Darik’s Boot And Nuke Disk Shredder ( 7 /10 )

I use this software to wipe hard drives of all data. This is a slightly controversial area but as best I can tell Darik’s Boot And Nuke Disk Shredder seems to be well regarded. Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot disk that...

USB Windows Boot Disk

I find it useful to have a USB boot disk when I am messing about with hardware, particularly since many systems no longer have a floppy drive. It was also the only useful thing I could do with the freebie Lotus QuickR 256Mb USB pen given away by Mary Beth Raven at...

Running Notes 8 when you are short of resources

Although the Eclipse notes client is a richer place to work there are times when it would be better to run the simpler basic client . A good example would be if I have several virtual machines running at once on my laptop. Even though you have installed the Standard (...

Restarting Notes cleanly

Although Notes is much much better about restarting after a crash there are still times when it hangs. A good example for me is when you open the developer help with the script debugger on. People used to use products like KillNotes.exe to restart Notes but since...

Thecus 4100+ NAS ( 2/10 )

This device is just terrible. It has a Gigabyte network interface but the CPU max’s out on just a standard network. It did seem like an attractive option being able to take 5 x 1Tb disks but I ( and others ) have found the performance terrible, particularly with...