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Rules for Well Behaved Window’s Utilities

Friday, August 20th, 2010

There are many excellent software utilities available for Windows. There are also many other utilities that have great potential, but missed the mark because of poor program design. I am careful about the impact a program has on my computer. Sometimes programmers fail to realize that I use my computer for many tasks besides occasionally running their program. I may only run their program once a month and I expect their software to maintain a small footprint on my computer.

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Free Windows Graphical App combines ipconfig, route, netstart commands

Friday, April 9th, 2010

IpConfig, ipconfig, netstat, and traceroute are very useful command line utilities built into Windows. They can be used to debug problems with network adapters, internet connections, DHCP and so on.  Here is a Free tool that gives you the functionality of ipconfig, netstat, traceroute in a graphical format and you don’t have to remember all of those command line switches. Click to continue »

Turn your Computer On Via the Internet

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

There are times when you want to remotely access one of your computers with Remote Desktop or VNC, but the computer is turned off.  There is a feature built into the hardware of many recent computers that allows you turn your computer power on remotely. It as called Wake On Lan (WOL). Setting this up has been tricky until now.  Lifehacker has the best and easiest HowTo for WOL. Click to continue »