... (view more)

Mon
28
Jul
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'Caffeine', and 'Usb Image Tool'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Caffeine If you have problems with your PC locking or going to sleep at undesirable intervals, caffeine will keep it awake. It works by simulating a keypress once every 59 seconds, so your machine thinks you're still working at the keyboard. http://thefreewarejunkie.com USB Image Tool USB ... (view more)

Thu
24
Jul
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'Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool', and 'Windows Vista Tweaker'

Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension City. Please note that the below software descriptions are provided solely from the developer and are absent from any guarantee or warranty. You are encouraged to ... review the Shell Extension Software Policy for more details. Change Analysis Diagnostic Tool This tool provides an easy way to track changes to certain parts of the operating system. The tool lets support professionals better understand modifications to users' computers that may have caused problems. http://support.microsoft.com Windows Vista ... (view more)

Tue
10
Jun
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'Goosh', and 'Windows Inspection Tool Set'

Goosh Goosh is the unofficial Google shell. This Google-interface behaves similar to a Unix-shell in that you type commands and the results are shown on the Goosh pag. Goosh is, not surprisingly, powered by Google . http://goosh.org/ Windows ... Inspection Tool Set It slices! It dices! The Windows Inspection Tool Set (WiTS) chops up Windows multiple ways providing you with cross-linked, filtered views into a Windows system. View operating system information, processes, services, users, network interfaces and connections, file shares, printers and more. Get notified of system resource status, new ... (view more)

Thu
22
May
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Endless Reboot Fix For XP SP3 Offered by Former Microsoft Man

Jesper Johansson, a former program manager for security policy at Microsoft and current MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional), has reportedly published a tool designed to detect and fix PCs that may be susceptible to "endless reboots" if they ... are updated to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard (HP) have yet to issue a fix or a patch for the endless reboots that, as previously reported by our own Brandon Dimmel, primarily affects HP machines running Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) processors. Johansson posted a link to the tool (a small, 16K Visual Basic Script file ... (view more)

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