netstat -b says who is using which port.

Free Partition Manager

EASEUS Partition Master:

How to fix Windows MBR from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install syslinux
sudo dd if=/usr/lib/syslinux/mbr.bin of=/dev/sda

Do above using a live Ubuntu CD or from within Ubuntu if you have then restart your system.

Remove Directory

rmdir D:\destDir /Q /S

Copy Directory

xcopy f:\sourceDir\*.* D:\destDir\ /R /H /E /Q


ipconfig /release and /renew are handy when you relocate your machine or need to get a new ip address.

Useful Applications

Copy to Linux

The best way to copy files from Windows to Linux is via FileZilla specially behind a proxy. WinScp and PSFTP are next options.


To have better terminals install other shells such as rxvt. To change color and font do for example: -bg black -fg white -fn courier-new

D:\cygwin\bin\rxvt.exe -bg black -fg white -display :0 -fn "Lucida Console-14" -tn rxvt-cygwin-native -e /bin/bash —login

Remote Control



  • If you use Chrome browser try “Secure Shell” from Web Store. Your tabs will be Chrome tabs.
  • MobaXterm is very good and is my preference:
  • Other less preferred options are: putty, puttycm, Poderosa, Cygwin.
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