Category Archives: Windows

KeePass – The Password Manager

KeePass is a free, open-source, light-weight and easy-to-use password manager. I use this application all the time; It helps me make stronger passwords. If you can’t make your own hard-to-remember-but-very-secure-passoword, then KeyPass has an auto-generate feature which is very customizable, fast and easy to use. It is also very easy to manage your multitude of passwords – with sub-folders, groups, and handy-sorting. To top all of this off KeyPass can be used in Windows, Linux and Mac! The Linux and Mac version is called KeePassX because it is an unofficial port; you can find KeePassX in Add/Remove in Ubuntu. Don’t worry about people viewing your passwords because the database is always encrypted either with AES (alias Rijndael) or Twofish encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. You can also hide almost all the KeyPass information under asterisks.

KeePass is a must use for computer users who use several passwords for several websites or utilities that want to be secure.

Viewing Your Linux Partition in Windows

If you are using Windows XP or Vista and have Linux you may be wondering where your Linux partition is. Most likely it is not showing up in My Computer. This is because most Linux partitions are formated in Ext2/3. Windows does not recognize this type of file system. If you have a floppy/thumb drive that is formatted in this way, it too will not show up.

The solution is FS-Driver. Installation is very simple. Download then run the executable in Windows. The set-up menu (above) should look very similar to your operating system’s own partition manager. Select your partition and drive letter and then you will see your Linux drive in My Computer. I suggest that if you have a separate partition for /home that you just use that.