Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPLLicense.
Based on the powerful editing component Scintilla, Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size. By optimizing as many routines as possible without losing user friendliness, Notepad++ is trying to reduce the world carbon dioxide emissions. When using less CPU power, the PC can throttle down and reduce power consumption, resulting in a greener environment.

Notepad++ v6.1.4 enhancement and fixed bugs:

  1. Fix a crash issue of Windows 8's Computer Manager due to Notepad++'s Shell Extension (Explorer's context menu).
  2. Work around for a right click issue (crashing on right click) in Windows Explorer in all versions of Win 7 and Vista. Issue was caused by a conflict among Shell Extension (Explorer's context menu) of Symantec Antivirus, Net iD component and Notepad++.
  3. Fix a regression in clickable link feature.
  4. Add "reload from disk" command entry in tab context menu.

Included plugins (Unicode)

  1. Spell Checker v1.3.3
  2. NppFTP 0.24.1
  3. NppExport v0.2.8
  4. Plugin Manager 1.0.8
  5. Converter 3.0

Learn the Netstat Command To Understand Your Internet Connections Better

Who is connecting to my computer ? Why is my PC suddenly transferring so much data ? Where is it sending the data to ? Are there some zombie process or spyware running in the background that's actively making connections to the internet without my knowledge ? Why did my internet connection get so slow ?

If you are connected to the internet and any of the above questions trouble your mind, all you need to do is learn Netstat [network statistics], a hidden DOS Command that helps you keep an eye on your internet and network connections (both incoming and outgoing)

You can run the netstat command from directly from DOS command prompt window. We will not go into any technical details but directly jump to practical examples of using the Netstat command in real world situations:

How do I know who is connecting to my computer from the internet ?

netstat -p TCP

To display a list of external machines (IP address or Machine names with Port Number) that your computer is connnected to. If you wish to display the foreign address only in numeric form, append the -n switch.

I think a virus or trojan on my computer is sending data to the internet ? Can I confirm this

netstat -e 10

This command displays the number of bytes sent and received in real time. The command loops after every 10 seconds to give you an idea of how much data is being transferred and at what rate. If you are not transferring a file over the internet but still large data is being sent across, that signals a problem.

Which program(s) on my computer are making active connections to the internet ?

netstat -p TCP -b

This command displays the list of software executable (like Firefox.exe) that are connecting to the internet. It will also show which websites (or IP address) they are connecting to and what is the status of the connection.

ESTABLISHED - Both hosts are connected.
CLOSING - The remote host has agreed to close its connection.
LISTENING - Your computer is waiting to handle an incoming connection.

I am downloading an illegal file over a torrent network. Will others come to know about my activity ? 

Absolutely, they can run the netstat command on their own machines and your computer's IP address would appear in the command's output. Any IP address can be easily traced to a physical geographic location of the computer with a little help from the ISP.

I have subscribed to a fast broadband internet connection but the data transfer rate sometimes drops down to 0 kbps. Why ?

Run the netstat command with the -b switch and look for values under the column "state" - If you see a lot of active connections with TIMED_WAIT status, that may be holding down the speed of your internet transfer. Kill the culprit process(es) from the Task manager or if it's an essential process, restart the computer.

To learn more about the netstat command, type netstat /? at the command prompt to see a detailed help page.

Process Explorer v15.21

Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded.
The Process Explorer display consists of two sub-windows. The top window always shows a list of the currently active processes, including the names of their owning accounts, whereas the information displayed in the bottom window depends on the mode that Process Explorer is in: if it is in handle mode you'll see the handles that the process selected in the top window has opened; if Process Explorer is in DLL mode you'll see the DLLs and memory-mapped files that the process has loaded. Process Explorer also has a powerful search capability that will quickly show you which processes have particular handles opened or DLLs loaded.
The unique capabilities of Process Explorer make it useful for tracking down DLL-version problems or handle leaks, and provide insight into the way Windows and applications work.
process explorer

process explorer

Download Process Explorer

Free software for finding details of CPU (CPU-Z)

free cpu details

What is CPU-Z

CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.

  • Name and number.
  • Core stepping and process.
  • Package.
  • Core voltage.
  • Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
  • Supported instruction sets.
  • Cache information.

  • Mainboard
  • Vendor, model and revision.
  • BIOS model and date.
  • Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
  • Graphic interface.

  • Memory
  • Frequency and timings.
  • Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.

  • System
Windows and DirectX version.

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Create an all-in-one Windows 7 install disk

With the help of the WinAIO Maker Professional tool you can make a master copy of your Windows 7 disk that contains all the available editions.

You are probably tired of carrying around multiple editions of Microsoft Windows 7 when servicing PCs for your clients or users. Instead, make a master copy of your Windows 7 disk that contains all the editions you need. It’s simple, really. All it takes is a quick tool download, a disk rip, a setup modification, and a save to a DVD or thumb drive.
Every Windows 7 install disk includes all the editions of the operating system, the editions not pertinent to the purchased copy are merely hidden from view. For that reason, one disk from any edition (Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, and Ultimate) will suffice for this procedure. However, if you want to combine x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7 together as well, you must have disks for both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7 handy.

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows® 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server® 2008 R2, Windows Server® 2008, or Windows Server® 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1.

Some Cisco Router Configuration and Troubleshooting Commands

clear logging

To clear messages from the logging buffer, use the clear logging privileged EXEC command.
clear logging

exception core-file

To specify the name of the core dump file, use the exception core-file global configuration command. To return to the default core filename, use the no form of this command.

exception core-file nameno exception core-file

nameName of the core dump file saved on the server.

Scroll Bar for Labels in blog

Scroll Bar for Labels in blog
Scroll Bar for Labels in blog
The label is a function provided by blog service providers to classify our writing in several categories, for which we write writing can be more easily found by search engines in the search index on the category of writing that we write, to be more easily known to be our writing categories.

How easy and simple installation, just a few clicks, scroll label will appear. Good for those who can not wait, please follow the tutorial below: 

Adding spy effect to Recently post thumbnail widget

This is a recent post widgets to display a highly dynamic. very suitable for a blog that dynamic highlights display. spy effect recent post blogger widgets, how to install blogger widgets on your blog?
very easy, follow the steps below:
1. login to your blog dashboard
2. design >> Add A Gadget >> Html/Java Script
3. copy the code below in HTML / Java Script box

Remote Desktop Manager

Remote Desktop Manager is a small application used to manage all your remote connections. Add, edit, delete orgnanize or find your remote connection quickly. Compatible with Microsoft Remote Desktop or with Terminal Services, it´s a good replacement of the Remote Desktops Snap-in.

What is RAID

RAID (redundant array of independent disks; originally redundant array of inexpensive disks) is a way of storing the same data in different places (thus, redundantly) on multiple hard disks. By placing data on multiple disks, I/O (input/output) operations can overlap in a balanced way, improving performance. Since multiple disks increases the mean time between failures (MTBF), storing data redundantly also increases fault tolerance.

Ubuntu 11.10

Linux download

  Ubuntu 11.10 with new changes is released with the code name Oneirk Ocelot. New changes are included in the unity interface of this 11.4 build.

Example: Window controllers on the top side are hidden now.Themes are also updated.Beta version of firefox 7 and Thunderbird 7 are included in the Beta version of Ubuntu.