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iGoogle – Select a Theme

If you are a frequent user of iGoogle or even have it set as your homepage then you noticed that the website is only white. After a while it can get pretty dull and you might want to change it up a little bit, adding more colors to it. iGoogle added a feature from which you can select a theme. They have quite a few good themes from outer space pictures, to landscapes, to your horoscope sign.

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One of there reasons for choosing a theme is to change your internet routine a little bit. It will be a fresh new view for once instead of looking at the white page over and over each day. It will make iGoogle a bit more interesting rather then dull by the second.Another reason is that by choosing darker colors, you give your eyes a rest. Most of the websites and blogs you visit have light or white designs, which will strain the eyes from the brigthness. Adding more darker colors it will even it out and relax them, while reading and looking up information in the iGoogle page. So spending a few minutes choosing the right theme for you is not so bad after all.

Firefox 3 Beta 4 Released

Firefox 3 Beta 4 is out, and it a matter of time before the public can start downloading it. Early developers have the chance to download Beta 4 for many official mirror website holding the new version, and now so do you guys after reading my blog. There are no release notes so far with the update, but there have been a lot of bug fixes, performance increase, and better word search suggestions. Before you go rushing to download and test the new beta, be sure you back up all your bookmarks and Firefox in general, since there is a possibility you can lose all your data.

How to download:

  1. Click the link bellow to take you to the Firefox mirrors.
  2. Choose your area (Asia, Europe, etc.) and click the link below it (HTTP).
  3.  Click on the Firefox folder >Releases Folder
  4. Select Firefox 3 beta 4 version to download.

Update: The release notes for Beta 4 just came out. Here are few of the changes listed by the Firefox team:

  1. More then 900 improvements on preformance, security, and memory usage.
  2. Malware Protection
  3. Anti-virus integration
  4. Vista Parental Controls
  5. New Web Forgery Protection page
  6. Full Page Zoom
  7. New Download Manager
  8. Integration with Lunix
  9. Places Organizer
  10. Smart Bookmark Folder….and so much more.

FireFox 3 Beta 4 

Free, Open Source Windows

Open Source Windows is a site that offers free, open source programs for Windows platforms. Some of the software you already know and use daily that has been listed on Open Source Windows. The website has been categorized by the use of each software, including: browsers, e-mail providers, rss readers, video player and video podcasting, P2P filesharing, instant massaging, and much more. It’s worth checking out, since it gives you all the best and free software in one place. You can save a lot of time rather then wasting it by going to different websites looking for each software that you want to download. Also, if you are a developer by following few simple steps in their guideline you can have your own software posted on their site so they public can use it.

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. This is the best Windows software that we know of.
No adware, no spyware, just good software.

Open Source Windows

Maxthon Browser

Maxthon with the slogan “The way we surf the world” is a new browser based on Internet Explorer, but with many new features. I should correct myself, Maxthon is not new, but the new version came out in 2007, which made it more well known. It’s a highly customized interface that has a powerful tabbing feature, anti-freeze, smart acceleration, feed reader, ad hunter, screen capture,  and much more. If you are an Internet Explorer user and you have vowed never to switch over to Firefox or another browser, you might want to considered giving Maxthon a try. It’s basically IE, but with richer quality and more powerful tools.

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(Image of the Classical Maxthon)
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(Image of the New Maxthon)
Maxthon