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Free Linux CDs For Linux Lovers
September 27, 2006, 10:15 am
Filed under: Linux



Fedup of your corrupted and virus prone Windows operating system, doesn’t like the monopoly of Microsoft, can’t afford to buy an original CD of Microsft Windows XP or want to try different operating system. Your wait is over now, Canonical Ltd. is giving free Linux Cds, you can order the Linux cds by registering your address and nos. of cds you want at their site https://shipit.ubuntu.com/. You can also distribute these free cds to your friends and relatives also.

Linux(come with a name of edubuntu, kubuntu and ubuntu) is easy to install, free from virues and designed for servers, desktops and laptops and free security updates for this version will be available for 3 years on desktop and 5 years on the server.

System Requirements for linux:
The default classroom server installation requires at least 2.5GB of disk space, a CPU of at least 1GHz, and 256 MB RAM per thin client (e.g. a server driving two clients should have at least 512 MB RAM).

A standalone linux workstation requires a CPU of at least 500MHz, at least 128 MB of RAM and at least 2.1 GB of disk space.

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Restore a crashed Computer
September 25, 2006, 9:51 am
Filed under: Tips and Tricks


Image backup tools restore your computer to an earlier working condition in case of a crash

Image backup tools create an image of your system, in the event of a crash, you can restore your system back to the original state without having to install the OS and other programs.

One of the better image backup tools is Arconis True image 9.0
Go To http://www.acronis.com/homecomputing/download/trueimage/



Grand Illusions
September 24, 2006, 1:18 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Tired of looking at rows upon rows of financial data? Here’s an idea for a quick break

Hop over to www.grandillusions.com/opticalillusions and see how easily the brain can be fooled. This website has a collection of optical illlusions. There are cogs that appear to turn as you approach the screen, black dots that disappear as you focus on them, and more! That quick break from work will certainly be well spent.



Five Simple and Effective Rules To Nix Junk Mail Before It Even Arrives In Your Inbox
September 24, 2006, 5:23 am
Filed under: Tips and Tricks

Follow these simple tips to nix junk before it arrives in your inbox.

Rule 1: Never mention your email address on public websites and fourms

Many companies employ specially designed computer programs called spambots that pick up email addresses from web pages and add them to their mailing list. If you must give out your email on a public domain, consider masking it so that spambots can’t recongnise it. For example, instead of typing abc@xyz.com, type abc at xyz dot com. This way, only an actual human would be able to understand it.

Rule 2: Use services that generate temporary log-ins for registering on sites

Several sites require you to register by providing your email address only then can you begin browsing through the site. But not many know that most such companies share with others the email addresses submitted by users. You can avoid this altogether by using websites like www.mailinator.com and www.bugmenot.com that save you the trouble of registering.

www.bugmenot.com has a list of working usernames and passwords for most common user groups, websites and forums that require one to login before accessing any content. Bugmenot comes in handy espacially when you’re browsing a website which you aren’t likely to revisit.

www.mailinator.com on the other hand, provides random email addresses whose sole purpose is to aid in registering. As you are probably aware, verification usually follows registration on a website. The website will send a activation link to the email address you provided during registration. Your account can only be activated after you click on the link from within your email. To bypass this hassle, go to www.mailinator.com and copy the random address provided. Use this during registeration, after which, head back to mailinator, check your mail and verify the link. Simple!

Rule 3: Use your account’s spam filters

Most service providers, such as Google and Yahoo, have efficient spam filters that block unsolicited mail. But if you aren’t happy with that, you can select your own customized levels of filtration. For instance, a spam filter set to a high level will only allow from contacts listed in your address book. Others are filtered directly into junk otr even to the trashcan, as you prefer.

Rule 4: Use plugins for blocking spam
If you are using an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla thunderbird, there are plenty of third-party plugins that promise to filter spam more efficiently.
For instance, spambayes is a widely used third-party plugin for Microsoft Outlook. It’s free to use and works much better than the default filter present in Microsft Outlook 2003.
Rule 5: Never click on the “Unsubcribe” link in spam mails
You would think that by unsubscribing, you will be removed from their mailing lists, but this is just a ploy to verify that your email address exists and is in use. Unsubscribe, and you will receive more spam.


Use English keyboard to type in Hindi, kannada, Tamil
September 19, 2006, 3:47 pm
Filed under: News

Now use English keyboard to type out an email in your mother-tongue i.e. Hindi, kannada, tamilwith the help of software created by two Indian enterpreneurs.

Software development company Tachyon Technologies’ phonetically-driven Quillpad released this month enables user to email in three Indian languages with more planned to be added.

To type a word which comes phonetically close to a local language all the user needs to know is the english alphabet.

Tachyon Technologies has licensed the software to rediff.com. But any one can log on to the Quillpad website to send e-mails free of charge.
Go To Quillpad.com



Sony Ericsson Z550i
September 17, 2006, 11:33 am
Filed under: Mobile Phones

Sony Ericsson’s latest Z series clamshell mobile phone is packed with high-end features and sells for a very reasonable price.

Key features:
RDS FM radio.
Standard push email.
1.3 megapixel camera, 4x digital zoom.
Bluetooth™ wireless technology.
Full HTML browsing.
Media player – music and video.
1.9 inch 262 color TFT screen.
Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support.



Maximum Cellphone
September 17, 2006, 10:57 am
Filed under: Mobile Phones
Tool That Let You Make The Most Of Your Mobile Phone
A cellphone is not just about making and reciving calls and SMSing. Most phones
offer advanced features and you can make the most of these by using easily available free or trial tools.
MyphoneExplorer: This free tools [available at http://www.softpedia.com/get/mobile-phone-tools/sony-ericsson/myphoneexplorer.shtml] allows you to organise data on your sony ericsson phone. You can also back-up text messages on your PC and even encrypt them using this tool.
Oxygen Phone Manager II: With this tool, connecting your Nokia phone to your PC is a breeze. You can connect using Bluetooth, Pop Port or IR. You can send/receive SMSes, edit pictures, organise personal data settings and do much more. It costs $49.19, but a trial version is on http://www.newfreedownloads.com/-info/oxygen-software.html.
Opera Mobile (Opera Mini2): This free web browser supports platforms like symbian S60, Windows Mobile and Pocket PC. You can download multimedia content on your phone from http://my.opera.com/abhinavchunmun/affiliate.
Pocket Tunes deluxe:This tool allows you to play music and online music services on a plam device (with plam OS 5.2 or higher). Internet radio services are available (Live 365, Shoutcast) and with pocket tunes deluxe, you can enjoy music as long as you have wireless access. It supports popular audio formats like MP3, WMA, and costs $34.95. A trial version is available at http://www.pocket-tunes.com/?page=download.
FuelLog v1.01: It supports palm devices and helps you keep track of fuel expenses. It shows information on average miles per tank, average days between fills etc.