Tom’s Hardware just compared 7 online services for online storage of data. Take your storage online
The excellent LifeHacker web site has a good list of top network utilities.
Personal research: What are the web sites best ranked for a Google search on the first figures? The results are… interesting: 0 : en.Wikipedia.org (Google search) 1 : en.Wikipedia.org (Google search) 2 : w3.org (Google search) 3 : 3.co.uk UK telephone operator (Google search) 4 : channel4.org TV channel (Google search) 5 : five.tv TV… Read More
RAID storage is a good way to ensure a good security for your data: Two or more discs are used to give some redundancy and be sure that in case of a single drive failure you can still access your files (it will not protect you against deleting the files, though). However, the problem is… Read More
Google announced, soon after its buying of YouTube, that it wouold add some advertisment on the amateur video web site. This is now what they did. But it did not leave the software developers insensitive: TubeStop is a FireFox plug-in that hides or closes that ads in YouTube to keep the same pleasure without the… Read More
It has been quite some time that I did not write about the P2P news. They start popping up everywhere and it is time to talk about the wonderful things happening right under our eyes. First, the Internet users start to find again -in Europe- some protection since a decision from the European Justice Court:… Read More
Finally, Cisco people are saying that the Linksys brand would not be abandonned immediately and that it would only be done when it makes sense for the customers (if and when these changes add value to our customers’ decision making processes). Some reaction to the customers reaction?
John Chambers, CEO of CISCO, the company that bought Linksys in 2003, informed us that the Linksys brand will soon be abandonned in favor of a new line of routers all named CISCO. The Linksys brand had been around since 1988, it had been kept because it had a higher recognition factor in the small… Read More
FreeMeter is a small Windows utility displaying a graph showing your network/Internet usage. Simply, tidy, you can try it.
The #1 problm of WiFi networks (well before the speed of data transfers)? Merely, the network range. There is always a corner of the office or of the house that is not reachable (or nearly not reachable) with your WiFi-enabled laptop: in the master’s room upstairs when the router is installed in the office downstairs,… Read More
OK, I know that I don’t have TV because I don’t want to be continuously force-fed with mindless junk. However, plenty of people would like to be able to have their TV on the Internet. Up to now, you were mostly depending on your ISP and possibly some subscription additional to your basic broadband Internet… Read More
The recent news lead me to talk again about digital music and its cohabitation (or lack of) with network technology. As a matter of fact, we learn this week that our new French President is in favor of a strong action against pirated music and downloads. This is not very new, indeed, but the confirmation… Read More
More and more often, accessing the Internet becomes limited by the presence of censoring tools and methods (and I am not speaking of those countries where this has been institutionalized like China, Iran or Tunisia). It may be to avoid your spending too much time idling instead of working or it may be to ensure… Read More
As you certainly know, continental/communist China is one of those countries that have an institutionalized censorship system to protect its citizens. It starts with a very strong management of Internet cafÃ©s, but it is also based upon a stringent filtering of many web sites out of the country and judged as undesirable. Very efficient, but… Read More
The following note does NOT apply to WRT54G/GS v5/v6/v7s! Use the latest official firmware (1.00.9+) with those; They do not suffer from this specific problem (though they do suffer from different problems). A little bit of information I collected from the uTorrent FAQ. The default firmware for Linksys (and all replacement firmwares except for the… Read More
On the 1st of January 2000, some people were expecting to see the world crumble because old software applications had been written using dates coded on 2 digits. At the turn of the century (or rather at the change from 99 to 00), there was a need for upgrading/patching applications to support 4-digit years in… Read More
In the world of P2P, Bittorrent is clearly the protocol of choice for big file transfers. This is true for videos (pirated or not), for GNU/Linux dsitribution CD-ROMs, for collections of photographic images, etc. Among the Bittorrent-compatible P2P software applications, Azureus is clearly the one that receives the favors of the greatest public. It is… Read More
As I described in another post, I wanted to test RAID technology on my GNU/Linux OpenSUSE configuration. In the previous post, I have shown how to create/install the RAID array. Now my intent is to see what happens when a hard drive fails, as it is supposed to protect me against it. But I prefer… Read More
I am currently in the middle of a string of problems quite annoying on one of my home PCs. Apparently randomly, and more and more often, it stops, locks down or reboots without warning. If I don’t use the PC, it may take a long time; But when I am trying to work (with OpenOffice,… Read More
L’article existe aussi en français I have always be willing to test-run RAID technology for the storage of the files on my personal LAN. This technology has the advantage of being far more secure than the usual hard disc storage. By using more than one disc drive, RAID allows to gain additional security. In short,… Read More