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What I Really Hate About Windows

I don’t run Windows regularly. I use Mac OS X. I use Ubuntu. I use Solaris. But when I need to run Windows it will never, ever fail to remind me why I don’t run Windows. It’s as simple as that. If updates are available, Mac OS X will inform me. Ubuntu will inform me. And if I told it to do so, Solaris will inform me. But all of these systems will never fucking ever *reboot* my machine just because they *thought* it’d be necessary. And even if they did have a function like that, they’d sure as hell be intelligent enough to find out that there are tasks running and stop or at least postpone the reboot. Oh well, after all it’s Windows I’m ranting about here ;)
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Scan Magic With Scan Tailor

If you do a lot of newspaper scanning you know the problem: grey backgrounds, blurry pictures. No longer. Using Scan Tailor, a high quality scan is just six mouse clicks away. Scan Tailor is available for Windows and Linux – and it’s free as in free beer. Would someone please port this to the Mac?

Before Scan Tailor

Before

After Scan Tailor

6 clicks Later

Scan Tailor not only optimizes the pictures and cleans the background. It also deskews the image and can handle multiple images in one go.
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10 questions to ask before migrating to Linux

If you’re thinking about making the switch to Linux, Jack Wallen is all for it — but only if you approach the migration with your eyes open. He recommends that you evaluate a number of key issues before taking this big step.

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SSH Connection Manager for Windows

putty connection managerSince I manage quite a lot of Unix type systems, I find myself using SSH quite frequently.
The only real problem with SSH and a lot of servers is that there’s no decent way to manage all the different connection information. But now I found the almost perfect solution: PuttyCM.

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VMware Player updated to 2.5.2

Actually the new version is available for some days now, but I just noticed that there’s an update available for download, containing some new features and fixes.

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