Tuesday, October 31, 2006

SSH host on Windows machines

File sharing is one of the most potent functions in a network. FTP, Netbios and other means are widely used and they work great. The only problem is that they are not secure enough. I have used this OpenSSH server on windows for a long time for file sharing and today when i am installing this on a different pc, i thought i would share it here as well.

Complete instructions at http://pigtail.net/LRP/printsrv/cygwin-sshd.html

Basically, you install Cygwin and choose the ssh option in it. While you are there, check the other options as well. You may very well fall in love with this.

Source: PigTail

Friday, October 13, 2006

YouTube + other embedded video downloads?

Can we? If its the "can we" in moral terms, then probably not... but u r talking about the technology solutions, you bet.
another reason to switch to FF if you haven't already.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Vista Theme on XP

This is one of the neatest theme on WinXP -- the Vista theme..
I luved it... here is how you can install this on your PC
Download from this website

You also need to hack UXTheme.dll, here is how

Try the following if you go with the patch and it doesn't work... this solution is a bit manual, but guaranteed to work

sometimes the multi-patcher will not work and you will have to patch it manually. the best way to do this is to grab the appropriate uxtheme file from here: http://www.anti-tgtsoft.com/repository/uxtheme/

and download a copy of replacer: http://www3.telus.net/_/replacer/

extract the contents of replacer to an empty folder. run replacer.cmd and drag in the original uxtheme.dll, then drag in the modified uxtheme.dll that you downloaded, and let it replace the file. reboot when prompted.
(thanks to user "speed" from neowin)

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Remote support -- thank you

Being a comp. geek isn't an easy life style, especially if you also have the itch to solve problems. Sometimes, you just wish you had total control on the device that you are troubleshooting or atleast see what your friend/user at the other end is seeing. Its not very often that supply meets demand or the demand meets supply, but we've got a good case here. Our demand is for a free tool to control or see the remote machine. Here are two which are free, atleast currently.

1. LogMeIn.com
This one lets you control the machine. Control of a device gets very sensitive when it comes to its security, so here is a whitepaper for this technology; decide it for yourself. Check page 7 & 8 for some visual explanation. It does use SSL/TLS.

2. SkyFexFree.com
This one lets you see the live screen

Monday, October 02, 2006

Free Windows Apps under 2mb

They are free and they are small. Above all, they are nifty tools for everyday use.
Give 'em a go . The alarm clock, cleanup tools, , password repository, burning iso to disc tools etc

Link: http://revision3.com/forum/showthread.php?t=234