rainmeter

I would like to share a software which I have been using over the last year or so. rainmeter is a desktop customization software. It is somewhat similar to the gadgets we are familiar with in windows 7 but rainmeter allows greater customization so you can theme all of them in a similar style. ...

USB 3.0

I changed my workstation just recently from an old, heavy Lenovo with 2 hours of battery life to a new Acer W700 hybrid that is half the weight and has roughly 7 hours of battery life. Chief among the differences include only a grand total of 1 USB 3.0 port on my W700 as well as 64GB SSD ...

Allure of sysprep

For someone like me, who has over the years collected an entire treasure trove of applications and utilities for all purposes, sysprep is a godsend. I wont have to re-install and re-configure all my programs when migrating to a new computer. However, having done so 4 times for my last windows ...

Dual booting

Barely one month after getting rid of my Ubuntu/Win 7 dual boot combination, I installed linux on my laptop once again. This time though, its Kali Linux, because using Backtrack in a VM was creating more trouble than it was worth. I guess having a separate OS only for pen testing is workable. ...

300kb - 300mb

I never cease to be amazed by how small something can be, especially in today's era of 2TB HDDs. Just few months ago. it was my arch Linux arm distro. Out of the box (OOTB) occupying less than 300mb on my SD card. Makes me wonder what on earth is inside windows 8 which took up a sizable portion ...