So, you’re a conscientious system administrator or even a very neat and tidy home user who likes to keep his/her PC fully updated and patched against any malignant threats that float around on the interweb. Good for you. You subscribe and read so many postings on various security related forums.
As a web and graphics designer there are lots of tools and software available to help one do their work. In fact, I would bet that without some of these tools that we completely take for granted, most of us web designers would be fairly miserable. Here’s a list of the 6 tools that I think every designer should have: 1) Photoshop / Dreamweaver : I wasn’t planning on listing anything that wasn’t free in this list, but no list related to web design would be complete without Adobe’s Photoshop.
There was a time I swore by AVG as an antivirus. Though I have Nod32 installed on my laptop, I installed AVG on any and every computer I came across. Sadly, v8 is a total mess and I quickly switched over to Avast which is really excellent.
If you are a Ubuntu newbie and want to learn how to install, configure Ubuntu etc, this free e-book is for you. It is written by Keir Thomas and is one of the best books for people who are new to Ubuntu and want to learn the basics. It’s a 170 Page ebook which covers everything from installation and configuration to security and command-line tricks.
Have you ever seen the screen above? The screen above is shown to Windows users, primarily Windows XP whenever you’re using a wallpaper and your explorer crashes. If you’re facing this problem repeatedly, you can either manually make changes or with a single click set everything to default.
If you have lost your password for any MS Word or Excel document and are unable to recover it, try using this Free Word / Excel Password Recovery application. It’s a freeware product and all you need to do is install it, open the file that you need to recover. Choose the character set “a to z” and the expected lenght of your password and click GO.
A while ago, I wrote about Ten Tools to Defragment your Hard Disk. Like your hard drive the windows registry is also prone to defragmentation because it is constantly accessed by programs. Fortunately, we have tools that help you clean up your windows registry and defragment the same.
GParted is the Gnome Partition Editor application. GParted is an extremely feature rich software. It supports several different types of file formats through the use of their equivalent support programs.
Keeping your files safe is one worrisome issue. I have multiple backups of my files, both on an external hard disk as well as on two online file backup services. When you have a few hundred megabytes to backup, you can just replace the folder time and time again.