TOOLS

Here are some of our favorite Web-based and downloadable tools. They're all helpful — and most are free.

SNOW CHECKER - Snow Leopard Compatibility Checker http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/snowchecker Check to see if software will be compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

IPCHICKEN http://www.ipchicken.com Identifies your network's external IP address.

SPEEDTEST http://www.speedtest.net Checks the speed of your Internet connection.

DISKINVENTORY X http://www.derlien.com Disk drive full? This utility will tell you what's hogging space.

VINE http://testplant.com Enables remote viewing or control of a MacOS X machine (formerly OS X VNC).

CHICKEN OF THE VNC http://sourceforge.net Allows for interaction with a remote computer.

IPSECURITAS http://lobotomo.com The only free tool (we know of) for VPN-to-SonicWALL appliances.

APPLEJACK http://sourceforge.net System troubleshooting without CD or GUI.

BATCHMOD http://www.macchampion.com Lets you easily manage permissions.

CYBERDUCK http://cyberduck.ch A slick Little FTP program.

ISTUMBLER http://www.istumbler.net A wireless discovery & troubleshooting tool.

ISTAT MENUS http://www.islayer.com Awesome hardware and system monitoring.

OpenDNS http://www.opendns.com Makes navigating the Internet on your network a safer, more secure experience.

MX Guard Dog http://www.mxguarddog.com SPAM Prevention

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