Category «Software Tips»

Live (Bootable) Linux

This is a great resource that Fred Langa referenced in his latest LangaList newsletter. If you visit http://www.frozentech.com/content/livecd.php you will find a list of over 200 Linux distributions that have a live CD. This is a CD that you can boot from and run Linux from the CD. This is a great chance to play …

Google releases Picasa 2

Google has released the next version of Picasa. The software allows you to find, edit and share your photos. It automatically creates categories based upon the folders images are stored in, as well as by date. Create web galleries, photo CD’s; order prints online and posting images to a blog are only some of the …

Microsoft Windows AntiSpyware

Back in December Microsoft bought a company called GIANT which made a well-known anti-spyware utility. Yesterday Microsoft released the rebranded utility in beta. I never tried the GIANT version, but I’m quite impressed with the Microsoft version. The interface is very nice. It is very easy to do, and it seems to do a great …

Accidental IT: Spyware, Spyware Everywhere

Co-worker and subscriber Pat Clary sent us this. From Small Business Pipeline: Every day in your workplace, the curses get louder. Unwanted pop-up ads, slow computers, PCs that crash all the time. Despite the network firewall and the anti-virus software installed on the server and every computer, your office is infested with spyware. You’ve read …

Security alert for Windows XP

From the Ed Bott – Ed Bott – Windows (and Office) Expertise: Security alert for Windows XP blog: Here’s a disturbing report of a Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability in Internet Explorer, from Secunia. Note that installing SP2 alone will not protect you from this problem, although it does offer a useful tool to fix it temporarily. …

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