Everyday Free Tools – Tech Stuff

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Each and every day I use a set of tools, mostly free or open source ones that help me get through the day. I though I would list of a few of them for you so that you can give them a shot as well. Home Computer I have a Panasonic Toughbook laptop running Ubuntu 7.04 that I really haven't modified too awful much because I like the look and feel of the OS as it is. Here's a list of things that I use everyday or every so often to accomplish a task without spending any money. Operating System - Ubuntu 7.04 - Stable, clean, easy to install, based on GNOME and very well supported by the community. I would say that the forums for Ubuntu are better than…
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pfSense – The Ultimate Free Firewall

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If any one is looking for an alternative firewall for their home, office, small / medium sized business or enterprise, I may have something in store for you. I have been using pfSense, a BSD based firewall at home for about a year and a half. Well, I was using M0n0wall for about 6 months of that but pfSense is based on M0n0wall so maybe I didn't lie. Oh well. You can check it out at http://www.pfsense.com . Please take some time to mull over all the features that the BSD based firewall offers for FREE. Unlike a Cisco or Fortigate, you don't have to pay for the extras that actually make the thing functional. This is one of the best open source firewall solutions on the marked, the best…
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