Archive for April, 2009

April 28th, 2009 by Keith

Tribler v5.0

Posted in Miscellaneous

Want to watch television online? That’s fairly easy with Tribler v5.0. Due to the latest, simplified implementation of the search box, users can easily find files without the need for a website – all done within the application itself. It works like file-sharing, except that it is not exactly file-sharing.

Features

  • * Most easy to use
    • – Complete GUI re-design for simplicity
    • – Clean user experience hiding unnecessary technical details
    • – Automatic file management option
  • * Integrated search box
    • - Fully distributed search – no central control or point of failure
    • - Search as easy and fast as Google
    • - Ranking by relevance and torrent quality
  • * Experimental video-on-demand support
    • - Start playback, of well seeded torrents, directly to your screen. No need to download the entire file first
    • - Support for almost all video/audio formats – thanks to VLC media player
    • - Fully backwards compatible with BiTtorrent

Currently, this application only works in Linux system. If you are running Ubuntu, that would be even easier. The direct links to the Test Build are:
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April 26th, 2009 by Keith

Zoho Writer – An Online Word Processor

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

Not yet gone, but soon, are going to be the days where expensive Word Processor, are required to type professional documents. Introducing Zoho Writer, the most comprehensive web-based application for small businesses. Because of its integration with Google Gears, it allows the application to be run offline, even without connection to the Internet.

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April 24th, 2009 by Keith

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9

Posted in Business Software, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Site News, Web Apps, Windows

Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9 has just been released; well, I sort of notice it today when I ran the browser update, on a regular routine.

There should be couple of bug fixes in this release, which are documented on the release note. Available in Windows and Linux, users can access the link above to download the application for your operating system.

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Mozilla Firefox 3.0.9

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April 17th, 2009 by Keith

VLC Media Player Portable 0.9.9

Posted in Audio, Fun Stuff, Linux, Mac OS, Utilities, Video, Web Apps, Windows

Early this month, VLC Media Player Portable 0.9.9 was released for public to be downloaded. The portable version is packaged as part of a portable app, so that you can take your audio and video files along with everything you need to play on the go.

This latest version includes a multilingual installer and fixes a bug where directory was left locally. Furthermore, it is released under the open source, and it is completely free. The VLC Media Player is both a cross-platform multi-media player and a streaming server.

As a media player, it is highly portable, supporting various audio and video formats, such as MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, etc. Furthermore, the VLC player also playbacks DVDs and VCDs. In addition, it also works equally well as a streaming server to support unicast or multicast in IPv4 and IPv6 on high-bandwidth network. The application is also available in many operating systems, thus making it ultra-portable.

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VLC Portable Media Player 0.9.9

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April 13th, 2009 by Keith

openSUSE 11.1 is Out

Posted in Business Software, Development Software, Linux, Site News

After reviewing a couple of Linux Operating Systems (OS), such as Ubuntu and Debian, this time I am going to introduce you another Linux OS that is one of my favourite – openSUSE 11.1. Similarly, openSUSE is a free, Linux-based OP for your computer, laptop or even server. What you can do with Microsoft Windows, you can almost do so with Linux, e.g. surf the web, watch DVDs, play games, etc.

In this release of version 11.1, there are tonnes of new features and improvements, such as improved desktop experience with GNOME 2.24 and KDE 4.1.3. On top of that, you get to run OpenOffice.org 3.0, which is one of the latest office suite and is comparable to Microsoft Office. Whilst this version proves to be really a breakthrough for openSUSE users, there are several enhancement and improvements that we can look forward to.

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openSUSE 11.1

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April 11th, 2009 by Keith

Debian 5.0

Posted in Development Software, Linux, Site News

The latest release of Debian 5.0 has released not long ago. If you have heard of Ubuntu, but not Debian, then it is time that you start getting yourself familiar with this Operating System (OS). Similar to Ubuntu and other Linux OS, Debian is a free OS for your computer, and uses the Linux kernel (which is the core of an OS). In Debian, there over 25,113 packages, precomplied software bundled up in a nice format for easy installation. What is more interesting is that, Ubuntu, widely used and popular Linux OS, is built on Debian OS platform.

Amongst all the Linux OS, Debian is one of those that I would fully recommend to everyone to use it. However, the level of usage could considerably meant for those who are advanced level and prefer to drill down to the low level configuration to get the system up and running. Once it is operational, it is a perfect OS to run servers and even desktops.

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Debian 5.0

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