sexta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2011

Windows Only programs on Linux?

For many Linux users such as myself, the worst part about leaving the Standard Windows Operative System is that many of the programs that we are familiar with don't run on Linux Operative Systems.

The answer? Wine... No I'm not saying for all of you to get drunk... Wine is a Linux based program made to emulate the conditions of Windows, so that you can run several Windows only programs on your Linux Operative System. You can check them out here:
To get started you can try tutorials to help you understand how to program works:
-Ubuntu forum: Wine

If you don't like Wine you can always try other similar programs such as CrossOver

quinta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2010

Dreamweaver VS OpenSource

The biggest trouble when a programmer that works for himself and not for a company is the price of the programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver.
But have you ever consider OpenSource programs?
Adobe Dreamweaver has three major qualities that make it a great web design program:
1-Auto-complete on the "Code" tap when you creating a page.
2-Being able to see the output of your code without having to save the document.
3-A long and vast list of tools on the Design tap which makes our work very easier.

I must admit, it's hard to find a good OpenSource program with all those qualities, but the money you save it's worth it from my point of view.

For the Auto-complete part I think BlueFish is the best option. Even thought it doesn't support WYSIWYG content, it's auto-complete tool saves allot of trouble for those who only program and don't design. But it's only available to Linux, Mac and Unix platforms.

For those who are both designers and programmers I recommend using SCREEM or Quanta Plus. Their programming tools are considerable good and they have the ability to see how is the output without having to save the file. Both of them only for Linux, Mac and Unix.

For the last part I wasn't able to find any program that even matched Adobe Dreamweaver's Design tools. It has the best that is out there.

terça-feira, 23 de novembro de 2010

"Temp" Folder - Part 2

This is the second part of this tutorial on how to increase the performance of your computer without having to format your whole computer.
In this part I'll tell you how to get a few more free space with the "Temp" Folder.

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 you just need to go to the Start bar and write: %Temp%
It Should appear something like this.
Double Click on the folder and a series of files will appear. You can erase them all, if the computer doesn't let you erase any just let it stay there.
That way you can clean up to several Gigabytes on your computer. You can just as easily erase the files on your "Trash" folder.

For those who use Windows XP-Pro you would have to use the the Search Tool or C:\Windows\Temp this link.

terça-feira, 16 de novembro de 2010

Disk Cleaning - Part 1

This is the first part of How to clean and increase your computer's speed with simple things.
This part is about using the tool of disk cleaning. I'm using Windows 7, but it's the same thing for Windows XP and Windows Vista.

First, go to your Computer and select the disk you want to clean. (In my case is C:)

Then Right click on disk and it will appear a menu.

(My screen shots would appear in Portuguese, but it's the same option in every language)
And choose the option Properties.

Then click on the Disk Cleaning button.

After clicking on that button this window should appear, wait for it to finish calculating.
Now you choose which items you want to clean or erase. And click OK
Now just let it finish the job and you will see that you will have more space on the computer to use

quinta-feira, 11 de novembro de 2010

Blind Carbon Copy

For those who don't know what this is, BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) is a protocol on every e-mail message service (Gmail; Yahoo; Hotmail; Etc.) that allows the sender, when he is sending an email to several contacts at the same time, to hide the contacts that he chooses. The contacts the sender writes on the "To:" and the "CC:" will be visible to everyone, but the ones on the "BCC:" will be hidden from everyone.

Now I'll show you how to add BCC to your emails on Gmail; Yahoo and Hotmail:


I don't have any print for hotmail, but it's on the right-up conner of the e-mail message.

segunda-feira, 8 de novembro de 2010

How to disable User Account Control On your computer.

Ever got annoyed like I do when you try to install or to move something and the same window from the User Account Control pops up? See how to disable on Windows 7 and Windows Vista
Disable User Account Control:
  1. Type “MsConfig” in Start Search to start System Configuration, then go to Tools tab, select Change UAC Settings, then click on Launch button.
  2. Click on User Account Control settings link.
  3. Slide the slider bar to the lowest value, to choose when you give those warnings.
  4. Click OK to make the change effective.
  5. Restart the computer to turn off User Access Control.

    quinta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2010

    Excel ABS function

    Here is a Video about the Absolute Value Function on Microsoft Excel.
    It's a small and simple video but it will come in handy.

    The link to the site of that video is here: Absolute Value Function