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Firefox 5 ahead of schedule, official on June 21 but available now

By: Array

Mozilla is ahead of schedule with Firefox 5 and have decided to release it early. It will be released "officially" on June 21st. Firefox 5 doesn't include any GUI changes with the design interface remaining identical to Firefox 4. Most plugins should have no issue working with the new version.

 

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The latest stable version is said to offer more stability and improvements than the former test builds. For some download links depending on your OS, I've included them below:

 

Firefox 5.0 for Windows
Firefox 5.0 for Mac
Firefox 5.0 for Linux

 

Download of the Day: Rainlendar 2.9 Beta 107

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Rainlendar 2.9 Beta 107.

 

Rainlendar is a customizable calendar that displays the current month. It is a very lightweight application that doesn't use much system resources or take much space on your desktop.

 

• Small and lightweight

 

• Different type events can have different appearence

 

• Supports Windows transparency

 

• Synchronizes events between several clients

 

• Localized for multiple languages

 

• Shows an alarm when an event is due

 

• Supports iCal files.

 

• Shows Outlook's appointments

 

• Includes a todo-list

 

• Works also as Litestep plugin

 

• Displays the current date in tray icon

 

• Can stick to the desktop (i.e. doesn't hide with Show Desktop)

 

• Hotkeys for quick access

 

• Easy skinning with an UI

 

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Windows 8 build 7989 screenshots, full build has been leaked

By: Array

Windows 8 build 7989 has been leaked to torrent sites. Screenshots of build 7989 have been released on the BetaArchive forums with the full build string of "7989.winmain.110421-1825.615974c7346f7374", what this means is the build was compiled on April 21, 2011 at 6:25pm.

 

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The new screenshots show a new background and boot screen but apart from that there is no new info on what the actual build contains. It seems all eyes are on Microsoft to see the continued success of Windows after the success they found in Windows 7. Note that this build does not include the new touch UI.

 

Download of the Day: ClamWin 0.97.1

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is ClamWin 0.97.1.

 

ClamWin is a Free Antivirus program for Microsoft Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 and Vista. ClamWin Free Antivirus comes with an easy installer and open source code. You may download and use it absolutely free of charge. It features:

 

• High detection rates for viruses and spyware;
• Scanning Scheduler;
• Automatic downloads of regularly updated Virus Database;
• Standalone virus scanner and right-click menu integration to Microsoft Windows Explorer;
• Addin to Microsoft Outlook to remove virus-infected attachments automatically.

 

Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware.

 

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The latest version includes the following changes:

 

Changes in Version 0.97.1

 

* This maintenance release updates ClamAV scanning engine and fixes these issues:
- Better detection for encrypted PDF documents
- Improved handling of bytecode signatures
- Other bugfixes and improvements

 

Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

 

Download of the Day: Macrium Reflect 4.2.3638

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Macrium Reflect 4.2.3638.

 

A complete disaster recovery solution for your home and office. Protect your personal documents, photos, music and emails. Upgrade your hard disk or try new operating systems in the safe knowledge that everything is securely saved in an easily recovered backup file.

 

• Don't compromise your data integrity with second best

 

Macrium Reflect uses leading data compression techniques to create accurate and reliable images of your hard disk or partitions on your disk.

 

• Simple step by step operation

 

Image and Restore using intuitive wizards and interfaces. Macrium Reflect integrates fully with Windows Explorer, a partition image can be created with a simple right click.

 

• Automate the process

 

With Macrium Reflect you can schedule Images to run at any time. Disk space management ensures that you optimize the available space on external drives.

 

• Restore individual files and folders

 

Create a 'Virtual' drive in Windows Explorer and recover selected files and directories using simple copy and paste operations.

 

• Recovery

 

In the event of a total loss of the Windows operating system your PC can be started using the Reflect recovery CD.

 

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Download of the Day: SmartFTP 4.0.1191.0

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is SmartFTP 4.0.1191.0.

 

SmartFTP is an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) client which allows you to transfer files between your local computer and a server on the Internet. With its many basic and advanced features SmartFTP also offers secure, reliable and efficient transfers that make it a powerful tool.

 

SmartFTP can be used for:

 

• Web site publishing and maintenance

 

• Upload and download of images, documents, movie and music files

 

• Share your files with your friends and coworkers

 

• Backups of local or remote files

 

SmartFTP offers these features:

 

• Quickly rename multiple files.

 

• Search your hard drive in the Local Browser (Windows Vista and higher)

 

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Download of the Day: TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 RC2

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 RC2.

 

TeamSpeak is flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users.

 

• Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers

 

• Create multiple channels and sub-channels for your users

 

• Moderate channels for more control when hosting large group meetings

 

• Whisper functions so you can speak privately to inidividuals, groups of persons, or users in other channels

 

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Download of the Day: Pidgin 2.8.0

By: Array

Our Download of the Day today is Pidgin 2.8.0.

 

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

 

Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.

 

Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

 

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.

 

Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.

 

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Competition: Win 1 of 10 System Mechanic keys from iolo technologies

By: Array

iolo technologies has teamed up with us this week to provide 10 keys for their popular System Mechanic software. Entering couldn't be easier with all you having to do is head on over to our Facebook page and click on the Sweepstakes page, then enter your details.

 

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To find a bit more about System Mechanic, you can head on over to the System Mechanic page and see what exactly the software is capable of.

 

So don't delay, head on over to the TweakTown Facebook page with haste, and good luck everyone!

 

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