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Justin Pot

/ Joined 16 November, 2009

Justin Pot is a technology journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He loves technology, people and nature – and tries to enjoy all three whenever possible. You can chat with Justin on Twitter, right now.

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Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free

Windows

Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free

Are you curious about Windows 8, the upcoming operating system from Microsoft? Try it out in a virtual machine, right now, for free. All you need to do is download the free ISO file and set up VirtualBox properly. What can you expect to see in Windows 8? Once thing is clear – it will be very different than any version of Windows before it.

28-09-2011
Try Out Windows 8 In VirtualBox Right Now For Free
If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps

Internet

If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps

Connect any two of your favorite web apps in creative ways. A sort of “digital duct tape” according to Linden Tibbets, the app’s creator, If This Then That (ifttt) lets you find new uses for web apps you’re already using by making it easy for you to combine them. The vision is to make the digital world, where programs exist in isolation, more like the physical world.

22-09-2011
If This Then That: Connect & Automate Any Two Of Your Favorite Web Apps
How To Dual-Boot The Windows & Linux OS’s On Your Computer

Linux Windows

How To Dual-Boot The Windows & Linux OS’s On Your Computer

It’s like having two computers in one – start your system up and choose between Windows and Linux. It’s called dual-booting, and it gives you access to two of the best operating systems on the planet. Why dual-boot? Maybe you want the security of Linux when you’re browsing the web, but want access to the vast library of games Windows can offer?

21-09-2011
How To Dual-Boot The Windows & Linux OS’s On Your Computer
NetbootCD: Install Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian & More From One CD [Linux]

Linux

NetbootCD: Install Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian & More From One CD [Linux]

Tired of burning a new CD every time a new version of your favourite Linux distro comes out? Then stop. Use NetbootCD to download and install your choice of Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, openSUSE, Mandriva, CentOS or Slackware from a single disk. This handy disk downloads and runs the net installation tools for several distros.

17-09-2011
NetbootCD: Install Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian & More From One CD [Linux]
Not Tetris 2 Is Tetris For Anarchists [Cross-Platform]

Gaming

Not Tetris 2 Is Tetris For Anarchists [Cross-Platform]

Ever wonder what Tetris would be like without structure? You should try Not Tetris 2. This fan-made version of Tetris features full 360 degree rotation and all the potential messes that come with that. Created in Soviet Russia during the final years of the USSR, the original Tetris is nothing if not structured. Not so in Tetris 2.

14-09-2011
Not Tetris 2 Is Tetris For Anarchists [Cross-Platform]
dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]

Linux Mac

dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]

Quickly find duplicate files on your hard drive, so you can delete them and save precious storage space. You’ll be surprised how much of your storage is used to house the same files twice. There are many ways you can end up having duplicate files. Whatever the cause, dupeGuru can help you find duplicates so you can delete them.

08-09-2011
dupeGuru Finds Duplicate Files [Cross Platform]
Rip A DRM’d DVD Disk To ISO Format With BDlot DVD ISO Master [Windows]

Windows

Rip A DRM’d DVD Disk To ISO Format With BDlot DVD ISO Master [Windows]

Watch everything on your favorite DVD, including special features and commentary, from a single file on your hard drive. With the right software you can overcome the file protections on your DVDs and watch them on your computer anytime. BDlot DVD ISO Master is a free piece of software that does what very few free programs can do.

07-09-2011
Rip A DRM’d DVD Disk To ISO Format With BDlot DVD ISO Master [Windows]
Wallch – A Desktop Rotator With An Awesome Earth At Night Effect Built In [Linux]

Linux

Wallch – A Desktop Rotator With An Awesome Earth At Night Effect Built In [Linux]

Rotate your Linux wallpaper whatever way you like it. Whether you want to set up a precise, well-timed “playlist” of wallpapers or show off a random assortment of your favorite pictures, Wallch is the perfect program for adding some variety to your Linux computing. It even offers a real-time earth at night wallpaper.

03-09-2011
Wallch – A Desktop Rotator With An Awesome Earth At Night Effect Built In [Linux]
Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore [Opinion]

Linux Mac

Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore [Opinion]

It matters less and less every year what operating system you use, because every year we all spend more time on our computer using nothing but the browser. And browsers are cross-platform. Want to have an argument about which systems are better? You really should be arguing about browsers, because they are now what matters most.

31-08-2011
Mac, Linux or Windows: It Really Doesn’t Matter Anymore [Opinion]
Qiqqa Organizes Academic Papers, A Student’s Best Friend [Windows]

Windows

Qiqqa Organizes Academic Papers, A Student’s Best Friend [Windows]

Get your massive collection of academic papers under control so you can get to work actually writing. Qiqqa is a document management program built from the ground up for academics, making it a must-have tool for students and professors everywhere. Set Qiqqa up now and be ready to head back to school.

25-08-2011
Qiqqa Organizes Academic Papers, A Student’s Best Friend [Windows]
Bodhi Linux Is Beautiful & Works On Very Old Computers [Linux]

Linux

Bodhi Linux Is Beautiful & Works On Very Old Computers [Linux]

Try a lightweight, beautiful Linux distro that works on very old hardware. Bodhi Linux can run on processors with only 300 mhz so imagine how well it will work on your machine. With the Enlightenment desktop environment, Bodhi looks great and runs light. With the Ubuntu repositories, Bodhi has access to a plethora of quality free software. With a little work, it can become your perfect desktop.

17-08-2011
Bodhi Linux Is Beautiful & Works On Very Old Computers [Linux]
Manage & Compare Fonts Easily With Font Manager [Linux]

Linux

Manage & Compare Fonts Easily With Font Manager [Linux]

Browse and manage your Linux fonts using a simple GUI. Font manager is a single program that allows you to browse, compare, manage and even add fonts on your Linux system; a must-have tool for designers on any platform. Available in the repositories of most Linux distros, Font Manager can give you a quick look at your installed fonts and allows you install new ones quickly.

13-08-2011
Manage & Compare Fonts Easily With Font Manager [Linux]
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