Free MS Office Alternatives

Everyone is familiar with Microsoft Office; it’s the business industry standard. It is more now than ever starting at $69.99 per year or $6.99 per month. For those on a tight budget or just cheap there are free alternatives. Microsoft Office Online The first is none other than Microsoft’s own Microsoft Office Online. Office Online…

Free Video Editors

There are a number of free video editors out there. Don’t willy-nilly go searching Google for them. You will end up in the deepest rat-whole at best and you computer getting infected at worst. Here are a some vetted editors for you.. Microsoft Photos is a very simple application that is mostly used to manage…

Best Alternate Software

There is a lot of great commercial software out there from Microsoft, Adobe and others but they can cost many hundreds of dollars. Here are some favorite alternatives to the commercial stuff… LibreOffice – a great alternative to Microsoft Office. This suite of products will do almost anything you want. It includes a word-processor, a…

Brave, Much More Than A Browser

Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. The browser blocks ads and website trackers. In a future version of the browser, the company has proposed adopting a pay-to-surf business model. As of 2018, Brave supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. The current…

Chrome OS What is it?

Chrome OS is an operating system designed by Google that is based on the Linux kernel and uses the Google Chrome web browser as its principal user interface. As a result, Chrome OS primarily supports web applications. Chrome is very stable and very secure. It is perfect for an individual or group that uses Google apps or other web apps. When using Chrome OS the user…

PSI Is Shutting Down

One of the best way to keep your Windows computer secure has been Personal Software Inspector (PSI) from Flexera (Formerly Secunia).  PSI identifies missing security patches on user’s private PC, and automatically installs them when possible. Unfortunately Flexera has ended support for PSI as of April 20th. I will miss PSI and its functionality. I tried…

Paint.Net

PAINT.NET is a freeware raster graphics editor program for Microsoft Windows, developed on the .NET Framework. paint.net was originally created by Rick Brewster as a Washington State University student project,  and has evolved from a simple replacement for the Microsoft Paint program into an editor with support for layers, blending, transparency, and plugins. Of course…

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool is a freely distributed virus removal tool developed by Microsoft for the Microsoft Windows operating system. First released on January 13, 2005, it is an on-demand anti-virus tool (“on-demand” means it lacks real-time protection) that scans the computer for specific widespread malware and tries to eliminate the infection. It…

Create Windows 10 Installation Media

If you have done the free  Windows 10 upgrade and activated it your machine is entitled to Windows 10 and you can reinstall it anytime you like. You can even do a clean reinstall with no need to return to the old operating system. To reinstall you must first obtain installation media. Here are instructions…

What is Virtual Machine?

In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a particular computer system. Virtual machines operate based on the computer architecture and functions of a real or hypothetical computer, and their implementations may involve specialized hardware,software, or a combination of both. There are different kinds of virtual machines, each with different functions. System virtual…