Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for October 24, 2005
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Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for October 25, 2005

There are some pretty amazing USB flash drive customizations going on out there in geek world.  Recent articles from PC Magazine and PC World highlighted the following:

  • Internet Office on the Road [with Portable Firefox; Foxit PDF Reader; Firefox Bookmarks Synchronizer; Portable Thunderbird (email); Portable Sunbird (calendar); Portable NVU (HTML editor); FileZilla (FTP & SFTP); and Trillian Basic 3.1 (chat)].  For more info check out USBKEY @ PC Magazine and
  • There are also options for adding builds to USB flash drives, plus on the multimedia side both XMPlay and CoolPlayer will play the majority of rich audio content out there also via USB drives.
  • If you want to be able to boot from USB disk then check out: FlashBoot 1.2, BartPE, or Damn Small Lunix.
  • PC World also noted that virus protection tool AVG and anti-spyware product Ad-Aware can also be configured to work on USB drives. 
  • Plus PC World suggested two security tools that might be good for keeping data secure on the USB drive: Cypherix Cryptainer LE and Dekart Private Disk Light 1.22.

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GotoMeeting & event for October 2005 being planned.


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