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How To: Transfer your PuTTY settings between computers

PuTTY is tops on the short list of applications I install first on any Windows machine. Over the years I've used PuTTY, I've installed it on a huge number of computers but I've always had one complaint; There isn't a configuration file I can backup or move to a new machine. Getting all the little comfort settings correct for each SSH connection can be a pain. The third time you set emulation, ke...

Get system information with Windows Inspection Tool Set

Windows Inspection Tool Set (WiTS) is an open-source utility that consolidates all kinds of information about your system into one central location with an intuitive user interface. Thanks to WiTS, you won't have to dig around the innards of your file system - or try to remember what to type at the command line - in order to find the information you need. In addition to eliminating the hassle of d...

Disable those annoying Windows balloons

Are you sick of those Windows balloons telling you that you have unused icons on your desktop or that your LAN is connected? I don't doubt that about 1 in 100 people finds the notifications useful, but for the other 99 of us, here's a way to pop the balloons once and for all. Follow these steps (note: this has been tested only on Windows XP): Go to Start > Run; type regedit and press Ent...