Tuesday, 26 August 2008

pcInfo: Freeware

pcInfo is a simple utility that displays IP Address, Subnet Mask and the MAC Address of your primary network adaptor. That is all it does.

It can be useful when running several Virtual Machines or Servers, and you need to see the network information at a glance. Putting a shortcut to the application in the startup directory on a Windows PC will ensure the application is visible whenever the computer is started. There are also ways to enable the automatic running of applications using Mac OSX and Linux to achieve the same effect.

pcInfo remembers it's position on the screen when the application is closed by writing to the Preferences.txt file. This file is stored in the same directory as the application itself.

pcInfo can be downloaded for Mac OSX, Windows and Linux from here:


If you think of any ideas for improvements or additional features then I would appreciate hearing from you.

Honest Expert Independent Technology Advice for Business


Anonymous said...

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I really loved your blog.

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Steve Cholerton said...

Thanks Stewart, I'm glad you're enjoying the blog :-)