usb

Thu
13
May
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'Bootable USB Stick With Ubuntu', and 'iReboot'

Bootable USB Stick With Ubuntu Here a two methods for putting the fresh new release of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) on a USB stick. The first method will create a bootable USB stick with a live version and the second process will create a live ... version with persistence. Both methods are an excellent way to always have your favorite Ubuntu system and software with you. http://lxer.com iReboot iReboot sits in your taskbar at startup (only taking up 400KB of memory) and lets you choose which operating system you want to reboot into. Instead of pressing restart, waiting for Windows to shut down, ... (view more)

Tue
06
Apr
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Xbox 360 to Support Third-Party USB Storage: Rumor

Microsoft appears ready to support third-party USB storage for its Xbox 360 console, says a recent report from Joystiq. The source of the information, a Microsoft engineering document, reveals that support for the Xbox 360 platform would be extended ... later this spring. Xbo 360 Saved Game Data In Your Pocket The purpose of offering third-party USB storage on the Xbox 360 platform is simple: quickly saving and loading game data. Yes, gamers around the world will soon be offered the chance to carry around the saved data of their favorite Xbox 360 games in their pocket. Take it from someone who ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jan
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'USB Safeguard', and 'USB Dumper'

USB Safeguard USB Safeguard is software you can use to encrypt and protect data with a password on your removable pen drives using AES 256 bits encryption. This is an extremely convenient and effective way to keep your security intact while on the ... go. http://usbsafeguard.altervista.org USB Dumper USB Dumper is a small, portable software program for the Windows operating system that can be used to create automatic backups of data on USB devices. The program is configured in an .INI file that is supplied with the download. The parameters that can be edited include the destination for the ... (view more)

Wed
02
Dec
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'Chrome Shell', and 'Chromium OS For USB Stick'

Chrome Shell ChromeShell is a non-Google affiliated replacement shell for Windows that strips your desktop down to what you really need: the browser. The shell transforms your normal Windows desktop into something akin to the Chrome OS. ChromeShell ... gets from standby to email in less than 3 seconds on a quad core machine and around 32 seconds from cold boot. http://primewares.com Chromium OS For USB Stick Like Chrome Shell, Chromium OS For USB Stick is designed to maximize the performance of your PC by stripping away all the unnecessary matter. Download the image using HTTP links on site, then ... (view more)

Wed
21
Oct
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3 Reasons Win7 Security is Better than Vista

One of the most anticipated aspects of the forthcoming Windows 7 will be its security features . According to Andrew Storms, director of security operations of nCircle Network Security, three specific security facets are the hot items to look for ... when first experimenting with Windows 7, due to be released tomorrow. More Secure, Less Bothersome The first new security improvement can be seen in the presentation of security measures. With Vista, people were always being asked to review their decisions via an "are you sure?" window request. With Windows 7, the user controls the extent with which ... (view more)

Tue
08
Sep
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'Eject USB', and 'Wake On LAN'

Eject USB Eject USB is designed to close all programs running from a specified USB drive and then attempt a 'safe remove' of the drive if specified. Extended functionality includes flushing the file cache, closing Explorer windows, and removing ... registry entries and recent document shortcuts referencing the specified drive or folder. http://www.pocketappreview.com Wake On LAN This program wakes a user's computer via LAN. You need only to enter the appropriate MAC address of the computer you would like to wake and the program takes care of the rest. http://www.nyxbull.com Today's fresh software ... (view more)

Thu
11
Jun
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Debunking USB Flash Drives: Comparing Cost, Performance

Infopackets Reader Brad B. Writes: " Dear Dennis, Regarding USB flash drives: how do I know which USB thumb drive is a good one? I bought a 4 gig flash drive that is incredibly slow, and another that is much faster. They both say they are USB 2.0 ... and cost about the same price. So how can one know which to buy? " My Response: There are a few things to consider here. Regarding USB specifications: USB is simply an interface. If a product says it's USB 2.0 compliant, that doesn't necessarily mean it will operate at full USB 2.0 speeds. What determines the speed is the memory chip inside which ... (view more)

Wed
13
May
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'Eject USB', and 'Trash Reg'

Eject USB Eject USB is designed to close all programs running from a specified drive or folder. Extended functionality includes flushing the file cache, closing Explorer windows and removing registry entries and recent document shortcuts targeting ... the specified drive or folder. http://www.ejectusb.com Trash Reg TrashReg is an advanced Registry cleaning tool. The main function is to allow the removal of unnecessary keys from the Windows Registry. Many programs leave keys in the Registry, even after programs are removed through legitimate uninstall tools. Trash Reg allows you to decide whether ... (view more)

Tue
12
May
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Shopping for an External Harddrive: USB, eSATA or Firewire?

Infopackets Reader 'Kim' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am studying photography and I need an easy to use external harddrive (HD) to store lots of memory. Could you please suggest a good exterior hard drive. By the way, what is the difference between ... eSATA, Firewire and USB external HDs? " My Response: There is an easy answer to your question, but let's first break down the basics to better understand what your options are. Acronyms: eSATA, USB, and Firewire: What does it mean? USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. eSATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment. Firewire is not an acronym ... (view more)

Fri
08
May
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'Power Resizer', and 'Panda USB and Autorun Vaccine'

Power Resizer Power Resizer is a utility that provides many facilities in moving or resizing windows in a Microsoft Windows desktop environment. One of the key features of Power Resizer is window-docking, a tool that allows you to organize your ... window in a fun and intelligent way. http://www.freewaregenius.com Panda USB and Autorun Vaccine Windows operating systems use the AUTORUN.INF file from removable drives in order to identify which actions to perform when a new external storage device, such as a USB drive or CD/DVD, is inserted into the PC. The problem is, this feature is widely ... (view more)

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