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Exploit your Internet Connection

We all wish we had a faster than light network speed(well not really). But there are limitations we all have to face more than often. Anyway, that’s life. But you can tweak your network, thus allowing you to get better speeds. This tutorial is not a tutorial(read that again :)) but just a guide. I think you will benefit.Get a Download ManagerOften long downloads get stuck due to a network failure. Chances are high that such half finished or worse, almost finished downloads will be lost. To prevent that and also to maintain consistently high download speeds you must get a download manager. I will list the download managers(my choice, sorry :))Operating SystemDownload ManagerWindowsFree Download ManagerLinux (Debian)ToolsbyskMaciGetterBSDwxdfast Get a browser(aka get Firefox) Yes I know Chrome, Opera and Safari are there, and some run faster too but Firefox addons (more than 2 billion now) beat them all. Believe me, use Firefox, with some hand bending and you’ll witness “never seen before…

iNote

Many times you will require a text editor that looks good, runs on XP, is reasonably fast and feature rich but most importantly light weight. Besides even if you like an editor there will be something not to your liking, say the looks, or the lack of a feature. Wish you could add a feature or two of your choice. Yet you would not like top pay hefty sum of money to the software developing companies. In that case your search should end here. Bringing to you my own open source text editor supporting multiple formats that will fulfill all your needs. In case it doesn’t, just add the feature you want or request me. The best part is that it is free and requires no Herculean configuration.A screenshot of my iNote in action : -Yes this is a screenshot taken in Windows XP Service Pack 2.All you have to do to get this running is to have a Windows OS(at least XP) and .NET Framework 3.0Some Features :Ribbon UI like the Wordpad in Windows SevenSkinnable InterfaceSpell CheckerEasy Find and ReplaceT…