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Google Announces WebP

by Barbara J. Feldman October 13, 2010

WebP (pronounced “weppy”) is a new open-source image format, designed by Google, that uses a compression algorithm that produces smaller files than currently popular formats such as JPG and PNG. And smaller image files mean faster loading web pages. Hooray! In order for WebP to take off, however, browsers and graphics software would have to […]

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Launch Applications Quickly with Launchy

by Barbara J. Feldman March 10, 2010

Launchy is an open source Windows and Linux utility that lets you quick start applications with just a few keystrokes. Forget your start menu and the icons on your desktop, Launchy hides in the background until you hit ALT-SPACE. Then just enter a few letters of the program you are looking for, and hit enter […]

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