Monday, 25 October 2010

Safefox web browser-video.

Here I talk about Safefox browser which is another open source version of Firefox made only for Windows computers.

Safefox browser.

Firefox is one of the most popular browsers that many people use but it is not without it's problems. Because Firefox is made to be compatible with all computer software,it often slows and crashes. But there are many Firefox open source versions,that is Firefox browsers that use the Mozilla code and work like Firefox.

 One such browser is Safefox which is an open source version of Firefox but unlike Firefox, Safefox browser is made only for Windows computers. I recently wrote about Pale Moon web browser which is another open source version of Firefox,also made only for Windows. But Pale Moon is only a year old as it was made last year in 2009. But Safefox has been around a lot longer than that and was brought out before Pale Moon.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Alternative web software for Windows.

There is more than enough software to choose from for Windows computers and laptops but some is not so well known. But here are a few useful alternatives to more used or well known software.

Google Chrome is a very good browser that is Chrome based but there are others that are ahead and more advanced alternatives.

Chromium is the open source version of Google Chrome and has nightly builds and so it is updated daily and is one version ahead,the current version is Chromium 7.

Google Chrome Canary build is another open source version of Google Chrome made only for windows and is said to be faster than Google Chrome and is again one version ahead of Google Chrome,Google Chrome Canary 7. The only disadvantage is that it cannot be set as your default browser but that is only a small disadvantage.

Real Player browser.



















There are many programs on the web that can be downloaded and installed on your computer or laptop that can download videos from web sites like You Tube and My Space and also store them in a video file on your computer. But the easiest and most user friendly one to use is Real Player. Real Player is free to download and use and will work on most video sites. Real Player downloads any video which can then be saved on a file on your computer of your choice and you can then upload the video to other social network or video sharing sites easily. The way that most people will use Real Player is to open a web browser and then, when you go to a website and play a video you will get the blue link to down load the video. But the disadvantage of this is that Real Player does not work in every web browser. 

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Install Chromium without visiting the web.

Chromium browser is an open source browser that was made before Google Chrome and it is faster and more advanced than Google Chrome. While it is easy to find a download link for Google Chrome,there are very few links for Chromium. 

Also I and other people have found when downloading Chromium from the nightly builds website,that some of the builds are broken. Resulting in a browser that is not working and the biggest problem is that not many sites have a direct download link. But fortunately there is another way to install Chromium on your computer or laptop without searching the web. This can be done using the Chromium nightly updater tool. 

Friday, 8 October 2010

How to uninstall Internet Explorer completely.

















Some time ago I wrote about Internet Explorer and the risks involved in uninstalling it in that it could damage Windows and even stop them from working if you uninstalled the Internet Explorer browser. But since that time I have done more research and I have actually uninstalled Internet Explorer 8 from my two Windows 7 laptops without doing any damage to my system.

The following information I am going to give applies to Windows 7 computers and laptops only. I do not know what the case would be if you were to completely remove Internet Explorer or IE for short from a Windows Vista,Windows XP or an older version of Windows computer. As these systems may depend more on IE to function properly than Windows 7 systems do.