Compilation of free software tools and references useful at the office and at home.
WeFi for fast and reliable connection to free Wi-Fi anywhere a wireless network is available, see online status and location of friends and find an available hotspot anywhere around the world. If you have an Android phone, you can also search for the same software.
LAN Speed Test 1.1.3 build 142
LAN Speed Test is a utility designed to accurately measure LAN speeds. LAN Speed Test is a portable windows application that works with any windows system. No installation needed, no dll’s and leaves nothing in your windows registry.
Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows 1.22
Data Lifeguard Diagnostic for Windows can provide you with the model and serial of WD drives attached to the system. On the main program screen, there are two windows. In the top window, you will see the drives in your system, that are available for testing. The model number, serial number, and capacity of each drive will be displayed. In the bottom window, the partition information for the selected drive will be displayed. Highlight the drive and select the icon on the top row to test or run SMART status. The DLGDIAG – Select an Option window appears. You will see the following options QUICK TEST, EXTENDED TEST, WRITE ZEROS, and VIEW TEST RESULT. Select the test you wish to perform and click the Start button. When the test completes, you will be notified with a pass/fail message. Click the Close button.
OpenOffice.org 3 is the result of over twenty years’ software engineering. Designed from the start as a single piece of software, it has a consistency other products cannot match. A completely open development process means that anyone can report bugs, request new features, or enhance the software. The result: OpenOffice.org 3 does everything you want your office software to do, the way you want it to.
OpenOffice.org 3 is easy to learn, and if you’re already using another office software package, you’ll take to OpenOffice.org 3 straight away. Our world-wide native-language community means that OpenOffice.org 3 is probably available and supported in your own language. And if you already have files from another office package – OpenOffice.org 3 will probably read them with no difficulty.
Best of all, OpenOffice.org 3 can be downloaded and used entirely free of any licence fees. OpenOffice.org 3 is released under the LGPL licence. This means you may use it for any purpose – domestic, commercial, educational, public administration. You may install it on as many computers as you like. You may make copies and give them away to family, friends, students, employees – anyone you like.
www.gadwin.com Gadwin PrintScreen captures the contents of the screen with a single keystroke. The captured screen can then be sent to the printer, or saved to disk as a file in 6 different graphics file formats. Gadwin PrintScreen can capture the entire Windows screen, the active window, or a specified area, when the hot key is pressed. The hot key defaults to the PrintScreen key, but users may also define other keys to initiate a capture. Gadwin PrintScreen allows you to e-mail the captured images to recipients of your choice. And it is freeware.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.
Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
http://www.delicious.com/ Compiles all of your favorite bookmarks and you are able to look them up where you are without your own PC.
Internet Speed Test:
http://www.speedtest.net/ Is a simple test to determine your Internet connection speed for Download and Uploads speeds.
http://www.stumbleupon.com/ Is a interesting website, which requires a Login ID, but randomly brings you to your point of interest websites at random. You will be surprised what website will pop-up…
http://www.linkedin.com/ Discover inside connections when you’re looking for a job or new business opportunity. Your network is full of industry experts willing to share advice. Have a question? Just ask. Find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. LinkedIn makes staying in touch easy.