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Windows turns 30: a visual history The PC revolution started off life 30 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for the modern versions of Windows we use today. 59 Open Source Tools That Can Replace Popular Security Software — It's been about a year since we last updated our list of open source tools that can replace popular security software. This year's list includes many old favorites, but we also found some that we had previously overlooked. In addition, we added a new category -- data loss prevention apps. With all the attention generated by the WikiLeaks scandal, more companies are investing in this type of software, and we found a couple of good open source options. Thanks to Datamation readers for their past suggestions of great open source security apps. Feel free to suggest more in the comments section below.

AutoIt - AutoItScript Overview AutoIt v3 is a freeware BASIC-like scripting language designed for automating the Windows GUI and general scripting. It uses a combination of simulated keystrokes, mouse movement and window/control manipulation in order to automate tasks in a way not possible or reliable with other languages (e.g. How To… Embed This Infographic <a href= ‎"><img src=" title="10 How Tos" alt="How To Infographic" border="0" class="nopin" /></a><br />Source: <a href=' title='Interesting Facts'><a href=' title='Interesting Facts'>Today I Found Out</a></a> 1) How to drastically increase the life of your shaving razor Before or after you shave (I prefer before so that the blades are dry), place your jeans on a hard flat surface; then run the razor up the pant legs about 10-15 times quickly; then repeat running it down the pant legs 10-15 times quickly. No need to press that hard, but a little pressure is necessary. necessary.

Drools - Business rules in decision tables explained This document describes a business user/analyst view of Drools Decision Tables. Decision tables are a "precise yet compact" (ref. Wikipedia) way of representing conditional logic, and are well suited to "business" level rules. Customize your Web with free add-ons Firefox's toolbar provides easy access to common features. Do you miss something you use a lot? The toolbar is easy to customize. Is there something you don't use all the time? Try adding it to the overflow menu.

Scripting Automation Tools - Network Automation "For us, AutoMate combines two very important functionalities: job scheduling/triggering and automation. In our initial effort when we attempted to use Launchpad and AutoIT, we were trying to combine Launchpad's job scheduling functionality with AutoIT's automation capabilities. This was a mistake. What we really needed was one powerful tool that had both the triggering and automation capabilities. In our solution, AutoMate is central to application integration - it orchestrates three critical applications used extensively at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and coordinates thousands of file and data transfers." How-To: Easily Remove the Vocals from Most Songs 2015 Shortcut: When I wrote this article Audacity didn’t have an automatic center-panned vocal canceling effect… but now it does, so rather than do the stereo-separate / invert-one-track / play-both-as-mono trick (and that’s pretty much all there is to it), you should be able to find the Vocal Remover option in the Effects menu – but it’s more fun / interesting and can give better results if you do it yourself! =D I found this trick the other day whilst stumbling the Interwebs and thought I’d do a quick-write up w/ pictures to make it as easy as possible… For this exercise we’re going to be using a piece of free audio software called Audacity, which you can get for Linux, Windows and Mac.

testifywizard - Project Hosting on Google Code Built upon a ‘best of breed’ open-source tool stack (including J/NUnit, FIT, Fitnesse and Selenium), the Testify wizard allows you to create a new project complete with file structure, skeleton code, running unit tests, acceptance tests, code coverage measures and automated one-button build-and-test process. All it requires is a project name, and the rest is handled by Testify. Testify creates a running, fully portable, stand-alone project. It can also be easily integrated into source-code control systems and continuous integration environments. The core Testify generation engine and the original Visual Studio 2005 solution template are based heavily on TreeSurgeon which was originally developed by Mike Roberts and Bil Simser.

Booting In computing, booting (or booting up) is the initialization of a computerized system. The system can be a computer or a computer appliance. The booting process can be "hard", after electrical power to the CPU is switched from off to on (in order to diagnose particular hardware errors), or "soft", when those power-on self-tests (POST) can be avoided.

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