IT Pro Tuesday #106

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Hello IT Pro,

Welcome back to IT Pro Tuesday!

This week, we’re looking for your favorite tutorials to share with the community. Please let us know those that help you do things more easily so you get better at your job!

As always, we’re updating the full list on our website here. Enjoy.

But on with this week's tools...! Here are the most-interesting items that have come across our desks, laptops and phones this week. EveryCloud has no known affiliation with any of these unless we explicitly state otherwise.

Popular Repost: Tool

GNU Guix is a Linux package manager based on the Nix package manager, with Guile Scheme APIs. It is an advanced distribution of the GNU OS that specializes in providing exclusively free software. Supports transactional upgrades and roll-backs, unprivileged package management and more. When used as a standalone distribution, Guix supports declarative system configuration for transparent and reproducible operating systems. Comes with thousands of packages, which include applications, system tools, documentation, fonts and more. Recommended by necrophcodr.


Crosstalk Solutions YouTube channel is loaded with detailed videos on all sorts of networking, WiFi, VoIP and PBX topics. fwami particularly appreciates Chris Sherwood's "great FreePBX video tutorials."

A Free Tool

4K Video Downloader is a free downloader for videos, playlists, channels and subtitles from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and other popular sites. Earns a solid recommendation from mythofechelon, who explains, "Don't let the name fool you, [it] does a lot more than it gives itself credit for... It's free; available on Windows, macOS, and Linux; and updated regularly. What more could you ask for?"

A Blog

Nerd Vittles is the tech blog of VoIP expert, Ward Mundy. pancacho likes that "they put together all sorts of builds and cover the VoIP space pretty well. The stuff they put together is a breeze to install."

A Tip

Building on an earlier Powershell tip, redsedit shares a slight variant:

Invoke-Command -Session <session name> -ScriptBlock {Get-Process|Where-Object {$_.path -like "*office*"}|Stop-Process -Force}

In the above example, it will kill any and all office programs, and it can do it on a remote computer (assuming powershell remoting is enabled).

If you are just doing your computer, the part in {} is all you need.


P.S. Bonus Free Tools

Ruckzuck is a software package manager for Windows. Simply select the software from the repository, and RuckZuck handles the download and installation for you. It can detect and update existing software regardless of whether it was installed with RuckZuck. This one comes courtesy of bbrewn, who adds, "thank me later..."

i Hate Regex explains the commonly used expressions in understandable terms. This simple tool shows a visual graph as well as matches and highlighting for code. Thanks go to geongeorgek for the suggestion.


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

IT Pro title: 
PBX Tutorials, VoIP Blog, Powershell Tip & More