Freeware Fridays | Top Tools Of the Week #12

freeware-signIn case you haven’t seen them, here are the most recent posts in our Freeware category. We hope you enjoy reading about these freebies, and maybe you’ll find a keeper in the mix.


Thunderbird 3.1 Available For Downloads

Thunderbird 3.1 has been released. Download the final release of Thunderbird 3.1 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.


BackupAnywhere is a Simple USB Backup Tool That Supports Folder Sync

BackupAnywhere is a simple USB backup tool which can back up the entire content of a USB drive in a folder on your computer. You can also use this utility to sync your hard drive folders with USB Folders.


How to Hide Desktop Icons (Win XP)

There are many ways to hide Desktop icons. I’ll cover three methods here. The method you choose is up to you.

Windows Live Essential Beta

Windows Live Essentials Beta Available For Downloads

Windows Live Essentials which was earlier known as Windows Live Wave 4 has reached a beta stage will be available for downloads starting tomorrow.

check-mark-ico Why Was SHOUTCast Radio Removed From the Latest VLC 1.1.0 Release?

AOL Corporation is not too happy about the availability of SHOUTCast Radio on VLC and wants it removed. They forced VLC to include the adware SHOUTCast toolbar.


Easy Screen Rotation with iRotate

If you need an easy way to rotate your PC’s screen displays, iRotate is an option you should try.

Firefox Crash Protection

Firefox 3.6.4 Released With CrashProtection

Firefox 3.6.4 has been released with crash protection. Firefox 3.6.4 introduces Crash protection by using the Out-of-process plugins (OOPP) feature.


VLC Media Player v1.1.0 Released GPU Decoding, WebM, Extensions and More

VLC has been updated to 1.1.0. The new releases supports GPU accelerated video decoding, webM and extensions.


Destroy Twitter 2.0 Released Quick Review

Destroy Twitter 2.0 has been released. Find out what’s new.

cd-drive-ico SystemRescueCD Releases Version 1.5.6 With a new GParted

SystemRescueCD is to data recovery what BackTrack is to hacking. It gives us an array of in built tools for partition recovery as well as backup. It supports the Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4, ReiserFS, VFAT, XFS, JFS, NTFS and Btrfs file systems.


Opera 10.54 Fixes Multiple Security Issues

Opera 10.54 fixes a host of security issues and is a highly reccomended update for all Opera 10.5x users.


Giving Up On Time Wasted on Facebook?

My previous girlfriend started to send Facebook messages … I haven’t visited the Facebook for days now and I don’t miss it, since I have Chit Chat.


7 Free Alternatives for Windows Media Player

There are several limitations to Windows Media Player. This post compiles a list of freeware that serve as alternatives to Windows Media Player.

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