connect to windows share from a mac

Need to connect to a windows share from Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard? Here’s how to.. 1. Open Finder 2. Menu "Go" -> "Connect to Server" 3. Type in smb://[ip_of_windows_share]/[sharename] 4. Click "connect" 5. When prompted for authentication use '[username]' (no quotes, if this is part of a windows domain and you are... » read more

compare two files freeware

Howto: Compare two files using freeware or open source Diffmerge is my favorite program (open source at least) that I use to compare files. From their website: DiffMerge is an application to visually compare and merge files for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. DiffMerge in Vault DiffMerge was developed as the internal compare/merge tool... » read more

Freeware: TrueCrypt Hard Disk Encryption

TrueCrypt is by far my favorite hard disk encryption program.  It works on Windows, Mac, Linux, etc. and is open source. Main Features: Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. Encrypts a partition or drive... » read more