Category Archives: XP

Two interesting sites for IT news and a nice proposal to personalize your desktop: Perfect Fantasy

Perfect FantasyPerfect Fantasy is a nice, well shaped collection of blue and/or pink icon. This collection is very attractive and contains 62 icons in three different formats (PNG, ICO and ICNS). From the website it is possible to download also two wallpapers (blue and pink) for a perfect customization of your desktop. Last but not least, today, in our hi tech news and tips Page, we posted new links about two very interesting websites. AddThis

Ubuntu Migration Assistant (UMA) in the new Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn (Beta)

UbuntuThe new 7.04 beta version of Ubuntu was recently released. In few weeks (or less) we will enjoy the new final version which seems to have some new interesting features. The Ubuntu Feisty Fawn version has a new codec wizard to install codecs, a powerful plug and play network sharing function which will be very useful for the evolute home networks where multimedia files are shared in shared external hard disks. In our Linux Page we posted a brief note about the new UbuntuUMA) Migration Assistant (which allows you to import Internet Explorer bookmarks, Firefox favourites, desktop wallpaper, AOL IM contacts, and Yahoo IM contacts directly from your installed Windows OS. I am sure that, in the near future, UMA will be one of the most interesting Ubuntu features for people who want to run a dual-boot system.

IZArc: the best portable free software to manage all archives (zip, tar, etc..)

IZArcThis week we have tested IZArc in our freeware page. IZArc is a terrific freeware to manage many (perhaps I should say: “All”) different formats of archive. IZArc has a very clean interface and in few minutes (after few tests) you are able to use all its features. Using IZArc you can also have a quick look in ISO archives before burning them and directly scan them using your favourite anti-virus. I hope that IZArc developers would create a Linux version in the future because this freeware is really one of the most useful and tiny software I discovered in last months (now it is possible to use IZArc in Linux through Wine). In our Linux page we posted a review about LiveLook, a multiplatform (Linux, MAC OS X, Windows) on-line service to remote control your computers. Unfortunately this web based service will be free for just few more weeks but for the moment it works greatly. AddThis

Super Grub: how to solve boot problems in Linux, Windows, OS Independent

Super GrubSuper Grub is a very practical and useful free bootable cd which can be very useful when you need to solve boot problems in Linux, Windows and other OS Independent. In our Linux page, Frank wrote a descriptive post about the many features you can find (and effectively use) in this terrific bootable cd. Super Grub is very light (just 1.45 MB of cdrom .iso), supports seven different languages and can be downloaded also in its floppy disk version.

Watch your DVDs in the PSP using AutoGK and 3GP Converter!

PSPToday, in our freeware page, we have posted some lines about converting DVD in PSP videos. The freeware conversion method we described is one of the easiest you can use (if not, please, let us know your favourite method). Anyway, after the installation of two strong freewares, AutoGK and 3GP Converter (both very simple and easy to use) you can watch the DVDs you bought on the PSP. The first time, you have to install and correctly configure these freewares (more or less you spend 30-40 minutes) but after that, all the conversion sessions will not be too long (if you are not a video quality “puritan”). Last but not least… be connected with us during the Christmas period… we are planning to post a special review for USB portable software (more precisely, freeware). Thanks to you all! AddThis

GreatNews: a free portable RSS reader

Today in our Freeware page we posted a review about the beta version of GreatNews: the simpliest (but most efficient) RSS reader I have never tested before. I strongly raccomend the use of GreatNews also because you can easily install this freeware in a USB Key.

Wine.. for Linux; free file converter and free file hosting services!

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! AddThis

Lyx, a multiplatform (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows), advanced document processor

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.

Free SMS and Media Converter web services.

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!

Multiplatform (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) portable PDF creator.

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. AddThis