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40+ Open Source and Free Software

by November 30, 2012

Whether you want to monitor your network bandwidth, secure your network against malware, or setup a simple mail server, there’s an open source or free software available for the job. Presented here are more than 40+ of them

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10 Free and Open Source Security Tools

by November 30, 2012

From securing networks to encrypting confidential data, these tools provide protection against any possible threat you can perceive of.

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Different firewalls for different users: Which one’s for you?

by November 30, 2012

Some firewalls are application oriented whereas others are location-based. Some are equipped with antivirus features while others are good at spyware protection. Here we bring a brief description of firewalls on the basis of their features

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How to test your firewall’s efficiency

by November 30, 2012

Just to help you on the technical part, we demonstrate some tests on Comodo firewall to find out the success ratio of a port’s conversion into stealthed mode and outbound data regulatory capability using PcFlank’s Advanced port scanner and Leak tests

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How to Choose a Windows-based Free & Personal Firewall

by November 30, 2012

Although, Windows firewall works fine within its limited range but for adequate system security, you should definitely look at other more advanced firewalls that are free and have better features (inbound-outbound protection, antivirus, parental control, etc)

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Recover Data from a Crashed HDD using Adriane Knoppix

by November 30, 2012

We managed to recover all the data from a crashed HDD that was simply unreadable earlier by mounting it using this Live Linux distribution. Here’s how

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Top 6 Free Data Recovery Tools: How and What to Choose?

by November 30, 2012

PCQuest brings you 6 free open source data recovery tools with a hands on article on Linux Knoppix followed by brief anecdotes on the rest six tools

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Three Open Source Network Storage Software

by November 30, 2012

Whether you’re looking to create a scalable storage solution for your organization or a simple and easy to setup storage box for your home or small office, here are three packages that will meet all your network storage requirements. You can either download their latest editions or take them from this month’s PCQ DVD.

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Create Your Own Network Storage Server with FreeNAS 8

by November 30, 2012

FreeNAS is one of the best open source storage software to convert any machine into a network storage device, complete with advanced features like iSCSI support, thin provisioning, backup and restore, snapshots, ZFS, file sharing, among other things. Here we tell you how to set it up

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AWS Announces S3 Cloud Storage Price Cut

by November 29, 2012

Amazon Web Services chief Andy announces a price cut of about 25% for the cloud giants S3 service

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What FDI in Retail Means for IT?

by November 29, 2012

Given the applications of information technology across verticals – from agriculture to aerospace, it is beyond doubt that the possible introduction of FDI into the retail and aviation industries will affect the IT sector too, indirectly if not directly

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Technology in Public Transport: Moving Passengers to Centre-stage

by November 29, 2012

Public transportation authorities across India are experimenting with the use of IT beyond e-ticketing and mapping/tracking of routes. Developers have big opportunities as projects are often undertaken by consulting external expertise

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Other Hot Trends to Watch Out for in 2013

by November 29, 2012

Enterprise apps stores and Big Data shall hog the limelight next year, alongwith cloud-based services and other trends. Let’s take a look

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Business Analytics: Take Action Now!

by November 29, 2012

Now that you’ve learnt all about business analytics and what it can do, we take a look at some of the analytics solutions offered by vendors, and how their products differentiate from competition…

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Business Analytics: 5 Reasons You Should Go For It!

by November 29, 2012

With IDC estimating the Business Analytics market to grow annually at a rate of 10.1% over the next five years, there is unprecedented interest in using Analytics to make sense of data. We explain how it works, and present 5 key reasons you need it for your company’s growth

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Looking 2 Years into the Future of HTML 5

by November 29, 2012

Adoption of HTML 5 will only rise as time passes and hence developers will be at serious risk if they don’t find themselves comfortable with it

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Internet of Things: How It’ll Impact Our Lives

by November 29, 2012

With good Internet connectivity everywhere, it’s only natural that the network evolves beyond computers to include the various gadgets that we use in our daily lives. Here we discuss how the ‘Internet of Things’ works and the challenges it faces in India

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BYOD: Key Steps to a Successful Strategy

by November 29, 2012

We analyze how BYOD has evolved over the years and how can organizations be ready for coping with this trend

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3 Free Personal Cloud Solutions Worth Checking Out!

by November 29, 2012

Now that you are aware of the benefits of personal cloud, it is time to get started on your own personal cloud adventure! We share three personal cloud solutions that will enable file sharing from your system in a matter of minutes!

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Personal Cloud: Can It Offer More Than Public Cloud?

by November 29, 2012

With offerings such as Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive providing free public cloud storage, why would you need to move to a personal cloud? We explain the concept of personal cloud, and the key differences between the public and personal cloud so that you can make a decision about what’s right for you!

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