Category Archives: SGB Software

From Windows Vista to Windows 7 and Back

My home desktop is several years old.  I don’t game much, so keeping up with the latest and greatest isn’t really on my list of things to do.  If you’re a gamer, you want the latest and greatest because it … Continue reading

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Launch Mult Apps at once

From Lifehacker this morning comes a pretty neat util.  It seems to work rather well. Basically it allows you to set multiple apps to launch at once.  One idea that is mentioned is if you normally run a set of … Continue reading

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Download Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

For those a little more daring: Vista SP2 has now hit the net. Yesterday Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta to the public. If you have been waiting for a second service pack for … Continue reading

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Multi-machine solutions

This is a recap of the original article we did a couple of years ago.  A lot of people still haven’t heard of Synergy. If you have several machines lying around your “geek room” running various versions of Windows/Linux/OsX and … Continue reading

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Zone Alarm Pro – Free Today

Lifehacker brings us a useful tool – for free.  I haven’t tested the latest version of their product, but ZoneAlarm is known for making a solid piece of software. As [Lifehacker] mentioned yesterday, the normally $40 firewall and antivirus solution … Continue reading

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Ashampoo’s Burning Studio

From LifeHacker – Ashampoo’s Burning Studio.  This works like a lot of other burning applications.  I like the smooth feel of it. Head over to LifeHacker and check it out!

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Google Chrome

This really isn’t much of a shock, but has taken the net by storm.  Google has released it’s own browser.  Before getting into any specifics, I will give some first impressions.  I use IE6 at work (requirement), and Firefox3 with … Continue reading

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Vista hater? It’s harder, but XP can still be had…

Check out Mark’s post on how to get your hands on XP. Officially it can’t be had anymore. Windows XP has been retired but you can still get it Mark has pointed out a source for us to try and … Continue reading

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Skype Goes Verball

Ever wanted a talking internet telephone?  Of course you have. Well, let me introduce you to the Verballs.  These animated little characters move wave their arms all around when you receive a Skype call and then move their mouths to … Continue reading

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This install of Windows will self destruct in 30 days

Ed Bott at ZDNet is reporting that Microsoft will soon make installation of WGA (Windows Genuine Advantage) mandatory. Not only will it become a mandatory install, if WGA isn’t installed within 30 days, the install of Windows will cease to … Continue reading

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