Alternative file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

The most popular file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

A central program on every operating system is the file manager. Whether on Windows, Linux, or macOS – in order to perform file and directory operations conveniently and efficiently, you should rely on a file manager that meets all your requirements. The pre-installed programs like Windows Explorer, Apple’s Finder, or Nautilus on Ubuntu, on the other hand, come with a greatly reduced range of...

Single sign-on

Single sign-on (SSO)

Online activity could be so simple – just enter your access data once and automatically be logged in for all accounts and services on the web, instead of having to remember dozens of passwords. This is, in fact, a reality for many websites, and the process is called SSO – single sign-on – and is becoming ever more popular among private and professional users. But what are the benefits of SSO, and...

Dropbox vs. Google Drive

Dropbox vs. Google Drive: comparing cloud storage services

Cloud storage can be used for a variety of functions including sharing photos, collaborating on documents and backing up important files. There are loads of cloud storage solution providers to choose from. In the following article, we will compare two of the longest standing ones out there and their key features. Dropbox vs. Google Drive – which provider should you choose?

XAMPP tutorial: create your own local test server

XAMPP tutorial: installation and first steps

The software packet XAMPP is a collection of popular applications like the web server Apache, a leading database management system (either MySQL or MariaDB), the scripting languages PHP and Perl, and more – all together in a compact test server. Our XAMPP tutorial will take you through the installation and configuration process, with the aid of clear instructions and screenshots, to help you set...

nslookup

nslookup: Here’s how the useful DNS check works

Those who want to access computer systems and applications in networks need host (or rather, domain) names. As long as the Domain Name System, which is responsible for the name conversions, is functioning normally, users remain unaware that machine-readable IP addresses are hidden behind these names. However, if complications with the DNS and the involved name servers arise, they can be quickly...

Free dynamic DNS providers: An overview

The best free DynDNS providers

You would like to access your home computer, but don’t know how? Does your home network with its constantly changing IP addresses jack up your monthly bill? Dynamic DNS services (DynDNS) can help you out. Find out which DynDNS providers are the best and what the advantages and disadvantages of each are in this overview.

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance

Microsoft Access alternatives: are there any free applications that achieve the same result?

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

The best TeamViewer alternatives

Alternatives to TeamViewer

You don’t always have to use the market leader – this also applies to remote access. TeamViewer is still the most widely-used solution for remote management and online meetings, but there are numerous alternatives on the market which can be considered. We present some serious alternatives to TeamViewer.

Ping Command

How to use the ping command in Windows

The ping command line program is available to you on all current operating systems. Using a step-by-by step tutorial, we’ll show you how you can activate ping in Windows via the command prompt and how to employ the tool for network diagnostics to verify the connection between two computers.

Telnet – the system-wide remote protocol

What is telnet?

Remote access to remote computer systems has always been a part of well-organized networks. Administrators can manage individual users as well as work on the move since a remote connection enables access to company data. One of the first protocols developed specifically for this purpose was Telnet.

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