Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Why Forced Software Registration is a Bad Thing

Friday, February 7th, 2014

I can live with software registration for free programs; what bugs me is when I buy a program and then have to spend a half hour jumping through hoops before I can get the program to work (as is the case with most new Adobe products.)

My initial plan was to review the personal — that is free — version of SecPod Saner here today. Everything looked promising at first. I was able to download the software to my system, the scan on Virustotal told me the application was clean, and the installation worked just fine and without any issues or third-party surprises. When I started the program however I was greeted by a screen that told me that I had to activate the software before I could use it.


Downloading Software from Third Party Sites Makes Sense, Sometimes

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Usually I just stick with the developer site, put up with the surveys and questionnaires and enter a bunch of bogus information; third party sites make me nervous …

Whenever I want to download software, I try to do so from the developer website and not third party websites. Not necessarily because I trust the developer website more, but to make sure that I can snag the latest version of the program, and not an older version. Yes, even respected download portals do carry older versions of applications in their repository, especially when the release of a new software version has been very recent. Regardless of the download location, I always double-check the downloaded file online and offline before I execute or run it on the system.


PDFZilla Time-limited Giveaway

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

This is definitely interesting; a program that converts PDF to HTML sounds pretty useful …

The PDF converter software, PDZFilla, is now completely free for a limited period.  This isn’t like any other PDF conversion software though as PDFZilla doesn’t convert your documents into Adobe’s portable document format, instead it can convert PDFs back into editable files.

It’s main features include…


Microsoft’s Windows 7 is Fastest-Selling Operating System Ever

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Windows 7 is a pretty nice operating system, but I’d chalk those huge sales figures up to the fact that so many XP user’s have been waiting for Vista to go away before updating …

More than 240m copies of Microsoft’s Windows 7 sold in first year, helping company back towards record profits


Apple Opens App Store to Programs Written in Flash

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Sounds like a good move on Apple’s part; this way, they avoid a lawsuit and give their customers more options to choose from.

Flash developers stand to benefit as app review guidelines are also published – but Apple will do well as more apps can be developed for iPhone and iPad

Apple is opening up its iTunes App Store – from which people can download apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – so that developers can write programs for it without using Apple’s own software.


Review: Microsoft Exchange 2010 SP1

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Here’s a helpful review for those who are thinking of updating their copy of MS Exchange …

The latest update brings plenty of admin-friendly additions and much better web access – but installing it has some annoyances

One of my bank holiday weekend projects, along with tackling the triffids in the garden, was upgrading my Exchange 2010 server to SP1, which Microsoft unleashed last week.