As you install ever more software on your computer, your startup entries become littered with applications that slow down your boot time and typically waste your computer's memory.
Collecting responses from a group of people is something very common in an office environment. Whether you are trying to ask what type of pizza to order for a meeting, or taking a vote on who's going to quit next, what you need is a poll.
Microsoft Word is a wonderful tool for writing documents, but did you know that you can now use it to post to your blog as well?
Dozens of people have written in and expressed their hatred of the new breadcrumb feature in Windows Vista's Explorer address bar, and especially because you simply can't turn it off... until now.
One of the more advanced options for resizing your Windows Vista partition is to use the GParted Live CD, a bootable linux CD that takes you straight into GParted, the great linux utility for managing partitions.
Microsoft has just released a set of updates for Windows Vista, divided into two separate update packs. One deals with performance and the other with reliability, and seems to fix quite a few issues with video drivers and hibernation.
We've always been fans of the free Foxit PDF reader here, but when I came across an open-source PDF viewer that was even more lightweight and simple, I immediately switched.
Scott was looking for a replacement for the Active Desktop feature that is missing from Vista. Once again, Andreas Verhoeven was up to the task, and created Ave's DesktopSites, which will let you put images of websites on your desktop.
In my quest to keep a clean inbox, I've created a small application that notifies me directly on my desktop when new comments come in. It accesses the WordPress XML-RPC API by means of a small Wordpress plugin that I've created.
Keep that inbox clean with auto archiving in Outlook.
If you like to subscribe to feeds using Firefox's Live Bookmarks feature, the LiveClick extension gives you so many upgrades that I can only cover the highlights of how great it is.
If you're the type of person that always allows Firefox to save your login credentials for the sites you visit, you might be very frustrated when you come across a site that doesn't even prompt you to save the credentials.
The question I am asked most often is "How do I install a dual-boot with Windows XP on my new Windows Vista computer?" The answer is that it's not that difficult, it's just very time consuming.
If you are a fan of the Live Bookmarks feature, you might wonder how to make them update quicker since the default update time is once per hour, and there isn't a place in the interface to configure this.