5 Essential And Useful Software for Windows

Have you got a new Windows based computer? Or did you recently format everything and re-installed Windows operating system? In either case, you need to install a few important softwares that you will need again and again. Windows 7 or 8 come with a list of useful softwares but these are not enough. You need a lot more applications in order to get the maximum benefit out of your PC.

Let us talk about a few important software applications (free or paid) that most people would need to have on their computers. Without these applications, your PC would be dull and not as useful. Each time you format Windows, you might want to re-install all these softwares again. So, this below given list can prove handy for you in future.

1. Explorers for Browsing Internet:
Windows comes with Internet Explorer already installed. However, most people are not fans of this browser. There are much better alternatives in the market which make browsing a really beautiful experience. The popular browser alternatives are Chrome and Firefox.

Good news is that both Firefox and Chrome are free to download and use. They have very nice user-interfaces. There are a lot of free or paid plugins which add additional capabilities to these browsers. You can really get addicted to many of these plugins when you begin to use them on regular basis.

2. Skype for Instant Messaging:
When it comes instant messaging and chatting (whether text or voice based chatting), Skype is the #1 choice for many people. It is one of the most popular messaging applications in the whole world. The voice quality is superb even when you are on a long-distance voice chat.

3. Antivirus Software:
Protecting your PC from malware, spyware and viruses is very important. If your PC gets infected with virus, it can become very slow and almost unusable. There have been many times where I had to format my PC due to virus problems. In such cases, there is a risk of losing important data due to formatting. You may try to recover the lost files using data recovery software but usually that is a long and unreliable process. It is always better to be safe than sorry. So, in order to protect your PC you might want to have a look at Microsoft Security Essentials which is a good program offering solid protection against malicious software.

4. Zipping and Unzipping:
Many big files you download from internet may be in compressed format. So, you need to unzip them first. At the same time, you may want to upload a big file or even a complete folder on the web. In such a case too you need zipping software to do the job. There are 2 excellent choices available to you. The first one is Winrar which is not free but comes with a 30 day trial version. So, you can use it for 30 days to see how you like it. Another software is 7-search which is completely free. You can use it for as long as you like without any problems.

5. Ninite for Installing Multiple Programs:
There are many other important programs which you may require to install. Instead of installing them one by one, wouldn’t it be much more convenient if you can do it all at once? This is what ‘Ninite’ does. It is a cool application which lets you choose from dozens of commonly used software applications and installs them in one go. Some of the programs it can install for you are – Skype, GoogleTalk, Yahoo Messenger, 7-search, Firefox, Chrome, anti-virus softwares, Filezilla, Picasa, Open Office etc.

Learn How Software Application Improves Business Performance

The impact of software in the business world cannot be over emphasized due to its numerous benefits. This is why businesses that are built on automation are always performing better than those that are semi-automatic or not automated at all.

The benefits of using software applications for different business concern are making operations easy and more efficient while results and outputs are excellent. Software driven businesses have numerous advantages that give them a good edge over those that are not dependent on it.

Among the numerous benefits of software driven business are:
1. Timeliness of Operation: there is no need of wasting precious time that could be used for other tasks in a business on just one thing. Software application in planning, execution, monitoring etc helps to get work done at limited time frame. It should be noted that production/service provision in real time is the soul of any business. This is because the patronage of over 80% of customers is hinged on timely execution of orders in supply and other services.

2. High quality output: when work is done with software tools, there is always a high quality output. This is because of the precision and accuracy associated with most of the software applications. This singular advantage has the ability to turnaround the fortune of entrepreneurs since quality drives success. The quality of the services that businesses that use software packages depend on the quality of the software. If software was properly designed by seasoned professionals and has high level of precision, the result got from such packages is always fantastic. This is why business management, design and production software that will be used by firms should be such with high degree of accuracy if a good result is expected in the output. It should be noted that high precision software packages that are not maintained regularly will not be able to function creditably hence the need for regular “compute system error scan checks” and software upgrade.

3. Reduced manpower cost: this is not new to most entrepreneurs. If you are fully automated, your manpower utilization will be small. If you have limited manpower, it will be easy to manage the overall business activities. The cost of running the business will equally be reduced. This is because the software will carry out more functions than what man will do.

4. Execution of Complex operations: when proper models are developed with appropriate software, complex and cumbersome tasks can be performed with much ease. This helps to rule out the impossibilities with men in creating certain designs. Utilizing software for production management makes it easy for the creation of masterpiece designs and products at short duration and costs.

5. Multiple tasks execution: Most software packages are hydra-headed in operations. They can be utilized to carryout numerous tasks at the same time or independently. This only takes the software operator to set out the necessary profiles or templates and issue few commands that will bring about complete execution of laborious and complex tasks at small time intervals.

If truly that necessity is a mother of invention as it is popularly said, then those experts who was the need of software and then designed them (and are still designing numerous software packages) to aid our businesses are worthy of double honour because their innovative ideas have put many businesses on the flight of success.

In my own opinion, I think that you should earnestly seek for relevant software packages that will make meaningful difference in your business today if you are not using one already. If you are using a software that has not enabled you to have a foretaste of real progress in business then you will need to make a change. Remember that if you must be successful, you will not be slothful.

Serial Port Software Solution Leads Triple by 10 % – Port Mapper and USB Over Network

Recently Software MarkTech Foundation released the SLS data on the software popularity market and other research. All the data was based on all possible software market gatherings. Multiple white papers were submitted on this issue indicating the list of the most popular softwares on the market. Over 2, 304, 123 estimates have been given on this research. Linux-based solutions dominate considerably over the Unix -based and Windows-based will grow by 50 % in 2009.

A special attention (and this article as well) was given to Serial Port Mapper solution which is claimed to triple its leads by 10 %. An increasing demand in serial port products defines the software market. In this article we will outline a general sketch of what Serial Port Mapper is. Serial Port Mapper is a windows-based solution which allows to map any serial port to any new port name. In other words, it allows to create aliases for serial ports. For example, a person installs additional serial port expansion card to computer as COM5 serial port. But his/her favorite software can work with COM1…COM4 ports only and cannot be reconfigured to work with COM5. To resolve this problem one needs to map COM5 port to COM1 port. As a result, a software can open COM1 port but actually work with COM5 port. Serial Port Mapper functionality can be easily integrated into any other application. So serial ports can be mapped and swapped from any application directly.

USB over Network is both Windows- and Linux-based solution allowing to work with the remote USB devices over a local network or Internet as if they were connected directly to a local PC. Usually, when a person needs to use any USB device (like scanner, flash-memory, etc) he/she plugs it into USB port of his/her computer. But for all that, the device is accessible only for the computer it is plugged into. And what if someone else needs to use the same USB device?

The problem was resolved in a different extraordinary way. USB over Network allows to work with remote USB devices over a local network or Internet. To do that USB over Network Server is to be installed on the PC where USB devices are plugged in. USB over Network Client must be installed on the PCs a person wants to give access to those very USB devices he/she has already plugged in. That’s all. USB over Network Client is a free software. The solution is very simple, any user which has installed USB over Network Client can work with remote USB devices as if they were connected directly to his/her local PC.