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For years now, Linux has earned a reputation as a popular platform among IT enthusiasts. It’s attracted everyone from system administrators to experimenting students. Yet, not enough is said about Linux power as a programming platform. Here are five reasons why this open source operating system should be at the top of your list when choosing a development environment.


1. It’s Free

No need to fork out a small fortune to buy software or wonder whether your copy is licensed. Linux is free and this makes it practical for budding novices and seasoned gurus alike. 

The fact that it’s free also takes away the pressure to ‘make it work’. When you purchase software, you have a sense of obligation to make sure your investment was not in vain. A free OS gives you the freedom to tap into your programming creativity since you have much less to lose. 


2. Easy to Install

An average computer user has never installed an operating system. Some users may not even understand the concept of an OS and would see it as too technical a subject. 

As a programmer though, installation of the OS and applications is a fairly basic skill. You already have the foundation knowledge required to search for an appropriate Linux distro, download the ISO, burn it onto a USB drive, and follow the screen prompts. Installing Linux isn’t much different from installing Windows.


3. Tinker at Will

If you’re going to develop your programming skills, you’ll want to take advantage of any chance to put your technical knowledge to the test. Access to source code is one area Linux has a major advantage over proprietary systems such as Windows. From the kernel to the graphical interface, nearly all parts of the Linux OS can be tweaked.

Whereas very few people will attain the ability to understand every aspect of Linux, the freedom to experiment is one of the best ways to learn. Understanding the source code also gives you the background knowledge necessary to build great applications.


4. Supports Major Programming Languages

Ruby, Python, Perl, PHP, HTML, CSS, Javascript, Java, C and C++ are just some of the major languages supported by Linux. There are a few disappointments such as Visual Basic which only works on Windows. For the most part though, any language that is not purpose built for a specific OS will work on Linux.

In instances where the language isn’t installed by default, you can obtain the packages from the distro’s repositories.


5. Linux Knowledge is a Desirable Skill

Every organization values multi-skilled personnel since this reduces the overall number of persons they need to hire. Whether it’s a programmer knowing how to work with a 1000 ft cat 6 spool or one who has no problem overseeing an enterprise server, extra skills curry favor with potential employers.

If you are looking for a programming job and are keen to have a leg up on other applicants, understanding how Linux works will be an added advantage.

Even if you are already using another development environment, it doesn’t hurt to find out whether Linux is a better fit for your programming needs. You’ll grow your technical skills and save a considerable amount of cash in the long-term. The investment does pay off.



Google Makes Quickoffice Free

By on October 29, 2013


The Quickoffice mobile app can be used for both iOS and Android devices to create, view and edit Microsoft Office files such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The app can also be integrated with Google Drive, so files can be stored and accessed across devices.

As a bonus, Google has seen fit to offer an extra 10GB of Google Drive storage for the next two years to users that signed up for their Google account by September 26. In addition, Google has also added a new features to the app, such as the ability to create ZIP folders and view charts in PowerPoint and Excel.

“Converting old files to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is still the easiest way to share and work together, and we’re working every day to make the files you convert look better,” said Alan Warren, Engineering VP, Google Drive.

Google previously acquired Quickoffice in June 2012 and has been expanding its availability ever since. Though the company has been investing on the software’s resource, its long-term goal is to transition people to use its web-based productivity tools.

DNS Jumper application home page

DNS Jumper is a small application that help the user by providing a one-click system to change DNS servers.The application displays a list of DNS servers that can be activated with the click of the mouse button. Available DNS server range from Google DNS over Open DNS to Ultra DNS, Level 3, Open NIC to the default DNS server of the system.
DNS Jumper help to you find a fastest DNS server around your area and minimizing the time your Internet browser needs to access web addresses and thus speeding up the navigation as a whole seemed like the Holy Grail a few years back. Nowadays, there are many ways of optimizing this process through the use of dedicated tools.

One of those applications that can help you find the best DNS to shorten loading times for all webpages is DNS Jumper. This small utility packs a very good set of features that can be accessed and used via a user friendly GUI.

A great thing about this particular software is that you don’t have to install anything, simply unzip the archive and run the main program. From then on, it’s a matter of a couple of clicks until you can enjoy a faster Internet.

Do not expect the download or upload speed to increase because this is not the purpose of DNS Jumper. Instead, you can expect to have everything online-related load faster and this does include downloads as well as regular webpages.

There are many free DNS services supported by this app and you can choose one from the long drop-down list. In case you want to manually input the address of such a service you should know that the utility provides this function as well.

A neat feature of DNS Jumper is the fact that it enables you to add new entries to the list in a few seconds. All you have to do is write down the IP addresses, give a name to the server and that’s it.

If you have doubts about which DNS server is faster, there is a nice little button you can push to find out. It is called ‘Fastest Dns’ and, when pressed, it will automatically analyze all the entries in your list and then display the loading times so you can choose the swiftest one.

Thanks to the fact that it is so easy to use and has so many useful features, including ‘Backup’ or ‘Flush Dns’, as well as an impressive list of free servers, DNS Jumper is certainly one of the best tools in its category.

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Vimeo has launched an update to its iPhone app, and this is much more than just an update. In fact, you could say that the Vimeo iPhone app has been re-imagined from top to bottom, creating what amounts to a brand new app. If you’ve found previous versions of Vimeo confusing and cluttered, the new version has finally gone for the traditional tabbed interface we’ve come to know and love, thus creating a browsing experience that should be much more intuitive.

Aside from interface, the new app can still do everything the old Vimeo could – you can shoot videos or upload videos from your camera reel, browse other videos, comment, like, etc. The new app adds better sharing integration, with easy sharing on Facebook, Twitter, email, iMessage, or via a link. You can also set automatic sharing for every video you upload, and continue watching other videos while your video is uploading.

The new tabbed interface includes the new Feed option, the Explore tab, and your Watch Later queue, which you can also manage as you wish. While the new version of the app claims to be available for both iPhone and iPad, the new interface is notably missing from the iPad, which, upon downloading the new app, still features the old, somewhat cluttered Vimeo interface.

You can download the new Vimeo for iPhone from the App Store. Please do share you thinking after the use.

Ahead of its official release, Microsoft Press just made available a free preview of the upcoming book “Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals”. This free PDF download eBook has eleven chapters and it is specifically focus on Windows 8 for companies and Enterprises.


Even though, this book is target to IT professionals, anyone who wish to get to know the latest Microsoft’s operating system should download and read it — You’ll learn a great deal about all the new features in the OS and you can’t beat FREE, right?



This pre-release book covers the following Windows 8 topics:

  1. Overview
  2. Experiencing Windows 8
  3. Windows 8 for IT pros
  4. Preparing for deployment
  5. Deploying
  6. Delivering Windows apps
  7. Recovery
  8. Management
  9. Security
  10. Internet Explorer 10
  11. Virtualization

The new Microsoft Press book is scheduled to be released December 2012 (according to Amazon). If you want the paperback version you can pre-order here from Amazon, and to download the free version of the book head over to the Microsoft Press site.

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The latest free WordPress eBook from Code Poet has arrived, Locking Down WordPress. This new eBook from Rachel Baker, Brad Williams, and John Ford, will show you how to secure your WordPress installation and take care of it when things get out of hand.


In Locking Down WordPress, seasoned WordPress pros Rachel Baker, Brad Williams, and John Ford take you through everything you need to know to make sure you have WordPress security under control.
Security should be one of your fore-most concerns with any website, and this eBook is free and available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle formats, so get it while it’s hot!


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Dropbox is one of the well-known and commonly use free cloud storage in the market because of the very easy to use interface and also works practically everywhere on every device. Being able to synchronize your documents, music, photos, and more is a great use of Dropbox, but what would be even better is if we could synchronize our programs’ settings and associated data via Dropbox as well.


However, we can’t simply just drag and drop the folder with such data from its intended location to our Dropbox folder, so what can we do instead to synchronize Dropbox?  One solution is to use Dropboxifier.


Dropboxifier is a tiny program that no any installation needed, just simply download and run it. The program is develop mainly for the use with dropbox, but they are now start to support other cloud storage provider such as Google Drive, Sky Drive, etc.


Dropboxifier is that uses an idea of symbolic link, (which is kind of like a shortcut at the file system level) and it actually act like a real files/folder. This key difference is important because while Dropbox doesn’t follow the path of conventional shortcuts, it will be able to follow the path of symbolic links as it cannot tell the difference between real folders and symbolic links.


Dropbox will go into those folders and see the stuff you want it to synchronize, and it’ll do its job. The real location of that data is still, however, where your program’s files are.


Dropboxifier’s interface is rather simple, and there’s really only three text fields you need to worry about.


At the very top you’ll see a “Dropbox folder” location field where you can browse to your Dropbox folder (and hit Yes to the prompt that appears so Dropboxifier can keep track of what symbolic links it creates). The program will then use that path to create the symbolic links.


Over on the left, you’ll see a “Name” text field where you can give the link a name while will be the Dropbox folder’s name, and so it’s more easily identifiable within Dropboxifier and a “Source” input field where you can browse to the folder that contains the data you’d like to sync.


Once you’ve done all that, hit Dropboxify and it’ll instantly setup the symbolic link. To receive the synchronized data on another computer, simply repeat the process. Remember to keep the source path the same, so don’t use the Dropbox folder on the other computer as your source.


To remove a Dropboxified folder, simply choose it from the list and hit “Undropboxify Selected” and it’ll break the symbolic link between the two folders. You can also choose to leave the “Delete Dropboxed Folder” so the folder in your Dropbox that corresponded to the symbolic link is also removed.


Dropbox provide a lot of flexibility and convenience to use and now the Dropboxifier actually adds even more flexibility of dropbox with simple configure the custom file/folder to be sync to your dropbox cloud storage. At this point of time, Dropboxifier still in the beta status base on the developers, you may free to download and use it at your own risk. (it worked perfectly for my lab test. )


Feel free to try it out and share your experience with me, or if you experienced with any other similar application, please feel free to share with me as well.


Click here to download Dropboxifier
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DNS Bechmark

By on June 4, 2012

The Domain Name System (DNS) playing a very important role in today Internet where it saves our time to remember all those web site IP addresses. What the DNS actually doing is actually it helps us to convert those entire domain names like,, into their server IP addresses.


DNS Benchmark is a freeware which that allow you to test the performance of difference DNS server so that you may select the one which offer the best response time. Most of the user will use the DNS that provided by the ISP, but have you compare How fast/slow, reliable or not the DNS servers that provided by your ISP to resolve the domain name.


Many Internet power users stopped using their ISP’s DNS servers after discovering that they were actually slow down their browsing experience, besides that it may not reliable as other. So from the DNS benchmark, you may find out the answer for this and also able to find a better DNS server that can serve you better.


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Owner list of the public DNS server

The program come with pre-configure list of DNS servers, it will also detect the current DNS servers IP that using by your system. The servers in the list are tested for different characteristics which also involves testing for ‘redirection’ behaviour. The performance and reliability of the servers are compared with each other. Results which are continuously updated while the benchmark is underway are displayed in the form of bar graph which makes it easy to see the results. A detailed result is also displayed for each of servers which can be used by network experts. A conclusion tab is present which explain the overall result in simple English for non technical users. The results can be saved to a csv or file or can also be copied to clipboard.


The DNS Benchmark is free and no installation needed. It also able to run on all version of window.




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How to increase your wifi signal

By on February 3, 2012

Increase Wifi Signal Using Beer Can easy method. How To Increase your WiFi signal strength by a good two to four bars.


Beer cans can give your WiFi signal an energy boost too! By simply cutting a beer can the right way, you can increase your WiFi signal by a good two to four bars.