Geek Software of the Week: CurrProcess

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.”

CurrProcess

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 Truth Comes Out! Linux is Cheaper in the Real World!

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.

The Doctor is In! This Week’s Podcast! #24

If it’s Tech… it’s here!

Dr. Bill Podcast – 24 – (02/18/06)
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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!

Frontpage is dead! Long live Nvu!

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:

www.nvu.com

Stick a Pin in my Map!

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?!?!) ;-)

How Microsoft REALLY Works?!

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!

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