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DVD43, a good alternative?

Looking for a alternative to DVDecrypter or the other “pay” decrypting software. I have found a free software alternative that works as good as the other well known decryption software. DVD43 is a decryption utility that runs in the background and decrypts DVDs. DVD43 will unlock your DVD so your copy program can read the contents. Although, DVD43 is only compatible with Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows XP, and Windows 2000; so this one is for you Microsoft fans. There are alternatives for you who use Linux. Check out DVD43 and tell me what you think in the comments section, and remember this should only be used to “backup” your own DVDs and not for piracy.

DVD43 screenshot


08/03/2008 Posted by | backup, Productivity, Random | | 11 Comments

Online backup company

Browsing through the interwebs and found a company that will allow you to backup 25GB worth of stuff FOR FREE!  MediaMax is a company that will allow individuals the ability to backup videos, photos, music, and files for free.  I have not had a chance to try this service out, but I’m sure I will be soon.  If you have tried it out, tell me about it in the comments section.

25/02/2008 Posted by | backup, Productivity | Leave a comment

Everything you need to know about the “dd” command

I was trying to find out some information about the “dd” command in Linux and came across the web page posted below. The “dd” command’s primary purpose is low-level copying and conversion of raw data. Check out the link below to find out things that you might not have already known…

dd command

13/02/2008 Posted by | backup, Linux, Productivity | | Leave a comment