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    Review The Dude

    Do you want to be able to manage all the aspects of a computer network? Are you looking for an application that allows you to do it using all kinds of visual aids? Then you should know that The Dude is probably one of the best alternatives we can find in this field, so here we will show you all the details that you should consider about this application and its main tools.

    The Dude has been designed to manage a computer network and to do so, and it has a series of attractive contents from the visual point of view, such as a diagram that shows us the complete structure we have. In this way, it is much easier to review all the hosts that are part of a range of IP addresses, and you can be sure that you will not lose sight of any of them.

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    At the same time, we consider that The Dude then becomes a tool that will facilitate some actions that we probably want to carry out in this type of case, such as adding new devices manually, something that is common, especially in offices or similar circumstances, or for the configuration of the equipment already connected, because as we said, you will not lose sight of any of them at any time.

    Thanks to this platform, we can view, at all times and in detail, the activity being carried out by the different computers that are part of the network we have established within the application. If you have problems visualizing the status of any of the devices on your network with your current system, you should know that The Dude will let you know with just a glance.

    From that moment on, the customization or configuration of the use of all the equipment connected to our network begins since The Dude offers us several exciting functions, such as those that allow us to perform actions such as testing the bandwidth, making a remote connection, establishing a ping, etc. As you can see, none of the classic actions in this type of case are missing, and that is undoubtedly an advantage.

    The Dude's display of all kinds of statistics was also very pleasing to us, considering that thanks to this particular section, we can see how each device works in a supervised way. This is essential, considering that it will allow us, without needing excellent knowledge in the field, to optimize the administration of our local system in an almost immediate way.

    A detail that we did not want to leave out regarding the operation of The Dude has to do with the fact that although the application automatically creates a map from our computer, in which we can see the initial structure of our network, we still have the possibility of modifying and customizing the network to our liking, something that is essential in this type of situation, especially for experts.

    Within this structure, we can visualize both networks and subnets, in addition to detecting all new devices that connect to it, updating itself so that you do not have to take care of it. If there are problems with any of the services, the system will warn you about them, and it will do so through e-mail alerts and a pop-up window.

    Another positive aspect of The Dude is that it allows us, once we have all the information on the maps available, to export them to our computer, either to send them to someone else or at least to keep that information stored. In addition, it is interesting to know that when exporting these contents, we can select whether we want to get them in PNG or PDF format, according to our needs.

    If we think about the user interface of The Dude, we can find one that is very simple since, like most of the programs for Windows, it has an aesthetic aspect in which square shapes and grayish colors predominate. In any case, it is very functional even for users who are not used to this application, so we give it a thumbs up.

    Something that you do have to consider as a negative aspect of this application because it will probably annoy many users has to do with the fact that it is available in English, with what that means. It happens that, at times, you might not understand what some function or option is about, although in general terms, we believe that those who have worked with similar platforms before will not have problems.

    In any case, and by way of summary, we can say that The Dude is an application that undoubtedly fulfills its promise since it facilitates the visualization of all the computers connected to a shared network through graphs and statistics.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is The Dude downloadable for Windows XP?
    Yes, this software can be downloaded and is compatible with Windows XP.
    What operating systems is it compatible with?
    This software is compatible with the following 32-bit Windows operating systems:
    Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows 98.
    Here you can download the 32-bit version of The Dude.
    Is it compatible with 64-bit operating systems?
    Yes, although there is no special 64-bit version, so you can download the 32-bit version and run it on 64-bit Windows operating systems.
    What files do I need to download to install this software on my Windows PC?
    To install The Dude on your PC, you have to download the dude-install-3.1.exe file to your Windows and install it.
    Is The Dude free?
    Yes, this program is free so you will be able to use it without any limitations, and without additional cost.
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    Operating Systems
    • Windows Me
    • Windows 2003
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • Windows NT
    • Windows 2000
    • Windows 98