Virtual KVM Swtiches and PM Portal (OpenSource)

okvm – Open source virtual KVM solutions

KVM switches allow a single operator to control multiple computers and they have evolved from patch panels and mechanical switches to digital KVM switches and KVM over IP devices. However they all involve some hardware switch device. The notion of “virtual KVM” involves using software to route the operator’s Keyboard output, Video input, and Mouse output to/from the target computer – over the IP network.

Synergy – virtual control of multiple computers

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

Redmine – Full project management portal

Redmine is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework.

KeePass – great password tool

    Bustaname – online system to quickly create unique domain names

    Created by Ryan Stout

    bustaname - online domain name finderA web based wizard system that uses a very easy to use online interface to find domain names, it’s also very fast and effective by combining words in different ways. It’s basic features are:

    • Find domain names
    • Word Combiner in multiple sequences
    • Relating words – key words – description
    • Creates list of words (also using it’s built in thesaurus)
    • Combinations and other techniques to quickly find unique names
    • Shows whats available – VERY QUICKLY
    • Similar words can be easily added

    You can also:

    • Add prefixes
    • Add suffixes
    • Can sort easily using various criteria
    • A nice feature is “Quality” sorting (best domains first)
    • Add the word “ly” or “ster” or “i”, etc. in front of the domain
    • You can Pluralise words
    • Type a domain name in directly and show if available
    • Whois will check availability

    Results can be saved for later use,  you can then choose which registrar to use to register your domain names. The selection of ISP’s is comprehensive and actually shows you the cost of the registration, which is really helpful.

    I especially liked the addition of being able to create groups, and then drag words into the groups to differentiate good or bad domain names from the results. This really helped to weed out the final list of domain names to register. If you add the ability to go directly to a decent selection of ISP’s and directly register from the site, it makes this a wonderful and easy to use system.

    In summary, a very effective online tool to find a unique domain name given a list of key words. I give this a 5 star rating and have used it many times to find really good domain names. Domain name creation can be a real chore, with this tool it almost becomes both an enjoyable experience and and easy one!

    Floola the brilliant FREE Itunes replacement for the iPod

    image001Floola is a freeware application to efficiently manage your iPod or your Motorola mobile phone (any model supporting iTunes except iPhone and iPod touch). It’s a standalone application that can be run directly from your iPod and needs no installation under Linux (any GTK2 distro), Mac OS X (10.3.9 or newer!) and Windows (98 or newer, including Vista).

    Manage Music, Videos, Podcast and Photos all in one simple app, anywhere on any computer.

    Installation of floola merely involves unzipping the distribution and copying the .exe file to your iPod root directory. You can then run the application to manage all your music, download podcasts, images, smart playlists and synchronise with Outlook all from the iPod – no additional software is required. The process is very easy and quick. I haven’t found any issues with the software.

    Floola works on multi-platforms; Windows (from 98), MAC and any Linux distribution. Floola also integrates well with Adding files to you iPod is now just a question of drag and drop onto the Floola interface – it couldn’t be easier. Other really handy features include a search for duplicate files, search for ‘lost’ files on the iPod, easy addition of videos, automatic conversion of audio and video that are not in recognized formats, synchronisation with Google calendars, export playlists to HTML – it will even try to FIX a iPod that is not working properly!

    Clearly an essential addition to your software if you do not want to have to rely on iTunes and its limitations.

    My top favourite free security tools

    AVG Safe Search
    Image by jesusbet via Flickr

    Top Security Free Tools

    My top security tools and download links. These tools should keep you PC nice and secure; run regularly for a trouble / virus free PC!

    AVG Internet Security
    Image via Wikipedia

    AVG (fee anti-virus software that works with all platforms)

    spybot search and destroy (IMHO the best anti-spyware)

    Spyware terminator (including realtime detection)

    Comodo Group
    Image via Wikipedia

    Comodo Personal Firewall

    ccleaner – disk space tool cleanup

    Image via Wikipedia

    Defraggler (defrag tool)

    Restore deleted files

    Complete file eraser program

    Index.Dat erasers (Permanent deletion of all history)

    MRU Blaster (delete most recent file list…)

    FileChecker (tells you what files have been modified)

    DOC scrubber (delete all embarrasing stuff from word doc files)

    Disposable email account

    File dump area for uploading for 30 days

    Encrypt Files (TrueCrypt is the best around) or

    Lock your PC (better than ctrl-alt-del)

    Reblog this post [with Zemanta] – free brainstorming online – free brainstorming online is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Why use Because you can: * Create colorful mind maps online * Share and work with friends * Embed your mind map in your blog or website * Email and print your mind map * Save your mind map as an image And it’s FREE!

    orangeCRM – notepad++ programmers editor – sourceforge – hosted apps at sourceforge

    OrangeHRM – Human Resource Management

    OrangeHRM is an Open Source Human Resource Management System that covers Personnel Information Management, Employee Self Service, Leave, Time & Attendance, Benefits, and Recruitment. Tags: HRM, HRMS, HCM, HRIS, EHRMS, Human Capital Management
    This was the project of the month on Sourceforge back in 2008.
    sourceforge-project-of-the-monthOrangeHRM is a Human Resource Management (HRM) system that facilitates personnel information management, employee self service, leave, time & attendance, benefits, and recruitment of a company. It’s is the most active open source human resource management software. With over 175,000 downloads, OrangeHRM is also fast becoming one of the most widely used HRM applications in the world. We believe in providing users simple to use robust software, and iteratively improving it based on feedback we get from them. This rapid evolving of the product is driven by agile development practices, and weekly product releases to SourceForge


    Notepad++ is a generic source code editor (it tries to be anyway) and Notepad replacement written in c++ with win32 API. The aim of Notepad++ is to offer a slim and efficient binary with a totally customizable GUI.
    notepadBased on a 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 friendlyness, 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++ was voted “Best Tool or Utility for Developers” in 2008.

    Hosted Apps – sitedocs

    Introducing: Hosted Apps at ¶hosted-appsOver the years, staff and users have identified a number of well-written Open Source applications which are useful to developers for personal use and critical to meeting the needs of Open Source software development projects. Through the Hosted Apps service, provides hosted instances of these applications, allowing projects and developers to easily gain access to these tools, without incurring the overhead of handling the software installation, day-to-day maintenance and version upgrades.

    zipgenius – GNU Wget – Curl and LibCurl


    zipgeniusClaim your space back and reorder your files with ZipGenius: ZipGenius is the that lets you compress files to almost any kind of archive. ZipGenius supports more than 20 compressed archive formats, including CD/DVD-ROM image files in ISO9660 standard. This is the file compression suite you were searching for: it is free and easy to use, plus it supports more than 20 formats of compressed archives, including RAR, ARJ, ACE, CAB, SQX, documents and the excellent ZipGenius now can executable files going to be added to a ZIP archive through the compressor.

    GNU Wget

    gnuGNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP, HTTPS and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive commandline tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.GNU Wget has many features to make retrieving large files or mirroring entire web or FTP sites easy, including:

    * Can resume aborted downloads, using REST and RANGE
    * Can use filename wild cards and recursively mirror directories
    * NLS-based message files for many different languages
    * Optionally converts absolute links in downloaded documents to relative, so that downloaded documents may link to each other locally
    * Runs on most UNIX-like operating systems as well as Microsoft Windows
    * Supports HTTP proxies
    * Supports HTTP cookies
    * Supports persistent HTTP connections
    * Unattended / background operation
    * Uses local file timestamps

    cURL and libcurl

    curlCurl is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE. curl supports SSL certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication (Basic, Digest, NTLM, Negotiate, kerberos…), file transfer resume, proxy tunneling and a busload of other useful tricks.

    portableapps – run all your apps on a USB stick – Portable software for USB drives

    portable-appsConvenient – Now you can carry your favorite computer programs along with all of your bookmarks, settings, email and more with you. Use them on any Windows computer. All without leaving any personal data behind.Open – provides a truly open platform that works with any hardware you like (USB flash drive, iPod, portable hard drive, etc). It’s open source built around an open format that any hardware vendor or software developer can use.