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[11 Sep 2009 | One Comment | ]
Net Traffic Meter – Free Network Traffic Counter

Features Overview

Allows the user to monitor the traffic on a network or modem interface.
Has an alert feature that enables you to set alerts and be notified when specific upload/download targets are reached.
Fairly customizable and easy to use.

Review
My friend Jim Ord asked me a few days ago about a freeware network traffic counter and, as promised, I tried to find a good one to review. There are several shareware programs available but I found only a few freeware ones, maybe if you know more such free programs you could let me …

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[31 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
ControlPad – Launch Programs With The Numeric Keypad

Features Overview

Can execute any command through the numeric keypad.
Can also use words instead of numeric codes.
Highly customizable.

Review
ControlPad is a very interesting freeware program that can turn your numeric keypad into a Windows command execution system. You can execute any program through the numeric codes that you will choose, just like the speed dial on your phone. Even more, you can configure it to open a document, a web address or send a sequence of keystrokes once you input a code of your choice.

The program is fairly easy to use, once …

system tools »

[29 Aug 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
KillCopy – Fast Freeware File Copier

Features Overview

Can speed up copying of large files from a hard disk to another.
Can speed up file copying in a network.
Very customizable.

Review
KillCopy is a freeware program that can help you to copy your files and folders a lot faster than Windows Explorer would. The program was designed to help with copying files in a network but it works perfectly for copying files on local drives too. I’ve been using TeraCopy for that purpose, a very good freeware program, but I can never restrain my curiosity so I decided to test …

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[19 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
Gridy – Freeware Tool To Manage the Windows on Your Desktop

Features Overview

Adds an invisible grid to Windows and any window you move or resize is snapped to that grid.
Can make a window semi-transparent.
Can minimize all windows but the active one.

Review
Gridy is a tiny freeware utility that can add an invisible grid on your Windows desktop and snap any window that you move or resize to that grid. I’d call it a freeware program for order and symmetry maniacs, and some people argue that I’m one of those myself. I like my windows to be arranged nicely on my desktop, so …

open source, system tools »

[5 Aug 2009 | 4 Comments | ]
UNetbootin – The First Step Towards Linux

Features Overview

Allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions
Works both from Windows and Linux
Can also be used to load various system utilities like partition managers or system repair tools.

Review
UNetbootin is a small freeware utility that allows you to create bootable USB drives for a wide range of Linux distributions. I decided to install and test Linux Mint on my PC and I didn’t want to create a bootable CD, it’s much easier and comfortable to use and USB disk for that purpose. Although UNetbootin …