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
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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
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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…
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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
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Free eBook from Cisco

A free eBook in PDF format from Cisco: Cisco Router Configuration, 2nd Edition. A nice introduction to routing and Cisco’s IOS operating system. Cisco Router Configuration eBook
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Firefox extensions FEBE and CLEO

Two great extensions: FEBE backs up your current extensions as XPI files so they can be installed anywhere, as well as bookmarks and cookies.  CLEO packages this backup as one self extracting file.  Very slick. Chuck Baker’s FEBE and CLEO
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Altiris Software Virtualization Solution

A nice twist on the virtualization craze: SVS virtualizes your current OS for installing applications. Install an app in SVS and it runs like any other app on your system, but SVS captured all the installation info. Remove the app…
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Power Defragmenter GUI

This one is a little different: it’s a front end for Sysinternals Contig defragmentation utility. Puts a nice GUI on the utility for defragmenting a file, directory or disk. Makes a great free util that much better. Strangely I can’t…
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Google Browser Sync for Firefox

A new util from Google for syncing your various copies of Firefox; bookmarks, cookies, passwords, broswer history.  I was hoping for extension syncing but not this release. Google Browser Sync for Firefox
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