Altair BASIC - Story of the 1976 Altair BASIC flap, related by former Homebrew Computer Club member Rick Moen
Archivers - File archiver/compression programs for MS-Windows
Burning ISOs - Rundown of many MS-Windows programs for burning optical discs from ISO9660i (ISO) image files
CD Burning - Detailed tutorial for MS-Windows users about how to burn ISO9660 (ISO) files to CDR media, e.g., to install/run Linux distributions
CVS SSH - Instructions on using CVS with SSH encryption on Windows, using SourceForge code checkouts as a example
Downloadable DOS - How to download (if necessary) and convert to bootable CD-ROM format a DOS image, e.g., to run hardware-oriented utilities
Drive Letter Order - Explanation of how Microsoft OSes assign drive letters
IIS and OpenSSL Certs - Making Windows2000's IIS Certificate Manager import OpenSSL certificates
ISO Recorder - Small Microsoft-recommended tool for MS-Windows XP, 2003, and Vista to burn ISO9660 (ISO) files to CDRs, e.g., of Linux distributions
MacOS 9 and Windows Services - How do I make Linux able to furnish file/print support for pre-OSX Mac OS and MS-Windows boxes?
MAPI library - Brutus is a complete, GPLed CORBA wrapping of the entire MAPI library, making it possible for any open source groupware client to connect to MS Exchange on an equal footing with MS Outlook
MBR Rewriting - How to restore the Microsoft MBR (e.g., if removing Linux from dual-boot) in DOS/Win9x/WinME, in WinXP, and in Win2k
Messaging Flaw - Watershed paper revealing that the fundamental nature of Win32's messaging model makes it inherently vulnerable to privilege-escalation attacks, a flaw that cannot be fixed without breaking essentially all existing applications
MSIE Deficiencies - Ways in which Microsoft Internet Explorer is deficient. Please feel free to send people who think MSIE is a good browser to this page
MS-Outlook Quoting - Add-on tools to fix quoting in MS-Outlook and MS-Outlook Express, so they no longer violate netiquette standards
NFS - All known NFS software for Win32
NT Access to Linux Filesystems - Are there any ways for MS-Windows NT to have access to native-Linux filesystems?
NT Boot Problems - I've upgraded Red Hat, and now NT won't boot. What do I do?
Offline NT Password Disk - Petter Nordahl-Hagen's 'ntpasswd' or Offline NT Password and Registry Editor, a Linux boot floppy able to null out the Administrator password in an NT/win2k/XP system's SAM security database on its NTFS filesystem volume. Can also unlock locked or disabled user logins, and generally edit the system registry
Open Letter to Hobbyists - Infamous 1976 letter from William Henry Gates III to Altair users
Ping of Death - How the Ping of Death worked against perennially vulnerable Microsoft OSes, circa 1997
PPTP - Security problems of PPTP, especially as implemented by Microsoft Corporation
Security Compromises - The Microsoft security bulletin you'd love to see (humour)
Service Packs - Reasons to shun MS-Windows service packs later than Windows 2000 SP2, and to shun MS-Windows XP, even if you're a Microsoft fan
Startup Items - Information on a utility to review/adjust all MS-Windows startup tasks
Unix v. NT - John Kirch 1998 study comparing WinNT Server 4.0 with Unix
Unix Shell - How to implement Unix shells in MS-Windows
VNC and Similar - List of non-X11 graphical remote access protocols and packages, including implementations of VNC
Win95 Analysis - Editorial and technical analysis at the time of Win95's introduction (Rick Moen's 1995 magazine editorials)
Windows Bestiary - How to tell what version your (non-NT) copy of MS-Windows really is
Windows Rescue Disk - Suggested system-rescue boot images for MS-Windows systems; article by Karsten Self: Reset lost Administrator password, remove viruses, fix filesystems, test disks/RAM, backup/restore data, etc.
WINE Tips - Frank's Corner, a set of tips on configuring common MS-Windows apps and games on WINE under Linux
X Servers for Win32 - List of all known X Window System server software for MS-Windows
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