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14 Mar/12

Why We Are Moving All WindowsXnews.com Domains to Everything-Microsoft.com

Why We Are Moving All WindowsXnews.com Domains to Everything-Microsoft.com

If you are a regular reader here on Ghacks you may know that I operate a few other sites besides my baby. Back when Windows 7 was just a rumor, I started a blog with Everton from Connected Internet which we named Windows 7 News. It was not clear if Microsoft would stick with the name for the operating system, or another name. Luckily for us, they kept it. And since we could not write about future operating systems on the blog, we decided to register Windows 8 and Windows 9 domains as well....

3 Ott/10

Add brushes to The GIMP

Add brushes to The GIMP

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The GIMP has a ton of tools for the user to take advantage of. From editing tools to drawing tools to filters to script fu to a whole host of other possibilities. One tool that many don’t take advantage of is bushes. Brushes in The GIMP allow the user to extend The GIMP’s flexibility by creating different ways to draw with effect or style. Brushes can be any number of styles from either standard drawing tool brushes...

30 Lug/10

Less Spam Please, Integrates Disposable Email Services In Firefox

Less Spam Please, Integrates Disposable Email Services In Firefox

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Disposable email address services provide access to temporary email addresses, that often require no registration. Those instant email addresses are used to register accounts at websites without revealing personal or work related email addresses. Lets exemplify the signup process. The registration process remains the same, the only difference is the email address that is entered into the registration form. Yopmail for instance...




25 Lug/10

gHacks editor to appear on BBC2′s “Newsnight”, Mon 26th July

gHacks editor to appear on BBC2′s “Newsnight”, Mon 26th July

gHacks editor Mike Halsey will be appearing on BBC2′s premier political programme Newsnight on BBC2 tomorrow night, Monday 26th July 2010.  The programme will be shown in the UK. This is a special programme from Sheffield, Mike’s adopted home city, and he has been selected to form part of a select panel because of his experience as a teacher of English, Maths and ICT. It will be hosted by Kirsty Wark and see the panel putting questions to top politicians from the Conservative...

9 Lug/10

Java 6 Update 21 Download Available

Java 6 Update 21 Download Available

Oracle has released an update to the Java SDK and Java Runtime Environment raising the version of both to 6 Update 21. The official download site over at the Java website lists Java 6 Update 20 as the latest version even though update 21 has been released, this is likely going to change in the near future to reflect the changes and provide download access to all visitors directly from the official download page. But Ghacks readers know more, downloads for the Java Runtime Environment and...

7 Lug/10

Installing and using Xfce 4

Installing and using Xfce 4

I don’t spend much time, or give much love to the other Linux desktops here on Ghacks. Well that’s going to change. In the next few weeks I am going to focus on some of the “other” window managers…not just “introductory” articles, but usability articles and more. I am going to start by showing how to install and start using Xfce 4. I have already introduced this lightweight window manager way back in my article “Get to know Linux: Xfce 4“....

2 Lug/10

PDF Reader Rendering Quality Comparison, Which Is The Best?

PDF Reader Rendering Quality Comparison, Which Is The Best?

A question came up in the comments of the Foxit 4.0 release post here at Ghacks: How is the rendering quality of that pdf reader compared to that of Adobe Reader? I honestly could not tell at that time because I did not work much with pdf readers, and when I had to read a pdf I was not that much concerned about text rendering but the contents. Still, it is a valid question. Do pdf readers render pdf documents differently, and if that’s the case, which one is the best of the pack? Some...

1 Lug/10

Windows XP Help attacks on the rise

Windows XP Help attacks on the rise

An unpatched bug in the Windows XP Help and Support system is being increasingly attacked by  virus and malware writers, as reported by the BBC. Microsoft has reported it’s seen more than 10,000 PCs hit by the attack so far and it’s still not been able to find a fix for the problem. The effect of the vulnerability can give hackers complete control over a PC.  It initially came about when a Google Engineer discovered it was possible to exploit Windows XP’s ability...

1 Lug/10

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

Epiphany: An efficient, but different, web browser

After I set up RGBA support in Ubuntu (see my article “Enable RGBA support in Ubuntu“), I sat about to find applications that could replace non-GTK+ applications currently in use. Replacing the web browser proved to be a challenge. And although it’s not able to stand alone as a full blown replacement for my favorite, Chrome, the Epiphany web browser is a nice, serviceable replacement that supports RGBA. There are a few things Epiphany handles differently than most...

22 Giu/10

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

Get Windows and Office Super-Cheap

I’ve long been a subscriber to Microsoft’s Action Pack which is for small businesses.  You get 10 licences for Windows and Office plus a Windows Server licence or two for £220 a year.  Plus the software never expires. Many people say that subscription software is the way we’re all going but I’ve been making significant savings for years now by subscribing to Microsoft software, and there’s an ever better way to save money, as Paul Thurrott has written...