EditPad Lite is a free general-purpose text editor, designed to be small and compact, yet offer all the functionality you expect from a basic text editor. EditPad Lite works with Windows NT4, 98, 2000, ME and XP.

EditPad Lite
EditPad Lite

It has all the features a solid text editor needs. You can open as many files at a time as you want, with no arbitrary file size limit. Each file will have its own tab. You can convert between ANSI, ASCII, and Unicode, and work with Unix and Mac files. You can search and replace across all open files. It has unlimited undo and redo and powerful print preview.

If you want more editing power or need a text editor to use at work, check out EditPad Pro.
Windows IconDownload EditPad Lite 6.1.2


Zune is coming


Zune LogoZune is officially releasing on November 11 2006 and Zune.net, has gone online giving folks a sneak peak and Zune’s music offerings.

Zune Player
Zune Player

Zune is a brand from Microsoft that incorporates a line of portable media players, software that will drive the devices, and connection to the world of media and to entertainment-loving people like yourself. Starting with 30 GB, Zune is easy to use and easy to love. Wirelessly share select full-length audio files or pictures.

If you like the design of the website which is really good, you can download Zune Windows XP Theme.

Zune Windows XP Theme
Zune WIndows XP Theme

According to APC Magazine, Microsoft has officially announced the final release dates for Windows Vista: November 30, 2006 for business customers and January 30, 2007 for consumers.

Windows Vista Ultimate Product Box

Here’s Vista’s retail prices for your reference:

Windows Office Online LogoCheck out the new Office Online website. The new Office 2007 Online Portal is now out of beta.
They have adopted the “ribbon” look into the web design which is a similar look to the Microsoft Office 2007  using the ribon interface. Office Online features quick access to Help and How to (tips and tricks) on getting the most out of Office 2007.

Paul Thurrott managed to get the new Windows Vista, Office 2007, product packaging images and Application icons coming with Windows Vista.

Windows Vista Product BoxWindows Office 2007 Package

Windows Vista Application Icons

Windows Media LogoWindows Media Player released its new revamped version 11, it does a nice job of organization, ripping, syncing, and has some new features you will like. Besides being the eye-candy, this version logically organizes all types of media and by default provides many different views you can use to quickly drill down to the media you want. Creating playlists is an easy task, as well as search, renaming tracks, and new media discovery. The interface is clean, not clunky anymore, and clearly holds an advantage over previous versions. If you haven’t been a fan in the past, this version may change your mind. Music store integration is still good, including URGE (if you are into that sort of thing), and many other stores like WMP 10 had, but WMP 11 has better search this time. WMP 11 home page.
Windows IconDownload Windows Media Player 11

Windows Live Messenger 8.1 has been officially released on Windows Live Ideas and following features and improvements have been introduced in this beta:

  • Windows Live Messenger Logo|| New contact cards
  • || Your display name, status and personalization roam with you to any computer
  • || Changes to the emoticons, backgrounds, display picture menus
  • || Updated Icons that didn’t make it in 8.0.
  • || Improved sign-in performance

Windows iconDownload Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta