Archive for March, 2005
Create PDF documents on the fly for Free!
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the de facto standard for the secure and reliable distribution and exchange of electronic documents and forms around the world. CutePDF Writer (formerly CutePDF Printer) is the free version of commercial PDF creation software. CutePDF Writer installs itself as a ‘printer subsystem’. This enables virtually any Windows applications (must be able to print) to create professional quality PDF documents – with just a push of a button!”
Using the Windows key, you can perform many shortcuts with the addition of an extra key. Here are a few shortcuts to perform with the winkey.
WINKEY + D Shortcut to desktop
WINKEY + R Shortcut to ‘Run’ tool
WINKEY + PauseBreak Shortcut to ‘System Properties’
WINKEY + E Shortcut to Windows ‘Explorer’
WINKEY + Tab Quickly browse your taskbar’s open apps
WINKEY + F1 Shortcut to Windows ‘Help’
File Hippo – Download CCleaner 1.18.099: “CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization tool. That removes unused and temporary files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster, more efficiently and giving you more hard disk space. The best part is that it’s fast! (normally taking less that a second to run) and Free. “
10 CD Backup ISO Recorder Power Toy
Right Click on CD and create a single file ISO image. The burn it when needed, or mount with virtual drive software.
9 DVD Backup DVD Shrink DVD Shrink
lets you create backup copies from any DVD to your Hard Drive.
8 Tweaks Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP
Tools and Tweakers that you can’t live without.
7 Office Suite Open Office
MS Office compatible, Good tools, and FREE!!!
6 eMail Thunderbird
Intelligent spam filters, built-in RSS reader, quick search
5 AntiSpyware Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta1
Good detection, Real time protection, and easy to update.
4 Desktop Search Google Desktop Search
Find your email, files, web history and chats instantly
3 Photo Manager Picasa
Easy to use, good support, and great printing tools. Note: Do not use there online photo printing services.
2 Browser FireFox
Secure, Tab browser, cool extensions, and fast rendering.
1 Antivirus Avast Home
Powerful, fast, comprehensive, and easy to use.
A minor security update for Mozilla Firefox has been released. Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 fixes a buffer overflow flaw in the GIF image processing code. More information can be found in the Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 Release Notes and we expect that the Mozilla Foundation Security Advisories page will be updated soon. Download Firefox 1.0.2 from the Firefox product page.
SimpleTech today announced an extension to its Zeus Solid State Drive (SSD) product line with the introduction of a Serial ATA (SATA) version.
SimpleTech will demonstrate its new Zeus SATA Solid State Drives at the Sea-Air-Space Exposition in Washington, D.C. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, March 22-24 in booth 4005.
Zeus SSDs, available in capacities up to 128 GBs, have sustained read/write rates of 20, 30, 40 or 60 MBytes/sec and utilize the company’s patented stacking technology to measure just 9.5 mm in height
SeatGuru.com – Your Enlightened Guide to Airplane Seating
SeatGuru.com, the ultimate source for airplane seating and in-flight services information.
• Do you want a seat with extra legroom? A seat with a non-restricted recline? A seat that is extra quiet?
• Would you like to compare the First Class, Business Class and Coach Class seat pitch and seat width of different airline carriers?
• Are you traveling for business and need to know which airplanes have laptop power at your seat and what type of adapter you’ll need?
• Have a long flight and want to know what type of in-flight entertainment is featured on your flight and what movies are playing this month?
If your you are flying and need help picking the best seat, check out SeatGuru.com. On one flight I chose an exit row, epecting more leg room. I checked it out on SeatGuru, and found out that on my flight that the extra leg room was because of shorter seats. Check out row 13 in the seat map.
It is really amazing. Is it legal? I don’t know. But, you can download all you want for about 20 cents a meg. For instance, Queens Platinum Collection, Vol. I, II, III with over 50 songs at 320 bit rate, that is 487 megs costs $9.74. In iTunes it is 29.97, and that is in a protected format.
This is a Russian site, but it seems great. It also has some good software to help you find what you need, and make downloading easy.