Archive for February, 2011

What to Look for in a (Free, Open-source) Software Download

Sunday, 13 February 2011

There is a huge amount of free software available. But you need to take care.

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Why Free Open-source Software is Better than Commerical Software

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Well, that’s a slightly unfair title. Here are some reasons why free, open-source software can be, and often is, better than commercial software.

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Stack Exchange

Saturday, 12 February 2011

The is now a plethora of incredibly useful question-and-answer sites available. Here are a few that I like.

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English Letter Names

Saturday, 12 February 2011

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SVN Tip: Find/Grep but excluding .svn (Linux)

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Here I give Linux commands to allow the searching for filenames or strings within files without descending into the <.svn> subdirectories.

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System Configuration Shortcuts

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Here are details of a few system configuration shortcuts I like to have on my desktop.

“Advanced System Settings (and Environment Variables)”
Target: C:\Windows\System32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe
Start in: C:\Windows\System32

“Registry Editor”
Target: C:\Windows\regedit.exe
Start in: C:\Windows

“Services”
Target: %windir%\system32\services.msc
Start in: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
Comment: Starts, stops, and configures Windows services.

Non-free Software

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Previously, I posted about free software.

There are just a couple of not-too-expensive commercial offerings that I think are excellent.

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