desktop

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)

Wed
30
Aug
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'Customize Ie', and 'Analog Desktop Clock'

Customize Ie The CustomizeIE utility allows you to easily add, edit and delete additional toolbar buttons and menu items in Internet Explorer (Go to Freeware). http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/ctie.html Analog Desktop Clock For human readable ... information, both digital and analog display methods can be useful. For instant information at-a-glance, analog meters are often superior. Many people glance quickly at their analog watch and immediately know roughly what the time is. Analog Clock is an analog, skinnable, Windows tray clock replacement. Analog Clock is perfect for both your office desktop as ... (view more)

Thu
17
Aug
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Announcing The Google Pack

For those that have had to reinstall Windows XP or have purchased a new computer with it pre-installed, getting a good selection of software to start with is sometimes a time daunting task. Google has done something about it, however. The Google ... Staff Engineers went through dozens of software packages and built a collection of software tools, utilities, and toys that are automatically updated for you -- and it's called Google Pack. Google states that the versions on some software may lag behind a version on some software packages, but that is only because the engineering staff check out each ... (view more)

Fri
09
Jun
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'Desktop Graffitist', and 'Windentify'

Desktop Graffitist Desktop Graffitist is a small program that enables you to spray paint your desktop, and anything else that might appear on screen. DG is designed for recreation and creativity, and can be used to relieve office stress and boredom. ... Aside from the added bonus of allowing you to vent on that stupid monthly report or the latest homework assignment, the program is also good for leaving messages on other people's computers that they can't miss (love notes, hate notes, grocery lists, and art/vandalism et cetera). http://www.roggel.com/NGNeer/DesktopGraffitist/index.shtml ... (view more)

Fri
19
May
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How To Build Your Own External Hard Drive

An External Hard drive can come in handy for backing up files or freeing up some disk space on your PC. The only problem is they can be pretty expensive. An easy alternative is to buy a drive enclosure for about $20 and build your own using an ... internal hard drive. Building your own external hard drive enclosure can be done in as little as 5 to 10 minutes time, and without opening up your PC's case. Not only does assembling your own external hard drive save money, it provides flexibility in choosing the connections, capacity and style that fit your needs. It is also an excellent way to make ... (view more)

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