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ohzone - CherylPeterson | 06 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

This video is from David Strom's collection. David Strom is a professional speaker and experienced technology journalist who publishes frequently in the New York Times and other IT sites. Watch this 5 minute introduction to Symantec's Endpoint Virtualization

riva11 | 01 Nov 2009 | 0 comments

Freecommander is a useful Windows explorer portable alternative, this freeware tool is a easy and small file manager ( 2,4 MB) with lots of advanced and helpful features. It can be used to manage local computer and also configure network location or an FTP drive.  Other interesting feature is about the international support, in fact It supports 38 multiple languages for program and help files Language and help files.
Features :

  • Dual-panel technology – horizontal and vertical
  • Tabbed interface
  • Optional tree view for each panel
  • Built in file viewer to view files in hex, binary, text or image format
  • File viewer inside archives too
  • Built in archive handling: ZIP (read, write), CAB (read, write), RAR (read)
  • Nested archive handling
  • Built in FTP client...
riva11 | 07 Oct 2009 | 0 comments

I read about some interesting news coming from VMware World. The new VMware Player Release Candidate has many enhancements, but for sure the best of these new features implemented is the ability to create virtual machines. ''Til the previous releases VMware player was able only to run virtual machines, now you have the ability to create virtual machines.
There is also the OpenGL support and Aero supports for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests.

The VMware Player is 90Mb and the download is free for all VMware registered users, otherwise you you'll have to register an account with VMware.

Read details on the VMware web page : VMware Player Release Candidate - October 2009

Here an extract from release notes:

- The ability to create Virtual Machines
- Aero support for Windows 7 and Windows Vista guests
- OpenGL support for Windows guests
- New User...

riva11 | 21 Aug 2009 | 7 comments

In this post I'd like to give you some information where to locate old software. You wonder, why do I need to look for an old programs ? 
The answer is you need to run the old version for some reason.  For example the newer program is not really better than the previous one, or there are so many issues that you prefer to use the old version instead of upgrading to the latest version.
Other examples could be in case you are a programmer and you need to test a program with other application in many different versions , for example, Java Runtime Environment,, etc. or Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, 6.0...

The main problem could be locating the different program versions, usually on the website of the majority of software companies you find easily only the current version. For this...

riva11 | 09 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

If you need to make a screenshot of a command lines but you don't have Windows running , the CmdCapture is the right tool for you.
There are several examples about how to use this tool, produce documentation for manuals, procedures or websites, or just print out a page with many errors during an installation ..

But the solution is CmdCapture , this free tool can be used in a command line to create a screenshot and save it in a png format (other format files available).
In case you have to save on a different folder the /d parameter can be used to specify another directory.


  • /f choose the output file type - png ( default ), jpg, bmp, tif, xpm
  • /h displays help on the command line parameters.
  • /d can be used to specify another...
riva11 | 06 Aug 2009 | 1 comment

Snowbird is a portable software program that can be considered an easy and light alternative to Google Desktop or Microsoft Search. This small tool , only 267 Kb , provides a basic search interface that allows users to select a folder and search files and folders. In the Search field is possible to use wildcards to replace one character (?) or multiple characters (*). Also Snowbird allows to manage files and folders with the classic Windows basic commands.

Main features: 

  • Find what you are looking for , Locate files quickly and easily using the integrated search tool.
  • Copy files quickly  , Efficiently copy large amounts of data. Skip errors while copying and even pause transfers temporarily.
  • Browse faster , Access extremely large folders and network resources at lightning speed. Navigate faster using bookmarks, mouse gestures and Vista-style breadcrumb navigation.


riva11 | 27 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

VMWare has released an interesting 54 pages ebook “Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.0” about the principal guidelines to optimize the performance of VMware vSphere 4.0 , this book is available for a free download from VMware site.

Link :

riva11 | 24 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

I'd like to share an intersting article about PowerShell scripting for VMware ESX written by Eric Siebert and pubblished on .

PowerShell scripting for VMware ESX: Using Quest's PowerGUI PowerPack script editor

Read also PowerShell scripting with VMware ESX tutorial: Installing and using the PowerShell tool article from the same author.

For other information about Powershell , Windows PowerShell commands ( )

Reference: Windows XP commands and others

riva11 | 19 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Do you have some problems to identify the right hardware components ?  I found a brilliant Computer hardware Chart made by a member of Deviantart (~Sonic840) that shows in a large jpg file various types of plugs, ports, sockets and RAM.  Really interesting to see the right name for computer ports and plugs.

Link : Computer Hardware Poster 1.7

Note : Click on the image to enlarge the picture, then right click and save as to store this chart on your disk.

erikw | 13 Jul 2009 | 0 comments

Microsoft has released a technical preview of Office 2010. This is a pre-beta release intended for feedback, as well as promotion, so it's not feature-complete and may change before the final release planned for the first half of 2010.

Nevertheless, it offers a fair guide to what Microsoft is planning for its ubiquitous office suite. The short summary is 'more of the same': more of the controversial Office Ribbon UI, more features for products that arguably have too many already, and more integration with SharePoint so that users are drawn deeper into Microsoft's platform.