Category: software

MICROSOFT OFFICE 2019

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Office 2019 was released to general availability for Windows 10 and for macOS on September 24, 2018. Some features that had previously been restricted to Office 365 subscribers are available in this release. Office 2019 is not updated with Windows update. Instead it has to be manually updated from within a component such as Outlook or Excel via the file menu. This …

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PIXEL STUDIO FOR PIXEL ART

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Pixel Studio for pixel art was developed and released on May 1, 2018 by Oleg Mekekechko. Pixel Studio for pixel art is a paint program. Pixel Studio for pixel art is designed as an aid for game development, It has more refinements that make hand drawn pixel art graphics seen in many recent independent games. …

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LAW & ORDER 20 SEASON BOX SET

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The Law & Order Complete Series Collection is for the ultimate fan. Included are individually boxed seasons 1-20. This massive collection comes on 98 discs and contains a whopping 380 hours of entertainment to enjoy for years to come. A few episodes of Homicide: Life on the Street are included with the box set. The …

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INSTALLING FONTS IN WINDOWS

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Corel and Adobe bundles fonts on the CD/DVD for users but they are not installed automatically. Worse they are all in folders making it hard to install them all. The Adobe Font Folio is a huge collection that is needed for typesetting and desktop publishing. Thankfully the elevated command prompt can solve the problem quickly: …

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LIMEWIRE

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Limewire was released on May 2, 2000 by Lime Wire LLC. The program is a free peer to peer sharing platform. Limewire uses Java so the Java runtime is needed to be installed to launch it. This program was released only a year after the Napster saga unfolded. Limewire has been manually developed and adding …

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ADOBE INDESIGN

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Adobe InDesign was developed to replace PageMaker which they had acquired from the buyout of Aldus. PageMaker lost market share to Quark which motivated Adobe to develop InDesign which was partially done already by Aldus. InDesign is a desktop publishing system. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical …

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MYSQL FOR WINDOWS

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A new database tool has become available for Windows 95 and Windows NT. MySQL runs natively on Windows 95 and it allows access to be seen on a workgroup. Earlier with Microsoft BASIC etc was the indexed sequential access system (ISAM) was used for data storage. SQL was developed by IBM for mainframes so MySQL …

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WINAMP

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Winamp is a media player for Microsoft Windows 95 and above. Winamp was first released in 1997, when Justin Frankel and Dmitry Boldyrev, formerly students at the University of Utah, integrated their Windows user interface with the Advanced Multimedia Products (“AMP”) MP3 file playback engine. MP3 decoding was performed by the AMP decoding engine developed …

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MICROSOFT OFFICE 97

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Microsoft Office 97 is a new release which marks the move to a fully 32-bit version of all of the components. Microsoft Office 97 also introduced product activation for some markets. The version in the studio does not require activation however awareness suggests Microsoft wants to reduce copying their software. About 5 years ago, Bill …

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MICROSOFT BOB

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Microsoft Bob was a peculiar attempt to make a PC more user friendly. The idea was to make an abstract set of rooms that represented different functions on a PC. While Windows 3.1 is fine on a 80486, few have such a CPU available due to the cost. With a 80386 or better and at …

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