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Free plus Software equals Freeware

Freeware is a word formed by combining two separate words: “free” and “software”. Freeware is free software that is made available for use with no time limit. Although freeware is without cost and can be used for a limited time there usually are some kind of usage restrictions such as free only for academic, non-commercial or personal use while there is a fee for commercial use usually with a few extra features. (more…)
Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection
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Avira Antivir: Virus and Malware Protection

Being that I am an IT consultant, I have seen a sizable increase in the amount of virus infected machines out there. Case in point, I was working on some machines for a client, and one of the victims had over 1000 infections. On the business level however, paid solutions are the only way to go. When your machines are housing mission-critical data, you need the best and most  powerful protection as you can get. Now I'm not saying that this is as good as it gets, but it weighs in as a heavy contender in the industry. Now on the residential side of things, there are features that the Professional Edition has that aren’t as critical. Most every AntiVirus company offers editions for both user groups, including Avira. However, Avira does not seem to have the same popularity as its comp...
Digsby: the good , the bad, and the useful
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Digsby: the good , the bad, and the useful

Hello everybody, its your favourite IT dude again with a brief rundown for one of the more popular chat software. Its called Digsby. Now mind you, its been around for a few years but I recently stumbled upon it. I always wanted to bundle my chat programs together (MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, etc) but couldn't find any way to do so without opening multiple programs at once. That is where Digsby comes in. It is so robust and easy to use, you will be wondering how you got along without it. In the past, instant messaging was the exclusive domain of a leisurely chat with friends or to avoid having to pay for long distance phone calls. However, it is not uncommon now to see office colleagues in neighboring cubicles communicating via these IM networks. (more…)
5 Alternative Web Browser Choices
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5 Alternative Web Browser Choices

Your internet browser is one of the most important and most used pieces of software that you install on your computer whether it is a Windows, Mac or Linux powered system. Privacy and security, standards compliance and features such as feed aggregation and plug-in support are some important facets that capable web browsers should posses. Internet Explorer is currently the most used web browser with over 60% of market share Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera are the more well known web browsers but what other options do web surfers have and what are the benefits? (more…)