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.