Hi everyone, we are sorry for our delay in writing new posts! This week in our Linux page (in Spanish) you can find some new posts. The first post is about Wine and the easiest way (we hope, let us know…) to install this program in Linux OS. The second post concerns zamzar.com, an useful web-page where you can easily convert your files (image, doc, music, video) to different formats (the use of a temporary email address is recommended if you believe it’s not sure to spread your personal email address). Last but not least, we have posted a brief review about Mediafire: a free file hosting site (practical and easy to use). See you next week!
This week, in our Freeware Page, we posted a review about Lyx. Lyx is an wonderful multiplatform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows) word processor which has many advanced features. Personally I suggest to use Lyx only if you are looking for a powerful freeware which is able to create advanced documents (DVI, pdf in its 7.0 version). The results, you can obtain using Lyx, are amazing and very professional. The first time you will use Lyx you have to spend some hours to understand the different “philosophy” behind this freeware but after the necessary training you are very satisfied about the documents you have created.
This week, in the Linux page, we have wrote new brief (but, as usual, effective) posts about two free online services. The first is about Free SMS, an online service which let us sending free (gratis) SMS in different European countries. The SMS will be shorter than usual due to advertising inserted in it but it is completely free of charge…
The second post is about a good online Media Converter which has often helped us to solve everyday problems with different media formats sent by colleagues and friend.
We hope you find these two posts useful and, please, if you don’t agree with what we wrote (or you use a better software-freeware) , don’t hesitate to leave a comment!
Today it is possible to create free pdf documents without paying hundreds of dollars in licenses.
The solution is OpenOffice.
Moreover, it is also possible to have a portable pdf creator with you. This freeware is “OpenOffice.org Portable”, the portable version of the famous text editor developed by the open community and Sun Microsystem.
In the freeware section we posted a review about this particular feature of OpenOffice.
This week we invite you to visit our brief reviews about Xnview, and GIMPShop, two essential graphic freewares for professional or common users.
These softwares are freewares and multiplatform so they are ideal for the daily use (in your office or simply at home). In particular XnView is a graphic reader and converter which can be used directly from an USB Key (yes, it’s possible to have a portable, complete graphic reader always with you!).
Please, don’t forget our specific Linux page with two, very interesting, new reviews about Elisa (a project to create a powerful media center for Linux) and about the Kubuntu package manager (to easily install new programs).
Last but not least, our special thanks (and review) to Tyberius who suggested us his good Windows Alt-Tab replacement: SmartTab (freeware, of course).
See you soon!