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Npacked software install manager is like Synaptic for Windows

One thing I've always preferred about Linux over Windows is the fact that just about every big-name distro includes a slick, easy-to-use package manager that makes installing and updating software a simple procedure. If you're using Windows, you need to know where to go to download apps -- in Linux, you just need to fire up your package manager and browse or search. We've looked at a few...

Chrome OS competitor Jolicloud announces pre-beta release

Watch out Chrome OS, Jolicloud means business. The cloud-based netbook operating system is feeling the heat and stepping it up, announcing their pre-beta release late last week. So, why is Jolicloud worth a look? Compatibility with "almost every netbook" is a good first step. In addition, the developers are touting a really fresh and updated UI and an entirely cloud-based structure. The...

Make a bootable USB installer for Windows XP, Vista, 7 with WinToFlash

Making a bootable USB flash drive for Windows Vista and Windows 7 isn't all that tricky, but it's always nice to find an app that simplifies things. Not only does WinToFlash make the process about as easy as it can get, but it can also create Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 installers. The default options make it easy to roll a silent Windows install, or you can flip the custom...

Windows 7 upgraders guide: The simple version

Microsoft released a nice, big chart the other day which details the many possible ways of moving from your existing Windows OS to Windows 7. It's got a slight case of information overload, however, so let's simplify things a bit. After all, not everyone reading Download Squad is an IT director with years of experience. First, let's spell out the important terms. In-Place Upgrade: means one...

InstallEase helps you create custom install packages on the Mac

Have you ever needed to install an application, complete with custom setup and preferences, onto a large number of machines? The free program InstallEase aims to help streamline this process (and keep you from reaching for the Maalox). InstallEase enables the user to create custom install packages for any application. Once the custom install package is created, you can use it to install the same...

Batch install Windows Mobile programs with AirWizard

Normally I like to showcase freeware for Windows Mobile devices. But Teksoft's AirWizard is well worth paying for if you have to constantly set up Windows Mobile devices after a hard reset. AirWizard lets you take a group of installer files and pack them together into one nice big installer. When would this come in handy? Say for example that you write about PDA software for a technology blog and...

vLite - nLite for Windows Vista

Not familiar with nLite? Well, let me enlighten you. nLite is a great free utility for Windows that lets you configure a Windows installation to your liking before you install it. Its main use is to remove features you don't need to save disk space and improve performance, but it can also be used to add features and even entire third-party programs and create an unattended install CD. If you...