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Top Linux distros for computer repair. Computers are incredible tools that let users doing amazing things, but sometimes things go wrong.

Top Linux distros for computer repair

The problem could be as small as accidentally deleting files or forgetting a password—and as major as having an operating system rendered non-bootable by file system corruption. Or, worst case scenario, a hard drive dying completely. In each of these cases, and many more like them, there are specialized tools that can aid you in fixing problems with a computer or help you be prepared for when something bad does happen. Many of these tools are actually highly-specialized Linux distributions.

These distributions have a much narrower focus than the major desktop and server Linux distributions. Below, I look at five different Linux distributions designed to make your life easier when computers start giving you a headache. Clonezilla Live Designed for backup and recovery of disk images and partitions, Clonezilla Live is an open source alternative to Norton Ghost. Rescatux Redo Backup & Recovery. VLC does not support error - Howto & fix. Updated: July 12, 2014 The situation you are facing is as follows.

VLC does not support error - Howto & fix

You are a Linux user, and VLC is your media player of choice. Most of the time, you install software from official repositories without any problems. But sometimes, you use distributions that do not ship with VLC, and you must use additional third-party sources. Then, you install VLC from yonder, and try to play your content.

NirSoft - freeware utilities: password recovery, system utilities, desktop utilities. NTCore's Homepage. AlternativeTo - Social Software Recommendations. 10 Free, Open-Source Replacements for Commercial Tools. This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.

10 Free, Open-Source Replacements for Commercial Tools

Computer-Aided Design: AutoCAD Replacement: QCAD It’s true, QCAD has some paid plug-ins, but they can be removed very easy and QCAD will offer most of AutoCAD’s features in a similar fashion, but with an interface that is maybe 10 times faster. The good thing about QCAD is that those who are used to AutoCAD can make the transition pretty easily, since QCAD has similar syntax for commands, and similar menu entries. Image Editor: Photoshop Replacements: GIMP and Krita Both GIMP and Krita are powerful image manipulation tools, the first one being written in GTK, while Krita integrates better in KDE.

These applications comes with support for layers, powerful editing tools, saving or exporting to a huge number of formats, visual effects, filters. (Image credit) I want a Freeware Utility to ... 450+ common problems solved. I want a Freeware Utility to ... 450+ common problems solved.

I want a Freeware Utility to ... 450+ common problems solved

Extremely useful free utilities that do specific jobs really well and save time and money. Open Source Software is listed separately. See : Open Source Freeware : 400+ free applications and utilities ; Please subscribe to our rss feed Also : I want Wordpress Plugin to ... 450+ solutions to blogging problems. Index. Welcome to the DARPA Open Catalog, which contains a curated list of DARPA-sponsored software and peer-reviewed publications.


DARPA sponsors fundamental and applied research in a variety of areas including data science, cyber, anomaly detection, etc., which may lead to experimental results and reusable technology designed to benefit multiple government domains. The DARPA Open Catalog organizes publicly releasable material from DARPA programs. DARPA has an open strategy to help increase the impact of government investments.

DARPA is interested in building communities around government-funded software and research. If the R&D community shows sufficient interest, DARPA will continue to make available information generated by DARPA programs, including software, publications, data, and experimental results. The table on this page lists the programs currently participating in the catalog. Program Manager: Dr. TestDisk Step By Step.

This recovery example guides you through TestDisk step by step to recover a missing partition and repair a corrupted one.

TestDisk Step By Step

After reading this tutorial, you should be ready to recover your own data. Translations of this TestDisk manual to other languages are welcome. Example problem We have a 36GB hard disk containing 3 partitions. Unfortunately; the boot sector of the primary NTFS partition has been damaged, and a logical NTFS partition has been accidentally deleted. This recovery example guides you through TestDisk, step by step, to recover these 'lost' partitions by: rewriting the corrupted NTFS boot sector, and recovering the accidentally deleted logical NTFS partition. Recovery of a FAT32 partition (instead of an NTFS partition) can be accomplished by following exactly the same steps.

One condition: TestDisk must be executed with Administrator privileges.Important points for using TestDisk: To navigate in TestDisk, use the Arrow and PageUp/PageDown keys. Symptoms Log creation. Scott Hanselman's 2014 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows. Packet sniffers. SecTools.Org: Top 125 Network Security Tools For more than a decade, the Nmap Project has been cataloguing the network security community's favorite tools.

Packet sniffers

In 2011 this site became much more dynamic, offering ratings, reviews, searching, sorting, and a new tool suggestion form . This site allows open source and commercial tools on any platform, except those tools that we maintain (such as the Nmap Security Scanner , Ncat network connector , and Nping packet manipulator ). We're very impressed by the collective smarts of the security community and we highly recommend reading the whole list and investigating any tools you are unfamiliar with. Click any tool name for more details on that particular application, including the chance to read (and write) reviews. 14 tools Wireshark (known as Ethereal until a trademark dispute in Summer 2006) is a fantastic open source multi-platform network protocol analyzer.

Best Free System Tools. Glary Utilities - great system repair and cleaning program, which also includes antispyware protection and other interesting features.

Best Free System Tools

Alternatives: CCleaner, EasyCleaner , Advanced SystemCare 3 Crystal DiskInfo – Real time hard disk monitoring utility, provides awesome in depth information about your hard disk drives. Alternatives: - HD Tune, HDD Health 12. DriveImage XML – Great freeware program, you can backup your hard disk data and then restore the image if needed. Linux GPS Software & Linux Opensource GPS Applications. 40 Linux GPS Software – Free Download!

Linux GPS Software & Linux Opensource GPS Applications

5.00/5 (100.00%) 1 vote Here is another index of 40 Linux GPS software, open source freeware available for free download. You may post a comment suggesting any other Linux GPS software that you think should be there. Data Crow - Cataloger. Free Software. What is a free PC program everyone should have? : AskReddit. You can see your comment score, but everyone else's score is hidden.

What is a free PC program everyone should have? : AskReddit

Click to find out more. The current delay is -- 60 -- minutes. 67 Open Source Replacements for Really Expensive Applications. Why spend thousands or even hundreds or thousands of dollars on a closed source application when you can get a comparable open source app for free? Even if you need commercial support, many open source programs now offer paid support that costs much less than the alternatives. For this list, we looked for quality, open source alternatives to software that has a reputation for being expensive. Whenever possible, we included MSRPs for the expensive software, though in some cases, the pricing scheme is so complicated that it's nearly impossible to pin down. We published a similar list last year, and we've updated and expanded the list for 2011.

If you have suggestions for next year's list, feel free to note them in the comments section below. Accounting 1. 2. 3. 4. Audio Recording/Editing 5. 15+ Awesome Open Source Graphics Software List. Cenon – Cenon is a graphical tool of a special kind. Build upon a modular graphical core, Cenon offers a wide variety of possibilities and applications. The best of all, the Cenon core is free software, available with full source codes, and at home on many computer platforms.

It is capable of doing Desktop publishing, vector graphic transformation etc. Dia – Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program ‘Visio’, though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. Simple - Simple Compiler And Runtime. Update: We fixed a couple more problems with the Windows binary distribution. The download file has been updated. Our apologies! Version 0.1.1 also contains a new component for a location sensor. In the 90s, a big company from up north was extremely successful with a dialect of the programming language BASIC (acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code). One of the reasons it was so successful was that the language was easy to learn and use. Bringing an easy to learn and use language to the mobile world and the Android platform is the goal of the Simple project. Similar to its 90s relative, Simple programs are form definitions (which contain components) and code (which contains the program logic). Who needs to pirate software with a list like this? [Archive] - Jatland Forums.

3D Graphics: 3Delight Free - Anim8or - Aqsis - Blender - Houdini (Free Edition) - Now3D - OpenFX - POV-Ray - SOFTIMAGE|XSI EXP - Terragen - Toxic - Wings 3D - Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection: Mac OS X and Windows software Collection. Mohawke's Best of the Best Free and Open Source Software Collection from Dark Artistry :: Windows :: Macintosh :: Internet :: Operating Systems :: Games :: Web-Sites :: OSSWIN CD ::

Free Portable Software USB Flash Drive Applications. Pack for Android: Our List of the Best Android Apps. Easy PC Setup - Download the Most Popular Windows Apps. Open Source Living » Graphics and Photo. 3D Modeling. Latest entries. Joel on Software. 100+ awesome free and open source applications - Software -

Posted on Tuesday 27th of September 2011 at 13:05 in SoftwareIt has always amazed me quite how many incredible, varied and useful applications are available for free on the Internet. Visual Studio Gallery. S BootCD 15.1 - All in one Bootable CD.