'Portable Virtual Privacy Machine', and 'Drive Gleam'

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Portable Virtual Privacy Machine

Carry your entire Internet communication system on a tiny USB drive. Contains a complete virtual Linux machine with privacy-enabled Open Source Internet applications. Carry your Internet applications, email, bookmarks, history, web cookies, download files in your pocket. Perfect for travelers -- nothing to be scanned, started, poked, or prodded at the airport. Get English keyboard support no matter what computer you use. No installation needed - just plug the drive into any Windows or Linux computer, and click on the Virtual Privacy Machine icon and you're ready to go. The VPM's network connection will auto configure and run seamlessly on any machine with a working internet connection All Internet session data (cookies, history, downloads, etc.) are stored on the VPM, not the host computer. Runs on any rewriteable media (USB drives, Flash Memory cards, Secure Digital devices, iPods, etc.) This PR1-2 release runs on Windows and Linux - OS X support is also possible, details in the readme.txt. Runs in full screen mode (CTRL-ALT to Exit Grab and CTRL-ALT f to Toggle Fullscreen) Includes the Latest Firefox Browser with MetroPipe Privacybar for Firefox and the NOSCRIPT Extension Pre-installed. Includes Mozilla Thunderbird News/Email client (with Enigmail plugins for PGP email encryption) Persistent Home directory, changes, bookmarks are saved to the PVPM and available on next reboot. Created from 100% Open Source GPL code and binaries.


Drive Gleam

DriveGLEAM is a fabulous hard drive utility which shows read-write activity for your hard drives in the system notification area (tray). It also supports output via parallel port so that you can for example have a red led for write and a green led for read access. Features: Monitor physical disks or partitions (or both), Allows for CPU, RAM, VRAM usage display in tray. Read / Write / ReadWrite and Idle status indicators, Indicators in tray or the parallel port, output directly to LED's, Just place some LED's on top of your monitor and enjoy real monitoring of read/write status realtime ;) (no special hardware required), Uses very few resources (cpu usage). Does not "hook" into your system. Failure in DriveGLEAM can't "freeze" your drives. Configurable start with os delay. Configurable poll rate.


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