VLC Media the Top Video Player?

February 13th, 2013

Video players are one of the most common software in the world of computers but there are so many of them and very few which are actually decent and reliable. VLC is been considered for sometime the best player out there. Is that claim true or just hyperbole? Let’s find out.

VLC originally started as a school project by students at Ecole Centrale Paris in France. The project started out pretty barebones but the students approach to create an open environment for fast customizations and add ons by anyone in the net, made the program expand rapidly. When the program started gaining momentum and gaining support, the creators decided to make it a freeware. Since 1996, the program has achieved a billion downloads as of the last download check in 2011. The interface of VLC is very modular and standard; it has the top bars and the bottom video modifications [...] Continue Reading…

Is Google Chrome the Best Browser?

February 11th, 2013

 

In the early days of the internet, they were few of these things called web browsers and there wasn’t much of a choice as of which one to get. Now though these days the choices have augmented largely and the choice isn’t as simple as choosing the least suspicious one.  Each browser has features unique to it so choosing might be up to you and your preferences. Here are a few features about chrome.

Google Chrome

Chrome is a web browser created by Google in their recent expansion from search engine to multimedia conglomerate. The browser’s aim was simple to be a faster, more secure and integrate the various properties of Google into one simple portal. Chrome’s aims were admirable like all good browsers but did Google achieve that? The speed factor is definitely there, thanks to a new Javascript engine, Google’s Chrome ranks as the fastest web browser as of [...] Continue Reading…

Microsoft Office or Open Office?

February 6th, 2013

If you work in an environment where computer work is involved then you surely use of these applications. And even if you don’t these are universally known applications at this point, at least one of them is. But which one is better, is it just a case of comfort? Or is one program technically just better than the other for what it sets out to do.

Like the title says Microsoft Office or Open Office? Those are the two main programs used in most offices for works such as spread sheeting, creating data bases and word processing. First we’ll look at their interfaces, Microsoft Office like all its iterations get’s the look of the new windows OS. If you are running Windows 7 you will be very familiar with the interface of the new office. It has the same start icon for each of its different applications. For those who [...] Continue Reading…