IT Pro Tuesday #22

Clipboard Manager, Linux Guide, Free Tools & More

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Hello IT Pro,

In response to some recent requests for a bit more balance, we’ve got something for the Linux crowd this week. Many thanks for the helpful feedback on that. We want to make IT Pro Tuesdays as useful as possible to SysAdmins — so please keep those comments coming!

Here are the most interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops, and phones this week. As always, EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

A Free Tool

UNetbootin is a terrific, cross-platform utility for creating bootable live USB drives for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. Thanks go to Gianks for this one.

Another Free Tool

CopyQ is a clipboard manager that adds some advanced editing and scripting capabilities. It monitors the system clipboard and saves text, HTML, images and more into customized tabs. From there, the saved content can be copied and pasted directly into any application. Clipboard history is easily searchable and can be filtered. Suggested by majkinetor.

One More Free Tool

Desktop Info provides a quick view of every kind of metric about your Windows system right on your desktop. The display looks like wallpaper but stays resident in memory and updates in real time. Gives you a quick way to monitor what any system is up to, while using very little memory and requiring almost nothing from the CPU. This one was recommended by mikedopp.

A Book

UNIX® and Linux® System Administration Handbook, 5th Edition, is a comprehensive guide written by world-class, hands-on experts. It covers best practices for every area of system administration — including storage management, network design and administration, security, web hosting, automation, configuration management, performance analysis, virtualization, DNS, security, and management of IT service organizations. You’ll learn all about installing, configuring, and maintaining any UNIX or Linux system, even those that supply core Internet and cloud infrastructure. A great resource for anyone responsible for running systems built on UNIX or Linux.

A Tip

For access to all of the sysinternals tools on any Windows box with internet, just Win+R and open \\\tools. It’s a public SMB share with all of the tools that Microsoft hosts. Thanks to jedieaston for the tip.

Have a fantastic week and as usual, let me know any comments.

Graham | CEO | EveryCloud

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