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Internet Explorer 9 tips for power users from Microsoft itself

Not too long ago, we shared some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9. Now, the folks at Microsoft have compiled a whole slew of tips for IE9 users, from novices to seasoned surfers. There are four categories at the moment -- Faster ways to get to your websites, Top keyboard shortcuts, Change and manage search providers, and Manage add-ons -- and there's also a good...

Mozilla Thunderbird now has Firefox's excellent about:support feature

About:support, which has long been the best way to troubleshoot Firefox, can now be used in your other favourite Mozilla product: Thunderbird. It produces an easy-to-read table with all of the debugging info you might ever need: your current version number; installed extensions; your IMAP, POP and SMTP settings; and your modified preferences -- really, everything you might want to know in a...

Happy SysAdmin day!

It's that day again, Download Squad readers! That day where all those clients you support finally read and follow your acceptable use guidelines, respect your busy schedule, and leave thank-you treats on your desk. Yes, it's the 11th annual SysAdmin day! Just in case the people you're busy supporting somehow forgot this most important of days, know that all of us here at Download Squad...

Five Android apps for IT admins

If you're an IT Administrator (or even a developer who's lucky enough to "own" the server your apps run on), you've seen this go down before - you're out and about, having a great time when the phone rings. Something is horribly broken and needs your magic touch right away. Surely it's as simple as bouncing a system process - 2 minutes tops! Unfortunately, you're nowhere near a PC to type in...

TeamViewer goes cross-platform, now available for download on Linux

Well, I can now cross yet another application off my list of apps I'd miss if I switched to Linux. TeamViewer, my remote support application of choice, has arrived -- bringing its zero-config screen sharing goodness to Linux. Some of the more recent additions -- like per-application screen sharing via TeamViewer's toolbar button -- haven't made it into the Linux version yet, but things...

TeamViewer releases iPhone remote support app, and it rocks

TeamViewer has always been a great, no-fuss way to connect to remote computer systems. With the (sort-of) recently added presentation features, voice and video chat, and improved window sharing options, version 5 of the desktop app is the best release so far. And now -- despite what my pal Constantin at TeamViewer told me a bit over a year ago -- they've launched an iPhone app [iTunes web...

Trusty old remote computing app TightVNC nears 2.0 release

Ages ago when I first started looking for a free alternative to PCAnywhere, one of the first apps I stumbled across was TightVNC. It served me faithfully over the years, and at long last the project is nearly ready to reach version 2.0. Over at the official site, they have just posted a download for TightVNC 2.0 beta 1 -- and it's a complete rewrite of the TightVNC code. The new release is...

Teamviewer 5 beta gets faster, adds voice and video conferencing

I've been running TeamViewer as my go-to remote support app for a couple years now, and I don't see myself switching any time soon. It's fast, requires no configuration, and the additions of the Flash-based web viewer and partner list in version 4 were solid upgrades to an already good app. Version 5 is now ready for beta testing, and it looks like Teamviewer is once again set for some solid new...

Today's the day: Blame Drew's Cancer with the all-day Blame-A-Thon!

A few months ago, we brought you news of Download Squad's long time friend and blogger Drew Olanoff's Hodgkin's Lymphoma, as well as his efforts to get everyone to blame everything on it. Since then, almost 12,000 people have credited Drew's cancer with more than 26,000 of their unfortunate or ridiculous happenings. At midnight this morning, Drew and his crew of blamers kicked off the Blame...

Say goodbye to free support for Windows XP

Microsoft may have extended the retail lifespan of Windows XP several times to accommodate computer makers selling low powered netbooks that balk at the system requirements of Windows Vista. But that doesn't mean that Microsoft wants to keep supporting an 8 year old operating system forever. And it won't. As of today, Microsoft no longer offers free support for Windows XP Home Edition. The...

Free Microsoft support for Windows XP, Office 2003 ends next month

Microsoft will end official free support for Windows XP Home Edition and Microsoft Office 2003 on April 14th. That doesn't mean the help center on your computer will stop working, but you won't be able to get free answers to your questions from Microsoft anymore. You will be able to pay for extended support for both products through 2014. Microsoft will also continue providing free...

Microsoft to support Windows XP through at least 2014

Microsoft may finally be phasing out Windows XP sales, but the company is telling customers that it will offer support for the operating system through 2014. June 30th is the last day you'll be able to pick up a retail copy of Windows XP. But you will still be able to purchase a computer running Windows Vista Business or Ultimate editions and ask the computer maker to downgrade the system to XP...

OpenSUSE traffic report: Merged forums open, drive to 11.0 on schedule

This morning, the good folks over at the openSUSE project announced the official launch of the merged forums. Prior to this, English speaking openSUSE users had a bit of a confusing ride when it came to joining a support community specifically for their distro -- they had the support forums at the Novell openSUSE site, suseforums.net, and suselinuxsupport.de to choose from. The merged forums,...

Things GTD app expires, causes stir amongst users

Things, the popular personal organization application from Cultured Code, is still in testing, but it already has a large userbase that is thoroughly addicted to its attractive to-do list features. It's no surprise, then, that when the clock turned to midnight in Australia and Things suddenly expired, users were up in arms. Hours later, users in the US experienced the same problem. Several people...

Microsoft offers free phone support for Vista SP1

While most Download Squad readers who took part in our informal poll say that Windows Vista SP1 has either improved their Vista performance, or at least hasn't broken their PCs, some folks are bound to have issues with any upgrade. And over 100 of you told us that Vista SP1 has caused some problems for you. Fortunately, it looks like Microsoft is offering some help. The company will offer...