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FreeNAS: first steps

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FreeNAS seems to be making a lot of news and tech sites lately; it’s a free network attached storage operating system so you can make your own NAS box out of whatever hardware you want.  I haven’t been interested because of how great [intlink id=”184″ type=”post”]Windows Home Server[/intlink] works for me, but I had a friend who needed network storage cheap as in free. He had a Pentium III 700 MHz PC, Asus CUSI-M SiS motherboard with a 20 GB hard drive and 512 MB of RAM and a CD-ROM. …read more

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Free Vertigo comics

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Received an email from DC Comics today letting me know issue one of Madame Xanadu was available in PDF format as a free download.  I checked it out and it pointed me to a list of free issue one Vertigo comics: 32 and counting.  An excellent free resource to whet your appetite for Vertigo.

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TightVNC

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Originally published June 28th 2002. Like most computer obsessed users I have a home server running at home. It handles my internet connection, stores my files and hosts my web, FTP, email, Certificate and VPN servers. No matter where I am I like access to my files, because you just never know. As well I like to play with a lot of different technologies and try to get an understanding of how they work. There are lots of connection options available to me, but what do you do when something…read more

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MechCommander for free

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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. MechCommander.org

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PDF Forge

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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 options for the finished product. PDF Forge

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VLC Media Player

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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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Paessler PRTG Traffic Grapher

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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 Traffic Grapher

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