HAV – a Proper Virtualization Detection Tool


If you want to use any virtualization tool and you want to know if your processors is capable of hardware-assisted virtualization and, this feature is turned on in the BIOS, then HAV is the tool for you. This 180 KB free download from Microsoft gets the job done in seconds.

Microsoft Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

Handbrake 0.9.4 Includes 64-bit Support

handbrake 64 bit

Handbrake, if you didn’t already know, is an awesome open-source video transcoder for Windows, Mac and Linux. It’s absolutely great for converting DVDs into an appropriate format for your iPhone or Blackberry and the new version, 0.9.4 for Mac, supports 64-bit! You can transcode a DVD in real-time or faster! Sweet!

Handbrake 0.9.4

Find That Elusive System Icon


If you’re often looking for a specific icon within a folder or drive, IconsExtract is the right tiny app for you, just scan and save. XP, Vista and 7 compatible, download in .zip or .exe

NirSoft IconsExtract v1.46

Reduce the Size of a PDF File

reduce pdf file size

Ever end up with one of those PDF files with tons of images and other useless stuff that makes the file really large? Luckily, there are a few things you can do to significantly reduce the size of a PDF file, it will just take some extra work. Check out this article for step by step instructions.

Reduce PDF File Size

Beautiful XsX Alpha Blended Cursors


Compatible with XP, Vista and 7, we’ve been using these cursors for 3 years and still love them. Run as Admin.

XsX Aplha Blended homepage

Download XsX Alpha Blended Cursors v1.1

Only 79 Days To Go Until The 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics


On February 12th, let the games begin. News, videos and more on all three sites.

Olympic.org site

Vancouver 2010 site

NBC Olympics site

Find Out What Makes a Website Tick with Sitonomy


Ever wonder what kind of technology makes a certain website work? Does it use WordPress? What kind of web server (Apache, IIS, etc)? What programming language is it written in (.NET, PHP, etc)?

Sitonomy is a free service that helps you understand the various components of a website, such as hardware, software, advertising, programming languages, and lots more. Check it out!

Analyze Web Sites Using Sitonomy

A Tiny App Tells You Exactly What Is Starting With Your Computer


Autostart Explorer digs deep into the registry to find all files that autostart.

Download Autostart Explorer v2.1 from Softpedia

Scan your Hard Disk for Errors using Windows Surface Scanner


Windows Surface Scanner is a free utility that allows you to scan your hard drive for bad sectors and other types of errors. Even though hard drives have become much more reliable over the last decade, there are still many times when you will end up with a dud. It’s similar to chkdsk, but a lot faster. Also, it does not fix problems, only reports errors.

Windows Surface Scanner via Freeware Genius

Use Toogle To Search For Google Images (Fun!)


Toogle will search Google images and return the most popular result in all text. FunFunFun.

As this is our only post today, we’d like to wish our US based readers a happy, healthy Thanksgiving !

Toogle website @ c6.org

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