Best Freeware #1 of 46: Web Browser

Published August 31, 2006 in Tools - 0 Comments

Another really cool freeware site – updated frequently, unlike many other similar sites – is the 46 Best-ever Freeware site.

This is a very useful site, because the author explains his choices in some detail.

Here’s a tip: if you set up a Google personalized page (go to google.com/ig) you can choose to have a direct link to the site right on your Google page!

For browsers, the #1 choice listed is Firefox. Other good choices include Opera, Maxthon, Avant, and K-Meleon.

For the full article, see:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best_46_free_utilities.htm#1

Google Apps for Your Domain

Published August 30, 2006 in Productivity , Tools - 0 Comments

There’s a lot of hype and speculation about what this will mean, and I’m talking about the media, not Google.

Of course, it’s hard not to get excited about anything Google does.

Interesting concept. I’ll be watching how their business model develops for this “little” project.

YouTube

Published August 30, 2006 in Media - 0 Comments

For some free entertainment, check out YouTube.com.

Search for “cat humor” or “dog humor” to get started, and you’ll find a bunch of homemade videos that are really funny. Many of them are only a minute or two.

PortableApps.com: One of the coolest freeware sites…..

Published August 29, 2006 in Tools - 0 Comments

I am super-duper impressed with John Haller’s Portable Apps:

http://portableapps.com

The premise of a “portable app” is…I’ll let John tell it:

“A portable app is a computer program that you can carry around with you on a portable device and use on any Windows computer. When your USB flash drive, portable hard drive, iPod or other portable device is plugged in, you have access to your software and personal data just as you would on your own PC. And when you unplug, none of your personal data is left behind

What John has done is take open-source freeware Windows programs and made them “portable”. Included on the site are:

Development

  • NVU Portable – The easy-to-use NVU web editor
  • XAMPP – Apache, mySQL, PHP, phpMyAdmin and more in an integrated package

Games

Graphics & Pictures

Internet

Music & Video

Office

Operating Systems

Utilities

Well worth a look; I’ve downloaded OpenOffice and Sunbird; I use them almost every day.

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