the other day i was fixing a friend’s computer with no internet connectivity. his internet was down but not really. he has a windows pc which it has a virus…… the usual story. i really couldn’t connect to the internet at all and he did not have any anti-virus. (good figure :sight:). so i went to a free anti-virus version (AVG), but i couldn’t figure out how to download the free version as an offline app. after researching for a awhile i found my path :).
if you would like to install AVG not from the server (meaning offline installation; in other words not using internet connectivity for the installation) here is the path for the english version.
just in case you didn’t know i created not too long my first linux bash script. the reason why i developed this was because i was getting tired of backing up my ubuntu linux system every six months. so, if you would like to be able to backup certain selected folders and files you could download a copy by going to Ubuntu Backup Before Upgrade site.
at some point in my life i was a windows power user now i am not (just in case you wonder i use linux, mac, and windows). one thing that i liked about linux was “workspaces.” they are freaking amazing by allowing you to you multiple “virtual desktops” and move things around. so in other words you will not have everything one in one desktop and you will be able to have one destop for web, chat, programming, and others in your only one monitor.
so whenever i was switching back and forth from linux and mac to windows it was freaking inrritaring. i was only allowed to have everything on one screen/display only. so i went for a search… 🙂 and i found this program called VirtualWin. this program will allow you to have virtual desktops without the needing of buying multiple monitors. the following information is a description from their site
VirtuaWin is a virtual desktop manager for the Windows operating system (Win9x/ME/NT/Win2K/XP/Win2003/Vista). A virtual desktop manager lets you organize applications over several virtual desktops (also called ‘workspaces’). Virtual desktops are very common in Unix/Linux, and once you get accustomed to using them, they become an essential part of a productive workflow.
VirtuaWin is designed to be simple and elegant to use yet still be highly configurable and extensible.
so if you are tired of having everything on one window and you would like to be organize (when it comes in terms of applications) then this app will do that for you. oh!!! did i forget to say that it is for FREE. 😉
VirtuaWin – The Virtual Desktop Manager
if you own a blackberry like me (in my current case pearl 8130) and you wish to be able to use skype and facebook chat then nimbuzz is your solution. there are all messaging apps available for msn, aol, yahoo, google and others. but you will not find an application for skype or facebook chat. skype is still under current development of the skype mobile client and facebook chat is mmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnnn, i don’t know. i don’t think that they will develop an application for facebook chat at the time, plus there are no rumors.
so why am i writing this to inform you something that you would probably already know, well because there is a mobile app for free that will be able to use skype and facebook chat at the same time plus other instant messaging clients. the program is call nimbuzz and you could go and visit their site (link below) in order to find more information about them and download their program in order to be able to use skype and facebook chat.
hopefully you will enjoy as much as i do. i absolutely love it.
Nimbuzz – Free international mobile call chat messaging with skype, msn & yahoo messenger, Icq.
PS: you will need to create an account with them and provide your mobile phone number. i thought that it was a scam, but is not. 😉
New Virtualbox 1.6 has been release on May 30, 2008. They fix almost 2,000 problems.
I recently upgraded from Virtualbox 1.5 and it works perfectly fine.
To obtain a copy of this software you could visit Virtualbox Downloads. To view the changes visit this site Change Log.
This tutorial will show you and teach you how to make thumbnails using a freebie called Infranview Thumbnails.
Steps to make an image to a thumbnail
- I downloaded this image form this website http://www.ikp.unibe.ch/lab2/ppnew/pp5/inborn_files/slide0021_image034.gif
- Open InfranView Thumbnail
- Find where your image(s) is place AND select image (s)
Before we continue, please go to Options > Set Thumbnail Options … I have my setting setup like this
When you are done just click OK
- Now, go to File > Select single thumbs as single images…
- Go to your folder using windows explorer and you should have a new file created with “filename_t.jpg” in the end. Here is an example.
You are done. Now you have your old image and with the new thumbnail.
If you are having any difficulties with this tutorial, please contact me.
Securing your computer it is beyond of just having an anti-virus. Couple of years ago, having an anti-virus would do everything for you to catch most of the viruses. Well, now that it is gone!!! Now in order to be fully protected you would need to have more than an anti-virus installed on your computer. Here I will introduce you couple of free tools that you could use in order to be more protected than ever.
One of the tools is Ad-Aware. This tool will scan for any time of malware and/or spyware that it is installed in your computer without your knowledge. The other tool that I will introduce to you is Spy-Boot Search and Destroy. This tool it is similar to Ad-Aware, but this one catches what Ad-Aware doesn’t catch. Last but not least, WinPatrol. This tool it is a registry tracker. What it does is that tracks the changes on your registry and asks you if you made that change. Because we know since malware its install in your computer without your knowledge with this tool you would be able to indentify if a change was made in your registry without your knowledge.
For more information and download about this apps, please visit their corresponded website. Ad-Aware please click here or visit http://www.lavasoftusa.com/single/trialpay.php. Spy-Boot Search and Destroy please click here or visit http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html. WinPatrol please click here or visit http://www.winpatrol.com/.