Note: Unfortunately this offer is no longer available.
Calling all expert and novice graphic designers! Xara Xtreme 5 is back in town, this time for free! Can you believe that? You can get the full download version of the software, as previously sold for $89, till 29th April 2013, completely free of charge!
What’s the catch? No catch, except for the great software you get. To make it easier for its support team to provide excellent service, the company prefers customers use an up-to-date version of the software. There is still a huge number of the earlier versions running on old systems out there. That’s why the special offer! Users of the downloaded free version can upgrade to the latest Xara Photo & Graphic Designer at any time.
Worried that your PC, notebook or tablet has been infected with a virus? Get a second opinion using Trend Micro HouseCall, one small and free program that you download and run without installation, and let is scan your system for viruses, worms, Trojans, or spyware.
Of course, any computer should be protected by an updated and always running anti-virus or security suite. There are a lot of options here, including completely free and paid solutions. However, there are many cases in which a product like Trend Micro HouseCall is a great solution.
The next version of the Windows operating system is scheduled to be commercially released on October 29. However, you can start using it for free, by downloading and installing the Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation.
You can get both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8, in a lot of different languages, including Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish or Japanese.
The installation process is easy: you download a 2 GB ISO file, then use a free tool like the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to write this file to a DVD or USB stick. After that you simply insert the DVD or USB stick into a computer, and boot your computer from that device. All you have to do is follow the instructions.
The European Union’s Court of Justice decided that software – on physical media and downloaded from the Internet – can be resold as used software by both individuals and companies. This means that software authors can no longer prevent customers from reselling their products.
The sale of used software is allowed even in case of digitally downloaded programs, as long as the seller deletes every existing copy of the software after delivering it to the buyer. The seller doesn’t have to transfer the program from his computer to the buyer’s, the buyer can simply download a copy from the software vendor’s website. The right to any upgrades or patches is also transferred with the sale of the used software.
VirusTotal is an online tool that scans suspicious files and URLs with the help of over 40 antivirus engines and products. You can scan a website or a web page, the download link of an app or software product, and even upload any suspicious file from your computer.
VirusTotal scans for viruses, worms, trojans, and any other kind of malware. You get results from leading antivirus products like Avast, AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, and many others. For websites and web pages you also get reports from services like Comodo SiteInspector or Google Safebrowsing.
Microsoft announced that Windows XP, Vista or 7 users will be able to upgrade to the new Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. The promotion will be available from the time Windows 8 ships this fall until Jan. 31, 2013.
Users will be able to purchase the upgrade directly from the Windows.com website, with the help of an Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. The Assistant will also check to make sure the PC is ready for the new Windows.