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SoftwareMedia Blog | October 25, 2014

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Find a List of Computer Software Brands at SoftwareMedia.com

October 19, 2010 |

Are you looking for a comprehensive grouping of the world’s top computer software companies? Find a comprehensive list of software manufacturers available at SoftwareMedia.com. This list contains manufacturers from a to z. The publishers on the list vary – from those who have developed niche software programs like Final Draft scriptwriting software, to some of the world’s largest and most well-known brands like Microsoft Corporation. And as always, SoftwareMedia carries the newest releases in addition to older, harder to find versions.

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7 For 7: 7 Useful Gadgets for Windows 7

August 9, 2010 |

Next up in our 7 for 7 series  is a spotlight on some really useful Desktop Gadgets that you can download free for Windows 7. If you are not too familiar with Desktop Gadgets, they are basically widgets, or small programs that run in the background that you can keep on your desktop. I use a variety of gadgets to monitor information, get updates from social networks, and keep up to date on news. Below are 7 gadgets I found that I can see being very useful.

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Best of the Best: Top 10 Creativity Software

July 19, 2010 |

Take your summer vacation memories to the next level with the best in creativity software.

Summertime, and the living is easy. I hope you are enjoying summer as much as I am. I feel as if the bustle of spring and early summer has quieted down a bit and now we are into those hot and lazy days. It’s prime vacation time. Here is a photo I took while kayaking at the Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge last week. It was nice to get away and be forced to stop and see nature, in the form of a White Faced Ibis, Sandhill Crane, Snowy Egret, Kestrel and a Huge. White. Pelican.

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Microsoft Open Business Licensing Guide

May 28, 2010 |

Microsoft Open Business Licensing

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Microsoft Open Business Licensing allows businesses to purchase Microsoft products at discount prices with a minimum of just five licenses. One of the benefits of Open Business compared to Open Volume is that you don’t need such a large up-front volume commitment, but you still get the savings and convenience of the licensing program. After your initial order with SoftwareMedia you can purchase additional licenses within the program with no minimum quantity, as long as you are within your two year term.
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A Visual Studio 2010 Edition Comparison for the Multiple-Edition Afflicted

May 3, 2010 |

Multiple-Edition Distinction for User to Specificate Affliction, or MEDUSA as it’s often referred (at least, at my desk anyway), is a serious affliction affecting many software users across the globe. With software companies throwing ambiguous words like Premium, Ultimate, Master, Basic, Starter, and Professional into their titles, we consumers have absolutely no idea what the difference between these versions actually is, other than syllable count.

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Windows 7 Upgrade Eligibility and Paths

October 29, 2009 |

With the release of Windows 7, there are many different options to upgrade. In typical Microsoft fashion, there is some complexity to upgrading to Windows 7. This blog will explain the difference between “upgrade eligibility” and “upgrade paths”, and let you know your options based on which version you are currently running.

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Benefits of Flow Charts

April 17, 2009 |

A flow chart is a chart that represents an algorithm or process, and is typically used to describe the detailed logic of a business process or rule. A flow chart can provide a reference for those involved in a project or procedure and can be effective in explaining processes to new employees. When errors occur, flowcharts can be referenced to see what went wrong. Flow charts also help highlight and remove unnecessary steps in a process. By showing processes visually rather than just explaining, people seem to understand better and make fewer mistakes. Other common benefits of flow charting include enhanced quality and proper documentation.

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Amazing HD Windows Vista Desktop Backgrounds

April 14, 2009 |

I just ran across a website containing hundreds of free, amazing HD desktop backgrounds for Windows Vista (or any other operating system). Wallpaper Abyss features all kinds of tweaks and themes for Windows Vista, but I really like their HD desktop background images. They feature a new, high-res wallpaper image every single day, so your desktop will always be fresh.

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Free Autodesk and SolidWorks Software for the Unemployed

April 8, 2009 |

This is a good week for recently unemployed CAD users in the architecture, engineering, design, and manufacturing communities. Both Autdesk and SolidWorks have released programs that give unemployed designers access to free software, software training, and discounted or free certification exams. Both programs are aimed at increasing CAD proficiency in unemployed designers to help them get back on their feet sooner.

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Discount Software

March 3, 2009 |

Save Money With SoftwareMedia.com

Many people (yes, even you) are still paying more than they should for software. They don’t often realize when they are eligible to buy the exact same software for almost half the price. Stop spending more money than necessary on software! In this article we explain how buying OEM software, upgrades, licensing, and more can save you money.

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