This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.

** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.

This post in particular started this whole website...

I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.

Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.

March 9, 2009

ZMatrix - Matrix scrolling wallpaper.

I love this one. This is the coolest piece of free software.

ZMatrix. Background scrolling wallpaper AND screen saver
http://zmatrix.sourceforge.net/index.html#Download

ZMatrix is an animated desktop background which displays streaming characters in a style similar to what was used in the movie 'The Matrix'.


This is dead cool.
Here it is running on my computer


Here's my settings. I like it just like this.
Note that this is for background scrolling wallpaper.

Use Monotonous clean up, otherwise the screen just fills up completely.

Also use Random Cleanup to put little gaps in the code.

That will look nifty.

Cheers.
Si.
Checked April 2014 for link and relevance. - still the best wallpaper. It works very nicely on my Windows XP box, but I haven't tried it on my Windows 7 box.
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