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Digg Tools

A big collection of Digg tools.

Link : DigTools

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August 18, 2006 Posted by | Web | Leave a comment

ZAP Reader- web-based speed reading

” ZAP Reader is a web based speed reading program that will change the way you read on your computer. Current beta testers report reading twice as much in half the time—that’s a 300% increase in reading speed, without any loss in comprehension! There is nothing to install, it works with most popular browsers, and it’s totally free! ” [ ZAP Reader]

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Web | Leave a comment

Aliens use Firefox…

To celebrate the 200 millionth download of Firefox, the Oregon State Linux Users Group created a 45,000+ square foot crop circle of the Firefox logo in an Amity, Oregon oat field

[Via :Linux Users Group – Oregon State University ]

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August 17, 2006 Posted by | Browsers, Web | Leave a comment


GPU is a Gnutella client that allows users to share CPU-resources. GPU allows the creation of computer alliances.
The CPU-time sharing system does not recognize privileges between
users. Each person agrees to provide network resources as needed and in
return is able to get CPU-cycles from other clients on the network
system. Plugins extend the capabilities of client nodes and are
compiled so as to take advantage of the power of the latest processors.
Right now, this client allows rendering of Terragen movies. An experimental search engine
is included, too. GPU cluster size typically ranges from 5 to 15
computers. It is possible to organize ourself in teams and view
statistics. Help us with your pioneer attitude in tweaking and
improving this 15GHz monster 🙂 (which is under GPL and targets only
peaceful goals btw).

[ Via :GPU : a Global Processing Unit – cluster software for P2P computing ]

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August 15, 2006 Posted by | software | Leave a comment

Jcreator Pro 4 beta

Jcreator Pro 4 beta has many changes and the most striking one is the huge GUI redisign. it makes a allready superb IDE even a better one. some of the new feturs are

  • Block selection,
  • Sorting,
  • New color scheme,
  • Margin difference to track changes,
  • Option to look in archive files,
  • Added virtual projects which are not bound to the file system,
  • Enhanced project wizard templates,
  • Added customizable file wizard templates,
  • Quick access via the main toolbar,
  • Optimized start up procedure.

checkout the feature list here :

you have to be a member of the forums to download the beta version, but its a free registration so if your up for beta software give it a spin and help  them improve it even more.

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August 12, 2006 Posted by | software, Windows | 3 Comments

Dr. Divx 2.0 released

Dr.Divx is a freeware utility that is able to transcode many different formats to divx. Formats include mpeg1, mpeg2, mov,vob,avi and flv. The first question that comes to your mind is probably why you would like to convert those formats to divx. The most prominent reason that comes to my mind is that some dvd players are capable to play divx movies but not mov or flv for example.

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August 8, 2006 Posted by | software | Leave a comment

Usere manuales

f u lost the user manuale of some gadget u own and now have no clue how to use its advance functions…heres the place to find them. This site has many user manuels which are freely downloadable..(as we like’em to be). the manuales are in pdf format.


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August 8, 2006 Posted by | Web | Leave a comment

Alternative to Apache

Anyone writing and developing anything for the web at least. Apache is
usually the web-server of choice. It is powerful, flexible, free and
fairly easy to use. An alternative to Apache is the (also free) Xitami web server. web server. It is more light weight than Apache but is also quite easy
to use and configure. Xitami has a nice GUI to help you configure the
many settings it has to run your web server.

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August 8, 2006 Posted by | software, Web | Leave a comment

Picasa 2.5

Download Picasa 2.5 – it still in beta but you cant get it from the main stie. so if you want to try you can doanload it from there.

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August 7, 2006 Posted by | software, Web | Leave a comment

Google code

Google code has been launched about a week ago…can it be compared with SourceForge, Google Code does most of the things that SourceForge does, but open source of the projects has to be seen. engtech has a good overview of of Google Code and how it compares to the SF juggernaut.

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August 4, 2006 Posted by | Web | Leave a comment