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Apr 242014
 

CCleanerCCleaner v4.13 is out.
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***Pay attention during install. May attempt to install unwanted programs.

CCleaner is the number-one tool for cleaning your Windows PC. It protects your privacy online and makes your computer faster and more secure. Easy to use and a small, fast download…
…This release adds compatibility with the latest Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 updates. It also sees a number of enhancements to our browser support, including improved cleaning for Chrome and Opera as well as improved Firefox plugin management.

Apr 182014
 

vmware_playerVMware Player 6.0.2 is a maintenance release.
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VMware Player 6.0.2 is a minor upgrade recommended for all users of VMware Player. This release includes the following improvements and resolved issues.
KVM mode has been added to VMware Player.
Improved compatibility and audio performance with certain USB audio and video devices.
The VMware Tools can be properly updated when upgrading VMware Player to a newer version.
The VMware Player UI now displays correctly when powering on an old hardware version.

Apr 072014
 

thTweaking Windows 8.1 has been updated for Update 1.
Get it while it’s hot!
PLEASE help spread the word!

If you ordered the printable PDF in the past you’re due a free update! Contact me:
- Either reply to the original email, or
- Email me and provide the email address you ordered with or forward your receipt.

Haven’t ordered the printable PDF yet? Grab it here.

Apr 072014
 

ms_logoApril 8th’s Patch Tuesday marks:
The end of official Windows XP support.
See eXPired – The Last Windows XP Guide You’ll Ever Need and other XP articles.
Official support ends for Office 2003 too.
Be sure to update them TOMORROW.

Windows 8.1 Update 1 will also be released.
In some of the Geekier forums some folks have reported issues with this update. I don’t know if it’s the update itself, a bad download, or failure to follow the install order (RTM and MDSN had manual downloads).
I would advise folks to either:
1 – Backup their computer before taking this update.
or
2 – Wait a few days to see what is being said around the web about this update.

All other currently supported Windows will have a few critical updates:
Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2014

FYI, Patch Tuesday updates are released around 1300 hrs EST  (1000 hrs PST, 1700 hrs UTC).

In addition, Adobe usually release their security updates on Patch Tuesday.
Tomorrow have a look at: http://helpx.adobe.com/security.html

Apr 032014
 

win8logoAs many of you know Windows 8.1 Update 1 was released to MSDN. Regular users will get it via Windows Update starting April 8th.
Hopefully some time after that ISO’s for regular users will become available, um, “officially”.
I decided to do a clean install via the x64 ISO using the following steps. Continue reading »

Apr 012014
 

classicshell_newClassic Shell 4.0.5 has been released.
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Classic Shell has been around for  4 years.
It has recently attracted attention from a wider audience because of its Start Menu add on/replacement called Classic Start Menu.
IMHO it is the best freeware Windows 8 start menu program.

Version 4.0.5 general release (Mar, 2014):
Improved support for high resolution displays
Improved support for touch displays
New button for the Explorer toolbar to toggle the navigation pane
Added support for animated start buttons
Multiple minor improvements and bugfixes

Apr 012014
 

opensusegeekoFor those that like the latest KDE releases, openSUSE has just made that easier. They’ve added a “rolling release” repo.
See: Raymond Wooninck – Moving to a rolling KDE release repository
The new repos are:
KDE – http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Current/openSUSE_13.1/
KDE Extra – http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/KDE:/Extra/KDE_Current_openSUSE_13.1/
To switch to the repos use the “switch system packages” option in YaST.
See: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Vendor_change_update#Full_repository_Vendor_change
(if you use Packman be sure to use this method on the Packman repo after your initial update)
You can follow all the latest KDE release news here.