A few years ago I remember many people asking, trading, and selling Joost invitations. I ended up getting one when Joost was in beta and though I thought the idea was great, I was not very impressed with channel content. Since then Joost has come a long way. Currently still in beta but open to the public, Joost boasts over 480 channels with 28,000+ TV shows.
If you’ve seen the screenshots of Google Chrome on XP vs Vista, you’ve probably noticed that the interface looks completely different. If you want to make your XP version use a slick black theme, you can do so with a custom hack.
As almost everybody knows by now, Google has released their Chrome web browser, a stripped down browser built for speed and an inline search bar known as the Omnibox. The only problem is that by default there are only 5 suggestions, but with a simple command line switch we can increase that number.
The retail price of diagramming software Microsoft Visio 2007 ranges between $550 to $259 depending on if you choose professional or standard, which is a lot of money for somebody on a budget. Since we love to write about replacing expensive applications with high quality free alternatives, today we are writing about Dia, a free alternative.
Download Dia For Windows or Linux
Since it is back to school time it seems appropriate to cover some tools to help you store and mange your studies easier. Evernote is a great free note taking application that can help organize the most disorganized people. Evernote allows saving notes, pictures, and web content to one centralized location and being able to access it from almost anywhere.
Download Evernote For Mac and PC
I love trying out cool music players. I have already written about several players and no doubt will continue that trend. Today I will cover the sleek, free, and powerful AIMP2. AIMP2 could probably be best described as a Winamp alternative of sorts. The cool thing about AIMP is they do not hold out features only available in a “pro” version. AIMP2 is very light on system resources and can play basically any media file under the sun.
We’ve already covered how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your dead Windows computer, but using the boot cd can sometimes be a little slow. We can speed up the booting process by installing Ubuntu to a bootable USB flash drive instead.
Again another exciting week for computer geekery! I would argue the highlight of this week was the release of Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2. We also covered a lot of several MS Office tips. In case you missed anything last week here is a list of the week’s content.