Like Ubuntu, Oracle has also started shipping Linux DVDs for free anywhere in the world.
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Adobe today released the first public beta of Dreamweaver CS4, the popular WYSIWYG editor from Macromedia that later replaced Adobe’s own GoLive software.
With Office 2007 SP2, you can save documents to Adobe PDF format without requiring external plugins.
The Firebug team today released Firebug 1.2 – an update that makes this very useful Firefox extension compatible with Firefox 3.
Learn how to quickly insert screen captures in blogs via Windows Live Writer. You can add screenshot image of the full desktop or a region.
PCmover is migration utility from Laplink that lets you quickly move pre-installed software applications, files and program settings from an old PC to your new computer.
For educators: LCDS Author (Learning Content Development System) is a free software from Microsoft that lets you create and publish e-learning courses.
Yahoo! launched Yahoo Desktop Search software in January 2005 using technology from X1. Yahoo’s search program was definitely superior than competing products from Google or MSN because it supported many more file-types and would let you preview files even without the associated application.
OpenOffice.org have just released the first public beta of OpenOffice 3, a Microsoft Office like suite of programs that works across all platforms.
If you need to download a copy of Adobe Creative Suite 3 software for your project but cannot justify the full cost, Adobe has a new option – software for rent.
Microsoft has introduced a basic screencasting software for Windows (free, of course) that can capture all your desktop activity including the keystrokes and audio.
While you can upload videos onto Flickr in bulk from the browser, a better option is their desktop based Flickr Uploadr software – recommended when you have multiple videos to upload or the size of individual videos is very large.
Debut runs silently in the background and can record a movie of your desktop screen or it can capture video using your webcam. The software is light and will have no effect on the overall performance of your PC.
BB FlashBack is an excellent screen recording software for Windows that also includes some very powerful functions for editing screencast videos.
Create Screencast Videos for the iPhone or video iPod touch with Camtasia Studio 5.1 – a free software ugprade.
Pencil drawings or 2D Animations created with Pencil software can be exported as SWF Flash movies, QuickTime video or a sequence of image files.
You grab a screenshot with the Print Screen key or SnagIt screen capture, save that captured image to the desktop and then upload it online to your blog, Flickr or some other image hosting service.
Windows Photo Gallery is part of the default Windows Vista installation while Windows Live Photo Gallery has to be installed separately via Windows Live.
Windows XP SP3 is available through Windows Update and the Microsoft Download Center. The service pack will also be available to Volume License customers, TechNet subscribers, and MSDN subscribers.
Blinkx, a company that develops one of the best video search engines on the web, has released a new Video Screensaver that will automatically play breaking news video clips from premium sources while your computer screen is idle.