Archive for August 2006

Surf In Privacy With Browzar

August 31, 2006

A new small web browser has hit the Internet called Browzar.  It is a small program (264kb in size).  What is Browzar you ask?  According to their web site:

 Browzar is the first ever ‘freedom’ internet browser, it allows you to surf the internet with complete privacy. It doesn’t save any cache, history, cookies or use auto-complete, it protects your privacy while you are online.

Sometimes we need to view websites or search privately, especially if you share a computer.  Browzar does not save any cache, history, cookies or use auto-complete and gives us the freedom to surf and search the internet in private simply, and with no fuss.

To find more information, click here.  To download the Browzar, click here.  You can now surf in privacy more easily.  Also, since it is an executable file and doesn’t install, it makes it easy to save to a USB drive to surf on any machine.

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Windows Media Player 11 Beta 2

August 31, 2006

Microsoft has just released Beta 2 of their newest Windows Media Player. I believed Beta 1 was good enough for final release, but Microsoft has contiued to work on it and has released Beta 2. Click here to download it! For more information on WMP 11, click here. Microsoft has not only fixed some bugs, but has added more online stores and added the functionality of Windows Media Connect. The new Media Sharing feature, which lets you enjoy the contents of your Windows Media Player library from anywhere in your home. If you have a home network (wired or wireless), you can use Windows Media Player 11 to stream the contents of your library to networked devices such as Xbox 360 or other digital media receivers. For more details on Windows Media Connect, click here.

Evolution For Windows

August 30, 2006

Evolution, which is a full fledge email program originally designed for Linux, has been made available for Windows. What is Evolution? “Evolution is an incredibly versatile email/calendar/PIM that took the Linux world by storm a few years ago. It has been called an ‘Outlook replacement’ by every tech site from ZDNet to InfoWorld. Evolution played a major role in allowing the Linux desktop to move into the enterprise by being able to connect to Microsoft Exchange Server and schedule/accept Microsoft Outlook Meetings.” You can download and install the program here. For more details, click here.

OpenOffice Premium 2.0.3 Is Available

August 30, 2006

Want an alternative to Microsoft OfficeOpenOffice is a great FREE replacement!  However, some feel that OpenOffice lacks some of the things that Microsoft includes in their Office System such as many templates, clip art etc.  To solve that problem, someone has created what they call OpenOffice Premium.  “There is more than 2,800 clip art, a bunch of templates, 90 fonts, and more in the download package. This isn’t created by the official OpenOffice.org team but it is based off of their code.  They have multiple languages available but you can download the English Windows version here. Linux users haven’t been forgotten because they have several different install options available.” (Cybernet News)

Vista & Office 2007 Pricing and Release Date

August 29, 2006

According to information, you can see the pricing for the new Microsoft Windows Vista and 2007 Office System on Amazon.com’s web site.  Also, the web site lists the available date for their release of January 30, 2007.  For Windows Vista pricing, click here.  For 2007 Office pricing, click here.  The graphic below lists the Windows Vista prices.

Microsoft Zune Player To Create Social Networks

August 26, 2006

According to an article on C|Net’s web site: Microsoft’s forthcoming Zune player is shooting to be the life of the party, allowing users to create mobile social networks and stream music to nearby friends or strangers, according to a government regulatory filing. Zune owners can act as their own DJ, sending streaming music content to up to four other devices, according to documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. With the device’s wireless networking abilities turned on, people can send and receive photos, as well as ‘promotional copies of songs, albums and playlists,’ according to the filing, made public Thursday.”  For the rest of the article, click here.

Firefox 2 Beta 2 Released

August 26, 2006

The Mozilla Foundation has released Firefox 2 Beta 2.  You can download it here.  It is still in beta form but if you want to download it to check it out for yourself you can.  The Mozilla Foundation has implemented many of the new themes into this version, but it is still a work in progress.  I just installed it and have not had a chance to test it out yet.