Archive for May, 2006

May 31st, 2006 by Keith

Windows Live OneCare – Microsoft’s All-in-One Protection and Maintenance Service

Posted in Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

Windows Live OneCare

Microsoft has introduced another new product to the public, known as the Windows Live OneCare. This is an all-in-one product provided by Microsoft within a single package, which includes:

  • - Antivirus
  • - Antispyware
  • - Firewall
  • - Performance Tune-ups
  • - Data Backup and Restore

Windows Live OneCare works quietly in the background, with an icon sitting in the system tray, to prevent intrusions and interruptions from viruses, spyware, hackers, and other unwanted intruders.


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May 31st, 2006 by Keith

ShipIt for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS – Free CD

Posted in Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News


The release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is round the corner, expected to be any time this week. If you have been using Ubuntu before, you will be glad to know they provide free CD shipping to users all around the world, whoever requests for it.

ShipIt lets users request Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) CDs which will be posted at no charge. Users can to obtain free hard copy of the CD, instead of downloading the installation image file right from the internet.

To request for your CD, users are required to register and sign in using their Launchpad account. If you do not have a Launchpad account, you can create one here.

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May 30th, 2006 by Keith

Filezilla 2.2.24a and Filezilla Server 0.9.18 – FTP and SFTP Client and Server for Windows

Posted in Web Apps, Windows


Filezilla has, by far, my most used application and one of the most popular FTP software around. Besides supports for FTP, it is also a SFTP client, allowing file transport via SSH, on port 22. In addition Filezilla Server allows user to set up a FTP server easily and quickly.

Filezilla Server is now version 0.9.18, released May 30, 2006, and Filezilla client is at version 2.2.24a, released just 5 days earlier.

This is an open source project filed under SourceForge. Hence, it is available free for users to download. This is the lastest post since my last post for Filezilla.

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May 30th, 2006 by Keith

SpeeDefrag 3.1.1

Posted in Fun Stuff, Utilities, Windows

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I know Windows XP do provide a Defragmentation application, one that de-fragments your file allocations on your hard-disk so that access to these files will be much faster than those that are fragmented all about the hard disk. However, to truly fully optimise the program, one should try out using SpeeDefrag along with it.

SpeeDefrag 3.1.1 is an exclusive freeware program which optimizes Windows XP Defrag program. It works by restarting your computer system, which actually refreshes the ram and then load just only the degrag.exe program, and defrag your hard disk.


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May 30th, 2006 by Keith

Torrent Search 4.8

Posted in Site News, Web Apps, Windows

Torrent Search

P2P (Peer-to-peer) network has been around for quite a period of time. During these period, different algorithms have been introduced, from centralised P2P to de-centralised P2P. De-centralised P2P includes the latest BitTorrent application, the newest and fastest growing file sharing client.

Unlike, other P2P, BitTorrent does not provide function for clients to search for files. Instead, the user has to have the torrent file, in order to link up with the network of users sharing that same piece of data.

However, it has been made easier with Torrent Search. Users can utilise Torrent Search to locate the file they want simply with a click of a button.


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May 29th, 2006 by Keith

Uptime Clock 3.7.6

Posted in Utilities, Windows


Do you keep track of your time since your computer was booted and never switched off? Well, this is an Uptime Clock, which serves you a simple purpose of keeping track of your computer or server, of how long your computer has been running since booted.

The Uptime Clock 3.7.6 displays the uptime with precision to the second. It is a small application window which sits onto the tray when minimised.

This application is a shareware, and users can purchase it for $4.95. The purchased version unlocks the codes valid for all updates and upgrades that enables unlimited use and also removes all reminder messages.

A one month free trial is available for download here.

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May 27th, 2006 by Keith

Bon Echo Alpha 3 (Firefox 2) Milestone Release

Posted in Linux, Mac OS, Web Apps, Windows

Bon Echo

Since the last review of Bon Echo Alpha 2, Mozilla has released the next Firefox Alpha 3 (codename Bon Echo) web browser.

Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone on the path to Firefox 2. This milestone is focused on testing the core functionality provided by many new features and changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2.


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May 26th, 2006 by Keith

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Release Candidate is out

Posted in Linux, Site News


Proudly presenting, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) Release Candidate version is finally out. Kubuntu and Edubuntu 6.06 LTS are also released as well.

The Release Candidated includes installable live Desktop CDs, server images, alternate text-mode installation CDs and an upgrade wizard for users of the current stable release. The release announcement can be found here.

The final version of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is expected to be released in early June. At that time, pressed CDs will be mailed free of charge to people who have made a request to one of the Shipit services. This is the first release with Shipit CDs available for Kubuntu and Edubuntu.

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May 26th, 2006 by Keith

Picasa for Linux

Posted in Graphics, Linux, Utilities


Google has been known to release softwares, practically almost, all for Windows. Finally, there is something for Linux users to cheer about. Picasa has been released for Linux!

Picasa is a free software that helps users instantly find, edit and share all the pictures on the computer. Picasa does the work automatically for you, each time you run the program, by locating the pictures, and sorting them out into visual albums arranged according to date with folder names. Thus, it always ensure that your photos are always organised.


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May 26th, 2006 by Keith

DivX 6.5 for Mac

Posted in Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Site News, Utilities

DivX for Mac

DivX Inc. has announced the release of DivX 6.5 for the Mac. This package consists of a DivX Player, DivX Community Codec and DivX Web Player, bundled as a software.

Particularly, it features the first “official” release of DivX player for Mac, which allows Mac users to watch DivX-encoded video in both web browser and from the desktop.


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