Vista Release Candidate 1

Microsoft has made Vista RC1 available for download.  For the curious amongst us, or those who downloaded the beta, for free it’s worth a look. Microsoft Vista RC1
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MechCommander for free

Available for free are the original MechCommander, MechCommander Gold and MechCommander 2, as well as the manuals. I have fond memories of these the first time around and they’re a great addition to the growing list of free PC games.…
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APC USB 2.0 Starter Kit

I picked this up at my local Costco for $28 Canadian ( APC part USB-KIT ).  I needed a USB 2.0 hub and a USB extension cable.  This kit includes a four port USB 2.0 hub, three, six and ten…
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Hamachi

This one has been around for a while but made news by it’s buyout to LogMeIn. Hamachi creates a local network over the internet. It can be used for multiplayer games, private file sharing, and lots more. It handles NAT-NAT…
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PDF Forge

Everyone needs to create a PDF file at some point for distribution, archiving, whatever.  The open source and free way to do it elegantly and simply is to use PDF Forge.  Installs as a printer driver and has lots of…
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VLC Media Player

This is a multi platform media player, completely open source and full of playback goodness.  I was thrilled with in on my Pocket PC, and it’s ready for fourteen other platforms. VLC Media Player
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PC Magazine’s DIY

PC Magazine underwent a major design overhaul this year: I love it but there are some detractors.  They began a “Do It Yourself” section that details some nice projects: luckily they’ve collected them online.  Check it out and I’m sure…
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Paessler PRTG Traffic Grapher

No, not for calculating the best way to work during rush hour.  PRTG Freeware Edition is a relatively simple way to monitor up to three devices for bandwitdh usage, such as your router (internet traffic), server or suspected issue. PRTG…
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