Category Archives: Software

Google Toolbar for Firefox

Offecial Google Toolbar for Firefox is finally out and availble for downloading.

It looks like that Google is more open minded about Open Source projects more than its other rivals.

To download the Toolbar:

Thanks Google 😉



Windows Vista – Preview

First off, as many already have heard, Longhorn has been changed to be “Windows Vista”. It will probably come out in August 2006.

In this new Windows they have focused on these points:

  1. Security. I heard that they are rewriting the lower level of coding to prevent Viruses such as Blaster.
  2. Developer Flexibility. ( .Net and XAML ) For much easier network based programs.
  3. Polish. It is 5 years now since XP came out, so now they spent nice time on developing new technology for a better system, and that new technology name is “Aero”. Aero has come a long way though and Microsoft seems to be intent on making this version of Windows the most polished, cleanest, best OS they’ve made yet. We’re not just talking about being pretty, which it is. But also being far more responsive to user input, booting up faster, better memory management.

I’m wondering how much RAM is it gonna need ?!

Cya 😉


MenuetOS – Operating System on a single floppy disk!

That’s really cool. Operating System not bigger than 800KB in a ZIP file.

I think it’s nice tool specially if you are at some place where you can’t work on a computer freely (Like at school or work).

It doesn’t need to be installed on the computer to work. No need for Hard Disk – it loads in the memory, but if you like you can access the Hard Disk. Just put in the Floppy disk and load from it and you’re ready.

It’s loaded with lot of usefull and basic stuff such as Web Browsing, FTP, Multimedia, IRC, and some games.

Check it out: MenuetOS



Ubuntu – Linux for Human Beings

“Ubuntu” is an ancient African word, meaning “humanity to others”. Ubuntu also means “I am what I am because of who we all are”. The Ubuntu Linux distribution brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the software world.

Ubuntu is a complete Linux-based operating system, freely available with both community and professional support.

Also Ubuntu is Open Source Operating System, which means you can see how your system is built and coded for free!

Maybe you have heard about Linux before and you were afraid to switch to Linux just like me 🙂

The result of my experiance with Ubuntu Linux till now is amaizing!

I was afraid that I will not be able to run my computer again since I have vital info on it 😛

I’m telling you, this new version of Linux is so user friendly and powerfull.

Fast, Easy Install:
Ubuntu doesn’t have a pretty graphical installer, it has a FAST and EASY installer. OK, there are still a couple of places where you need to know what you are doing, but the defaults will work for most people.

Immediately Useful
When you finish your Ubuntu installation your system is immediately usable. You have a full set of business productivity applications, internet applications, drawing and graphics applications, and games. That one CD gives you a very good desktop environment out of the box, with many applications for business, home and personal computer users installed by default. There are thousands of additional pieces of software that are just a few clicks away, but we’ve done the hard work to get the basics in place easily and effectively.

If you like, you can install this Linux and Windows together very easily. All you have to do is just to delete a partition that you don’t need (Bigger than 7 Gig is recommended) and just reboot with Ubuntu install CD and when it asks you where to install Ubuntu choose “Largest continuest free space” and it will do the rest 🙂
So after the installation is done and you restart, you can choose to boot to Windows or Ubuntu Linux.

This version of Linux is so nice and supports a very big number of Hardware (Wireless, RAID …etc) …. I didn’t need to install driver for any Hardware – everything were ready to use 🙂
Also it has the interface in so many languages (Including Arabic!!) … you can read/write in these languages just normally.

And guess what too 🙂 … you can run Windows applications on Linux using a porgram called Wine

Linux is becoming more and more powerfull. And now I always use it instead of Windows 🙂 I highly recommend this Version.

And if you are a .Net developer like me 🙂 … you can develope .Net applications on Linux !! can it get any better !! 😀
Check here for .Net on Linux:

Linux Ubuntu can run on any computer system, even Apple computers!

I really love this Ubuntu Linux and you just gotta try it.

For more info and download : Ubuntu – Linux for Human Beings
The CD is about 600MB 🙂

Screenshots : Here for Screenshots

If you have any questions please ask 🙂

Cya 😉


Macromedia Forecasts Strong Breeze With New Version

Macromedia just keep on making more cool stuff 🙂

Now the Breeze program which was a nice tool for making web based presentations with very nice look and efficient small size is now using VOIP technology to make Breeze great.

So now Breeze has more great options like Video and Audio broadcasting.

Check more about this at : Macromedia Forecasts Strong Breeze With New Version