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Download Squad Talkcast tonight, we're talking Chrome

If you hate Chrome like that fish from "Family Guy" hates guys in blue suits you won't want to join us on our premiere Download Squad Talkcast tonight at 9 pm Eastern (or 1 am GMT, 6 pm Pacific). We'll be talking Chrome, Google and browsers a-plenty. We'll be using the Talkshoe client, which means you can either log in to their website, use their Java app or simply call in at (724) 444-7444 and e...

SXSWi 2008: Freshbooks

SXSWi 2008: Freshbooks talks to Download Squad from Download Squad on Vimeo. We've written about Freshbooks -- the online invoicing system -- before and have been big fans of their approach and service. We were even more impressed upon meeting Saul and Sunir, two of Freshbook's team members, at SXSWi 2008. Grant talked to Saul and Sunir about the service, the importance of community and trav...

DLS Interview: Free Software Foundation's Peter Brown

As we mentioned on Monday, the Free Software Foundation's Defective by Design campaign against DRM paid the U.K. a visit yesterday with protests outside the BBC's London and Manchester locations against the use of Microsoft DRM technology in their highly debated iPlayer software. The BBC iPlayer has been in development for a number of years now, costing the BBC public £130 million (n...

Switching to Vista: Download Squad Switcher Podcast #3

Microsoft threw a curve ball to PC users who have spent the last five years getting to know the ins and outs of Windows XP. Windows Vista promised enhanced security, new and improved graphics, and a redesigned start menu and file explorer. But Vista also suffers from backward compatibility problems and some design changes that seem to value flash over function. Is it worth upgrading your computer...

Switching to Mac: Download Squad Switcher Podcast #2

While Steve Jobs has been busy dropping "computer" from Apple's name and pushing out iPod after iPod, the company is still probably best known by loyal fans as a computer maker. Unlike Windows PCs, Apple controls the hardware and software that goes onto every Macintosh, meaning they have a reputation for working the instant you plug them in. No struggling to make all the parts play nice together. ...

Switching to Ubuntu Linux: Download Squad Switcher Podcast #1

It's been an interesting year so far for operating systems. Microsoft released its first major upgrade in 5 years with Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux continued on its way toward world domination with the release of Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn. Even Michael Dell's running it on his home computer (and shipping it on yours). With that in mind, we bring you the first in a limited edition Download Squad P...