Useful Programs :
You may find the following programs useful during the course.
Firefox Browser: I cannot recommend this browser highly enough. Please download it and give it a spin. You may never use Microsoft's ubiquitous browser again! Once you install it, give the following add-ons a try.
- Internet Explorer Tab: Open a web site with an Internet Explorer tab in Firefox. Useful for webpage testing or when a page just won't load in Firefox for some reason or another.
- PDF Download: Allows you to choose if you want to view a PDF file inside the browser (as PDF or HTML), if you want to view it outside Firefox with your default or custom PDF reader, or if you want to download it.
- All-in-one Sidebar: All-in-One Sidebar (AiOS) is a sidebar control, inspired by Opera's. Click on the left edge of your browser window to open the sidebar and get easy access to all your panels. It lets you quickly switch between sidebar panels, view dialog windows such as downloads, extensions, and more in the sidebar, or view source or websites in the sidebar.
Gnu Image Manipulation Program (GIMP): Need to edit images but can't afford Adobe Photoshop? Try this program out. You won't be sorry.
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel and Powerpoint 2007 File formats: Have an older version of a Microsoft Office product for Windows and can't open the files your friends or professors send to you? Download the Compatibilty pack and you are back in business. Own a Macintosh and have the same problem? Well, here you go.