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Wallpaper images

The National Geographic Photography website is a a treasure trove of desktop wallpaper images. You can find here many eminent and high quality photographs, and most of these are available for download in wallpaper sizes. There are two different urls to explore downloadable wallpapers, one at
http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/wallpapers  and the other at
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/photo-contest/2009-wallpaper  The former has outstanding images, between 1280 and 1024 pixels. It also hosts Photo of the week, Photo of the day archive, and Photo of the
day (best of 2008, 2007), a gallery for each month. The latter offers only wallpaper downloads in its wallpaper section, the images with a better resolution, 1600 pixels and more. Use the dropdown on the top left to scroll through different galleries and pick your choice.

Safari browser

Apple's Safari, version 4a browser has been released. The new features include: Top Sites: at-a-glance preview of websites, up to 24 thumbnails of them. You can pin a favorite site to a specific location in the grid to help find it every time you open; Cover Flow: lets you flip through website previews the same way you would album art in iTunes - full page review of site history and bookmarked sites, visually; Full History Search, includes even photo captions - a dramatic new way to revisit sites, all the text and a thumbnail of every page in your history stored. The search quickly presents a list of possibilities. To jog your memory, Safari presents the sites it finds in Cover Flow; Nitro Engine - acclaimed as the world's fastest web browser, Safari delivers blazingly fast performance thanks to its Nitro Engine which executes JavaScript, 4-8 times faster than others. Windows Native Look and Feel - just like other Windows applications, includes a native title bar, borders, and toolbars; and Developer Tools - the best set of development tools ever included in a browser.

You can download Safari at http://www.apple.com/safari/download/

Ultr@VNC

UltraVNC is a powerful, easy to use application can display the screen of another computer (via internet or network) on your own screen. The program lets you use your mouse and keyboard to control the remote PC,
as if you were sitting in front of it, right from whereever your are. It can be used in myriad ways, would be quite useful to those who provide computer support - access your customer's computers from anywhere in the world and resolve helpdesk issues remotely! Key features: File transfer, Video driver, Optional Encryption Plugins, MS Logon, Text chat, Viewer Toolbar, Java Viewer with File Transfer, as well as Auto scaling and Server Side Scaling, Multiple-Monitors-support, Repeater/Proxy-support, Auto reconnection, and many others. Addons incude: Repeater , SingleClick generator and NATtoNAT connectors - helpful to handle many connection situations. Its embedded Java Viewer, lets you connect (and make File transfers) from a simple Web Browser on any OS which supports Java.

The 1822 KB Ultr@VNC v1.0.8.0 can be downloaded at
http://support1.uvnc.com/download/UltraVNC_1.0.8.0_Setup.exe  

The 2001 KB 64 bit version can be downloaded at
http://support1.uvnc.com/download/UltraVNC_1.0.8.0_x64_Setup.exe

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CYBERSTOP

Could you suggest a desktop weather monitor?

You may find the 1.1. MB WeatherMate v3.4 useful.
It provides instant access to current weather
conditions and forecasts for tens of thousands of
locations, worldwide. It can be downloaded at
http://www.ravib.com/wm/WeatherMate.msi

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