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

    www.bustaname.com

    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 last.fm. 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)
    http://free.avg.com/download?prd=afe

    spybot search and destroy (IMHO the best anti-spyware)
    http://www.safer-networking.org/en/download/index.html

    Spyware terminator (including realtime detection)
    http://www.spywareterminator.com/download/download.aspx

    Comodo Group
    Image via Wikipedia

    Comodo Personal Firewall
    http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html

    ccleaner – disk space tool cleanup
    http://www.ccleaner.com/

    Defraggler
    Image via Wikipedia

    Defraggler (defrag tool)
    http://www.defraggler.com/

    Restore deleted files
    http://www.recuva.com/

    Complete file eraser program
    http://www.heidi.ie/node/6

    Index.Dat erasers (Permanent deletion of all history)
    http://www.systenance.com/indexdat.php

    MRU Blaster (delete most recent file list…)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/mrudownload.html

    FileChecker (tells you what files have been modified)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/mrudownload.html

    DOC scrubber (delete all embarrasing stuff from word doc files)
    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/dsdownload.html

    Disposable email account
    http://mintemail.com/

    File dump area for uploading for 30 days
    http://file.io/

    Encrypt Files (TrueCrypt is the best around)
    http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads.php or
    http://www.encryptfiles.net/

    Lock your PC (better than ctrl-alt-del)
    http://www.freewebs.com/lockplatinum/download.htm

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    Bubbl.us – free brainstorming online

    Bubbl.us – free brainstorming online

    Bubbl.us is a simple and free web application that lets you brainstorm online. Why use bubbl.us? 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!