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#21 Azat

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Posted 23 November 2002 - 12:15 PM

With this one product I think Sip is going to loose respect for me(like he ever did respect me) as I like it as well.

Domino jan, this one is for you and actually the site has many other things to make you feel like you are using a MAC when you are on your XP system.

ObjectDock is a program that allows you to have a nice animated launchbar/taskbar on your screen that reacts to your mouse when you mouse over it.

In short, it's a task bar and program launcher that does it with style. MAC OS X style that is.

http://www.stardock....cts/objectdock/

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 05:02 PM

Being the cheapskate that I am, I need a free CD burning software. I have easy CD creator from Adaptec, but it does not work on my xp system

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 11:18 PM

have you tried the latest from Roxio? i'm not sure if it works on xp though.

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Posted 01 December 2002 - 11:44 PM

Adaptec EZ CD creator is the same as the one from Roxio. Roxio spun-off from adaptec and all their sofware is sold under Roxio now. I personally use EZ CD creator 5.0 (with latest updates) and it works OK. I am not too happy with it but I don't have time to switch

I've heard good things abou NERO but haven't used it recently. Check Kazaa.

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Posted 02 December 2002 - 01:58 PM

Hi to everyone
This is urgent, i'm translating (as a part time job) a french computer related site to english. although my knowledge of english is good, the terms are so technical that i use dictionaries and "technical terms" sites on the web. i would like to know if i can translate a web page by using a software, (i tried the altavista translator, its a word by word translator, very dangerous to use in the sense that you pass more time understanding what it gives you!!),or if going on each page one by one and modifying with "front page" is the only solution if we want professional and quality work (and it is my case).
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Posted 02 December 2002 - 02:12 PM

Google also has some translation tools linked from their main page. I would say, you could also take a look at www.worldlingo.com ... they have human translation services which you have to pay for, but also free machine translation which may be helpful. I don't think you should expect much from them either though since most likely they are doing variations of simple word-substitutions.

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Posted 02 December 2002 - 10:29 PM

Adaptec EZ CD and Roxio are the same thing. I have version 4.0 or something like that that does not work for XP. and Roxio charger $49 for the upgrade.

I just downloaded Nero Express the demo version that expires in a month. It works great and I do like it so far. If it works out okay this next month it's only 19 dollars.

I found another free one, but it froze my XP twice. That had not happened for a long time. So it got deleted.

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Posted 03 December 2002 - 02:07 PM

Okay, here is another software that I just cannot believe that it is free.

Microsoft Windows Movie Maker 2 Beta

As the name says it is from Microsoft and it now only works on XP. Movie Maker 1 is on ME as well, but it is a horrible product. This on the other hand it a great tool for anyone who has a digital camera or a digital camcorder or scans lots of their images in to digital format.

It allows you to do simple things like add music, and credits, transactions(20+), video effects(20+) some very incredible stuff that cost thousands of dollars if you were to use Adobe Premier with the additional plug-ins. And it is SO much easier to use than Premier is. I know I do use Premier once in a while.

This will not replace Premier by any means, but for those of us who have seen and liked iMovie on the iMac this is a great replacement for the Windows platform.

When done you can save your movies in Windows Media Player format, quicktime, mpeg or export it back to your DV camera.

Here is a MS commercial you can watch

[ December 03, 2002, 02:07 PM: Message edited by: Azat ]

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Posted 15 December 2002 - 09:55 PM

Welcome to WinBar.nl.

WinBar is a free and compact program that lets you monitor your system and provides easy access to frequently used controls.
WinBar will run on any Windows 9x or Windows NT based operating system.
This program is absolutely free of charge and does not contain any advertisements or spyware.

http://www.winbar.nl

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Posted 16 December 2002 - 01:15 PM

A useful site I use:

www.versiontracker.com

Allows you to keep track of your favourite software and alerts you when there are updates. Also has several advanced search tools to help you find that utility that you've been looking for! Links directly to download sites, so that you can try the demo (or in the case of free & share ware - you can download the full version), and you can also access peer reviews.

The link above is for the MAC version, but there are PALM, and Windows versions too.

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Posted 20 December 2002 - 10:54 AM

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Originally posted by Azat:
I just started this section so we can share amongst us tools that we use often that help us do things faster/better. We can list commercial software as well, but I think we should all list any software that is free or inexpensive but is very valuable to us.

I hope many will contribute.

(Please don't list any hacked sites or software as this is not what we want)

Here are a couple that I use and can't do without.

Web Album Generator - http://www.ornj.net/...ware/index.html
Description from site - A tool for creating World Wide Web pages from your digital photos. It's perfect for sharing your personal photos with family and friends!

POW! - http://www.analogx.c...network/pow.htm
Description from site - With all the cool things about the web (like my website), there's an even greater amount of really lame things, like those popup advertisements from sites like GeoCities and Tripod. After a late night of closing those damn windows, I couldn't take it any more, and AnalogX POW! was born! A simple utility, just run POW! while browsing on the net, and when one of those nasty popups appears, POW! will automatically close it for you... It's that easy! And that's not all... You can configure POW! to close any new popups that you run across, so if it doesn't close them already, you can easily add/remove them at any time. This is an absolute must for anyone who spends any reasonable (or unreasonable) amount of time surfing the web.

You will find MANY other wonderful tools at analogX.com. I probably have 10 of his utilities installed.

Google Toolbar - http://toolbar.google.com/
Description from site - The new Google Toolbar increases your ability to find information from anywhere on the web and takes only seconds to install.

AVG AntiVirus - http://www.grisoft.com
This is one of the best antivirus programs out there and it is free for home users.

Ad-Aware - http://www.lavasoft.de/
You will be surprised to find out how much stuff is running on your PC that has been put there to help advertisers show you more appropriate ads and collect information about your computer using habits.

Simtel.net has some cool stuff. They also have a mailing list. I am subscribed to it.

http://simtel.net/newfilelist.php

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Posted 23 December 2002 - 02:23 PM

I would like to ask our computer gurus if there is any way to transform +ram files into other type of audio files so that I can burn them on CD.

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Posted 23 December 2002 - 06:32 PM

try this: http://www.experts-e...Q_20152341.html

It is software called ra2wav

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Posted 25 January 2003 - 07:21 PM

I am not big on any of these HTML editors, but I though that this was great.

Here is the info from the site:
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HTML Builder XP 5.0 LITE
HTML development environment

HTML Builder XP is a powerful, professional and easy to use development environment for HTML. It comes with an impressive array of features and an easy to use interface. Some of the features include HTML Syntax Highlighting, Instant Tag Property Editing (e.g. Delphi & Visual Basic), Tag Insight Drop Down Helper Lists (e.g. MSVC++), Automatic Tag Completion, Complete HTML Tidy Integration, Fast Spell Checker, Thesaurus, Integrated document preview, Support for external browsers, source formatter, ASP, SSI, CFML, WebTV tags,Editable Code Snippets, Local Project Management, Integrated JavaScripts & DHTML Scripts... and much more. HTML Builder XP also includes FTP functionality, a Meta Tag Wizard, integrated help files, webmaster resources and reference manuals covering HTML 4.0 and CSS. A very nice package that is well suited for beginners and advanced users alike.

http://www.mywebatta...p.php?id=104686

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 12:08 PM

Thanks, Azat! Although I've been happily using Notepad for the past two weeks or so, I need a little assistance at times. Now lemme have a look.

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 01:19 PM

Actually, I needed something like FrontPage to edit an image-map. I don't see a feature that will help me in this regard. Do you, Azat?

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 02:31 PM

Stormy, under image menu you can specify an image as an imagemap and all that under advance, but there is not where to cut the image to different sections.

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Posted 26 January 2003 - 02:40 PM

Unfortunately.

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Posted 05 March 2003 - 11:59 AM

My computer has been recently attacked and I am looking to install a firewall. What would you computer whizzes recommend. I was thinking of buying a router, which comes with built in firewall, but I donít want to spend $80 on that. Is there any freeware that you are familiar with and could recommend me.

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Posted 06 March 2003 - 12:18 AM

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Originally posted by alpha:
My computer has been recently attacked and I am looking to install a firewall. What would you computer whizzes recommend. I was thinking of buying a router, which comes with built in firewall, but I donít want to spend $80 on that. Is there any freeware that you are familiar with and could recommend me.

zonealarm is probably the most widely known freeware firewall available... there are many positive comments about it, but i've personally had only bad experience with it, but that's mostly because i have BOTH a hardware firewall (router) & software firewall... btw, i personally use norton internet security 2003 & it's the best in my opinion!!! it has tons of additional features: it blocks popup ads, protects from viruses, worms, & trojan-horses (it includes norton antivirus 2003)... it also blocks unsafe email attachements, detects spam email, & blcoks dangerious scripts form running in ur navigator...




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