A new beta version of Open Office 3 is now available.
We have a look at how the open source alternative to Microsoft Office is maturing and what new features have been added.
A month or two after downgrading my HP Compaq 6715b laptop to Windows XP, I’ve found some real benefits to having given up Vista.
Certainly the “Wow” has been replaced by the enjoyment of having a stable, resource friendly system that can be relied upon to perform where needed.
If you’ve ever tried to set up a new computer with a Windows operating system you’ll know how much work it can be to install all of the software that you might need on a daily basis. From anti-virus software to productivity tools to system utilities.
Today we’re highlighting a website that does all the searching for you, allowing you to go to one location to download the latest software and find new software, especially open-source and freeware software that will get your fresh new computer all kitted out in no time.
Windows Vista came pre-installed on a new addition to the Pixelapes computer equipment and after 2 months of lacklustre performance the question must be asked:
Why shouldn’t we just take a quick step back and revert to Windows XP? Can you provide some valid arguments to encourage a second chance for the new Windows Vista operating system?
It looks as though there could be some major changes ahead for Mozilla Thunderbird, the excellent open-source alternative to Outlook Express.
According to Mitchell Baker of the Mozilla Foundation there are discussions in progress regarding the future of Thunderbird, and whether or not it should remain under the mantle of the foundation, or whether it should fly away into a future of it’s own making.
Business clients have often asked us to create PDF files for them – usually from basic office documents.
Fortunately, there are numerous ways to create PDF files from your documents in Windows, and none of them need to break the bank. In fact the options we list here are all free!
When you try to do pretty much anything on a computer, it is fairly standard to see a display showing how much of the task is done, and how much is left before the task is completed. This rings true for copying files, opening a web page, installing a programme, and many other things.
Microsoft, in their infinite wisdom, have apparently decided that one task in particular clearly doesn’t need a progress display.
Apple have released their Safari web browser for Windows. It’s currently in beta, but offers Windows users a good opportunity to test their web site designs in another major browser.
After installation our first run of this new software lead to some unique and strange problems.