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Joost for Windows

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

There are so many different software programs and categories of programs out there today that it is sometimes difficult to ensure that a program gets raised to the surface through anything but sheer luck. While there is certainly going to be luck involved if this program gets to the top of the freeware spectrum, at the same time there is also going to be a lot to talk about in regards to all of the different features that this great program really does seem to have!

Joost for Windows is a work in progress; that is to say that it is a software piece that is constantly evolving as new updates are added and old bugs are fixed. At the current moment, it functions as a minimum-feature program that you can use to watch TV on the internet. When it is finished, it promises to be a very good program and gives you not only the high quality that internet TV sometimes lacks (especially in full screen mode, as YouTube viewers can attest to), but also gives you many typical TV functions such as easy channel surfing and the ability to select from dozens if not hundreds of television shows to watch.

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Xfire – Instant messenger for gamers

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

There are so many new instant messaging programs out there today that it is sometimes difficult to see where one program ends and another begins in terms of features. Well, the Xfire 1.82 software is quite different from that simply for the reason that it is quite different from all other instant messenger programs that currently exist. It is not different in the sense that it costs money (it is freeware just like all of the other instant messaging programs), but at the same time it is different because of area of specialty that it happens to cover.

The Xfire program, as many people are now already aware, is an instant messenger for gamers. If your friends happen to be playing games online, then you can find out which games they are playing and where they are playing them. If your friends are playing a specific game at a specific location, you will be able to know that from their Xfire status. You can even join the game that they are playing at that very moment just through a single click of your mouse.   Truly, it is an excellent and pioneering program that allows gamers to enhance their gaming situation to the max.  It even allows them to receive instant messages without interrupting their game play.

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XdN Tweaker – Free tweaking program

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Xenomorph dot net is a company that is perhaps known to many people interested in freeware file distribution and their latest brainstorm has resulted in the latest version of the XdN Tweaker software. This is an excellent piece of software not because it does something that nobody has been able to do before, but rather because it has come up with a way to make a process that people hate doing but sometimes have to do a lot easier. Just as the name implies, it is a piece of software that is designed to be a Tweaker software for the XP, Server 2003 and Vista versions of Windows.

What exactly does a Tweaker software do? Well, if you want to change something about your operating system, normally you would have to figure out exactly where that change can take place first. For example, Vista as an operating system has graphics controls, control panel files, files and folders, right-click determination and a number of other things that have to be changed manually through accessing the specific program. The Tweaker allows you to make all of these changes from a single screen by popping up as a dialogue box with a number of tabs that you can use to bring up the different areas. It is a big timesaver that most people have enjoyed right off the bat from using it.

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FlameRobin – Database administration tool

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

With the average knowledge of the average internet user getting higher and higher as time goes on, what many people are starting to realize is that the concept of database management is getting bigger and bigger and in many ways is already too big to control. So many of the proprietary software programs available today have a number of options that are unusable to the vast majority of the DBMS users of the world today and therefore something new and better is needed. For Firebird DBMS, it is quite possible that the tool of the future is FlameRobin.

The goals of FlameRobin are actually three-fold in nature. Firstly, the goal is to create a tool that is lightweight in the sense that it has a small electronic footprint while at the same time having a fast execution. Secondly, the goal is to create a tool that can be used across different platforms starting with Windows and Linux and then moving on to other platforms as well. Finally, the goal is also to create a tool that is dependent only on other open source software for its running. With all of these three goals in mind, what you are going to find is that FlameRobin is well on the way to achieving all three. But don’t take my word for it, go ahead and download it to see for yourself.

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@icon sushi- image to icon converter

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

There are a number of different types of programs and @icon sushi belongs squarely in the category of programs that are there to serve one useful purpose and serve that one useful purpose well. This is perhaps a specialist program in that case and really that would be an appropriate term to use because this program only does one thing, but boy does it do that one thing well. As the name of the program might imply, the one thing that @icon sushi does is it takes images that are in various different formats and converts them to icons that you can use with your various software programs.

Anyone that has a lot of software installed knows firsthand just how annoying it is to get a lot of software on your computer with the same icon; it becomes impossible sometimes to tell them apart with a quick glance! Therefore, the use of different icons for different software packages is essential for some computer users and if you have this program behind you then you will most definitely never run out of new icons as long as you’ve got different pictures that you don’t mind using as icons for your different software programs.

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ReactOS – an advanced free open source operating system

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

There are a number of different software programs required in today’s world for a good computer experience and of course arguably the most important piece of software that you need on your computer is an operating system. Operating systems not only help you organize and distribute your computer resources in an optimal fashion, but they also allow you to use them as a base from which to run other software programs such as applications, games and internet-related software packages. All in all, it would be much harder to use your computer in certain tasks without the use of an operating system.

The main problem with operating systems however is that they are very expensive to purchase. Whether you go for Windows, Linux or anything in between, you are going to end up paying a lot of money for the privilege of using their operating system software. Well, if you don’t have that money but you still need an operating system, why not give ReactOS a try? ReactOS is an operating system that is commonly referred to as open source; meaning that it is completely free to use. As it becomes more functional and is able to challenge the big boys, we can expect to see more and more people turning over and using ReactOS.

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NCN Messenger – a reliable messaging program

Monday, October 15th, 2007

There are a number of messaging programs in the world today and therefore it would be quite reasonably for someone to wonder why a new one would be worth anything different from any of the previous ones.   Well, NCN Messenger first of all is not a personal messaging program but rather is an internal messaging program that people can use for schools, workplaces and other group-orientated places where internal messaging might be necessary at certain times.   In this sense, it is an excellent program and NCN Messenger has all of the tools that a school or other group could need and also happens to be free; definitely a good deal.
In addition to being a reliable messaging program, NCN is also a program that has two different modes.  The TRUE mode is the mode that people will use most of the time and it is the mode that shows which computer the message actually came from.  If, however, people look for some more security and privacy then they can opt to use the GHOST mode which can actually result in a fake or an anonymous computer signature that is basically impossible to trace.   You can send a message to another computer and they can have no idea where it came from; pretty cool!
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Experience The Magic Of Koma-Mail

Monday, October 15th, 2007

One of the things that people love nowadays is their e-mail client. I have an e-mail client and I have to admit that I would not be able to survive without it. The client allows me to collate the information that comes in from multiple e-mail addresses instantaneously and indeed allows me to understand everything that is going on in my world. There are a lot of people that rely on their e-mail client for everything and while these people might not like it, up until recently they have had to put up with the client installing itself on their hard drive and sprawling outwards.

However, Koma-Mail 3.621 allows this to change immensely. You can actually run this program directly from a USB stick or other removable storage piece and therefore you do not have to install it to your hard drive at all. It has all of the functionality of a typical e-mail client and setting it up is an absolute breeze. The latest updates have added more keyboard shortcuts to allow you to accomplish the tasks that you need to finish faster and ultimately the free status of this software package is perhaps the best selling point towards getting you to give it a try.

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Sound Control 2.15

Monday, October 15th, 2007

For people that are interested in getting the most out of their sound card, the typical sound programs that come with Windows might not be good enough. This old guard is represented most obviously by the Windows Sound Mixer, which is a program that does not have a lot of functionality. People have been looking high and wide for a better option and it is quite possible if you are one of these people that Sound Control 2.15 might be just the option that you’re looking for.

The first thing that has a lot of people interested in the program is that it is a free replacement for the Windows Sound Mixer program. This means that it includes all of the important features of that program, but does not have the resource-intensive drain that most Windows applets seem to have. In addition to this however, the Sound Control 2.15 program allows you to set hotkeys for your sound control and therefore you can use those keys to manually adjust sound mixer volumes from your keyboard without having to bring up the dialogue box to do so. It is a specialized program that is loads of fun to use and exceptionally time-saving for people that are keyboard-orientated.

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Save2pc- free but cool tool for your video downloads

Friday, October 12th, 2007

If you’ve e been searching for free but cool tool for your video downloads, look no further, save2pc will do the job perfectly.

Save2pc which was formerly known as YouTube Downloader is a free tool that downloads videos from YouTube or Google Video and saves it as Avi or Mpeg or Flv file to your local computer.

One really cool thing about this tool is that it allows you to easily grab and save desired YouTube or Google video. The simplicity of the user interface is an added advantage as you can easily make use of it without any technical expertise whatsoever.

Want to try it out? I said it’s free, didn’t I? Go to Save2PC.

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