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May
15
2009

Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

Technorati Profile Windows XP Mode (formally Virtual XP) is a new feature in Windows 7. It’s a licensed, virtualized copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 running inside Microsoft’s own Virtual PC framework. Windows XP Mode is specifically designed to help small businesses move to Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides you with the flexibility to run many older productivity applications on a Windows 7 based PC. When I heard about this feature I thought [...]

May
12
2009

Chromium: Google Chrome for Mac and Linux

Chromium is an open-source project- for the Mac OS X/Linux versions of Chrome. I tried Mac OS X version of Chromium. Download the zip file, unzip it and run Chromium.   The first site I tried is google.com. But got the error message “The webpage is not available”. So i thought it is not working and then after some time I tried my site and it loaded without any problem . Then I tried many [...]

May
11
2009

Ubuntu linux in malayalam

I tried setting my display language and menu language to Malayalam in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. I played around it for some time but then i switched back to English interface. It was fun reading all those terms and all but I faced bit difficulty in the interface.  Not all menu or text changed to Malayalam and come text was in Malayalam but English term. Checkout these screenshoots. .

May
8
2009

Windows 7 RC Review

Today I installed Windows 7 RC in my desktop PC. Installation First thing I noticed is the graphics, a cool installer background image. From windows vista onwards, installation is not a big task, need to set few regional and account information and the partition (and GUI tool for managing partition). Started installation at 1AM and got my desktop at 1.15. So installation took only 15mnts. Booting and shutdown I got my login screen in 32sec [...]

Apr
28
2009

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is released

Firefox 3.5 Beta 4 is released on April 27th, 2009. This is the sixth development milestone and fourth beta release of Firefox 3.5, the upcoming version of the Firefox web browser. It is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform((Gecko is the second most-popular layout engine on the World Wide Web Written in    C++,currently developed by Mozilla Corporation)). Firefox 3.5 offers many changes over the previous version, supporting new web technologies, performance improvements and user [...]

Apr
25
2009

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Review

Today morning downloaded and installed Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope in my Dell XPS M1530. I downloaded the .iso file and burbed it into a cd. 1st burning failedand I lost that cd. I burned again in a new one and it worked. I loaded the CD in to the drive and booted from the CD. 1st I checked CD for any errors, it took around 2-3mnts. Then I searched for an update option and i [...]

Apr
22
2009

Integrated IM in Hotmail, Yahoo and Gmail

MSN Web Messenger is  integrated with your Hotmail account yesterday(April 21st). You can use integrated web msn messenger and talk to others while checking/ mail. To send IM to your friend, go to contacts, click on the person you would like to talk to and click on “Send an Instant Message (Available), IM window will appear in a pop up window. Check out the screen shoots. I also added screen shoots of Yahoo and Gmail. [...]

Feb
13
2009

Epoch time and Epoch time milestone

The Unix epoch (also known as Unix Time Stamp) is the representation of time as the number of non-leap seconds since 00:00:00 UTC on January 1, 1970. It is introduced by Unix operating  system, , standardised in POSIX.  The clock is used not just by Unix, but also by Linux, Java, JavaScript, Mac OS X, and various other technologies. In the fields of chronology and periodization, an epoch means an instant in time chosen as [...]

Jan
14
2009

Testing Wondows 7 Beta

I am testing Windows 7 in a virtual machine, so it is very slow. But since I dont have a free partition in my Dell XPS laptop I have to use virtual machine. I am using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1. 

Nov
20
2008

Gmail Theme

Gmail officially launched theme for Gmail. 30 themes are available now. Some of them are color changes. To customize your inbox, go to the Themes tab under Settings. They will be rolling out themes to everyone over the next couple of days, so if you don’t see them yet, check back soon.

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