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Wed
26
Apr
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Windows Live: Is it Worth It?, Part 2

My recent article about Windows Live OneCare drew a response from Infopackets Reader James R. In an excerpt of his email, James writes: " Jim does not mention that Windows Live One Care also includes a two way firewall. This is a major feature in ... any security suite and it's presence should not have been omitted. Jim goes on to say that his computer purrs just by using a cleanup script, Ashampoo's Magic Defrag , Acronis True Image and a few other programs. He goes on to state that everything Live One Care does can be done 'totally free'. Implying that Magic Defrag and True Image are free is ... (view more)

Tue
25
Apr
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Is it Safe to Try New Freeware?

How do you know which freeware is safe to download? The fact is that trying out new, free software is sometimes risky. For example: some web sites will purposely mislead visitors by implying that their software is free -- but in fact, the "free" ... software comes bundled with added Spyware or adware . One good rule of thumb is to stick to downloading software from trusted sources (such as infopackets and Clif Notes); but if you're like me and you're always trying out new software on a regular basis, you don't always have the luxury of trusting a source. That's when I break out the big ... (view more)

Thu
13
Apr
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Linux 101

Linux is on the rise and we can all thank Microsoft for it! People around the world are tired of Microsoft's heavy handedness in their marketing ploys and in foisting off a lousy Operating System commonly known as Windows. After years of putting up ... with high pricing, program bloat, and the constant need to Update and Upgrade because of coding errors and insufficient operation, people are turning to Linux in greater numbers. Are you one of them? This article is offered to help you decide which Linux will be right for you and to give you a few resources so you can make an educated decision. At ... (view more)

Tue
04
Apr
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Google Pages: Free Webhosting

A few weeks ago, I was offered a chance to try out one of the many free services that Google is developing. The service is Google Page Creator and it's main purpose seems to be making it really easy to create your own web pages. Take a peek at my ... Google Page here . The great thing about it is that you don't have to learn HTML or even worry about paying a web host to have your own web site! From Google.com: " Create your own web pages, quickly and easily. Google Page Creator is a free online tool that makes it easy for anyone to create and publish useful, attractive web pages in just ... (view more)

Thu
30
Mar
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CosmoPOD: Your Free Remote Linux Desktop

A short time ago, I found a cool web service called CosmoPOD that allows you to run a remote Linux PC from your desktop without having to actually install a Linux operating system. Once you are connected to the remote Linux PC, you are able to surf ... the web anonymously, plus have immunity to Spyware or adware attacks. But that's just one of the benefits of CosmoPOD. Once inside your new CosmoPOD desktop, you will have access to dozens of free or open source applications. For example: Open Office is one of the many installed applications and it lets you use and create most of the common ... (view more)

Wed
01
Mar
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'Suri Pluma', and 'Free Lunch'

Suri Pluma Suri Pluma is free satellite image processing software. From the web site: "Suri is a product developed in Argentina that provides to the user a fast, powerful and easy to use image processing and remote sensing application. Designed with ... state of the art techniques and tools, it offers means to extract information in easy and intuitive ways, offering to the user quantitative and qualitative information immediately, taking full profit of the different satellite sources. It provides simplified access to the different data formats and exports to the most common and spread ... (view more)

Thu
09
Feb
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PBWiki Contest: Get your own Premium Website for One Year!

Have you ever been tempted to create your own website online? It sure can be a lot of work! Thankfully, there are some web sites that can automate the technical aspect of starting up your own site. One such place is PBWiki.com: " PBwiki stands for ... 'Peanut Butter Wiki' [because it's as easy to set up website as making] a peanut butter sandwich! Wikis are easy-to-use web pages that let you collaborate online and share information; [with a PBwiki website, you can] run a project at work, plan a trip with your friends, or even save your recipes and let other people add theirs! " (Source ... (view more)

Fri
03
Feb
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'Free Os Zoo Project', and 'Go'

Free Os Zoo Project Run several Operating Systems on a single computer. FreeOSZoo provides ready-to-run images of virtual computers, pre-installed with a Free Operating System and a set of popular free software. To get started, you only need to ... install QEMU and download a single file from the FreeOSZoo project. http://free.oszoo.org/index-2.html Go Another build of the best minimalist shell we've found for Windows. GO is super light shell for use with, as near as I can tell, all WINDOWS versions by Microsoft. It features 38 hotkeys that activate shortcuts in its homefolder and a history that ... (view more)

Thu
19
Jan
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'Multios Browser Test', and 'Google Free Proxy'

Multios Browser Test Test your browser. You can test CSS, Document Object Model, Graphics file formats, iFrames, JavaScript, Browser plugins, SVG-Graphic, XHTML 1.1, XML, XSLT and Usability. http://www.aadmm.de/ Google Free Proxy Use Google as a ... proxy to access otherwise forbidden sites. It's so simple, you won't believe it! http://www.oreillynet.com (view more)

Thu
19
Jan
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How to use an RSS Reader

"Extra, Extra, Read all about it!" The corner Newsy has long since gone, replaced by the Newsstand with its wide variety of publications and sensational headlines hoping to attract the attention of a passerby. Times have changed, and with them, so ... have ways of communicating. To keep up with the events and happenings in the world of today, we often visit our favorite 'newsstands' via the web. If we visit one or two news sites on a regular basis, it's not difficult to keep track of events. A capable browser and set of bookmarks take care of that problem; but when there are a dozen or ... (view more)

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