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If you are using Linux you can download the new Google Desktop for Linux.

h/t El Mundo.es.

More information here.

It does not have the sidebar though -at least not in my PC 😀 -… 😦 But for the rest it goes right.

And Apple has released a new version of its Safari for Windows, that goes better that the last one. But if you are going to write comments in Spanish, it’s better that you do nottry it yet, as if you write an accent they are going to be cut!! 😉 But, in general, it goes smooth and it does not have major problems…

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As I told you some days ago, I downloaded Safari for Windows [before using Linux, 😉 je ].

Apple® today announced that more than 1 million copies of Safari(TM) for Windows were downloaded in the first 48 hours since the free public beta was made available on Monday. Safari 3 is the world’s fastest and easiest-to-use browser, and is available as a free download at www.apple.com/safari.

Safari for Windows Public Beta Downloads Top 1 Million in First 48 Hours

Well, I wrote about the problems that I have with it. I also have read people have uninstalled from their system. I haven’t: I’m curious as how it’s going to evolve…

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WOW! It’s great!

I have found a way to try Ubuntu, without having to erase Windows. I have installed Wubi, a new program that installs it and if you don’t like it, you can unistall it from your install/uninstall applications from Windows.

I haven’t have any real problems. Even the printer – a normal HP printer-, prints normally. It recognises all the files I have on Windows. And it’s password protected.

Hmm, I only have some problems with .wma archives -as they are from Windows Media Player- but I believe I am going to solve it one way or another… 🙂 [Solved also].

I haven’t had any problems installing it, and by now it is functioning right.

Ohh, I forgot: it has pre-installed Open office, Firefox, Evolution Mail, Gaim and some programs to play music and films/DVD, mainly. I have added some others like Akregator for the RSS feeds

I have to search for a blog editor, though. I was so used to Windows Live Writer…. 😀

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We will have to see how it goes on Windows. 😀

He said Safari was “the fastest browser on Windows”, saying it was twice as fast as Internet Explorer.

A test version of Safari 3 for Windows XP, Vista and Apple Macs running OSX, is available for download from the Apple website. Apple is hoping to replicate the success of iTunes, which has proved enormously popular on both Macs and Windows machines.

“We think Windows users are going to be really impressed when they see how fast and intuitive web browsing can be with Safari,” said Mr Jobs.

Mr Jobs used the conference to lift the lid on new features of its forthcoming operating system (OS) for Macs, called Leopard.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Apple announces Windows browser

 You can download it from here.

Here is the Apple webpage announcing it.

Comments: The first thing I can distinguish of it is that I can’t see the words which are underlined from my blog at wordpress.com. And then an error came and the browser shut itself…

It really is a beta yet. 🙂 We will have to wait:

While it’s marvelously stable, a few snags reminded us that Safari is still a beta. It occasionally renders pages incorrectly and seems to have problems with Cascading Style Sheets in particular. It also displays Shockwave animation somewhat slowly. User preferences are limited; there’s no way to set the cache size or stop animated gifs from cycling, and you won’t find AutoFill or AutoComplete options like those in IE. Also, we missed the favorites/history/page-holder panel available in IE.


That said, Apple has included a feedback button on the toolbar, so users can report problem sites. The company plans on addressing problems for the as-yet unscheduled gold release.

I am not the only one underlining the problems of this beta. I German.

A security hole has already been discovered in it.

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I have been looking for a Firefox’s extension to receive RSS. I knew both Sage and Wizz but I did not like any of them. Yesterday, I found a reasonable one: it’s called Brief, and can be used with the new Firefox 2.0.

Brief is an extension for Firefox which makes reading feeds as easy as it gets. It is designed to have the right set of features to be both powerful and simple. Brief stores feeds’ content in a database and displays articles in a form of a sleek, interactive page.

Easily mark articles as read and star the interesting ones. Browse your feeds anyway you want – view only unread or starred articles, display a single feed or a whole folder at a time. Find what you are looking for using full text search-as-you-type. Let yourself be notified when feeds are updated in the background and track the number of new entries using the status bar.

If you use Firefox, you can give it a try.


Por fin he encontrado un add-on de Mozilla para ver los RSS que merece la pena. Con él puedes marcar como importantes las noticias que te gusten -cosa que en Sage, por ejemplo, no se puede- y los resultados de la búsqueda aparecen al mismo tiempo que escribes.

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Windows Live Mail

I have been using Windows Live Mail for some time now. Considered the heir of Outlook for Vista OS, it can also be downloaded for XP OS.

It looks good and it works OK. You can download your POP and IMAP accounts and also it has a reasonable .

I only see an inconvenient: you must have a hotmail / msn account. If not you cannot use it.

You can read: Winplanet (E), Softonic (S).

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The problem with the new Blogger is that most of the blogging clients do not recognise the Google Accounts. But Zoundry does. This post is only to see if the post, once sent over to the blog, looks good.

(And they have added a button to justify the posts, that was what I thought was missing…).

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