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Gadget Advisor presents the best in computer software news, including multimedia, utilities, communications, graphics, web development, productivity, etc.

RealNetworks Ordered to Stop Selling RealDVD

RealNetworks recently released the RealDVD software that provides DVD copying functionality for customers. With it, DVD owners can make a single copy of a video for hard drive storage. RealNetworks claims the software offers the required encryption security to protect DVDs copied with it from being illegally shared online.

Free Computer Associates (CA) Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 Software

Newegg is currently offering the Computer Associates (CA) Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 for $40, with a $40 mail-in-rebate and free shipping. Just to confirm that there's no typo here, that means the software is completely free after the rebate. The CA Internet Security Suite offers virus protection as well as spam, spyware, and more.

Blaze Media Pro All-in-One Multimedia Software Review

Blaze Media Pro is a powerful all-in-one audio and video converter for CD, MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, AVI, WMV, MOV, Flash (SWF and FLV), iPod, PSP, 3GP, etc.; editor; recorder; CD/DVD ripper; audio, video, data CD/DVD burner for DVD, VCD, and SVCD; and much more. Joe Tex from Shareware Junkies has written a review for the all-in-one multimedia software that gives newcomers an idea of what to expect.

Google Chrome Web Browser (Chromium)

Google Chrome is a surprise release by Google into the web browser market. Although many had speculated about a GBrowser, the immediate availability without much pre-release buzz was indeed unexpected. The first word came yesterday from the official Google blog, with a link to a trailer-style comic book presenting the product. The beta version has since been released as open source. The web browser market is not saturated, but is highly competitive, with Internet Explorer from Microsoft, Firefox from Mozilla, Safari from Apple, and Opera from Opera Software being the established solutions.