In Windows world Task Manager is included in OS. It is easy to use for basic troubleshooting and to kill hanged processes.

But even the tool is powerful enough for everyday usage for further investigation or advanced use his abilities are simply not up to date.

Microsoft acquired Sysinternals a years ago and continued to develop and improve their tools. Furthermore they are freely available.

Process Explorer has much more:

  • Updates a lot of system data every second
  • It shows process trees and is useful of tracking DLLs
  • You can investigate each process – his threads, interrupts, devices, registry keys etc.
  • It is free and does not require installation
  • in addition it could be easily configure to replace TaskManager.

If you are reading up to here you should be interested in the tool. Here is how to get it.

Go and download the latest version from Sysinternals website.

Unzip the downloaded file. c:\Program Files\ProcessExplorer is a good place.

Run procexp.exe and start to explore…

If you like the tool so much that you are ready to get rid of TaskManager in favor of Process Explorer simply go to Options menu and check Replace Task Manager as shown here:

Process Explorer to Replace Task Manager

Options menu Process Explorer to Replace Task Manager

Recently I had to check DNS records on specific server from Debian.
Excellent tool for this job is dig – it allows you to see all DNS records like: A, MX, TXT…

Unfortunately the tool was not installed.
The proper way of installing it is:

apt-get update && apt-get install dnsutils

In case you did update recently you can skip the first command.

From long time I did not update KompoZer page, but there was no stable version.

Anyway I’ve decided to publish an updated (even it is considered
development) version.

And for those of you who do not know the program:

KompoZer is a complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing.

KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-looking web site without needing to know HTML or web coding.

Visit my Kompozer RPM package page to download.