Posts with tag "software"

Laplink has a free copy of PCmover just for you

Laplink PCmover I just spotted this on Ed Bott’s blog and knowing that I have a few readers who are always on the lookout for good free software for specific needs I figured I would pass this along. It appears that Laplink is wanting to celebrate their 25th anniversary by giving away free copies of their premier PCmover software.

PCmover is apparently an easy to use solution for moving programs and setting from PC to PC across a network. As Ed says in his post the PCmover solution is a better program to do this than the built in Windows software that does the same type of thing.

From the Laplink website:

PCmover is the only migration utility that moves programs, files, and settings from your old PC to your new PC. Simply install PCmover on both your old and new computers and go! PCmover will determine which programs, files, and settings need to be moved, and when the transfer is complete, your new computer will have the personality and functionality of your old PC plus all of its own pre-installed software.  Works with almost any Windows operating system, from Windows 95 to Vista.

NEW! Now with PCmover’s selectivity features, you can choose which applications, folders and files to take with you when you migrate to your new PC.

Apparently response to this great offer has been so great that their servers have been overloaded so while I suggest that you might want to head over there as quickly as possible you might have to keep trying until you can get through.

Thanks for the heads up Ed.

The Crossloop Community

When I first reviewed Crossloop, there was little more to it than a very simple, yet very functional Remote Assistance program. It holds a place in my ‘toolkit’ and I usually install it on customer computers for possible remote repairs.

Since that initial post, some pretty amazing things have happened over at Nearly 33 million minutes of “help time” have been amassed via the Crossloop interface by 600,000 users in approaching 2 million help sessions. Take a look at the top of the Crossloop home page to see these metrics climbing at a steady pace.

You can read the whole post over here at WinExtra

Boot Screen Changer

I just ran across a fun little util at TheTechTurf called BootSkin from Stardock, makers of such creations as WindowsBlinds, which was the subject of several posts and the prize in a contest here at Winextra. Made a couple years ago, there is no Vista support, though StarDock still claims one is in the works. They recommend you NOT try this program on a Vista box.

You can read the whole post over here at WinExtra

I know it’s new, but C’mon

I’ve been scouring around for Adobe Air apps worth breaking reviewing, and I must say, I’m coming up a little bit on the side of disappointed.  Just looking at the list of over 70 AIR apps at the Adobe AIR marketplace, the choices are looking bleak indeed. A lot of what’s there is either a (IMO) a pointless widget or just another silly interface for Digg, Twitter or Reddit, or simply border on redundancy as opposed to just opening the page in your browser. There are a couple, however, that are beginning to show the capabilities of the platform, like cleVR Stitcher, by Matt Kane at, an applet designed to ‘stitch’ together photos into panoramic images.

You can read the whole post over here at WinExta