Video: From Microsoft to Linux on its 20th Anniversary

Microsoft vs. Linux Video

 

A gift from Microsoft to Linux on its 20th Birthday. Is it a sincere happy birthday wish or a Trojan cake?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA2kqAIOoZM
 

The Story of Linux: Commemorating 20 Years of the Linux Operating System

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ocq6_3-nEw
 

Sonique Player

I have to admit it, I fell in love with Sonique Media Player when I first saw it back in 1999. It was love at first sight. Back in 1999 you rarely saw a beautifully designed application with graphical effects, smooth navigation, a bundle of features all put in an application that run on all versions of windows with no problems. Some of the feaures I love about Sonique Player:

  • Beautifully designed interface that has three modes small, medium and large.
  • Animated buttons and menus.
  • Playlist creator and manager.
  • Supports many audio formats such as MP3, MP2, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, MOD, XM, IT, S3M, Audio CD and Windows Media Audio.
  • Keyboard play/pause and volume buttons work on it perfectly.
  • Ability to install new skins and visual effects.
  • A powerful equalizer. Pitch, balance, and amplification adjustment controls.

Download: sonique-1.96.exe

Special ALT Key Symbols & Characters ~ (Alt+1=☺)

Did you ever wonder how you can type a heart symbol ♥, a smiley face ☺, a little circle • or even the copyright symbol © ?

Wonder no more. You can type these special characters by holding the ALT key on your keyboard and entering the symbol’s number.

For example to type a smiley face: Hold the ALT key and press 1 and you’ll get ☺!

Here’s a list of some cool characters you can type:

 

Alt Code

Character

Description

Alt + 1

Smiley

Alt + 2

Dark Smiley

Alt + 3

Heart

Alt + 4

Diamond

Alt + 5

Club

Alt + 6

Spade

Alt + 7

Solid Circle

Alt + 8

Square

Alt + 254

Solid Square

Alt + 9

Empty Circle

Alt + 10

Circle in Solid Square

Alt + 11

Male

Alt + 12

Female

Alt + 13

Music Note

Alt + 14

Music Note

Alt + 15

Sun

Alt + 16

Right

Alt + 17

Left

Alt + 30

Up

Alt + 31

Down

Alt + 0153

Trademark

Alt + 0169

©

Copyright

Alt + 0174

®

Registered

 


There are, of course, many more but I think the list above encompasses the most frequanlty used ones.

You can use Windows Character Map to find more special characters, the program lets you copy and paste those characters.

To access Character Map: Click Start ► All Programs  ► Accessories ► System Tools ► Character Map.