I had never tried the upgrade process from XP to Vista because all of the pre-release editions I played with were all full versions. For that reason I would just do a clean install on my system because we all know that upgrades never seem to go as smooth as you would like them to.
Archives for January, 2007
If you use Google Reader, you may have noticed a small but nice update. Now you'll be able to view videos within the reader that have been embedded into articles. They were nice enough to offer support for other services besides Google Video and YouTube. Here's the list of supported sites:
I've had several people email me in the past week telling me what a great application Launchy is, and I realized that which is why I wrote about it back in September of 2006.
Windows Live Messenger 8.1 is out of beta and ready for you to download. Consider this the "next generation" messenger that's suitable for Windows Vista. This version of messenger is available in 8 new languages like Romanian, Thai, and Ukrainian, just to name a few. Here are some changes that you'll probably notice:
JAlbum is an application that I have been using for a long long time as an easy way to share personal photos on our website so that our family and friends can easily access them. I've been stuck using version 6 for a long time, and even though the interface was nothing to gawk at ,it got the job done, which was what mattered the most.
No, not "what the..." instead, Where's the Fire? It was over at Technorati for a short time, and then vanished. Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion managed to catch it when it was up and running to get screenshots. Since then it has been taken down, but WTF (Where's the Fire) is Technorati's new Digg-like Clone.
Now that Windows Vista has been released (read our review) I expect to see the number of Internet Explorer 7 users begin to increase. A majority of those users will have previously used Internet Explorer 6 as their primary browser, and I suspect that many of those people will enjoy the changes that they find.
A few weeks ago I was introduced to a free media player called Foobar2000 by MetaMan. He gave me a link to a portable version (called FoobarRemix) that was put together so that I could try it out without having to install the application.
The Firefox Downloads window and Add-Ons page are probably some of the things that I use the most in Firefox.
Bloggers are waving the victory flag after a California Court placed Apple responsible for paying all legal fees that resulted from a lawsuit which they issued. This brings up First Amendment rights among other things, but also brings to light the fact that bloggers have the same rights as journalists.
Vista is on the loose and now some of you may be looking for extras and gadgets to add a little bit of excitement to your experience. Microsoft has a website setup so that downloading your gadgets is simple, and easy, including access to 3rd party gadgets.
Here's your chance to get your hands on the latest software from Microsoft. We all know that neither Office or Vista come at a cheap price, so here's your chance to get it for free!
We've been talking about Vista for months now, and finally the day for consumers to get their hands on it has come! Newegg and other online retailers have already been selling OEM versions a little early, but now you can walk into nearly any electronics store and pick up a copy. Windows Aero, the redesigned user interface will be one thing Vista will always be known for.
It has been a little over a month since Microsoft's review PC's caused quite a stir in the blogosphere; I have heard that Microsoft gave out around 90 laptops.
Last week we wanted to know which game system you played the most, or wish you owned. There are a variety of systems available, so which are your favorites? Well, in first place was Xbox 360 with 28% of the votes, and in second was the Nintendo Wii with 20%. Not far behind was the Playstation 3 with 15% of the votes, and 'None of the Above' with 14% of the votes.
Here's another Firefox Extension for you to try out! It's called AutoSlideshow, and allows you to view a slideshow of images on any web page. I tried it out on a post that we did for the Object Desktop Review/Giveaway. There were quite a few pictures on the page, so I figured it would be a good candidate. It worked well.
It was just the beginning of January that Yahoo acquired MyBlogLog for an estimated 10-12 million. We were wondering how long it would take Yahoo to integrate some of their other acquired services like Flickr. Well, that question has been answered because Flickr has been integrated into MyBlogLog.
Notepad++ is definitely my favorite Notepad replacement because of the extensive features that it has built-in. A lot of applications are going to tabbed interfaces these days and Notepad++ realized the importance of this early on, which is actually why I started using it in the first place.