VMware Disk (~20 minutes) For Workstation 7 and later and Player 3.x and later, you can increase the virtual disk from the GUI: Select the virtual machine from the Inventory. Click Edit Virtual Machine Settings. Click Hard Disk. Click Utilities > Expand, enter the new size, then click Expand. Reference: […]
I was looking for a free utility to merge PDF files, and came across PDFsam. So far it works great, and is Open Source. The only requirement is that you need to install the Java runtime. There is an Enhanced version which you can donate to get access to, but […]
Download and install the free MailStore Home application In MailStore Home, select “Archive Email”, and select Outlook as the source Export to the “File System”, using the EML format, in a temporary directory In Live Mail, use the Import Function, and select the “Windows Mail” format Select the temporary directory […]
At home, I recently moved from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. On my Vista setup, I had VirtualPC installed to set up my own labs, installing servers and learning more about various server applications. I was disappointed to see VirtualPC is no longer supported for Home versions […]
Finally! Easy home networking. I bought a Windows 7 Home Premium Family Pack (3 licenses), set up a Homegroup to share files and a printer, and I’m loving it. Super easy.
We went out to see some family this weekend, and they were having some issues with their WinXP computer. I was thinking about taking a Linux Live CD, but ended up giving the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows a try. It is pretty slick. You have to have your own […]
Photoshop Elements 5 introduced the embedded catalog where you can tag your photos based on pretty much anything – people, places, events, etc. I love the whole concept of being able to tag photos, and Adobe did it right in PE5. I’ve spent hours tagging the pictures we’ve taken, so […]
I recently went to open Photoshop Elements 5.0.2 on my Vista machine, and this time it just hung. The status said “Opening Catalog”, but Photoshop wouldn’t respond. I did a little searching, and came across a known issue on Adobe’s web site. Apparently the Adobe Active File Monitor service can […]
Microsoft Silverlight now runs on Linux via the Mono-based implementation called Moonlight.
The last couple of times I’ve updated Mozilla Thunderbird through the automated update, the upgrade process would get stuck somehow. I would go to open Thunderbird, and an error would popup that said: “One or more files could not be updated. Please make sure all other applications are closed and […]