Microsoft Betas: Microsoft Security Essentials

recently began to beta their replacement for One Care called Micrsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ).

While downloads for the beta have officially been cut off, there are a few other sites on the net you can find it on, just make sure you download the right one for your operating system as there are different versions for Windows XP and Windows Vista/Windows 7, and both also have 32bit and 64 bit variations.

Now, lets take a look at what this looks like once it’s installed:

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Two new open source programs

While looking for a couple different programs for different purposes, I stumbled across two programs that I thought I’d share.

OpenProj – Basically a free version of Project, used to make schedules for projects.

Pdfsam – PDF Split and Merge – While has the ability to create PDF files, it can’t edit them once they’re already created. This little gem is perfect for merging 2 PDFs into one, or splitting one into 2. It’s a simple program and maybe for a very specific purpose, but useful nonetheless.

Free Alternatives to Common Software Programs

I’m sure there are other lists out there that do just this, but these are solutions that I’ve found for Windows XP:

I’ll add more as I find them, but if you have any suggestions, post them!