Make Free Calls Right From Your Computer

Yesterday I received a email from Michael Robertson [Linspire] in which he is introducing a new phone service called GizmoCall. Unlike other phone services that requires a complete software download, GizmoCalls uses a Flash plug-in that allows any user to make calls through their browser. The format is simple and easy to use. Limitations: Registered…

Drive Sentry – Review

Drive Sentry is a program from Drive Sentry, Inc. that the software manufacture describes as being a firewall to protect your important files from being changed, and only only trusted programs to write to your hard disk. They also indicate that Drive Sentry with it’s patent pending technology will also stop viruses, Trojans and malicious…

Vista Upgrade – Workaround Install Procedure

This is a procedure that sounds like it should work OK for those who have bought a upgrade version of Vista and who wish to do a clean install. I haven’t personally tried it since I don’t have a upgrade version to test with. 1. Boot your computer system using the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD….

Google Blog Search – Beta

Google Blog Search, currently in Beta testing, offers a unique way to not only receive information on blogs, but also to track via Google Alerts, any new blog information. Google blogs is also a easy way to find out about any information of your choosing, that is currently being posted about in blogs through out…

Bad Vista – They Even Have A Web Site

Anti-Microsoft site BadVista.Org states in their preamble: “The BadVista campaign is an advocate for the freedom of computer users, opposing adoption of Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free (as in freedom) software alternatives.” “advocate for the freedom of computer users” I didn’t even know I was being held captive. “opposing adoption of Microsoft Windows Vista”…

Being Green – What Is It ?

When I first read that Micheal Dell was touting ‘being green’ at the Consumer Electronics Show, in las Vegas, my first thought was recycling computer parts to save our landfills from toxic waste. During the next few weeks after the show had ended, I read more articles which explained exactly what some of the major…

Jack Sparrow Is Not The Only Pirate

I’ve been reading all around the Internet about some kind of a survey that was done by someone or some company, taking a simple poll of only 2600 people, and coming up with a figure of 25 million people who Pirate movies from Internet sources. And having just watched Pirates of the Caribbean – Dead…

Vista Ultimate Extras – I Finally Got Them

Well Microsoft has come through. I checked for the Vista Ultimate Extra updates this morning and there they were, along with 4 critical updates and 1 recommended update. And for Ultimate edition it was 2 updates. One for Texas Hold’em and another for Bitlocker and EFS. Windows DreamScene was not part of the download package….

Defragmentation – Should You Defrag Or Not?

Defragmentation was once confined to the geekiest of geeks. And then Microsoft started to include a tool called Defragmentor so that the average user could perform this chore. But over the years, “defrag” short for Defragmentor has come under attack between to very distinct groups of pro’s and con’s. So how does your hard disk…