Archive for March 2009

Billix – install Linux Distros & crack windows passwords
Looks like it will let you install LOTS of stuff, but maybe not targeted for multi-boot?

The current Billix distribution (0.21 at the time of this writing) includes the following tools:

*Damn Small Linux 4.2.5
*Ubuntu 8.04 LTS netinstall
*Ubuntu 7.10 netinstall
*Ubuntu 6.06 LTS netinstall
*Fedora 8 netinstall
*CentOS 5.1 netinstall
*CentOS 4.6 netinstall
*Debian Etch netinstall
*Debian Sarge netinstall
*Memtest86 memory-checking utility
*Ntpwd Windows password changing utility
*DBAN disk wiper utility

Posted March 30, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Linux

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Here’s the download link. Oddly, it doesn’t seem to work in FireFox, only Internet Explorer..
Haven’t installed yet, and I wish it wasn’t windows only.
Installed it today, and it doesn’t support my video capture card. So, I uninstalled it. Too bad….

Posted March 20, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips, Video, windows

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Fire Fox add in tree style tabs – puts tabs on side   Leave a comment

Tired of the tabs in FireFox being at the top? There is a Fire Fox add in called “tree style tabs” which puts the tabs on the side instead.
Installed this last night on my ubuntu install, and I’m going to add it to my “must have” Firefox add ons… Just to clarify, it sort of looks like your favorites list on the left in Internet Explorer…

Posted March 19, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Internet, tips

Organize your desktop with stardock's "fences"
I installed this on my laptop today, and I have to tell you I am impressed. It seems like a simple concept, and I’ve tried doing it with “real” folders, but never quite got what I want.
These “fences” look like open folders (sort of) and it organizes the icons inside the fence. I have been using it for about 3 weeks on one of the computers I use, and I am VERY happy with it…. From their website:

Fences is a one-of-a-kind program, allowing you to draw labeled shaded areas on your desktop, which become movable & resizable containers for your desktop icons. These groups can help bring organization and consistency to your computer’s desktop, solving the “constant mess” problem that has plagued the desktop since its inception.

Posted March 19, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware, tips, windows

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More problems with ubuntu (cou…

More problems with ubuntu (could be nvidia driver). Downloaded centos, says it tries to be binary compatible with redhat – I HOPE so.
Installed CENTOS, but not GRUB (it was already installed and working!!). So, then I copied the x windows config file to my ubuntu partition and it worked!

Posted March 17, 2009 by mmdmurphy in Linux

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Kid Pix replacement – Tuxpaint at

I know someone who used to use Kid Pix A LOT and misses it. I just listened to a podcast ( and about and was surpized it runs on windows.

Posted March 16, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware, Linux, tips, windows

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Posted March 7, 2009 by mmdmurphy in freeware

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