How to Convert a Flash Video File (.flv) to MP4 with FFMpeg

Download Flash Video using something like Video DownloadHelper (plugin for FireFox) or KeepVid. Now you have the file you want; it’s time to convert the .flv file to something a little easier to work with.  FFMpeg is very easy to use and can be downloaded here. Open a command prompt. Note: It may be easiest […]

CCleaner is a freeware PC optimization tool.

CCleaner combines a system cleaner that removes unused and temporary files from your system and also a fully featured registry cleaner! CCleaner allows Windows to run faster, more efficiently and gives you more hard disk space. The best part is that it’s Small, Fast and Free! CCleaner cleans the following Windows components: Internet Explorer Temporary […]

7-Zip File Archiver and Compression Utility (FreeWare)

7-Zip (aka 7zip) is a file archiver with a high compression ratio. 7-Zip Features High compression ratio in new 7z format with LZMA compression Supported formats: Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and […]

BartPE (Bart’s Preinstalled Environment)

BartPE (Bart’s Preinstalled Environment) is a lightweight variant of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 32bit operating systems, similar to a Windows Preinstallation Environment, which can be run from a Live CD or Live USB drive. A BartPE system image is created using PE Builder, a freeware program created by Bart Lagerweij. It requires […]

Adobe Acrobat alternatives: Find the best PDF software for you

Working with PDF files is inevitable. Most documents are downloaded in PDF format. You need to get used to working with PDF files and software that lets you do what you want to do with a minimum of fuss. Adobe Acrobat looks wonderful, and in a perfect world where all software was free, I would […]

Paint.NET: a free image editor – who needs PhotoShop?

For most people PhotoShop is overkill. It’s powerful, but complicated. It takes a long time to open. It costs a lot. And most people only use a very small number of Photoshop’s features, anyway. Paint.NET is my image editor of choice. It allows you to create, edit and manipulate images. It is a free program, […]