This week’s GSotW comes from “Sam” one of our faithful Podcast listeners in Germany! This is very neat! You can monitor processes on your Windows system and it even “flags” processes that are “bad!” Here’s what Sam says in his e-mail:
“…However here’s my recommendation for the Geek Software of the Week:
CurrProcess by NirSoft
the program is freeware, it’s called CurrProcess and it shows the running processes on your computer, similar to the Task Manager.
The advantage over the Task Manager is that it still shows the processes that are hiding itself and are not shown in the Task Manager which are usually viruses or spyware.
It even marks suspicious processes red, so they are easy to spot.
This program has helped me a lot locating all kind problems on my customers.”
Great suggestion, Sam! Thanks for sharing… and thanks for listening! Keep those e-mail suggestions for GSotW coming in, folks! Send them to: DrBill [AT] TheComputerCurmudgeon.com (Of course, replace the [AT] with a “@” sign… thanks!)
The link from the previous blog entry had an advertisement at the bottom of the page. These ads take the verbiage from the page itself and “build” an advertisement… check this out!
This advert is too “smart” for it’s own good! “Windows Linux!” Cute! “Linux for Windows!” Uh-huh! I’ll just BET you really can find it on those sites! NOT!
Microsoft has been lying for a long time and saying that Windows Server is cheaper to administer and use on servers than Linux. Any true geek knows better than this… but the “suits” (that is, business folks) have been eating up Microsoft’s FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt.) So, someone finally did a real world survey of actual businesses… and guess what?
Linux Really IS Cheaper!
Who would have thought it? A superior, Open Source, FREE operating system is cheaper to use than an expensive, buggy, bloated Windows? Wow. Amazing.
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Now part the Techpodcasts Network, what’s happening on the Blog, removing evil Symantec Norton products with their removal tool, install AVG from Grisoft after you get Norton off your system!, it is snowing in Greensboro, join our Frappr Map! …PLEASE! Who has joined recently, come on… do it! Ethanol fuel from plant leftovers… very cool! More “Geek Culture” fun from Three Dead Trolls in a Baggie… “Behind the Scenes at Microsoft!” Promo for the One Minute Tip Podcast, Firefox market share grows to 10%!, Leo and Patrick get “the lowdown” on John C. Dvorak… who seems to have lost it!, Microsoft Frontpage is dead! Long live Nvu! Nvu is Open Source and FREE! What’s coming on the Podcast! Stay Tuned!
Microsoft is pulling Frontpage out of Premium Office, and they are even “retiring” the Frontpage name. Cool! Now folks can use the FREE Open Source Nvu!
Frontpage Dying! OK… Mutating!
I now use a combination of Nvu and Notepad for my web design these days. But, I started with Frontpage, lo, these many years ago. Can’t say that I am sorry to see it go, though!
If you want Nvu, for FREE! Go here:
OK, Geek Culture time, folks! Leo LaPorte, Patrick Norton, and John C. Dvorak… if you don’t know who they are… just move along… if you know that they are formerly with TechTV and are now on the Podcast TWiT (This Week in Tech) then you will get a kick out of this! This is a cute cartoon, as a doctor gives Leo and Patrick the lowdown on John’s condition…
Joy of Tech Cartoon
PLEEEEEEASE!?!? Stick a pin with your location in my “Frappr Map” for the Dr. Bill Podcast listeners! I have heard from folks before this in Germany, Nevada… and other foreign countries… now you can show us where you are from! Come on! It will be cool! Just click on the “Frappr” logo on the right sidebar column! (What? You didn’t know Nevada was a foreign country?!?!) ;-)
The “little browser that could” is showing it’s muscle! Gaining market share to achieve 10% saturation in one year’s time against powerhouse Microsoft is impressive! Maybe folks are beginning to “get it!”
Firefox Gains Market Share
It is safer, cleaner, faster and has more features… duh! Get it! Here’s the link:
Mozilla Firefox Web Browser
This is a bit old… but this flash cartoon takes us into Windows Vista (when it was called by it’s codename… “Whistler”) and explains how Microsoft develops it’s software and builds in those great, new features! Definitely a “Geek Culture” treasure! This is from our friends at “Three Dead Trolls” again! (Who brought us “Every OS Sucks!”)
Behind the Scenes at Microsoft!
I want a copy of “Smarty Pants 2.0” once they work the bugs out!
Plant waste… the stalks, as fuel for your car? Yeah! And, it may be that bugs will help! Sound weird? Probably, but I hope it comes true!
Ethanol from Plant Stalks
Of course, you have to have a “flex fuel” car to use it… but, come on, let’s do it!