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Old 01-14-2010, 01:59 PM   #101
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This should be stickied.

Also any burning alternative?
Something akin to NERO
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:52 PM   #102
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:23 PM   #103
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One I'm surprised hasn't been mentioned, unless I've just missed it is Wireshark. Probably not a lot of use to those without a decent amount of networking knowledge (though definitely a good way to play around and learn some things), but in my mind its one of the top couple examples of just how useful and feature packed FOSS software can be. For those unfamiliar with it, its a sniffing/packet capture and analysis tool. I've used it for years and am still finding features all the time that make my job easier. One of the best troubleshooting tools out there and like I said its ability to follow individual flows and conversations and even reconstruct things like web page views and histories are a great way to help visualize and learn more about just whats going on when it comes to networking.

http://www.wireshark.org/
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #104
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Can anybody recommend a DVD ripper?
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:42 PM   #105
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Handbrake
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:48 PM   #106
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DblDown1766,
Your post hits on the two reason's it hadn't been mentioned yet. If you don't do networking, there is no reason to know it exists. Also, it is cross platform. So, while it is an awesome program, this thread is about Windows.

ottsville,
Handbrake won't break disc encryption, but I'll probably get yelled at if I tell you one that will. However, Handbrake is the go to for converting to video files.
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:41 PM   #107
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Thanks for your candor Irish. It would be good to avoid mentioning things that we can't mention:
Torrents
Breaking DRM

Regardless if they can be used for good the Powers That Be have decided it isn't something we discuss on 2+2.

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Old 03-08-2010, 03:00 PM   #108
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Does anyone have any recommendations for Ghost / Backups?
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:14 PM   #109
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Does anyone have any recommendations for Ghost / Backups?
for backup's this has been recommended before and is easy to work / reliable allwaysync
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:18 PM   #110
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Not seen that recommended ITT before, and what I want is an HDD backup / ghost file file sync'ing.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:37 PM   #111
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bump. can we get this stickied/linked in sticky? took me a bit to find it
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:17 PM   #112
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anyone know how to put a password onto a hardrive? basically I got 2 main hard drives in my laptop C and D and I want it so that when people go into My Computer they have to enter a password to get onto D drive
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Old 04-15-2010, 12:53 AM   #113
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for backup's this has been recommended before and is easy to work / reliable allwaysync
I was trying this out, and didn't mind having to pay a little since I hit the limit pretty quickly during testing. But it hung once and all the sync info was gone.

I looked around a bit more and found SyncBack (www.2BrightSparks.com), they have 3 different versions of Syncing software , the simplest of which is free. I liked interface better than allwaysync too, so I am using this for now.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:30 AM   #114
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The first post in this thread is about 2 years old so I was worried that the info might be outdated - which is the best free anti-spy/malware software available at the moment? I'm using ad-aware right now and somebody told me it wasn't all that good and that it didn't look for spyware, just malware, is that correct?

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Old 05-03-2010, 11:52 AM   #115
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The first post in this thread is about 2 years old so I was worried that the info might be outdated - which is the best free anti-spy/malware software available at the moment? I'm using ad-aware right now and somebody told me it wasn't all that good and that it didn't look for spyware, just malware, is that correct?

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The best tool is malwarebytes anti-malware.

Ad-aware isn't very good. And fwiw, spyware is a type of malware.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:18 PM   #116
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VirtuaWin.

Absolutely perfect for laptop users. It gives you multiple desktops like in Linux. 1 you put your tables, 2 put you lobby, 3 your music and 4 you put what ever you like. Or if you need more? Can do!

In pages it tells that its ok with Vista, but with month experience Win7 x64. No problems.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:01 PM   #117
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Last time I checked virtual win did not work with iPoker tables, its a shame.
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:47 AM   #118
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free program to convert .FLAC to .ALAC (windows)? cant play flac files on ipod.. need to convert to apple lossless.

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Old 05-16-2010, 07:55 PM   #119
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Install the Xiph Quicktime component. This will allow iTunes to read FLAC files. You can then use iTunes to convert from FLAC to Apple Lossless.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:42 AM   #120
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Thanks for the link.. cant seem to get it working.. tried importing .flac files in iTunes and it doesnt import.. is there something I need to do to get it to work besides install?
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Old 05-22-2010, 06:10 PM   #121
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I was trying this out, and didn't mind having to pay a little since I hit the limit pretty quickly during testing. But it hung once and all the sync info was gone.

I looked around a bit more and found SyncBack (www.2BrightSparks.com), they have 3 different versions of Syncing software , the simplest of which is free. I liked interface better than allwaysync too, so I am using this for now.
+1 for Syncback. I have been using it at home and at work (they allow commercial) for quite a while now and absolutely love it. No issues.
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Old 05-23-2010, 04:32 AM   #122
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defrag solutions?
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:57 PM   #123
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I like UltraDefrag.

http://ultradefrag.****************/
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:47 PM   #124
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http://www.intel.com/design/flash/na...ream/index.htm
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:11 PM   #125
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ya, price point/size still pretty high arent they?
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