Tag Archives: windows

Windows monthly security check

It’s not enough to secure a Windows computer. You also have to perform security checks at least monthly. Advertisements

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Using the Windows Task Scheduler

The Task Scheduler is the utility by which periodic jobs can be scheduled on Windows.

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Wget for Windows

Wget is a free utility for non-interactive download of files from the Web. It supports http, https, and ftp protocols, as well as retrieval through http proxies. It’s a Linux utility, but is also available for Windows.

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Installing WampServer locally

WampServer is a Windows web application environment. It installs Apache, MySQL, and PHP, plus helpful utilities such as phpMyAdmin.

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Firewalls for Windows

Windows’ built in firewall is better than nothing, but there are superior products available at no cost.

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Installing Java on Windows

Installing Java on Windows isn’t hard, but it is fraught with security issues.

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Cross platorm synchronization tips

Random gotchas I’ve encountered while synchronizing data across different platforms.

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Locations of sound files

Different operating systems, desktop environments, and applications keep their sound files in different locations. I use this information when I need a sound effect or notification, preferring to use something I already have rather than reinvent the wheel.

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Print to PDF in Windows

One of the things I miss in Windows is the “it just works” print to PDF feature in Linux. If you’re willing to do some work, however, you can set up something similar.

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Taking a screenshot on Windows

How to take a screenshot on Windows.

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