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June 26, 2012 By MetaDesign Solutions


Microsoft added support for writing custom preview handlers for documents with release of Windows Vista and Office 2007. Custom Preview...

January 5, 2012 by

Replacing Proprietary Windows Software with GNU/Linux

I've written recently about main points on migrating from Windows to GNU/Linux. Those reasons included one which pertains to the software included with the GNU/Linux distributions, and replacing those proprietary products with those on GNU/Linux that you will never need to re-buy or pay upgrades for again in the future.

April 15, 2010 by

Google Apps updates: Enough to compete with Office 2010?

As with most things in tech, that depends. As Sam Diaz pointed out in his coverage of the updates from the Atmosphere event Monday, "Google has been aggressively targeting its cloud-based Google Apps at the enterprise, hosting events like these to spread the word on the strength of the suite.

April 12, 2010 by

Aussies pay premium for Adobe CS5

Global software giant Adobe has slapped a substantial premium on Australian prices for its latest Creative Suite 5 suite launched this week when compared to equivalent US prices for the same software.

March 15, 2010 by

Updates that boost Mac searching and content discovery

Searching for data with Spotlight and the Finder provide Mac users with a capable base set of tools and features such as Spotlight's Smart Folders and the Finder's Quick Look. However, Mac users who really want to find data quickly may be interested in third-party tools that build on Spotlight's technology, several of which were updated recently.

October 15, 2009 by

Aussies hit with IBM price hike

IBM has confirmed it will raise Australian prices on a number of its products by 3 per cent effective from 1 January 2010, in response to what Big Blue described as "changing economic conditions and cost structures".

September 28, 2009 by

Can you upgrade an old XP PC to Windows 7? Should you?

My friend Lisa has a four-year-old Sony laptop running Windows XP. This machine, once a triumph of Sony hardware engineering, could easily be deemed ready to retire. But after careful consideration, I decided it was worth upgrading to Windows 7. I tried both a clean install and a new edition of Laplink’s PCmover software, which is specifically designed to ease this sort of migration. The XP-to-7 odyssey was an interesting one, with surprising results and several lessons I can share with anyone contemplating a similar adventure.

March 26, 2009 by

Application compatibility and open source rendering issues

In my ongoing quest to examine web developer and web designer touch points, I have been getting my hands pleasantly dirty with both Quark’s latest iteration and the all-consuming box that is Creative Suite 4 (CS4).Both the new products have been considerably upgraded from their previous versions and while CS4 is a really well integrated product inside the Adobe suite; Quark has also come on leaps and bounds with a new appreciation for publishing right through from the printed page to the web.

January 23, 2009 by

The Mac at 25: GUI battles in business

It's near impossible for new computer users today or even a decade ago to understand what the big deal was about the Macintosh. After all, the most base cell phone in your pocket offers up a graphical user interface of menus and objects. However, 25 years ago, GUI was a firing offense in many offices.


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