desktop

Tue
18
Mar
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'Democrakey', and 'Desktop Ok'

Democrakey A portable security suite to protect you while using different computers. Includes a virus scanner, secure web browser, and secure e-mail clients. Democrakey includes vital features that hide your web browsing patterns from anyone tapping ... your web connection. The site provides IPOD directions, but install it to a USB stick for the same functionality. http://www.democrakey.com/ Desktop Ok Save and restore the positions of icons on your Desktop, Ok! http://www.softwareok.com/ (view more)

Wed
20
Feb
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'Shock Desktop', and 'Shock Aero 3d'

Shock Desktop Arrange your desktop icons any way you want with Shock Desktop, a brand new program that allows for plenty of creativity. When visiting the link, make sure to click on downloads. http://www.docs.kr/ Shock Aero 3D Shock Aero 3D allows ... for Windows task switching in three dimensions, another very cool feature from docs.kr. Again, make sure to visit the downloads section of the site. http://www.docs.kr/ (view more)

Wed
26
Dec
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'Real Desktop', and 'Bitmap Combine'

Real Desktop Thanks to the powerful physics-engine of Real Desktop, your icons behave now. They'll act like real objects that you can touch and move as if on a real desk. Keep in mind that this is a free version. ... http://www.real-desktop.de/English/index.htm Bitmap Combine By using the program Bitmap Combine, you can overlay two picture files. They do not need to be the same size or even of the same type. A very unique tool that every creative photographer (and what photographer isn't creative?) should check out immediately. http://www.tonytooth.co.uk/page11.html (view more)

Mon
10
Dec
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Artificial Intelligence on Your PC Desktop?

Whenever the term "artificial intelligence" comes up, it tends to make some people nervous. It reminds them of the wayward computer, HAL, in the movie "2001 Space Odyssey" or cars that tell you in an annoying tone that your door is open. But, little ... by little, artificial intelligence is creeping into our day-to-day lives. Soon it will be on your desktop. A new product called "Smart Desktop" will shortly be released from Seattle-based Pi Corporation. Designed to work with Microsoft Windows, Smart Desktop will aid the user by attempting to "understand" what they are working ... (view more)

Thu
29
Nov
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'Vital Desktop', and 'Hadoop'

Vital Desktop Vital Desktop is a desktop animation utility, a program designed to bring a fresh new look to your desktop. Never again will you be faced with the same static background every time. Now, your desktop actually comes alive. ... http://vital-desktop.sourceforge.net/ Hadoop Easily write and run applications that process vast amounts of data. It distributes the data and processing across clusters of commonly available computers. These clusters can number into the thousands of nodes. Hadoop automatically maintains multiple copies of data and automatically redeploys computing tasks based ... (view more)

Fri
19
Oct
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'Swift Fox', and 'Outlook Desktop'

Swift Fox Swiftfox is an optimized build of Mozilla Firefox. Swiftfox has builds for both AMD and Intel processors. The trunk is the most cutting edge of all the builds and is where Firefox 3 is being developed. Branch builds are built from a code ... base that has been tested much more than the trunk and therefore should be considered to be more stable. If you want your security patches as soon as possible and require a browser built from a stable code base this build is perfect for you. http://getswiftfox.com/ Outlook Desktop This little program will place the Microsoft Outlook Calendaring ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jul
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'Desktop Drape', and 'Context Style Switcher'

Desktop Drape Desktop Drape instantly blanks your computer screen, except an area of the screen you want to focus on (such as a YouTube video, a photo or a text editor). Use it to focus on your current task and make all other windows (or ads) ... disappear, without having to manually clean up your desktop or close any window. You can also use it to take screenshots with a clean background or check for dead (defective) pixels on LCD monitors. http://www.freedapps.com/desktop-drape/ Context Style Switcher Firefox extension to change page style via context menu. http://hail2u.net/ (view more)

Tue
27
Mar
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'Set Firefox To Allow 10 Simultaneous Downloads', and 'Remote Desktop Connector'

Set Firefox To Allow 10 Simultaneous Downloads Just like Internet Explorer, Firefox has a default to only allow you to download only 2 items at the same time. Changing this, is not as simple as going into your Preferences and changing a setting. ... http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/203/129/ Remote Desktop Connector Connect remote machines with IP address using a Google desktop gadget (requires Google Desktop). http://desktop.google.com/plugins/i/remotedesktop.html?hl=en (view more)

Tue
27
Feb
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Caught a Tiger by the Tail, Mr. Ballmer?

Last November I wrote about an article concerning the Microsoft/Novell Pact , where Inter-operability was supposedly the aim of both companies. I also said that only the future would disclose the truth of the matter. Well, the truth is out and it ... ain't pretty! Over the past few months, Mr. Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) made a series of claims to the effect that Linux was infringing on Microsoft's Intellectual Property and that certain monies were owed to compensate Microsoft for that infringement. The Linux community has responded to those charges with an Open Letter To Steven Ballmer that ... (view more)

Fri
03
Nov
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Create Quick Notes with WordPad Scraps

Do you often use Notepad to create quick notes to yourself and then save the file on your desktop? While the process is quite simple, there is an alternative that you might want to investigate. This alternative takes advantage of the fact that ... WordPad can generate, and the Desktop can host, special OLE objects called "scraps." The benefit is that creating scraps is as easy as a quick drag-and-drop operation -- and there's no need for all the steps involved in naming and saving the file. Here's how to create quick notes with WordPad scraps: Launch WordPad. Create your note. Select/ ... (view more)

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