Since most of my computer purchases these days don’t include an optical drive, I’m always on the lookout virtual drive tools. These software applications simulate the use of a physical DVD or CD drive. For years, I’ve used the free Microsoft Virtual CD-ROM Control Panel on Tablet PCs and UMPCs, but Pismo File Mount offers an additional function: it mounts .ISO files and .ZIP files. Now I’m still trying to think about the last time I had a big, honking .ZIP file on a physical CD… fact is, I can’t ever remember that scenario, but I tend to follow the Boy Scout approach to mobile tech: "Be Prepared".
As sure as I’m sitting here, I know if I don’t install this freeware application I’ll be sure to quickly run into a situation where it would be handy. I’ll have to dig through the stack of optical disks in the home office. There just HAS to be an old game on CD-ROM that I’ve been missing out on because it requires the CD to be in a drive. ;)
(via Download Squad)