It’s true that if you want to burn a CD-RW or a DVD-R (or any other optical slice of storage in the shape of a CD/DVD), the name of Nero immediately comes to mind. The advertising efforts are paid with this success (well supported by the good quality of this CD-bruning software), but there are… Read More
I consider that the most useful and often the most interesting wallpapers for your computer desktop are images that are relatively feature-less. A picture full of little details continuously grabbing your attention is a major nuisance. It’s much better to have either a very smooth image or a photo containing a lot of continuous tones.… Read More
Simply the best video player for Windows, VLC, just quit its long beta phase. This is official now, VLC v1.0.0 is available with a list of small improvements brought to an already impressive product that I can only recommend if you are using video (to read DVD, BluRay, HD-DVD discs; to stream videos from your… Read More
CollegeDegree.com lists 100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access. Knowledge is always free.
They were the FPS games of your youth (if you are as old as I am): Doom, Heretic and Hexen are three games where you killed, maimed, crushed, punched and powdered thousands of monsters and all kinds of adversaries. Did you know that you could play all three of them on line? Point your browser… Read More
How many PC gamers started their career with video games as raw (according to today’s criteria) as Doom or even Quake. We may find their quality too low for our eyes, but they already demonstrated their main strength: the gamer found interesting adversaries and environments where you could not know what would happen behind the… Read More
Apple is not only delivering sleek computer designs and nice little mobile phones. They are also producing a good web browser: Safari. It’s new version, Safari 4, is just out. Faster, still as good and powerful, but Apple is now claiming the crown for the “fastest” web browser. It could well be possible when Snow… Read More
I’ve been using and recommending the Opera web browser for many years. It’s a kind of a Firefox where everything you need would be directly included rather than having to download extensions. And it’s fast too. For mobile applications (PDAs, mobile phones, etc.) Opera Mini is probably the best possible option and it is in… Read More
While I had a long love affair with BitComet as my prefered BitTorrent client, it happens that I currently prefer to use the lean and clean uTorrent software. It is a bit smaller (but it has a tendency to eat up memory if left serving files for a long time -it’s ok if you stick… Read More
Link love Those are the best links I found recently. I could not write a full post about them, but they are worth visiting: Box.net launches a web-based free word processor (via Download Squad) Histoface: How to hide an image in the histogram of another image Safer Code – Secure Coding In C \ C++… Read More
We all love when things come free to us. Here I found a treasure trove of movies that are free to download. Legally. Thanks to the Canadians of the National Film Board of Canada. They give us feature-length movies, documentaries, animated short movies. Everything, of the best quality, at the best price: Free.
I often advise downloading the free OpenOffice.org desktop suite to fully replace MS-Office (why should you pay for a Microsoft product that is leading you to spending more and more to get a suite that is more and more difficult and incompatible with time? Just dump Word and Excel for a better solution). But, a… Read More
For sure, YouTube has always been crouded with rip-offs of the Monty Python sketches. Unfortunately, these were both illegal and -in general- of poor quality. The guys from Monty Python decided that enough is enough, and there is now a Monty Python channel/group on YouTube where you can see excellent quality videos of their Monty… Read More
Just in passing, here are a few ideas to help the users of OpenOffice.org, the best replacement for Microsoft Office: “Impress: Using Master Slides” explains how to use master slides in order to make a presentation look better and more homogeneous. “Mail merge in OpenOffice.org” : Doing mail merge from a desktop software suite like… Read More
It is always more pleasant to work with a nice wall paper on your PC (or Mac) desktop. Here are two interesting source sof beautiful wallpapers based on photographic quality images: dozens of nature-oriented images (including some cartoons) on UsingMac.com; ligthning and storms (15 images). Downright spectacular.
Defragmenting your hard disc drive may not be the latest fad, but it still is useful to improve the performance of a disc drive that’s been used for months or years and now looks more like a mouldy swiss cheese than a nice little techo-gadget. The solution: defragmenter your disc drive(s). Here are a few… Read More
I collected a long list of tutorials (mostly in English) on my other photo website: Tutorials for Photoshop and The GIMP.
I always recommended the excellent CDBurnerXP for burning your CD and DVD discs. It’s free and does all the commercial programs do. Now, the editor publishes CDBurnerXP Portable (download it for free). It goes on a USB stick and can follow you everywhere.
OpenOffice.org 3.0 arrives and this is important. As a matter of fact, the free desktop suite (as interesting as the MS-Office suite) shift in high gear. The new features are quite noticeable: Support of MS-Office 2007 format for documents OOo 3.0 is now compatible with Mac OS X New multi-page mode in Writer Several users… Read More
How could we ignore the launch of Chrome, the new browser from Google? Every is babbling about it, everybody tried it (it can be downloaded here). But after one test run, I believe that I should explain something. Yes, this is a marvellous browser because it takes most of the good things from FireFox, Opera… Read More