Posts Tagged ‘cool free stuff’

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Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

While there is subsonic and what not for streaming music from your home machine to your work machine. I just came across this no non-sense (free) super easy to setup and use, personal Jukebox tool called musicindex. It is an Apache module so if you are already running Apache then setting this up would...

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Torrent Website for Free Software

Torrent Website for Free Software

For those who are scared of the “t” word, lets clarify one thing. Downloading a file using torrents is not illegal, however downloading a software or video or music that is not free or is copyrighted is 100% illegal. Actually torrents happen to be a great way of downloading GPL and open source softwares...

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Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Quick boot OS or Fast Boot OS is the in thing these days and plenty of laptops shipped these days, come pre-installed with some version of it. While Chrome OS is still under development there are a couple of Quick boot “OSes” already out there, these are mostly Linux based and are free to...

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Best Free ZIP / RAR Software for Windows

Best Free ZIP / RAR Software for Windows

7-Zip offers a free (open source) file compression and decompression utility. It supports decompression of rar and zip files and allows you to compress files in zip or 7z format. It is not a trial software and IMHO is far better than any of the popular trial softwares like Winzip and Winrar. Go get...

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Make Free Phone Calls Using iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone with Google Voice

Make Free Phone Calls Using iPod Touch / iPad / iPhone with Google Voice

You can use your iPad / iPod Touch / iPhone to make free phone calls in USA and Canada or make very cheap international calls via your conventional landline or cell phone (calls are redirected and you don’t have to carry ipod / ipad around) with VoiceCentral Black Swan which acts as a “middleware”...

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Best Free Screenshot Utilities for Windows and Linux

Best Free Screenshot Utilities for Windows and Linux

Applications that let you take screenshots are valuable for making tutorials and how to articles or even otherwise (e.g. stealing images that cannot be directly saved or copied ;)). For Linux Shutter for Linux is probably the best utility that you can get for this purpose. According to their website, with Shutter you can...

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How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

How To Install Jolicloud on VirtualBox

Jolicloud is a cloud based OS (sweet combination of Chrome OS concept and Ubuntu distro) and as per the developers “Jolicloud is not a traditional OS. It was build for netbook users to leverage the Cloud and make their life easier”. Well, I don’t have a netbook but the prospects of cloud computing look...

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Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

Free: JailBreak your Iphone (4, 3GS & 3) / iPod Touch / iPad running iOS 4!

I recently switched to being a happy Nexus One user from a bored iPhone one. I like changing things around me to reflect my mood and needs, and with iPhone its impossible until strangely if you and Apple happen to be in a perfect sync. I have been using Nexus one for about two...

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How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

How To Make Ubuntu A perfect Mac File Server and Time Machine Volume

There is no beating Time Machine when it comes to backing up your Mac system. I use both windows and Mac on a daily basis and like to backup all my data to an Ubuntu server. There are many cross-platform softwares that allow you to do so, but I really wanted to stick to...

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Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDFab is a well known commercial DVD ripping (decrypter) and encoding software. However, they offer HD Decrypter for free which can be used to rip (backup) any Blu-ray disk to your hard drive after removing any possible protection on the Blu-ray. The software offers several modes for copying the Blu-ray disk, e.g. you can...

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Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Cross Platform Software KVM Switch (Share Keyboard Mouse Between Computers)

Synergy is an open source free software that works like a virtual or software KVM switch allowing one to share  one keyboard and one mouse with multiple computers in the LAN. Only requirement is that all these computers must be connected to network. Since Synergy is available for multiple platforms, you can use it...

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Stream Live TV to Several Computers on LAN

Stream Live TV to Several Computers on LAN

Streaming of Live TV to multiple computers can be done easily using MythTV on Linux platform (Windows users might want to try Media Portal, which is not yet fully compatible with Windows 7, and I was not able to get it working with my Windows 7 setup, but some users have had some success...

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Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

After you have setup your MythTV with a master backend and frontend server setup (both of which are probably located on the same machine), you would like to install multiple remote frontends which can connect to the master backend server to let you view live TV and recording from any computer on your network....

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Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Use iPhone or iPod as Free Mobile Air Mouse (Ubuntu 10.04, Windows 7)

Earlier I had discussed using your iPhone or iPod Touch as Air Mouse for Windows and Snow Leopard, it is possible for Linux as well using Hippo Remote (it supports Mac and Windows too). Look for it in the App store. The Lite version which is ad supported has the basic mouse and keyboard...

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Install Extra Themes for Compiz / Emerald / Metacity in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install Extra Themes for Compiz / Emerald / Metacity in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

After you have installed Compiz Fusion and Emerald or even if you are not using Emerald and prefer Metacity, you can perk up your desktop real estate by installing addition themes from Bisigi Project. To do so run the following commands at a terminal sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi/ppa  && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install...

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Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system. You can install it on Ubuntu 10.04 by running the following commands successively  from the terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone XBMC supports UPnP portocal that can be used...

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Best Coupon Codes Website!

While there are tons of website which maintain coupon codes for most retailers out there. I have personally found  http://www.retailmenot.com/ to have the best collection of working not electronics merchandise and services coupons. For electronics related coupon codes I would recommend: http://www.edealinfo.com

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Add, Extract, Delete or Rotate Pages in a PDF Using Free Tools

There are several ways command line as well as GUI based which one can use to modify a pdf file. Lets list out the command line approaches to  extract a given number of pages from a pdf document, if you are dealing with a large document then the command line approaches are faster and...

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TVersity Like App (UPnP Server) for Linux (Ubuntu)

While TVersity is a great UPnP server with on the fly encoding capability, it is only meant for Windows platform. This doesn’t make my *nix friends very happy. But not to worry there are plenty of apps from the open source community as well. Here are a few good ones: 1. MediaTomb: It is...

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Resize Images For Emailing While Retaining Quality & Sharpness

Resize Images For Emailing While Retaining Quality & Sharpness

People who are not familiar with Picasa or Windows Live Gallery may not be familiar of simple tools needed to resize images to facilitate its sending over email. I have had family members (from previous generation) expressing their inability to email several pics in one go because of exceeding the attachment limit with only...

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