windows

Mon
29
Sep
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'BirdFont 1.5', and 'Win Toolkit 1.5.1.13'

BirdFont 1.5 Create exciting vector graphics and special fonts with BirdFont, the free font editor. This editor, which is written in Vala and contains roughly 42,000 lines of code, is compatible with Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and BSD. ... http://birdfont.org/ Win Toolkit 1.5.1.13 This simple and easy-to-use application can help you customize your Windows installation (I.E.: slipstream updates). It allows users to integrate add-ons, drivers, gadgets, language packs, theme packs, tweaks, and updates. You can also remove features, like Windows Media Player. http://www.wincert.net/ (view more)

Mon
15
Sep
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Leaked Screenshots Reveal More About Windows 9

Screenshots of Windows 9 have leaked to the press and they show an operating system (OS) that's a substantial step away from the controversial Windows 8. Windows 9, which is currently code-named Threshold , is expected to launch later this year, ... with a technical preview expected sometime in October. Screenshots Confirm Start Button Returning Experts speculate that Microsoft will blend the best elements of Windows 7 and 8 together, and graft them onto the classic desktop found in Windows 7. Leaked screenshots show that Windows 9 will likely have a Start Menu of sorts - something which was ... (view more)

Wed
03
Sep
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'DomainHostingView 1.62', and 'XMedia Recode 3.1.9.4'

DomainHostingView 1.62 This simple and compact utility for Microsoft's Windows operating system collects and displays information about a selected domain. Domain-related data can then be displayed in an HTML report or any popular Internet browser. ... http://www.nirsoft.net XMedia Recode 3.1.9.4 This straightforward utility helps users to convert just about any audio or video file. Supported formats include AAC, FLAC, AVI, FLV, MP4, WAV, WMA, WMV, etc. System requirements for this tool, which supports Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, are easy to meet. http://www.xmedia-recode.de/ ... (view more)

Fri
22
Aug
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Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft's Board

Microsoft's Steve Ballmer era has officially come to an end. The company's former chief executive officer, who stepped aside last year , has now announced that he will be resigning his position on Microsoft's board. Ballmer joined Microsoft more ... than thirty years ago, rising from the company's first business manager (hired by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates) to its chief executive in just under two decades. Ballmer was at Microsoft's helm for a number of important projects, including launches for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, the Xbox video game console ... (view more)

Mon
18
Aug
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MS Admits Latest Patch Tuesday Can Cripple PCs

It appears Microsoft's August Patch Tuesday, which began rolling out last week, didn't quite go according to plan. In fact, the firm was recently forced to pull several updates after reports indicated that some users were experiencing severe system ... errors. This month's Patch Tuesday security updates addressed a total of 37 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office. Within days, it became apparent there was a problem; users reported that after the updates were downloaded and installed, they received the infamous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), which ... (view more)

Mon
07
Jul
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Report: Windows 8 Doomed; Win9 Beta Preview in Fall

A new report suggests that when it comes to Windows 8, consumers continue to be very hesitant about upgrading to Microsoft's latest operating system - even two years after its release. That has led some experts to suggest that there's no hope left ... for Windows 8, leaving Windows 9 to carry the slack (reportedly due in the spring of 2015). Windows 8 was released amid some controversy in the summer and fall of 2012. Perhaps the most debatable part of the operating system was its tile-based Metro user interface (now called "Modern"), which embraces touchscreen technology. It was part of ... (view more)

Fri
30
May
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'Patch My PC 2.4.0.1', and 'Wavepad 5.81'

Patch My PC 2.4.0.1 Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with all of the patches available for the software installed on your system. Patch My PC helps to automatically patch / update third-party applications, thereby helping to reduce any potential ... security vulnerabilities. http://patchmypc.net/ Wavepad 5.81 Wavepad is a fully-featured audio editing software package for Microsoft's Windows operating system (including Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8). It supports a wide range of audio formats, including wav, mp3, ogg, wma, real audio, and flac. http://www.nch.com.au ... (view more)

Mon
26
May
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'Photivo 2014.01.18', and 'Exportizer 5.3.9'

Photivo 2014.01.18 This free and open source photo processor allows users to customize favorite images. It supports RAW files as well as TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PNG and is compatible with Mac OS X, Linux, and Microsoft Windows. http://photivo.org ... Exportizer 5.3.9 This free database export tool allows users to export data to file, clipboard, or printer. A highly accessible program interface makes carrying out export operations very easy. This program is compatible with every version of Windows since Windows 98. http://www.vlsoftware.net (view more)

Fri
09
May
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Should the US and UK Gov'ts Ditch Microsoft?

Earlier this week application analytics firm SoftWatch revealed a report which found that, at many businesses, workers rarely used the Microsoft Office software package . That prompted some experts to suggest companies move away from Office and ... instead use free business platforms, like Google Apps. Ditching Microsoft Too Costly, UK Official Says Now, the United Kingdom's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is defending the UK government's use of Microsoft products. In fact, Jos Creese says that the UK government has repeatedly explored the idea of abandoning Microsoft products, but always ... (view more)

Wed
07
May
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Microsoft: 'Windows Support' Phone Scams on the Rise

Microsoft says the number of telephone scams involving fake Windows support technicians is on the rise. That means more criminals are executing schemes designed to dupe legitimate Windows users out of their hard-earned money. Most of the scams ... involve cold callers claiming to work for Microsoft. In this scenario, the victim is told that their computer is infected with some kind of damaging malware. Based on this author's experience, oftentimes the calls originate overseas - usually from India, with the caller having a thick accent. Scammers Sell One-time or Subscription-based "Solutions ... (view more)

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