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Jan 27 2010   9:39PM GMT

What’s in Your Geek Toolkit?

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

We all have a toolkit–that collection of security, maintenance and utility software that we carry around with us so we can get some real work done. I’ve written about several of my favorite tools in this blog. Here are some of the more useful ones from last year:

Convert Any Live CD to a Bootable Thumb Drive in Minutes

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic Page

How to Make a USB Thumb Drive Laptop Theft Alarm

Free Encryption Tool for the Absentminded

My complete Geek Toolkit is a compilation of free and Open Source software that contains, among other things, web wervers, utilities, spyware killers, security tools, disk tools, and disaster recovery info. It’s 354 MB contained in more than 700 files. In addition to that, I have seven other flash drives that are configured with various bootable utilities for those systems that are completely hosed.

What’s in your Geek Toolkit?  Hit the comments and let me know. I’m going to be compiling more tools soon and I’d like to know what you like.

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  • Palanthas
    On a 4gig USB Stick: Malware Bytes Avast install file Spybot SD Everest Ultimate Double Driver CDs: Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) Windows XP (home/pro - regular and a couple OEMs), Vista Ultimate x64, Win7 Ultimate 32/64bit. Ubuntu 8.10 through 10.04 both 32bit and 64bit, mostly desktop versions with some server and netbook versions in there too. There are other CDs/software that I use as well but I can't remember the names and I don't have them near by at the moment.
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