avast! 5.0 Free Antivirus for Windows

June 3, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, security, windows 

avast! 5.0 is a free antivirus program available for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. It is a fairly full featured virus scanner similar to AVG free. Some of its key features are:

  • Silent/Gaming Mode
  • Anti-rootkit protection
  • Automatic updates
  • Boot time scanning (32 bit only)
  • Scheduled scanning
  • Wake up for scan (wakes up Windows from hibernate or sleep to perform scheduled scan) Read more

Organize Your Recipes with Gourmet Recipe Manager

May 17, 2010 by · 7 Comments
Filed under: linux, review, Ubuntu 

It seems like I'm always losing track of some small sheet of paper with a recipe from my Mom written on it. An old fashioned box of recipe cards just doesn't suit my style, so I thought about creating a database using OpenOffice.org's Base. Being short on time and motivation, I decided to look for a specialized application to manage recipes. Read more

Flash Drive Frustration

November 22, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: linux, Ubuntu, windows 

Last night I wanted to watch a media file that I had on my ext4 Ubuntu Karmic disk partition. My media PC is running Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) which can't read ext4. Even if it could, I haven't yet bothered to set up network sharing from my Karmic installation. So I figured I would just use the old fashioned sneaker net to transfer the file. Read more

Microsoft Releases Free Antivirus

September 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: security, windows 

Today, Microsoft released a new, free (free as in Free Beer) antivirus program called Microsoft Security Essentials. This new program is available for Windows XP 32-bit, Windows Vista and Windows 7 32-bit, and Windows Vista and Windows 7 64-bit operating systems. Read more

Open Source Apps for Windows to Introduce Users to FOSS

August 5, 2009 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: linux, opinion, windows 

There is an article on InfoWorld today listing the author's 10 favorite FOSS applications for Windows. One of the great things about Open Source is that someone can take that source code and compile it for another platform. These free programs are a great way to spread the word about the vast world of Free Open Source Software that is available to today's computer user. As users get accustomed to using these non-proprietary programs, it becomes much easier for them to make the transition to Linux. Read more

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