Category: Tools

Much better way to burn ISO images to USB sticks / flash drives
article #1235, updated 65 days ago

Windows, Linux, and MacOS:

https://etcher.io/

Categories:   Tools   New and Interesting Apps

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General Defrag for Windows
article #480, updated 88 days ago

Previous favorites now come bundled with very unwanted adware. This one comes bundled with just the Google Toolbar, it works very well:

https://www.ccleaner.com/defraggler

Categories:   Performance   Tools

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Prep a new install of Windows with Chocolatey
article #1221, updated 92 days ago

Chocolatey is a great way to get the fundamentals into a new install of Windows. First we install it:

@"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET "PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin"

And then we get everything we want in:

choco install -y GoogleChrome Firefox jre8 adobereader flashplayerplugin flashplayeractivex adobeair adobereader-update flashplayerppapi adobeshockwaveplayer

Beautiful!

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Control Windows Update with PowerShell
article #1214, updated 100 days ago

A module called PSWindowsUpdate. Can be installed under that name using Chocolatey and also the PowerShell Gallery. A very good rundown on its use is here. PowerShell 2.0 and above.

Categories:   Windows Installer and Updates   Tools

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Good & simple app to burn CDs in Windows
article #357, updated 141 days ago

AnyBurn seems to be possibly the new best light & powerful CD/DVD toolbox item:

www.anyburn.com/download.php

It’s available in 64-bit and 32-bit versions. ImgBurn was go-to for a long time, but it hasn’t had updates since 2013.

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Test Your FTP Server
article #1163, updated 242 days ago

Here’s a great tester:

https://ftptest.net/

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Make offline or static site copy of any web site
article #1153, updated 280 days ago

Wonderful tool, cross-platform:

http://www.httrack.com

Categories:   Web Methods   Tools

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Delete Windows user profiles by command line: DELPROF2
article #1151, updated 283 days ago

This seems a very nice tool.

https://helgeklein.com/free-tools/delprof2-user-profile-deletion-tool/

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Cross-Platform Flowchart Application a la Visio
article #1150, updated 285 days ago

Two immediately appear very attractive:

http://www.yworks.com/products/yed

https://www.calligra.org/flow/

Categories:   Tools   New and Interesting Apps

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Image browser/viewer, cross-platform
article #1149, updated 289 days ago

This looked interesting:

https://nomacs.org/

Categories:   Tools