Category Technology

PC Build: Home System $1500 CDN

The $1500 Home System attempts to accommodate the day to day uses of a family. Finances, internet access, word processing and gaming all come into play. CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Intel leads the CPU market right now, and…

Restoration

This is a very nice simple undelete utility, in the vein of the old DOS command. It brings up what you can try and retrieve, you select the files and that’s about it. No install needed, just run the EXE.…

Gnome Partition Editor

While this is written for Linux the creators of GParted have a Live CD version that works very well.  I suggest you know what you’re doing with partitions before you get into this, but GParted does everything you would need…

SLI Frustration

I just installed my second Nvidia SLI configuration, and experienced the same setbacks.  My first rig used dual eVGA 7800GTs, and I just upgraded to eVGA 7900GT KO Superclock models.  I used the eVGA Nforce 4 SLI motherboard for both;…

Comodo

PC Magazine just gave an Editor’s Choice to Comodo Personal Firewall, a free product that was rated better than ZoneAlarm.  Perusing their site reveals a free anti-virus client, free password manager and free S/MIME certificate for Outlook.  Worth trying for…

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

After a bunch of users have logged onto a system those profiles start to bog things down.  Microsoft released the abovementioned utility to clean up after those errant profiles and speed up the restart/shutdown process. User Profile Hive Cleanup Service

How to Use Notepad to Create a Log File

I love Notepad since it’s bundled with every version of Windows and gets the job done.  Microsoft has posted a little “how-to” to use Notepad for a personal log: add .LOG to the top of the document and every new…

AMD Dual-Core Optimizer

The name says it all.  AMD has come to the rescue of those who experience software issues running two cores.  The utility synchronizes the time stamp counter on both cores and works with processor affinity issues. AMD Dual-Core Optimizer

Lussumo Filebrowser

A second great app you didn’t know you needed; I noticed it when I was looking up Vanilla. Filebrowser lets you build albums of your online files, for a quick and easy reference of what you’ve actually got sitting there…

Lussumo Vanilla

No, not the fragrant pod. This is an open source forum that needs only PHP and SQL to run. Nice and easy, slick interface and all those “web 2.0” looks and features. Vanilla