I often go onto StackOverflow when I have some free time to help answer some questions other programmers may have. The site is great, well built, but the content on the site and the users are not. If you are unaware of what StackOverflow is, it’s part of the “Stack Exchange” group of websites. It’s a Question and Answer type of site where anyone (even “anonymous” users) can post questions and answer them.
In the past, I have talked about how much I dislike ad-blocking software, such as “AdBlock” and other software which removes advertisements from websites. I’m not sure if I ever talked about it on this site specifically, but I feel like I should. I’m going to try to keep this post as unbiased as possible, but seeing as I make most of my income from websites which contain advertisements, I may become opinionated at some points.
You will often times see software that is available online listed as Portable. But what is a portable app? Is it for laptops and mobile devices? Well, it can be used on those devices, but it’s main purpose is much different. To truly understand what a portable app is, you need to know some basics about how computers install software and how software stores data onto the computer. When you install a program to your computer, a few things take place.
Running VirtualBox and Screen Capture software can be put a large dent in performance of your PC. The point being, why should capturing Virtual machines be so difficult, including cropping the desktop, getting the resolutions correct, etc. VirtualBox has built in a Video Capture method that will now record your virtual machine to a WebM video file. Now, this feature existed before version 4.3.0 of VirtualBox, but it required extra work, not just your normal installation.
Software Subscriptions are not a new thing, but they have been getting popular due to Microsoft Office 365 and all the recent Adobe products. A Software Subscription is the use of monthly or yearly payments for the software. This helps keep upfront costs low, instead of paying $1,000.00 for software, you end up paying $30.00 a month until you no longer need the product then you cancel it. Also with subscriptions it gives the software creators more of a reason to release updates to keep users subscribed to the software.