…but wants to get rid of one of them!
Did you know that Firefox is smarter than IE? Maybe it just makes more assumptions and those assumptions are usually right. If you want to go to a fairly common site, enter just the name of that site like “digg” or “cnn” and hit enter. FireFox will go to digg.com and cnn.com respectively. Does it just add “.com” to the word you enter? Probably not because “ford” takes me to ford.com while both “ford trucks” and ford cars” takes me to fordvehicles.com. “Internal” takes me to irs.gov, while “iteral” takes me to a Google search for the word. Looks like you are better off sticking to most common sites but this can save a few keystrokes.
Have a need or desire to keep up with your favorite artist’s latest releases? Check our this slick service. Music-Alerts.com takes the names of your favorite bands and creates an RSS feed that lets you see when the artists you are interested in release a new CD. Currently you can add artists to your custom feed, but not delete them. No problem, just make a new one. This tracks releases on Amazon.com so if yer’ faves are not on there, you might have a little trouble. I love it because as soon as I see an artist appear on there, I know I can go right
to isohunt.com to Amazon and buy it if I like. Enjoy!
(Yahoo! Mail users only.)This is a great extension for FireFox I always install on any computer I have. It is called YMail and is by Terry Yuen. It creates a small icon at the bottom of your browser which shows you if you have a new email.
*You can see how many emails you have, you can set the frequency it checks automatically as well as check on demand.
*The visual notification settings are easily altered, I turn mine off sometimes when I am doing an online demo so viewers aren’t distracted by it.
*You can use it to go straight to your inbox.
Check out the author’s other projects at this site.
Yeah–I know, this not not quite the proper use of Linux but its got a ring to it. As you may have seen, Wal Mart sold right out of them and techno-pundits across the interblog are exclaiming their pleasant surprise.
Anyway, I have been promised to review gOS and I will. I have been playing with it a bit more. I do have to say that while I know it is meant to be sort of locked down for ease of use to the technology challenged, I still am having some trouble adding applications. Time will pass and soon, some of those folks will start to be able to do a few things on there new “picture box”. I wish there was a “beginner”, intermediate” and “advanced” switch. More to come, hopefully with screenshots.
Giveaway of the Day features a free download of software that is normally not freeware. Every 24 hours they feature a new software title and you have 24 hours to download and install that software for free. It is obviously what they are doing here. The software vendors are offering a digital “free sample” of their product to get the word out. Giveaway of the Day is using that to get the traffic and presumably, ad revenue. No problem with that, we get free software!