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JetStart -- A Start Menu Replacement

Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 9:54 PM by Randall
If you are tired of digging through the Start Menu to start commonly used programs, you may want to give JetStart a try. JetStart... [Read More]

Keynote -- A Tabbed Tree-Organized Notebook

Posted on Monday, February 27, 2006 at 8:49 PM by Randall
Keynote is a free notebook/organizer. It allows you to store all your notes and ideas in a single well-organized file. No need to remember... [Read More]

Gamma Panel -- Adjust Monitor Gamma via Hotkeys

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2006 at 10:06 PM by Randall
Have you ever been in a full screen application or game that is just too bright (or, more likely, too dim)? Fiddling with your monitor's... [Read More]

ArtRage - A Fun Paint Program

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2006 at 10:13 PM by Randall
Too many graphics programs are serious and very complex. They are great for people with talent and time to learn them, but not so great... [Read More]

Wazzal - A Free Space Privateer Game

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 10:13 PM by Randall
The Sun is about to explode! Never fear, some kind -- but obviously greedy -- aliens will evacuate anyone who has enough money. The problem,... [Read More]

Agent Ransack -- Search Your Files

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at 10:14 PM by Randall
Much has been made of various free search desktop programs provided by large companies like Google and Yahoo. However, many people have security concerns when... [Read More]

IE Tab -- Run Windows Update From FireFox?

Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 at 10:11 PM by Randall
Some web pages still have to be viewed in Internet Explorer. Microsoft's Windows Update page is a well-known example of a web site that only... [Read More]

Frink -- A Calculator on Steriods

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 10:17 PM by Randall
I'm usually reluctant to use JAVA programs as they can take forever to start, but every once in a while I find one that I... [Read More]

Cathy -- Catalog Your Data CDs and DVDs

Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2006 at 10:26 PM by Randall
You downloaded a program a few months ago and know you backed it up to CD. Now you want to give a copy to a... [Read More]

PuTTY -- A Freeware Telnet/SSH Client

Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 10:10 PM by Randall
Many Web Hosts (like Dreamhost) provide access to a unix shell account. Long ago, before the days when script kiddies made high security a... [Read More]

Save Web Pages with ScrapBook for FireFox

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 10:18 PM by Randall
There are times I just have to save a web page. Not just the text of a web page, but the formatting, graphics, and everything... [Read More]

Build the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows

Posted on Monday, February 13, 2006 at 8:28 PM by Randall
It would be nice to have a bootable copy of Windows on a CD for those times your computer just will not boot due to... [Read More]

Yahoo Music Engine 1.1

Posted on Friday, February 10, 2006 at 9:56 PM by Randall
Yahoo has issued a major upgrade to its Yahoo! Music Engine -- although you would not really know that it was a major upgrade... [Read More]

Apple Quicktime without Itunes

Posted on Thursday, February 09, 2006 at 9:46 PM by Randall
Apple really wants people to download Itunes, so they bundle it with Quicktime. To get Quicktime, you have to take a copy of Itunes whether... [Read More]


Posted on Wednesday, February 08, 2006 at 10:20 PM by Randall
Sometimes you really need to get rid of a file completely (so it can't be "undeleted") or you need to completely wipe your data off... [Read More]

Tab Mix Plus -- Firefox Tabs on Steroids

Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 10:00 PM by Randall
Tabs are one of my favorite features in Firefox, but they would not be nearly as useful to me without the Tab Mix Plus... [Read More]

Stellarium - A Planetarium in Your PC

Posted on Monday, February 06, 2006 at 9:59 PM by Randall
I've always been interested in astronomy and loved to go to the college planetarium when I was a kid. I've tried a number of different... [Read More]

Picasa -- Organize Your Pictures

Posted on Friday, February 03, 2006 at 10:31 PM by Randall
There are a lot of photo organizers out there, some are free and some are very expensive. Google puchased Picasa a couple of years... [Read More]

Great News -- RSS Feed Reading Made Easy

Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 at 8:55 PM by Randall
While browsers are beginning to handle RSS feed reading, their services are fairly basic. With FireFox, for example, I never saw the point of looking... [Read More]

GIMPShop -- The GIMP Made User-Friendly

Posted on Wednesday, February 01, 2006 at 10:17 PM by Randall
You've probably heard of the powerful open source graphics program, The GIMP. It's a powerful program that tries hard to duplicate the power of... [Read More]

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