Microsoft Offering Alternative Browsers to Windows 7 Users

by on March 1, 2010
in Browsers, Microsoft, Windows

windows7-logoNow this is something really very surprising! Microsoft is offering other “alternative” web browsers to its users in Europe.

In the latest Windows Update, Microsoft prompts users of Internet Explorer using Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 to make an “important choice” of choosing their web browser. The move is part of a settlement with the European Commission.

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Display Folder Size in Windows Explorer

by on January 24, 2010
in Freewares, Tips and Tricks, Windows

folder-size-thmbOne thing that annoys me is that when going through Windows Explorer, it doesn’t show the folder size in the folder size column like it shows for files.

Folder Size for Windows is a free addon for Windows XP/Vista that adds a new column to the Windows Explorer details view to displays the sizes of files and folders.

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Windows XP Theme for Windows 7

by on September 15, 2009
in Tips and Tricks, Windows

windows-7-orbHow many of you have actually moved to Windows 7 and have already started missing the good, old Windows XP?

This post is exactly what you need if you want to have the look and feel of XP in your Windows 7. The default blue theme on Windows XP was called Luna, which can now be applied on Windows 7.

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Google Chrome OS Transformation Pack

google-chrome-logoGoogle Chrome OS has been making quite a hype since it’s announcement last month. Several websites have posted screenshots claiming them to be the leaked screenshots of Chrome OS, but most of them have been verified as fake.

While Google is getting us excited before the actual release, a designer at DeviantART has come up with a Chrome OS Transformation Pack that could transform your Windows XP with the Chrome OS looks.

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Windows Vista Sidebar for XP

by on November 16, 2008
in Freewares, Softwares, Tips and Tricks, Windows

Lots of applications and utilities have trried to clone Wwindows Vista’s sidebar, but haven’t been able to come up with something up to the mark. All of them had limited number of gadgets (some didn’t have any), and used a lot of system resources.

Joshoon from DeviantArt have managed to port the real Windows Sidebar (originally found in Windows Vista) to Windows XP using Alky For Applications. Alky makes makes it possible to run Vista apps on Windows XP.

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Vista Transformation Pack 9.0

by on November 15, 2008
in Freewares, Softwares, Tips and Tricks

Almost all who loves Windows Vista, but cannot run it on their PCs use transformation packs to change the look and feel of their OS.

Vista Transformation Pack is a free suite of mods for your Windows XP that can transform its look and some features into Windows Vista’s one.

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Vista-Like Welcome Center in Windows XP

When we log on Windows Vista for the first time after a fresh install, a Welcome Screen welcomes us on our desktop and pulls all the tasks you’ll most likely want to complete when you set up your computer into a single location.

Now you can also add this Welcome Screen in windows XP, thanks to fediaFedia and Dantaylor17 of DeviantArt.

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Shutdown PC Automatically with EasyShutdown

by on September 7, 2008
in Tools, Windows XP

Many of you download large files from the Internet, and in countries like India and Pakistan where we don’t have lightening fast Internet speeds, we have to keep our PCs on for long till the download finishes. My PC stays on whole night as I download a lot.

I have found this very small freeware that can shutdown your PC after a duration of specified minutes. EasyShutdown lets you instantly shutdown or restart your computer or you can delay it by a few minutes.

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Windows Live Theme for XP and Vista

Here’s something I have that all Windows Live fans are going to love. I was in search of a theme that looked exactly like Windows Live website.

BlogsDNA did some Googling and found a theme that can be used on Windows Vista as well as XP. It is very attractive and comes with 4 cool wallpapers. This theme pack also contains a separate skin for Windows Sidebar.

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