Archive for August, 2007

August 8th, 2007 by Keith

Wubi – An Unofficial Ubuntu Installer

Posted in Beta, Development Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Windows

Ubtunu 3D Desktop

Installing Ubuntu by a Windows user is definitely easier now – especially with Wubi, an unofficial Ubuntu installer. With this application, it allows Windows users to install and uninstall Ubuntu, as if it were any other Windows applications within the operating system.

With Wubi, Ubuntu can be installed in 3 basic steps:

  1. Download Wubi (see download link below)
  2. Run the Wubi installer
  3. Reboot into Ubuntu

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August 7th, 2007 by Keith

BitLet – a BitTorrent Applet

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Web Apps, Windows

BitLet Downloading Logo

BitLet.org is the latest web application, which runs on Java engine, to allow web surfer download torrent files from the website. It is a simple application which does not require and installation. Users only need to copy the torrent metafile URL and then press Download torrent and the download procedure will begin.

Note that, this is still currently under development, and it may always be successful. BitLet also allows resume support in case a download is being suspended. The applet will resume by default. Furthermore, it allows uploading, as well as capability to configure the maximum upload bandwidth. A simple statistics panel is available to see how much is being uploaded or downloaded. Seeding is also supported. As long as the download window is kept open, the seeding will continue, even after the download reaches 100%.

Access the BitLet.org website today!

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August 5th, 2007 by Keith

WordPress 2.2.2 and 2.0.11 Released

Posted in Business Software, Development Software, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Solaris, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

WordPress

In just about 4 hours ago, WordPress has released the next minor version of WordPress 2.2.2 and WordPress 2.0.11. These two branches are released pertaining to security issue.

Since these are only minor security and bug fixes, upgrade to these latest version is highly recommended. They should not have any plugin or theme incompatibility issue.

Download Link
WordPress Download Site

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August 4th, 2007 by Keith

ScribeFire 1.4.2

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Plugins, Site News, Utilities, Web Apps, Windows

ScribeFire Logo

Blogging is now easier with ScribeFire! This application is a Mozilla Firefox plugin, which embeds advanced blogging functionalities into a simple applet. With the latest release of version 1.4.2, it has, no doubt, come with several improvements and enhancement.

  • * Close button has been restored
  • * Clicking on a blog name opens in new tab, not window
  • * Blogs have their URL as tooltip in the blog listing
  • * Displays “View blog” button after publishing
  • * “Publish” button now contains blog name
  • * Firefox 3 Support (Alpha 7)
  • * Tag sort is now case-insensitive
  • * New locales

If you are one who often browse the web, or constantly write blogs, ScribeFire is definitely the choice for you. The plugin can be downloaded from the Mozilla Add-on here.

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August 3rd, 2007 by Keith

Skype Updates for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

Posted in Audio, Beta, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Utilities, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Skype Logo

There have been several updates with Skype during the last couple of weeks, when I was not around. So, it might perhaps be a good idea to cluster all the distributed platforms into this one single post. As of now, the latest releases of Skype are:

  1. version 3.2.0.175 for Windows
  2. version 1.4.0.94 for Linux (still beta)
  3. version 2.6.0.151 for Mac OS X

Download (or upgrade) to the latest version now. It contains security fixes and bug fixes.

Download links
Skype for Windows
Skype for Linux
Skype for Mac OS X

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August 2nd, 2007 by Keith

Joost – Now For Friends – 0.11.0

Posted in Beta, Fun Stuff, Mac OS, Site News, Software Companies, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Joost Overlay

Joost has released the latest version – 0.11.0 – also called Joost – Now For Friends. The edition is still currently under beta development but has shown to work pretty well with vast improvement over the last couple of releases.

Users may realise that previous versions can no longer work, and that is because of the programmed code to ensure users constantly upgrade to the latest Joost version, to ensure it maintained bug-free. Some of these updates can be found on the release note.

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