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Most organizations run Linux servers for their enterprise databases and applications. However the developers and admins might have Windows laptops. In those cases, you might be using PuTTY (or related tools like PuttyCM) to ssh from Windows to Linux. You might also want to transfer files from Windows to Linux and vice versa. You can [...]


Sometimes Unix system administrators may end-up managing few Windows servers. If that ever happens to you, be prepared to do some basic administrative tasks on Windows. In this article, let us discuss how to sign microsoft executables and DLL. Why digitally sign executable and other windows files? You will get the following ‘Unknown Publisher’ message [...]


How To Install and Configure Vi / Vim Editor on Windows OS

Question: On UNIX / Linux platform, I’ve used Vi or Vim editors and I’m very comfortable with it. I would like to use Vim editor on Windows OS also. How do I install and configure Vim editor for Windows platform ( Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 )? Answer: Follow the steps mentioned below to [...]


Question: I use Linux on my laptop and desktop. But my Mom uses Windows operating system for her laptop. She is constantly getting infected with Virus and lost some important files few times. But, she still wants to use Windows. I can at least help her by installing some reliable backup software on her Windows [...]


For those who use Firefox everyday, using keyboard shortcuts for Firefox browser will increase your productivity dramatically. In this article, we’ve provided both the Graphical Cheatsheet and Keyboard Shortcut Table. If you like this cheatsheet, please share it on del.icio.us, StumbleUpon or Twitter. 1. Firefox Graphical Cheatsheet Note: Click on the image below to enlarge [...]


Photo courtesy of sean dreilinger This article is part of the on-going Software for Geeks series. SoX stands for Sound eXchange. SoX is a cross-platform command line audio utility tool that works on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is very helpful in the following areas while dealing with audio and music files. Audio File Converter [...]


When you call DELL customer support for any help, they will ask for either Service Tag or Express Service Code. You also need service tag to download drivers and documentations from DELL support website. When you have physical access to the system, you can easily identify the service tag affixed on the body of the [...]


Photo courtesy of wraithtdk Companies purchase support for most of their enterprise hardwares (servers, switches, routers, firewalls etc.,) and softwares (databases, OS, applications, frameworks etc.,). They spend lot of cash on support mainly for two reasons: 1) To get help from vendors to fix critical production issues 2) To keep up-to-date with the latest version [...]