Posts Tagged by Open Source
|22 July 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
For most average computer users, the most passive mouse button is usually the middle one. The middle button is usually used to scroll documents or web pages, and almost for nothing else. In case you are wondering if you can put the middle mouse button to a good use, you might want to try MouseExtender.
MouseExtender is a small program that ran on the system tray and it will display a nice menu that contains shortcuts to file, program, folder and URL by clicking the middle mouse button. You can group shortcuts which belong in same category using tabs.
By default, MouseExtender will override other programs’ function that uses the middle mouse button. For example, clicking the middle button on webpage in a web browser will gives you the ability to scroll the webpage using the cursor, and when you’re running MouseExtender, it will bypass this function and displays shortcuts. However, MouseExtender allows you to exclude programs from displaying the shortcuts and let the program uses its default middle click function.
|8 June 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
In my previous post, I wrote about alternative bittorrent clients that are able to get good download speed on TMNet Streamyx. 2 of the clients are based on libtorrent, a C++ bittorrent library. While Linux/Unix users have many choices of bittorrent clients based on libtorrent, there are not much choices for Windows users. On 6th July 2010, the qBittorrent developers announced the availability of the first Windows installer for qBittorrent. With the developers hard work, qBittorrent is now available on all major operating system. If you are looking for an alternative bittorrent client for Windows, you might want to try qBittorrent.
qBittorrent is an open source bittorent client based on libtorrent library and Qt framework. The development was started on March 2008. Previously, qBittorrent is only available for Linux/Unix operating system only.
|7 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
You probably using post-it notes attached to your monitor or desk to make reminders or short notes. If your post-it notes seem very disorganized and messed up your desk, maybe it’s time for you to use a virtual one.
PNotes is a small and light-weight sticky virtual notes program for Windows. It is skinnable and very flexible. Each individual notes can have their own settings, reminders, skins, fonts, colors, etc.. Some features of PNotes:
Simple yet Effective Download Manager for DepositFiles, FileFactory, Hotfile, MegaUpload, Rapidshare, SendSpace (and More!)
|1 January 2010||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
I was looking for a simple download manager that will let me to easily queue the download from multiple file hosting site such as Hotfile and Rapidshare. I found JDownloader, a one-click-host download manager written in Java. Unfortunately I don’t really like it especially the part where it uses too much of my precious CPU cycles and memory. As I was looking for the alternative, I stumbled upon MDownloader and it come with ‘Don’t click – queue it’ tagline. Well.. another .NET application and the chance of it to use a lot of CPU and memory is high but I decided to give it a try.
Surprisingly, I found that MDownloader is quite good. The first version that I use was MDownloader 0.9. The interface is very simple and despite the moderate memory usage, MDownloader is quite tame when it came to CPU usage. You won’t notice MDownloader is running in the background.
To use MDownloader, copy the links that you want MDownloader to download, and hit ‘Quick Paste’ (1). It will take some time before the downloads popped up in MDownloader. Just as simple as that and MDownloader will automatically download from all the links. MDownloader has built in captchas recognition but sometimes the OCR (optical character recognition) engine fails to recognize the captchas and you need to manually enter them. If you are queuing a lot of files, make sure you check MDownloader every hour or two, or you ended stuck at the captchas without downloading anything!
|29 December 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Have you been wondering how to choose the web browser that you want to use to open links? Normally, you can open links from non-web browser application using your system’s default web browser, and Windows only let you set 1 default web browser. Browser Chooser is a program that allows you to choose what web browser to open a link that you’ve clicked. However, Browser Chooser can only be lunched if the links that you’ve clicked are not from a web browser.
Browser Chooser will present you with the list of web browsers installed on your system when you click a link from a non-web browser program such as Yahoo Messenger or mIRC. It also works when you are opening a web page shortcut that was created by software installers on your start menu. Browser Chooser is able to detect 6 web browsers installed on your system; Firefox, Flock, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, if they are installed in their default directories.
After you’ve installed Browser Chooser, you must first set Browser Chooser as the ‘default’ web browser. Click the small ‘Options’ (1) button and go to ‘Miscellaneous’ tab. Then click ‘Activate Browser Chooser (Make default browser)’ (2). You can also enable the ‘Show URL’ (3) option to make Browser Chooser display the URL that you tried to open. In the Options dialog, you can choose what web browser that will be displayed by Browser Chooser. Browser Chooser can display up to 5 web browser.
|27 December 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
If you are looking for a powerful Task Manager alternative/replacement, or simply a tool to manage the processes and services that running on your system, then Process Hacker might be the right system utility application for you. I’ve been using Process Hacker since version 1.3.x, so far Process Hacker is indeed an ultimate task manager and I can see the developers have put great efforts to improve and make Process Hacker a powerful system tool.
Process Hacker functionality and interface quite similar to Process Explorer’s. However, Process Hacker offers you 2 additional functionalities that Process Explorer don’t have; the ability to manage services and network connections information.
On ‘Processes’ tab, you can do the basic Task Manager actions such as terminating process, changing process priority, etc.. You can also easily search the process file name on Google, upload a process file to VirusTotal, and if you know what you’re doing, Process Hacker offers you advanced features such as terminating process using different methods, inject DLL into a process, inspect process threads, protect a process, write directly to process memory and many more. The processes are highlighted according Own, System, Service, Debugged, Elevated, Job, .NET, POSIX, Packed/Dangerous, Suspended Threads, GUI Threads, Relocated DLLs, Protected Handles and Inherit Handles.
|18 November 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
Visitors statistic is a crucial information for webmasters. I’m sure almost all webmaster know about Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service by Google that provides you with detailed statistics about visitors of a website. Google Analytics is being used widely by webmasters and it is one of the most popular visitor tracking service. If you somehow don’t like to use Google Analytics and you are looking for its alternative, you can use Piwik.
What is Piwik? Piwik is a web analytics software written in PHP. If you have your own web space and your server has a minimum PHP 5.1.3 and MySQL 4.1, you can install and use Piwik. Piwik can provides you with a detailed real time reports about your website visitors. Piwik is written by the developers of phpMyVisites after the last stable release of phpMyVisites 2.3. Some features of Piwik according to the developers:
Piwik’s features are based on plugins so you can easily add new features or remove the ones that you don’t need. You can build your own plugins too.
The statistics data is owned by you because Piwik is installed on your server. The data can be accessed using Piwik’s open APIs.
The interface of Piwik is fully customizable.
|9 September 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
For those who love to download videos from YouTube, xVideoServiceThief (or xVST) is a handy software to help you to easily steal, I mean
download your favourite videos. xVideoServiceThief is simple, easy to use and just works. xVideoServiceThief has lots of features and it
is not like any other YouTube downloader.
Other than YouTube, xVideoServiceThief also supports downloading from a lot of other video websites (currently 73 as
this post is written) such as Bebo, Blip, CollegeHumor, Dailymotion, Google Video, LiveLeak, Metacafe, Video MySpace and many more, in
fact, er.. well.. some adult websites too.
xVideoServiceThief can covert downloaded videos instantly after being downloaded to popular format such as 3GP, AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV and
MP3. This will save you the time to convert the videos that you’ve downloaded without the need to launch any external application.
xVideoServiceThief also provides you with a video search ability.
|8 June 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
|3 May 2009||Posted by whiztech under Uncategorized|
The most secured way to protect your login informations on various websites is by using different and secure passwords for different accounts. A secure password usually consists of combination of random letters, numbers, symbols, difficult to be guessed, complex, and lengthy password. So, you use a password generator to generate passwords for your logins, and your password for website-a.com is ‘OtDaSOe9P2‘, and website-b.net is ‘rRYp9UyRcxK8‘. Obviously, we are not a computer to remember such passwords, unless you got an eidetic memory. If you are looking for password manager, KeePass can securely help you to store and manage your passwords.
KeePass (KeePass Password Safe) is a free, open source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager. One of the best thing about KeePass is it is portable, so you can bring your password anyware securely in your USB stick. In this post, I will review the latest KeePass Professional Edition 2.07 beta.