August 12, 2010

Freeware / Free Softwares 12 Aug 2010

Mikogo

Mikogo can facilitate hosting of online meetings, free. It has quite a number of features to help conduct a near-perfect online meetings, web conferences or webinars, product demonstrations, web presentations, and offer remote support to clients and others. Mikogo's features include: Desktop Sharing; Multiple Meeting Participants (up to ten); Switch Presenter; Remote Keyboard and Mouse Control; Session Scheduler; Session Recording and Playback; Whiteboard; Transfer Files; Application Selection; Participant Pointer, and more. Mikogo is a cross-platform application, can be run both on both Windows and Macs, and participating in desktop sharing sessions from both PC and Mac computers, is possible.

The 1.6MB Mikogo, free for personal as well as professional use, can be downloaded at

http://www.mikogo.com/downloads/mikogo-starter.exe for Windows

For Mac at http://www.mikogo.com/downloads/mikogo.dmg

Rockbox

Rockbox is a an open source replacement firmware for portable digital audio players like iPod and others. If the orginal firmware is lacking in features and has annoying bugs installing Rockbox could help. Rockbox is a complete rewrite, and uses no fragments of the original firmware. Its numerous features can be known by browsing the Firmware Feature Comparison Charts at http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/FeatureComparison  These compare Rockbox with the original firmwares. Rockbox, for most models, includes a wider range of sound settings to enhance its quality. It has has a large number of plugins for games, applications, and graphical demos. Backed by its community, Rockbox, in development since 2001, backed by its community, releases new features, tweaks and fixes, very often. These encompass different configurations, customisation, and more.

Rockbox can be downloaded at http://build.rockbox.org/

Manual at http://www.rockbox.org/manual.shtml

FAQ at http://www.rockbox.org/wiki/GeneralFAQ

The developers affirm that Roxbox does not violate any copyright as it is not offerred as patched versions of the original firmware, however, are in no position to offer any kind of guarantee against the warranty
becoming void.

Ma-Config

Ma-Config.com, in collaboation with TousLesDrivers.com, offers a two-fold free service. It scans your computer to create a summary of its hardware, and also leads you to the official driver download pages. Over there you can easily identify and install the latest drivers that correspond to your computer's configuration. You can use Ma-Config services by installing a plugin and, to protect privacy and data confidentiality, set yourself the detection levels (depth) of the hardware and software components (certified by VeriSign®). These levels are: 0 : Hardware information only; 1: Adding software information; 2: Adding more detailed software information; and 3: Adding hardware serial numbers. While installing the Ma-Config plugin, there are two choices - "standard" or "local network," the former for a single computer. To know more visit these webpages

About Ma-Config at http://www.ma-config.com/en/about/

Tutorial at http://www.ma-config.com/en/tutorial/

FAQ at http://www.ma-config.com/en/faq/

Notwithstanding the fact that it is quite cumbersome to go through the steps, service rendered by Ma-Config service is quite useful indeed.

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The utility which encodes the message to a
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(1847-1931, American inventor, founder of GE)

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