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Ubuntu Netbook: A distraction free no-nonsense minimalist OS

TechI have been a Windows guy for a lot of time now. I had been running MS DOS from the days I had a Green and Black monochrome monitor, and Windows 95 was a big change at the time it came out. As the years have gone by, I have continued upgrading my Windows versions.. Windows 7 is the only one I haven’t run on my machine yet. I had never really liked the Linux OSes over time. Yet sometimes when you have a slow laptop that heats up like crazy, you have to look around..

So I got my hands on Ubuntu Netbook. It was perfect for my machine as an alternate OS. Very fast, you can surf the Internet and view documents from it; Also helpful when you want to clean up Windows Virus infested Pen Drives. If installed within Windows, I can tinker with files on my Windows file system. My laptop does not heat up too much on it too(On Vista, you can make omlettes by cracking eggs on the back of my laptop) .It has a clean, minimalist look too. It reminded me a lot about the barebones Windows XP version.I feel that Ubuntu Netbook is the perfect alternate OS for people with older computers.

You can download Ubuntu Netbook here

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Tabbles: Create Virtual folders

TechTaking the windows file system to a new level, Tabbles allows one to create virtual folders. This means that I can tag folders, files or web pages. I can even have subcategories. This way, I can access all the files having a particular tag at one place, even though they may be located at different places. Helps a lot in organization.

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GridVista: Aero-Snap alternative for Windows XP and Vista

TechRecently I came across this program called Acer Gridvista. It allows snapping of windows to a predefined layout. It is a very nice utility to have on XP and Vista Pcs

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Appetizer: A concept launcher for windows

TechAppetizer is unlike a lot of other windows launchers. It has some really good features like multi-launch,  which enables one to launch multiple windows in one click. The theme is compact and sleek. A mouse over pop-up is notably missing, but one can always use the hot-key or click on the taskbar button. The icons can be moved around, and the launcher can be re-sized easily. It has plug-in support also. It also imports all start menu items automatically, which is a real help

Click here to go to appetizer home page

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7 Stacks

Tech7 Stacks is a windows application launcher, that creates a “Stack” on the quick launch, which may be used to explore folders or open files. It is like the explore folder feature in Mac OSX, and has aero enabled.

Go to 7Stacks home page

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Rocket Dock

TechProbably the most famous dock application for windows. Heavily customizable with a lot of themes and plugins, and easy to use.

It allows png icons, and lets windows to be minimized to the dock

Go to Rocket Dock homepage

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Desktop launchers for windows

TechOf late, I have experimented with a lot of launchers in windows. I shall come up with a series of posts on the same.

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