FreeNAS 9.1 Released


FreeNAS 9.1 released, last week. According to the official release notes, there is a new wizard for creating and managing volumes and better plugin support. Yes, FreeNAS can be used to store files, photos, videos etc.. but enhanced with plugins it can also handle miniDLNA which can stream media files such as music, pictures, and video to […]

WordPress 3.6 Released with better revision control, post locking and new HTML 5 media player


As a big WordPress fan, I just want quickly post about this newest WordPress 3.6 release, which brings useful features to the community, and all WordPress users. WordPress 3.6 which has a name “Oscar”, brings better auto-save, enhanced revision browser, native support for audio and video embeds, better integration with Spotify, Rdio and SoundCloud. Especially […]

Excellent new utility for Optimizing Windows 7/8 VDI desktops from VMware called VMware OS Optimization Tool

VMware OS Optimization Tool

This utility from VMware just went out as a “Fling” and it’s called VMware OS Optimization Tool. This is the first release which can be used for Windows 7/8 desktops. It’s a small MSI package (3.5 Megs) which can be used two ways. In fact there are two icons on the desktop when you first install […]

Migrate NTFS permissions with SetACL 3.0 – Useful tool for manipulating ACLs

SetACL 3.0

I stumbled through this toll recently and found it useful for scenarios when you need to Migrate NTFS permissions from one Microsoft domain to another. A term known as re-acling where you setting permissions for users which are migrated to another domain. The tool can do more than that. SetACL 3.0 handles NTFS permissions, ownership and […]

Windows 8.x Desktop Tweaks


One of the principal troubles since W8 has been around is the problem with start menu. Microsoft corrected that a bit in Windows 8.1 preview, but the Metro is still in the way and the start menu present in W 8.1 preview isn’t a really what we use to have since ages. I’ll show you […]

Free Tool: CloudFogger for Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive – Encrypt files before upload


If you are like me and using Dropbox or other online storage providers, like Google Drive or Microsoft SkyDrive, to store your important files, you might want to be more secure and use an encryption. Sure, if it’s encrypted, it can be decrypted. But it’s just little more difficult and it might make their life more […]

WIM to VHD converter


Way back I wrote about some tools used to convert VHD to VMDK or the other way around. There is another interesting tool, especially for those experimenting with Hyper-V and Microsoft based hypervizor. This is a tool that allows you to take the WIM file off of a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 […]