Software Stuff

This post will be slightly geeky – but only slightly.

Firefox 3.0 was released last week. If you haven’t downloaded and installed it then you should. The main thing that the ordinary user will notice is that it shows pages faster than version 2, but there are a number of other advantages in using it too.

WordPress (the software I use to run this blog) have announced that version 2.6 will be released soon. This looks as though it will be a great step forward as it will allow for more easy upgrades of the software in future as well as better handling of plugins. Talking of plugins, I’ve just installed Amazon Reloaded for WordPress which makes it easier for me to include links to things on the Amazon website.  You won’t notice much difference (although I will be able to post more pictures of book covers) but it will save me more than five minutes everytime I post a link to Amazon – which is great news!

Lastly, I’ve just started using MS OneNote 2007 to keep my thoughts and ideas in order. When I was running it just from my laptop it worked really well, but now that I’m trying to share a notebook on our network drive, my laptop has slowed to a crawl – this happens even when the laptop is working offline. That probably didn’t make much sense to you, but if it did and you can help please let me know!

5 thoughts on “Software Stuff

  1. OneNote 2007 – In my not so humble opinion the best application Microsoft sell! It’s a shame that most people haven’t even heard of it because it is only available in Office Enterprise or Office Home & Student Editions.
    If you have Enterprise, then I recommend moving the notebook back onto your laptop and sharing it with other machines via a Groove file sharing workspace (not a standard workspace). I have been doing that successfully between my laptop and work desktop for quite some time with no problems.
    We are increasingly using Groove workspaces for small workgroups – no need to fuss with VPN connections to reach domain servers etc. Groove just works. if you are upgrading Office or buying it for new machines buy Office Enterprise 2007, especially if you can buy it at Microsoft’s generous charity discount prices.

  2. I’m a devoted Firefox user. I just wish they had made the real estate at the top of the screen as small as v2’s.

    I find it interesting that 45% of my blog readers use Firefox.

  3. Paul (Shaddick) I have Enterprise on my desktop and laptop – but I haven’t a clue what Groove is. Also, my desktop documents are actually on a network drive, not a local one. Can you explain, as to a complete idiot, what you are saying here? Email might be a better vehicle – or you could do a blog post!

  4. Glad to see you’re happy with Amazon Reloaded for WordPress. I’m always happy to hear of new installs 🙂

  5. OK Eddie, the latest post on shaddick.net tries to explain what Groove can do. Praying for you particularly at the moment.

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