Measure Network Throughput (Bandwidth) with Iperf

Iperf is a tool for measuring maximum TCP and UDP bandwidth performance. Iperf reports bandwidth, delay jitter, datagram loss. Iperf allows the user to set various parameters that can be used for testing a network, or alternately for optimizing or tuning a network. Iperf has a client and server functionality, and can measure the throughput […]

5 Great Notepad++ Features

Notepad++ is probably the best text editor for Windows – and it’s FREE. It has a huge range of features for working with text files, scripts, HTML files, etc.  Here are some pointers on just a few of those features. 1. Set Language to match your codeOne very nice feature of Notepad++ is the ability […]

Using Remote Desktop for Linux with rdesktop

rdesktop client can be used to connect to Windows Terminal Services for Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) from Linux machines. The rdesktop client supports all version of Microsoft Windows including the latest, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Operating Systems, and it runs on most unix based platforms as well as other ports. Visit for more […]

TrueCrypt – Free Open Source Industrial Strength Encryption

TrueCrypt provides a solution for encrypting sensitive data – everything from portable, mountable volumes to entire hard disks.  Encrypting your data renders that access useless, even if your computer or your thumbdrive falls into the wrong hands. And TrueCrypt makes it not only easy, but nearly un-crackable.  TrueCrypt is both open source and FREE. There […]

Can the Mac OS X clipboard hold more than one item?

What if you want to copy several items, and then paste those items later? You can’t do it with the standard clipboard, but thanks to some free programs, you can bring the Mac’s copy-and-paste functionality into the 21st century. While there are many clipboard enhancement tools available for Mac, I like to use one of […]

GNU WGet for Windows (Windows 7, Vista, XP, etc.)

Whether you need a quick-and-dirty way to download a file via HTTP, HTTPS or FTP; or test a web page or recursively download a whole site, WGET is a great tool for the task. GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It […]

Synergy – desktop sharing for Windows, Linux and Mac OS

Synergy lets you easily share a single mouse and keyboard between multiple computers with different operating systems without special hardware. It’s intended for users with multiple computers on their desk since each system uses its own display.

Windows Command Line Find and replace – Made easy with FART.exe

Here is a great little application that does a find and replace on a particular file, file type or file contents, then replaces it with a string of your choice. It can look in sub directories as well.The small app is called FART, yes that’s right FART – Find And Replace Text! Usage: FART [options] […]