WindizUpdate

windizupdate.gifOkay, Firefox rocks. We’ve already established that. But, it also doesn’t do EVEYRTHING that IE does. For instance, it won’t handle Windows Updates, right?
WRONG! That’s where today’s FamilyFirst site comes into play.
It’s called WindizUpdate. You can update Windows through Firefox!
The first time you use it, you will be prompted to install software that will scan your registry. Normally, that’s not something you would want to do, but you can trust this site.
After you install the software, it scans your system. Then, any needed updates can be downloaded directly from them. And has Microsoft decided that your XP is �illegal?� This can happen from installing too much hardware. You can try to get them to relent by making a phone call. OR, you can use WindizUpdate!
So, why use WindizUpdate? Well, I’ll let them explain:

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Open Office

openoffice.gifMan, I hate to say this, but Microsoft really burns my wazoo.
I know, there are a million reasons to dislike the mega-corporation, but I�m just homing in on one. I spent 4 � hours today securing a client�s office network and setting up shared backup folders. I also uninstalled a bunch of unnecessary software. This included numerous �trial� versions of Office 2003.
I mean come one. SURELY mighty Microsoft could afford to give licensed XP users a copy of bare-bones Office. But no, they instead offer a trial version that will die unless the computer purchaser ponies up more bucks.
Well, that inspired today�s FamilyFirst pick: Open Office!

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