Originally Posted by Jim888
I'm enjoying the thread I think I've actually used everything recommended on here before I read this thread but its always nice to be reminded about some of them
my contribution (very similar to pendrive linux) is unetbootin, a program thats been aroudn a long time but still really useful
oh and I dont remember if anyone has mentioned Notepad++ http://notepad-plus-plus.org/
an amazing source code editor I came across about 2 years ago makes coding soo much nicer
I did, it's also just great as general text editor. Haven't touched Notepad since!
Originally Posted by W4LNUT5
Free open-source disk encryption software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux
I personally use it for offsite backup encryption at work. I utilize the hidden volume method. A visible outer container, with it's own password as a decoy. Then there's a hidden inner container that you only get to by using the "real" password. Pretty neat stuff.
I think I heard of that. It's been around a long time. So wait, does this mean you have to enter two passwords (the dummy container and the real one) just to get to your stuff, or can you just bypass the decoy by pressing a key combination?Two
Three other programs I found out about...Belarc Advisor
Belarc Advisor gives you a very detailed audit of your system, from hardware, software, and networking, to the strength of your security measures. Don't worry if your rating's not as high as you expected. There are a lot of criteria that don't apply to home users (though you may be surprised at what could be). No information is sent out. Results are written to a local html file.RAMMon
RAMMon gives you a ridiculously lengthy report on everything you ever wanted to know (and some you probably didn't) about your system's memory, even the date of manufacture!ShaperProbe
Slow connection? Files taking forever to download? Do you suspect foul play? Is your ISP throttling your bandwidth? With ShaperProbe, you can determine if your ISP is being a bastard and shaping your internet traffic.