[Expired] WIN your copy of Foxit Phantom PDF [$129 Worth]

Posted by Thomas On April - 28 - 2010

“Foxit Phantom PDF Suite is a business ready PDF toolkit, with everything you need to create professional PDF documents and streamline business processes: fast, easy to use, and at a price that fits your budget.”

You’ve read about Foxit Phantom PDF, right here on Mintywhite (Read Here). Now we bring you the chance to  win one of the 3 licenses offered by Foxit Software.

Now, I know you want to win one of these valuable licenses, so read on for the details on how to get one.

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Foxit Phantom PDF – An Affordable Business Solution

Posted by Thomas On April - 27 - 2010
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PROGRAM: Foxit Phantom PDF

PROS: Very easy to use. Lightweight and reliable. With Co-Worker collaboration system, Show PDF as Text-file, Easy to use Zoom functions. a Very Nice Screen-dump feature.

CONS: There is no Context Menu. No Document Compression. Almost hidden MS Office AddIn. Some transparency masks may show as tinted background.

VERDICT: Foxit Phantom pro is a very good alternative to Adobe Acrobat. The software has (almost) every thinkable tool you need to easy and securely streamline your businesses document needs.

PRICE: $129

VERSION REVIEWED: 2.0

Download Link for Trial Version in the Article


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How to Set up a New Computer: PDF Guide

Posted by Rich On April - 13 - 2010

Yesterday, I shared some steps I take to set up a Windows 7 machine the right way. Windows Guides reader, Gene, recently sent me this really useful guide on how to set up a computer and I’d like to share it with you.

Here’s an excerpt from the guide:

I have had many questions and times when I had to set up a new computer that someone had just bought either from a store or a website and it arrived on their doorstep. The following is the procedure that I use to make sure that the system is ready to put online and available for the internet to start trying to be used in a botnet or hit with all the virus’s that are out there looking for new systems that someone has not set up to stop them. I am not by anyway the expert as this is just the way I do it and there are probably other ways and systems to do it also but I don’t have access to them.

How to Set Up a New Computer (PDF 311 KB)

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3 ways to beat a Company Firewall or a restrictive ISP

Posted by Thomas On March - 13 - 2010

If you happen to sit behind a Company Firewall, or you have a restrictive ISP on your hands; you are probably having problems trying to use MSN, Live, Facebook, Tweeter etc. This is of course very annoying at best – tho I can see why companies see the need to restrict what kind of Internet activity their employees can access while at work. Not every site out there is what I would call “Work Safe”.

That being said – sometimes you may find yourself in the situation where you are doing work related research – and end up at restricted sites – what then? Okay, I know that one is a bit far-fetched, you would probably just want to be able to use your Facebook or Tweeter or whatever. So Being the nice guy that I am – here are Three ways to breach security…

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If you have downloaded the free books from Windows Guides (or any PDF) and it won’t open, you may see any of the following messages:

  • Invalid Adobe PDF
  • Error Locating Object Handler
  • Adobe reader could not open the file ‘ABC.pdf’ because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been corrupted (for example it has been sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded
  • An Internal Error Occurred
  • Other obscure and unhelpful messages

This guide will take you through basic troubleshooting steps you can use to view PDF files that seem to work for every one else but you.
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Command Prompt – Your backup Operating System!

Posted by Harry On February - 21 - 2010

New to using the command prompt? Check out the Windows Command Prompt Beginner’s Guide

Have you ever had an issue with your computer? Has your Windows ever been corrupt, and you need to wipe the system? I have definitely been in that situation, but what can you do – you really, really need your data, but can’t have it!? Well, I use Command Prompt with that in mind. You can just stick in a Windows Vista/7 DVD, click Repair Computer, and you’re on CMD (Command Prompt). Then, you can back everything up with a flash drive with a few commands!

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