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Paint.Net v3.5

Paint.net is an application I’ve found myself using on a day to day basis over the last couple of years. In my opinion it’s a perfect bridge between the ridiculously simple but underpowered ‘Microsoft Paint’ that’s bundled with Windows and the powerful but expensive to buy and difficult to learn ‘Adobe Photoshop’.

The majority of [...]

Living with Windows 7

I’ve been living with the release candidate of Windows 7 now for a couple of weeks now at home. To be honest,I’m so impressed that it’s got to the stage that going to work and having to use Windows Vista again has become a chore. If you missed my article last week on obtaining [...]

Windows 7

If I didn’t know better,I’d say that Microsoft were trying to confuse us.

The approach for naming Windows appears to change with every release. Back when I first started using Windows we were running 3.11 which we then upgraded [...]

Secunia PSI

News was released this week regarding a potentially serious flaw present in Internet Explorer which potentially allows a hacker to gain control of a computer that has visited a website infected with malicious code. The scary thing about this particular bug is that the user doesn’t need to download or click anything to become infected [...]

Microsoft Photosynth

I do like innovative new ideas,especially if they come from an unlikely source such as Microsoft;despite being one of the largest and most successful companies on the planet,they do have a reputation for sticking to a tried and tested formula rather than risking money on groundbreaking new ideas.

Paint.NET

Some time ago I reviewed an application called GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) as I was getting tired of using Photoshop for relatively simple image manipulation tasks. One cannot deny that Photoshop is an extremely competent and extensive program but it is also extremely resource hungry and not to mention expensive;it seemed somewhat akin [...]

64 Bit Computing

There is a lot being said about Windows Vista at the moment along with the normal paranoia keeping users away that usually occurs when Microsoft release a new Operating System. I’m surprised by the number of people I know who have bought a new computer in the last couple of months and paid more to [...]

Microsoft Natural Keyboard

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) is one of those things that unless you have experienced for yourself is very easy to put down as being a pretty much fictitious condition;after all how much can you possibly strain yourself whilst being sat in front of a computer? Unfortunately I personally have suffered from this affliction a [...]

Keyboard Shortcuts

For years I have been perplexed by the people that use their mouse for absolutely everything when are a number of perfectly good keyboard shortcuts that will do the job in a fraction of the time. Why people don’t take advantage of these shortcuts is arguable however I personally believe the primary reason is that [...]

OpenOffice 2.2

Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been driven slowly mad by Microsoft Office 2007 and its new “easier to use” interface which I just can’t get my head around. The problem is that I’ve always been used to using keyboard short cuts and knowing exactly where to look for a particular function within a [...]