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.
The new Facebook Security Page tries to keep users safe on social networks. It features information about threats, security tips, a Facebook Security Guide, and an Antivirus Marketplace that offers free antivirus software downloads.
Facebook offers the following antivirus products for free download: McAfee Internet Security (PC), Microsoft Security Essentials (PC), Norton Antivirus (PC and Mac), Trend Micro (PC and Mac), and Sophos Antivirus (Mac). Six months of free updates are included, but each Facebook user can only download one free antivirus product per account.
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.
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.