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A word from the Editor: Hello and welcome to the second issue of Open Source Plus Trilogy magazine. This issue should advance your knowledge to include more complicated stuff on computers like running virtual Drives and so on. Don’t worry though; I have simplified the step which should be no problem to understand by beginners.

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Also note that the previous issue will be updated in order to fix some small alignments. Nothing regarding the information, nothing big so don’t worry. Anyway, enjoy your 2nd issue of Open Source Plus!

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Updating Windows: Updating Windows is easy provided you know how and why. Updating your Original Legal Copy is mostly a good idea. Never the less, sometimes however its best that you don’t select that particular update to be installed along with others. Keep in mind that windows update can take allot of time downloading on slow connections and take some hard disk space, so make sure you’re ready. To start windows update, follow the bellow steps:

Click on the Start Orb

Click on All Programs

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A screen similar to this one will appear. Depending how outdated your system is, the list of important and optional updates will show.

Open Windows Update

Now it’s best to keep the important updates updated but in rare cases such as “Serves Pack” it’s best to leave it unchecked as it can slow your system down. Install it only if you have enough space or need to by other software. Optional updates includes languish packs some other updates. Select only what you think you need. You can always install the rest later.

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Burn CDs/DVD: Burning CDs and DVDs is a term used to describe putting files into the CD or DVD. First of all, you will need a CD/DVD burning Drive on your PC or Laptop but don’t worry; most of them should have it as standard these days. Look for the “RW” logo on the side of the drive with “CD/DVD Rewritable”. But what’s drive without the software to use? I know that in Windows 7 you can burn files straight into the disk without external software but I still strongly recommend that you download the following:

CD Burner XP Downloaded at: http://cdburnerxp.se/ It’s a FREE do it all regarding CDs and DVDs! The only thing that is missing is the Virtual Drive option but don’t worry, we will get to that part later.

A must have software that is also light on resources for every computer owner.

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Virtual Drives: Virtual Drive is just like normal CD/DVD drive, except that its digital. Still confused? I know you are. In order to understand VD, you need to know what it is used for. The answer is simple, to mount ISOs. What is an ISO? A digital CD/DVD image file. The file contains the entire Disk’s information in a single file. When mounting the ISO, the computer thinks it’s an actual physical CD/DVD. Below are a few ISO image types used by emulation software:

Taken from http://www.techsupportalert.com /best-free-cd-emulator.htm

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The best Free options would be: 1. Virtual CloneDrive

The Free software lets you have up to 8 virtual Drives at a time. Download it at: http://www.slysoft.com/en/virtua l-clonedrive.html

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The 2nd option is:

Gizmo Drive can be downloaded at:

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http://download.cnet.com/GizmoDrive/3000-2248_410407554.html

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Sky Drives: A Sky Drive is an online hard disk. Some websites allow you to store your data on its servers provided you registered on their serves. The best Free trusted one is no other then Microsoft’s Live Sky Drive.

Register for free at: https://skydrive.live.com/ And start uploading files with total space of 25GB. You can use your Hotmail/Live email to login.

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There are other sites like: http://www.megaupload.com/ that allows you to upload files for others to download for a limited time.

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Email Clients: Let’s say you have more than one email account on different serves and want to check them constantly. Time consuming. Here is when email clients come into play. Automatically check all your emails and send them.

Mozilla Thunderbird Download this light but powerful open source client from: http://www.mozilla.org/enUS/thunderbird/

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Free and powerful from the makers of Mozilla Firefox. Need I say more? And ohh it supports Add-ons, just like Firefox. https://addons.mozilla.org/enUS/thunderbird/

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Windows Live Mail http://explore.live.com/windowslive-mail Not open source but still Free email client from Microsoft that is similar to the paid Microsoft Outlook. Little heavier on the system resources but has many professional options that you will probably never use.

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Video Editing: Video Editing is not that hard once you get used to it. No simple Free software is more appealing then Microsoft Movie Maker 2.6. Please note that windows 7 comes with the new downgraded movie maker for some unknown reason so download 2.6 from: http://www.microsoft.com/downl oad/en/details.aspx?id=34

Microsoft Movie Maker

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Edits and put together your video clips with some nice effects. Very easy to master and amazing stuff can be done using it.

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Taken from the official site: Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence with ease every time.

WAX – free software with great features. Free at: http://www.debugmode.com/wax

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Music Editing:

Audacity is a Free Sound editor with many features. Download it at: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

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Make DVD Movie: Although Windows 7 comes with its on DVD maker, it’s strongly recommended to consider the bellow Open Source software:

DVD Flick is an open source software with powerful features for creating your DVD movies. Found at: http://www.dvdflick.net/ With a guide at: http://beginwithsoftware.com/vid eoguides/dvd-flick-guide.html

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Useful Software:

CCleaner Is an all-around optimizer and cleaner for your windows system. Deletes unnecessary files, optimize the registry and so on. Recommended to run at least once a month. Grab it from: http://www.piriform.com/CCLEAN ER

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Revo Uninstaller Download the “Free Edition� at: http://www.revouninstaller.com/r evo_uninstaller_free_download.ht ml This Uninstaller is a powerful tool that removes unneeded software along with its leftovers.

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Open Source Plus issue 2  

An Open Source software computer magazine with tips and tricks for both beginners and advanced users. FREE

Open Source Plus issue 2  

An Open Source software computer magazine with tips and tricks for both beginners and advanced users. FREE

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