10+ Useful System Tools Hidden in Windows

Whether you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, or an older version of Windows, Windows contains a variety of system utilities that are well-hidden. Some are buried deep in the Start menu, while others can only be accessed via a command. Most of these tools can be easily launched if you know their names — just […]






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6 Alternative Browsers Based on Mozilla Firefox

Mozilla Firefox is an open-source web browser, so anyone can take its source code and modify it. Various projects have taken Firefox and released their own versions, either to optimize it, add new features, or align it with their philosophy. These projects all have to release the source code to their browsers and can’t call […]






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How to Turn an Old PC Into a Home File Server

Do you have an old desktop PC sitting in a closet somewhere? Put it to use by installingFreeNAS. FreeNAS is a free, open-source operating system that will convert old PCs into network-attached storage devices. Use your NAS as a central file storage or backup location for every PC on your network. FreeNAS also supports plug-ins, […]






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How to Use Wireshark to Capture, Filter and Inspect Packets

Wireshark, a network analysis tool formerly known as Ethereal, captures packets in real time and display them in human-readable format. Wireshark includes filters, color-coding and other features that let you dig deep into network traffic and inspect individual packets. This tutorial will get you up to speed with the basics of capturing packets, filtering them, […]






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