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  1. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    These don't have to full out programs like Photoshop, but simple tools that make life easier.

    Ghost - Seriously, I don't know how I admin'd before this tool. It is a godsend. So simple, but so effective. Any program this useful under 1 meg is :bigthumb:
    CPUKiller - This is a neat little program that will slow down your processor (actually choke it to be more precise). Great for those old apps that initialize their variables so fast you get a divide by 0 error
    XECHO - this is a DOS based program that will format text and dates for you. Good for batch programming when you want to time stamp a log
    Choice - ah, choice. The only reliable program that can actually wait x number of seconds before proceding. I've tried others for this simple task but they all end up crashing. And, on top of that, a useful little program in its own right
    Telnet Scripting Tool - a quick little telnet script program - I use it to send out server email alerts on an older computer
    tlist - this is actually an NT tool that provides a list of processes in text. Lot of neat tools in the NT Resource Kit actually.

    All of these tools can be run from the command line and are rock stable IMHO.
     
  2. MP

    MP New Member

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    putty
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Okay a description would be helpful... :big grin:
     
  4. MP

    MP New Member

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    It's just like an xterminal but for your windows machine. ssh to *nix box and voila`. :dunno: I use it all the friggin time to get to my servers.

    http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/

    it's the first thing i install when I do a fresh windows install :0
     
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    MP New Member

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    I guess I'll add winSCP to my list also.
     
  6. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Cool Thread.
     
  7. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Very nice SSH/SCP program for Windows is PenguiNet. I discovered it when I was searching around for one to use at work (I have to SSH into our server). Freeware and it's really nice.
     
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    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I use Putty for everything.. It's a great tool and it's easy and small.

    But when in doubt the best tool is a hammer. Always works for me.
     
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    Putty and Remote Desktop are two tools I use everyday at work. I couldn't get by without em. Not to mention all of the development tools I use for work (JBuilder, VS.NET, UltraEdit, etc).
     
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    SecureCRT, MRTG. I'd use putty but it doesn't let you terminal via serial.
     
  11. Jericho

    Jericho Active Member

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    link to ghost?
     
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    skinjob Active Member

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    MKS Toolkit - UNIX commands for the Windows command line. Cannot live without the vi editor.
     
  13. maddtension

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    VMWare is pretty cool, especialy for developement testing. It allows you run multiple operating systems on the same machine, real time saver for testing.

    As far as development I'd have to say Eclipse is my favorite developement to.

    MKS Toolik rocks too.
     
  14. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Ghost is a Norton/Symantec product. They used to have a Corporate Trialware edition that was pretty unlimited.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    I've heard about this but figured it was too good to be true :rofl:
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    :werd:

    I used Putty, VMWare, and Ghost constantly at my summer job. Thank god no one's said PCAnywhere yet. Worst program ever.
     
  17. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    cygwin is also good for windows, but it actually contains unix shells

    http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
     
  18. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Oh yeah, PCAnywhere! Actually there are some good things about this program that TS doesn't do. But it loses connection too easily.
     
  19. tpr2k

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    how about DameWare - very good remote control program... when all the workstations are win2k -XP....
     
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    vnc is my hero, saves my life when I need to send myself stuff from home to work or vice versa.
     
  21. Rob

    Rob OT Supporter

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    Putty and remote desktop on my XP machine. :cool:
     
  22. Nefarious77

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    This is a very old topic, but I think bringing it back could be useful for others to see whats available these days. I may find some better applications for my needs. Post away!

    I work for a large webhosting company doing support for levels 1 & 2. I spend my whole work night accessing various types of servers and fixing problems.

    Window XP Pro box -

    Entunnel - maintains an active ssh tunnel (L + R) from my work pc to my home pc. The developers have EOL'd this great application and SecureCRT replaced it. I still like Entunnel though for the function I need.

    FireDaemon Pro 1.9 - Allows me to add my own needed applications as a windows service (Entunnel).

    Real VNC pro 4 - remote desktop software

    Firefox - internet browser. I live by tabbed browsing!

    Putty - ssh / telnet utility I use for quick shell access to various work servers.

    CuteFTP - FTP client GUI application

    Dreamweaver - Website design software

    Front Page 2003 - Website design software

    Thunderbird - Email client program that handles a large amount of IMAP and POP accounts that must be checked every minute. It never gives me problems!

    ...and a 2nd computer running fedora core 5 for my server monitoring software and quick terminal access for whois information
     
  23. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    It's very eerie to see what you posted 3 years ago :squint:

    On the other hand, I still use a lot of those tools :rofl:
     
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    my sister works at vmware...... it's better than people say it is.

    vmware kicks ass.
     
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    My favorite tool:

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