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Windows 7 to include Virtual Windows XP

Ash Nallawalla

24 April 2009

Software

Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have revealed on the Supersite Blog a new Windows 7 application compatibility feature called Windows XP Mode.This has been confirmed on the Windows Team Blog. Many businesses have not upgraded to Windows Vista, partly because of compatibility concerns for their legacy applications. Windows 7 (Enterprise, Professional and Ultimate editions only) […]

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Firefox 3.0.9 crashes when view source – solution

Ash Nallawalla

23 April 2009

Software

I installed Firefox 3.0.9 because it fixes some security vulnerabilities. Next I got on with my usual snooping, i.e. View Source. Crash! No matter what site I looked at, it crashed. Luckily, someone had posted a solution at Google Groups and it is simple. The problem lies with the HTML Validator add-on. It has been […]

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Beware of MS Antispyware 2009

A few people are getting sucked into installing MS Antispyware 2009. They go to some site and get a popup offering to install this program. Think about it. Normal websites don’t offer antispyware programs through a popup. What’s wrong with this program? It contains a virus and the victim actually consents to install it. Sean-Paul […]

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Reputable sites infected by viruses

I can’t remember getting spam from a suburban motor vehicle dealer, at least not from one based in Dubai (I am in Australia). Western Auto LLC part of the Western Group wants to sell me Chinese-made Foton brand 3 Ton Pickups with free insurance and registration. The sender used the IP address 91.73.188.181, which is […]

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Comic Book Creator 2 – Review

By Keith Nallawalla Did you ever wish you could draw comics? Now it’s easy, in the form of Comic Book Creator 2 by Planetwide Media. This is a design package that has all the features you would expect for making a comic book, such as pre-set page layout templates, speech bubbles, caption boxes, separate pages […]

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Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate Review

Ash Nallawalla

12 December 2007

Software

I finally got a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 six months after its release. I had used it on a borrowed machine for a week and had acquired a taste for its improvements. However, it wasn’t until I started using it for daily work that I began to appreciate its richness, particularly on my Windows […]

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Symantec Norton 360 – Review by Ash Nallawalla

Ash Nallawalla

9 August 2007

Software

Norton 360 is billed as an all-in-one security solution from Symantec. Peter Norton’s famous crossed-arms image is nowhere to be seen, let alone his full name. In fact, the Symantec corporate name is underplayed in this product. Certified for Windows Vista, Norton 360 will require a minimum of Windows XP Home or better and a […]

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Peel Away Ads

As a web professional and marketer, I am excited by the technology used online – it is mainly clever programming and scripting. I bought a script that displays an enticing “peel-away” edge at the top right of the page. I am not showing it on the main blog, but you can see it on the […]

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PowerDVD Copy – Review

by Ash Nallawalla CyberLink PowerDVD Copy is a simple program with one purpose – it enables you to copy a DVD. More precisely, the DVD must not have any copy protection on it. The majority of Western movies these days are protected, but home-made or non-commercial videos are not. The program will not copy a […]

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Iolo System Mechanic 7 Professional – Review

by Ash Nallawalla System Mechanic 7 Professional (SM7Pro) is a suite of security, maintenance and diagnostic programs by Iolo. It works with Microsoft Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP and Vista. I tested it on Windows XP. SM7Pro includes the following programs: System Mechanic 7 – (Described later) iolo AntiVirus – It provides email and disk […]

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IBP and ARELIS 9 Business – Review

Axandra has combined two programs into one interface. Internet Business Promoter (IBP) and Axandra Reciprocal Link Solution (ARELIS) are two programs of value to website owners who want to improve their ranking in the major search engines. They are available in Standard (one domain name) and Business (multiple domain names) editions. If you want to […]

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Buggy Apple Safari (beta) for Windows

For some reason (some believe it is to help iPhone developers) Apple Computer has released a beta version of its popular Safari browser for Microsoft Windows. This has created quite a commotion, because it is so buggy. Bugs are expected in beta versions (and released versions) but this one has four Denial of Service (DoS) […]

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