Free (released under the GNU General Public License) disk defragment and optimize utility for Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/X64. Completely automatic and very easy to use, fast, low overhead, with two optimization strategies, and can handle floppies and USB disks/sticks. Included are a Windows version, a command line version (for scheduling by the task scheduler or for use from administrator scripts), a screensaver version, a DLL library (for use from programming languages), and versions for Windows X64.
Ever wanted to view any kind of movie file with a fast player and without downloading codecs from the internet 1 by 1, well you don’t need to do it anymore. K-Lite Codec pack has the complete codec package for viewing any kind of downloaded videos including MPEG4, DVD Vob, X-Vid, divx, realmedia, Flash FLV, WMV, RAM and few hundred other type of video files. Comes prePacked with Windows Media Player Classic and FFDShow decoder for maximum performance for video files playing. This package is mainly for power users and people who do their own encodings.
It’s always handy to have a running webserver on your USB hard disk or pendrive. Yes it’s possible. Server2Go is a Webserver that runs “out of box” without any installation. That means it is a webserver that can run directly from cdrom, usb stick or from any folder on harddisk. Server2Go allows you to create a standalone working web site or PHP application on a CD-ROM or in a USB drive. Using a web browser, a user can run php programs as well as view html files on the CD-ROM. He only need to insert a CD with Server2Go under the supported Windows operations systems. The server starts automaticly and opens a browser with the Website of the CD-ROM. For PHP developers and the persons who need to show demo of their work.. It’s a great choice for them.
Wikipedia is the largest free editable encyclopedia online consist of over 2 million articles. Wikipedia Encyclopedia can be edited by almost anyone who uses the Internet, Since it is written by users, anyone can edit, delete and arrange the articles on Wikipedia. It’s a resource for a huge knowledge sharing. Almost any topics you can find on the Wikipedia. As it is a wiki which is editable, there is good and bad side of it. Good side is “Sharing information” around the world and the Bad side is “Misleading Information”. The giant industries and personalities hate to see their flaws online as those flaws can be put online for the sake of everyone’s knowledge. Well that is what these giant corporations and personalities are so scared of.
I was looking out for Instant Messenger application that allows me to connect to multiple chat services at the same time so that I don’t have to run too many messengers at a same time. Yes previously I knew about some open source multi protocol messengers but somehow the interface didn’t satisfy me much. Now I’ve checked Pidgin and Miranda and both of them looks just fine. Pidgin has a kind of Web 2.0 look, smooth and simple interface. Lets take a moment to review these 2 clients.