03 Desember, 2007

Public beta of Microsoft download center

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The new Download Center of Microsoft will be using Silverlight.

Link : Microsoft Download Center

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) Alpha 1

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Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is free software. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

Download : Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Alpha 1

Mozilla Firefox v2.0.0.11 Final

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Firefox is a free, open-source web browser for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X and is based on the Mozilla codebase. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over Internet Explorer, such as the ability to block pop-up windows.

Download : Mozilla Firefox v2.0.0.11 for Windows
Download : Mozilla Firefox v2.0.0.11 for Linux
Download : Mozilla Firefox v2.0.0.11 for MacOS

Orbit Downloader 2.4.3

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Orbit Downloader is a great speed, super light,easy-to-use free download manager. It is based on p2p and multi-source downloading technology and supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, MMS and RTSP protocols. Using Orbit Downloader, you can almost download everything online with 500% faster speed, like youtube video, rapidshare files, flash and streaming media etc. Anyway, Orbit Downloader is an indispendsable tool for download acceleration and management.

Changes in Orbit Downloader 2.4.3 ( Nov 29, 2007 ):
* Improve uninstall process
* Fix: the bug which may cause Grab++ can not grab video with IE
* Fix: the bug caused download failure when URL contains spac

Download : Orbit Downloader 2.4.3

Vista Transformation Pack 8.0 Final (VTP 8.0)

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This program will transform your Windows user interface to ultimate Windows Vista alike looks that everyone will never notice it’s the same old Windows XP (or 2003)

Features

Vista Transformation Pack will replace many of the resources in Windows XP/Windows Server 2003. It can change such things as:
* Boot screen
* Welcome Screen / Logon Screen
* New msstyles files (visual styles)
* New desktop and file icons
* New toolbar icons
* Progress Dialogs
* Sounds scheme
* System Tray icons
* New Wallpapers
* Windows Media Player Skins
* And much more


(From Mr Windows X)
Sadly that I couldn't bundle a user guide of this release together with the product since Maeroris doesn't have much time to work on it and I already promised to release it in middle of this month (which seems to be late already). To be frank, this version is mainly the same to previous ones except "Aero Glass without WindowBlinds" and "WinFlip" featured with overall improvements such as:

-Fixed hotfix issue, no more workaround trick required to avoid that
-Ability to save transforming information for later uses and unattended transformation
-Ability to detect the targeted machine and give suggested setup configuration
-Some transformation procedures refinements you should look at like pre-configure on first run, removed obsolete dialogs and msn skin, etc.
-New 3rd-party apps and new version of existing apps

And yes, it's free still without paying few hundreds for some certain stuff you like in Vista.


For detailed changes and download , please look below

Changes in Version 8.0
-Added CPU Speed information in Welcome Center
-Added saving setup information file to save setup configuration for later uses with unattended transformation support
-Added installation background
-Added "System optimized" in Setup Configuration to configure the user account corresponding to machine's spec
-Added TrueTransparency 0.8.5 (Glass border with ported AeroStyle skin)
-Added WinFlip 0.42 (Vista 3DFlip)
-Fixed KB925902 hotfix issues with file processing animation
-Fixed Media Center program execution error
-Fixed rebuilding icon cache bug on non-current users during the processes
-Fixed Styler's installation checking bug (always set toolbar to styler mode when possible)
-Fixed failing to apply Vista screensaver
-Fixed program name in Add/Remove Programs
-Fixed subscribing Windows X's shrine to be default homepage bug in Welcome Center
-Fixed visualtooltip's advanced configuration bug
-Fixed WindowBlinds 6 skin installation compatibility
-Moved hotfix warning to user guide file to prevent confusion
-Re-arranged welcome dialog for richer information
-Replaced Extras in Welcome Center with Community link to forum
-Removed configuring user account's status report
-Removed obsolete dialogs (WindowBlinds warning, Before transformation, Donation, FAQ and Q&A)
-Removed Vista Live Messenger 8.1 skin
-Updated Setup Configuration in Welcome Center to cover on everything
-Updated setup transformation to pre-configure current user account before finishing the transformation
-Updated theming engine configuration
-Updated Vista Sidebar to version 2.3 Lite
-Updated Vista Sidebar user account configuration in Welcome Center
-Updated ViStart to build 2661
-Updated ViOrb to version 2.0
-Updated VisualTooltip to version 2.2
-Updated Welcome Center to pre-configure user account with system optimized option on the first run in that user account

Download : Vista Transformation Pack 8.0 Final | Mirror

Nokia PC Suite 6.85 Release 12

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Nokia PC Suite is a package of Windows-based PC applications developed especially for use with Nokia phones. Depending on your phone model, Nokia PC Suite lets you edit, synchronize and back up many of your phone's files on a compatible PC through a cable or wireless connection.



Key features :
· Automatic, secure data, information, pictures, and music transfer from phone to phone or phone to PC
· Fast, easy connection to the Internet
· Connect wirelessly or via cable
· Connect by using your phone as a modem
· Manage messages, contacts, images, and music
· Synchronize your phone and PC calendars
· Install Java™-based applications in your phone
· Convert ringing tone formats
· Play multimedia messages and videos
· Send text messages from the PC
· Back up and restore phone files
· Over 30 languages

Download : Nokia PC Suite 6.85 Release 12

ICQ 6.0 Build 6039

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ICQ is a program that lets you find your friends and associates online in real time. You can create a Contact List containing only people you want to have there, you can send them messages, chat with them, send files, configure ICQ to work with external applications and more. In addition to familiar features such as chat, SMS messaging, and file-transfer capabilities, the newest version includes ICQ Xtraz, which allow you to send personalized greeting cards, apply custom icons to your buddies, play online games, and customize your shortcuts panel for one-click access to all your favorite features. The ICQ Xtraz platform enables ICQ to present users with a selection of new services as they are created, without the need for you to download a new client. Xtraz also supports the creation of new ICQ features that can be built separately from the core ICQ client and then delivered and automatically updated over time. The new interface also is clean and intuitive, so you can start chatting quickly and easily.

Download : ICQ 6.0 Build 6039

Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2

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Mozilla Firefox - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new look, this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation. Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.

Download : Mozilla Firefox 3.0 Beta 2
Link : Other Languages

µTorrent 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha

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µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. µTorrent was designed to use as little cpu, space and memory as possible while offering all the functionalites expected from advanced clients. With BitTorrent, you can download files faster and contribute by sharing files and bandwidth.



Changes in µTorrent Version 1.8 alpha (build 6723), 2007-12-01:
- Feature: Improved ETA algorithm
- Feature: report "&corrupted=X" to the tracker (hashfail byte count, deltas same as downloaded= and uploaded=)
- Feature: All Feeds category
- Change: Only use 3-state checkboxes in torrent properties for torrent combinations with a mixed state
- Change: The LSD option is now completely per-torrent and is no longer global as well
- Change: move IpFilter and RangeBlock blocked messages to Verbose
- Change: Parts of the general and transfer tab can now be scrolled
- Change: Put a separator after the create torrent button
- Fix: crashbug with prio_first_last_piece and some torrents
- Fix: more accurate check for existant UPnP mapping
- Fix: close files during hash check
- Fix: disable the web seeds edit control while the create torrent dialog is busy
- Fix: display correct font in download bar so that infinity symbol shows
- Fix: Crash in add torrent dialog when unexpanding certain items
- Fix: hashfail with part file
- Fix: Last Active sorting

Download : µTorrent 1.8 Build 6723 Alpha

28 November, 2007

USB Safely Remove 3.2.6.605 MultiLang Portable

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Utility for quick and safely stopping USB Flash Drives connected to computer.
USB Safely Remove is a utility for effortless and speedy disconnection of any removable devices. Not only does it save time, but it ensures that all data remains on a device when it is unplugged.

Why do I need USB Safely Remove?

Your data will never be lost when using it.
A device will never be stopped accidentally, because USB Safely Remove assigns the correct device names. It can also hide any device that will never need to be stopped.
It saves time, because a device can be stopped in one click. This avoids the uncertainty of guessing the reason why a device cannot be stopped.

Download -

http://rapidshare.com/files/72116017/USB.Safely.Remove.3.2.6.605.Multilang.Porte.exe

Microsoft Just a Spectator at Mozilla’s Firefox Spectacle

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Microsoft is nothing more than a simple spectator at Mozilla’s Firefox spectacle of releases. A new version of the open source browser is now available for download. Mozilla has delivered Firefox 2.0.0.10, a stability update announced as early as last week. Firefox 2.0.0.10 can be grabbed immediately via this link, but Mozilla will also serve the refresh via its update infrastructure, and in this sense, users will be alerted of the new build. With this release, Mozilla has plugged three security holes in the browser. A referer-spoofing via window.location race condition flaw, jar: URI scheme XSS hazard, and holes involving memory corruption are the vulnerabilities fixed with Firefox 2.0.0.10.

“As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.10 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 2.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu starting now”, reads a message from Mozilla accompanying the Firefox 2.0.0.10 release.

A week ago, Mozilla evolved its upcoming version of Firefox, codenamed Gran Paradiso from Alpha stage to Beta phase. Beta 1 is also available for download and indicates Mozilla’s proximity to a final release of Firefox 3.0. Although a few additional betas now separate the next version of the open source browser from its final release in 2008, Mozilla is making headway, while Microsoft is still struggling with the dogfooding of Internet Explorer 8. The development of IE8 is lagging behind Firefox 3.0, as Microsoft’s browser is not expected to hit the market until the end of 2008, or early 2009.

At this point in time, Internet Explorer’s market share continues to erode to Firefox, with IE7’s adoption having hit a dead wall even after Microsoft stripped the browser of the Windows Genuine Advantage, opening it to all Windows pirates. This tendency will only accentuate with Firefox 3.0 dropping almost an entire year ahead of IE8.

O`Reilly Collection

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Windows Wallpaper

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77 Quality wallpapers

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Wallpapers - Dodge-Viper SRT10 ACR 2008

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Wallpapers - Dodge-Viper SRT10 ACR 2008
10 pic | 1600*1200 | JPG | 2,51 Mb

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Seagate FILE RECOVERY for Windows v2.0

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SEAGATE FILE RECOVERY for Windows is an advanced, easy to use, data recovery and undelete software application. SEAGATE FILE RECOVERY for Windows recovers files that standard undelete programs cannot read.

Download : Seagate FILE RECOVERY for Windows v2.0 + Serial

Five Efficiency Tips For Microsoft Outlook

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Although small businesses seem to be gravitating towards web based e-mail, such as Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail, good old Microsoft Outlook still has a faithful following among those who want offline access to their e-mail. This week I have a few tips for exploiting Outlook’s features for working more efficiently.

1. Use Outlook As A Document Repository
You can store documents in any Outlook folder. That’s right! And you don’t have to attach the document to the mail message; you can store it just as you would in a desktop folder. To store a document in Outlook, follow these steps:

1. Drag a document and drop it in the Drafts folder in Outlook.
2. Open the Drafts folder. You will see your document — not as a message but as a document. Drag and drop it in any folder you want.

You may want to create a separate documents folder to store documents. You have to drag your document to the Drafts folder first because if you drag it straight to your destination folder, Outlook may create an e-mail message with the document as an attachment. By dragging and dropping it into the Drafts folder first, you can ensure that a message is not created.

2. Create Messages Quickly Right From Your Desktop
If you send messages to a person frequently, you can speed up the process of creating a new message to him by creating a shortcut on your desktop. Here is how:

1. Right click anywhere on your desktop, select New, and then click Shortcut on the fly out menu. A Create Shortcut dialog box appears.
2. Type mailto: followed by the person’s email address, as in mailto: someone@somewhere.com.
3. Click Next and enter a name for your shortcut.
4. Click Finish. A new shortcut appears on your desktop with the Outlook icon.
5. Whenever you wish to send a message to this person, just double click on the shortcut. Outlook will open (if not already open) and a new message will show up with the e-mail address of the person pre-populated.

3. Downsize Your Mailbox Quickly
Every so often, Outlook informs you that your mailbox is approaching its size-limit and you must either archive your messages or delete them to make space. If you don’t want to archive but want to delete a few messages with huge attachments to make space, here is what you can do:

1. Select a folder in your mailbox and then pull down the View menu from the menu bar at the top.
2. Choose Arrange By and then select Size on the fly out menu.
3. Outlook groups the messages in your folder by size into groups such as Very Large, Large, Medium, and Small.
4. Skim through the largest group and delete whatever you don’t need. Just a few deletes may make a big difference to the size of your mailbox.
5. Don’t forget to empty the Deleted Items folder.

If you have too many folders, you can save time by following the procedure above with the largest folders. You can quickly find out the sizes of all folders by doing the following:

1. Pull down the Go menu from the menu bar and click Folder List. The folder list will appear in the left pane.
2. At the bottom, you will find a link for Folder Sizes. Click it to see a pop-up window showing sizes of all your folders

4. View Your Messages Like Threaded Discussions
It often helps to see a message and all replies to it from all users as a thread. It saves you the trouble of scrolling down the entire mailbox to locate a message. Here is how to do it:

1. Select a folder in your mailbox and then pull down the View menu from the menu bar at the top.
2. Choose Arrange By and then select Conversation on the fly out menu.
3. Messages in the folder are now threaded. A little button with a downward arrow appears to the left of every thread that has two or more messages. The number of messages in each thread appears in the header.
4. Click the button for a thread. You will see all the messages in the thread sorted by date.

5. Color Code Important Messages
You may want to distinguish messages from your most important client from the run of the mill messages you receive. You can color code them to focus on them quickly. Here is how:

1. Select a folder in your mailbox and then pull down the Tools menu from the menu bar at the top.
2. Choose Organize. You will see a pane to Organize Your (Folder Name).
3. In the pane, click Using Colors. The pane’s display will change to reflect your selection.
4. Choose to color code messages from/to a person by selecting options in the dropdown boxes and then choose the color you want them to appear in. Click Apply Color.

Sometimes, people may want to reply only to you and not to everyone on the list. You can quickly identify such messages by clicking the Turn On button against Show messages sent only to me on the next line after selecting the color you want the messages to appear in.

Using Gmail to Filter Spam On Existing Mail Accounts

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Spam sucks. We all know that. The question is how to stop it. Those of us who use Google’s Gmail have very little spam problem. Google’s spam filtering is VERY good. When I was using Outlook as my mail client, I was using the paid Cloudmark plug-in to defeat spam. It beats the hell out of the built-in spam filtering on ANY mail client. But, since moving to Gmail, my spam problem has been even less than with Cloudmark. And I don’t have to spend a dime for it.

But, what if you don’t want to use a gmail.com email address? Perhaps you are using an address tied to your own domain name or from your ISP. You might not want to switch. Well, I have good news and no, it doesn’t have to do with my car insurance. But, I did save a boatload of money on my spam problem by switching to Gmail. And I didn’t have to change my email address.

Gmail as a Go-Between

Gmail is not a self-contained, web-based mail service. They have opened it up to POP3 access and, most recently, to IMAP as well. But, that’s the download side of things. What if you already have an email account elsewhere? Well, Gmail also has the ability to log into an EXTERNAL mail account and fetch the email, bringing it into Gmail.

So, how can you use this to filter out your spam?

Get a Gmail account if you don’t already have one. Then, set it up to get email from your external, existing mail account. If you don’t know if you’re going to like this yet, you can tell Gmail to leave the email on your server so that you don’t split your email up among two servers. Now, with your email coming into Gmail, you can enable POP3 or IMAP access on the Gmail account and then point your email client to download email from Gmail. So, what you have is the exact same email, coming from the exact same account, but via Gmail.

And what do you know, all your spam is being filtered out by Gmail in the process!

If you use POP3 access, all the email will be removed from Gmail servers and downloaded to your client. If you use IMAP, your mail client will simply mirror what is on the server - a great option if you want fully portable mail that looks the same regardless of what computer you are using.

The Gotcha

If you happen to have several email accounts, this system might not be perfect for you. While Gmail will allow you to bring in email from more than one external account, once it gets to Gmail it is all in one place. That means that Gmail will act as a funnel, sending all your mail accounts through one single mail account. Likely you can just use filters on the client side to split your mail up according to the address it originally came in on, but if you actually send your different email address to different physical email files, that will be hard to pull off.

Otherwise (and for most of you), this is a very workable, free way to fight spam on your existing email address.

Moving Files from Windows to Mac

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When you make the switch from a Windows box to a Mac, you are going to need to copy all of your data files over to the Mac. The quickest way to do that is over a network. Yes, you can use “old school” media such as CDs, DVDs or USB thumb drives, but this is very tedious and will take forever. Networking the Windows and Mac machines is actually not very hard. It is not quite as straightforward as networking two Windows machines together, but if I can manage to do it on my second day using OS X, it can’t be too hard.

Networking Windows and Mac OS X

Windows and Mac come from different ends of the operating system spectrum, but luckily both are easy enough to use that networking them together isn’t brain surgery. Here is how to set it up so as to be able to move files from your Windows machine to the Mac. I am going to assume you know at least some basic networking here.

1. Under Windows, you need to find our your workgroup name if you don’t already know it. So, go to Control Panel -> System -> Computer Name. Your workgroup will be listed. Make note of it as you will need to set the Mac up to use it.

2. Find the folders your data is in that you want to move and enable file sharing on those folders if not already done.

3. Now, on the Mac, go to System Preferences -> Sharing. Enable file sharing on the Mac by checking that option. Next, click Options and be sure “Share Files and folders using SMB” is checked. Select your Mac username from the list by checking that. Hit Done.

4. Next, go to Network under System Preferences. Hit the Advanced button. Go to the “WINS” tab and enter or select your workgroup name. Hit OK.

5. In Finder, select “Connect to Server…”. Enter “smb://[IP ADDRESS]/[SHARE NAME]” and hit Connect. [IP ADDRESS] is the IP address of your Windows machine. [SHARE NAME] is the name you assigned to the shared folder on your Windows machine. If you do not know the IP address of your Windows machine on your network, go to the command prompt and type in “ipconfig”.

6. If all works correctly, the Mac should be able to connect to and display the files in your shared folder inside of Finder. From there, you can copy the files over to your Mac and place them wherever you want.

VisualRoute 2007 v12.0c

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VisualRoute helps determine if a connectivity problem is due to an ISP, the Internet, or the web site you -- or your customers -- are trying to reach, and pinpoints the network where a problem occurs. VisualRoute 2005 is available in five specialized editions, enabling on-demand connectivity analysis from a single computer, a remote customer desktop, a remote server, or multiple points on a global network.

Download : VisualRoute 2007 v12.0c

Seagate SeaTools 3.00.07 - Freeware - Windows All

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Did you know that if you return a healthy disc drive for repair you give up all of your data? That's priceless information that can never be retrieved. Avoid that problem by downloading SeaTools today. SeaTools saves time, data and money by keeping disc drives healthy
in your system. Fact: more than 40 percent of returned drives are found
to be healthy.

SeaTools Desktop Edition features include:

Data safe tests
Tests most ATA and SCSI drives
Compatible with an Intel-based CPU
Creates a log of results
Prints Return Merchandise Authorization instructions and form
Error code explanations available on Seagate Web site
Creates self-booting diskette
Examines file structure analysis

SeaTools requires an Intel-compatible system with at least 8MB of RAM,
a floppy drive and VGA graphics or better.

Download : SeaTools

VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package v5.14A

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Version 5.14A of the Hyperion Pro drivers includes the following components:
INF V3.00A
AGP V4.60A
V-RAID V5.60A and RAID Tools v5.40
VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver v2.20A

VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are suitable for ANY VIA chipset - but they are particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer, for example:

K7 chipsets: KT400, KT400A, KT600, KT880, KM400, KN400
K8 chipsets: K8T800, K8T800Pro, K8M800, K8M890, K8N800, K8N890, K8T890, K8T890Pro, K8T900
P4 chipsets: P4X400, P4X400A, PT800, PT880, PM800, PN800, PM880, PN880, PT880Pro, PT894, P4M800/Pro/CE, P4M900, PT890
C Series Chipsets: CN700, CN400, CLE266, CX700,CX700M, CX700M2, CN800, CN896
V Series Chipsets: VN800, VX700, VN896

Download : VIA Hyperion Pro Driver Package v5.14A

23 November, 2007

Seminar dan Demo RT/RW Net : Internet Murah Untuk Rakyat

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STMIK MDP akan mengadakan ”Seminar dan Demo RT/RW Net : Internet Murah Untuk Rakyat ”. Acara yang akan diadakan pada tanggal 1 Desember 2007, bertempat di STMIK MDP Jl. Rajawali No.14 bakal menghadirkan Onno W.Purbo sebagai pembicara.

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- Membangun RT/RW Net
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- RT/RW Net via ADSL
- Teknologi Wireless Internet

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PC Media AntiVirus (PCMAV) RC22 (December 2007)

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PCMAV (PC Media Antivirus), The Most professional Anti-virus which has ability to protect and removed virus securely.

With Deep Clean and Smart Unhide system which help you clean up your PC from Virus/Trojan/Worm and recover your file.

With Active Check technology to protect you from unknown internet threads, and with Genetic Heuristic help you to detect unknown viruses or malware.

You can collaborate with Clamav Engine and definition.

DOWNLOAD : PC Media AntiVirus (PCMAV) RC22 (December 2007)


How to Search Torrents using Google

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We all know that Google is the grand daddy of all search engines, but hardly few of us know that we can search Google for torrents only !! How this is done ? Simple, just follow the steps below

1. Google to http://www.google.com
2. Enter “filetype:torrent ” [Replace with torrents name]
3. Hit Search Button

Google and Yahoo Make Cool Tools

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Is it hard to be a hacker? How do I become a hacker? I want to learn more about hacking! Those are the things that I often hear or see on forums. Somebody asked me the other day if I know how to hack a site and whether it’s hard or not. I’m no hacker, I’m just a journalist. However, Petko D. Petkov aka pdp is a world-renowned hacker who in his latest blog post describes how easy it can be for someone with just a bit of skill to hack into military and government sites - .mil and .gov that is.

He won’t give you the tools or tell you where to get them from, but he does explain how easy it is to exploit certain vulnerabilities. He says that the web is full of open CITRIX gateways and while he was performing some CITRIX testing he hacked a lot of GUIs and “played” around with .ICA files. What he found out is that two great tools hackers have at their disposal are Google and Yahoo that can be queried for public .ICA files. After employing this method he was presented with lots and lots of wide open services, some located on .gov and .mil sites. You don’t have to be a genius to tell that this is a bad thing! The .ICAs will give the hacker a lot of info and in cyberspace knowledge means power more than anywhere else!

And here is the most alarming part, as Mr. Petkov writes on his blog: “Just by looking into Google, I was able to find 114 wide open CITRIX instances: 10 .gov, 4 .mil, 20 .edu, 27 .com, etc… The research was conducted offline, therefore there might be some false positives. Among the services discovered, there were several critical applications which looked so interesting that I didn’t even dare look at them. With a similar success, attackers can perform just simple port scans for service port 1494.”

In the same post he hands out a lot of details to prove his concept. You may read it by clicking this link, but keep in mind that this knowledge is for you to better up your website, if it’s flawed, or in any case, you are not to use it for bad purposes.

Awesome Hidden Google Pages

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There might be some rare human being around who has surfed Internet but hasn’t used Google in some way or the other. Still there are some great works of Google that are known but to a smaller community of people. They are worth looking. Today I came around a Google page where Google pays tributes to moms around the worlds. That made me search on for something more. Here is the compiled list. Worth a look for all the Google lovers/critics.

Google Moms
Google’s way of expressing love.

Rare Google Beta Logo
They really have improved.

Google Heart 1 & Google Heart 2
Google’s way of expressing love on valentines day.

Google’s Metaplex
Google’s way of saying “April fool”

Google Newsletter
You have read Google’s blog, but did you read this. It contains there progress from the day it was launched to till date.

Google’s Search Statistics For 9/11/01
… and there tribute. (a rather general one)

Google Zietgeist
What you see here is a cumulative snapshot of interesting queries people are asking – some over time, some within country domains, and some on Google.com – that perhaps reveal a bit of the human condition.

Google’s Help To Build Better Query
Some useful sets of tips from the makers themselves.

Google Doodles
Few more: UncleSam, Microsoft, Mac, Linux, BSD. Google remembers all.

Google’s Languages Which Only Google Can Understand (This Link Is For Ewmew Fudd)
More for you. Bork, Bork, Bork!, thlngan Hol, H4×0r, lgpay Atinlay. Did you understand any one of them? I did not.

Google’s Librarian Central Newsletter
They do take care of everyone.

And last a non Google page but worth a look.

How was that? I am sure many might have been new to you. Your Comments?

How to Delete Your Google Past Searches

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Google is a search technology used by all of you and I bet you admit it. But if you’re a real Google fan you conducted thousands of searches on Google and your browser, no matter it is Internet Explorer, Firefox or any other application, remembers them all. If you want to test this, just go over to Google, click inside the search box and press the “A” key to write a word. If you ever searched Google for a word beginning with the “A” letter, then a drop-down list should appear showing your past queries made on Google. Because this list can become huge and provide numerous words and phrases, some of you might want to delete it but you don’t know how to do that. Well, this is what you should do in order to remove the past searches depending on your browser:

Internet Explorer 6 – Go to Tools / Internet Options / Content. Open the ‘Personal Information’ window and click on the ‘Clear Forms’ button located in the ‘AutoComplete’ area. Click OK and that’s all.

For Internet Explorer 7 go over to Tools / Internet Options and in the ‘General’ tab, press the ‘Delete’ button. Then, push the ‘Delete forms…’ button and hit Close.

If you’re a Firefox fan you must go to Tools / Options / Privacy / Saved Form Information and press the ‘Clear’ button. Please keep in mind that selecting multiple options will delete all of them such as ‘Browsing History’ or ‘Download History’.

For Safari all you need to do is go to ‘Preferences’ and hit ‘Autofill’. Click on the ‘Edit’ button from the ‘Other forms’ line, select Google.com and then hit ‘Remove’. That should be all.

In addition, you can download a separate application that is able to remove all the information stored on your computer and concerning the Google search engine.

Top 3 Free Product Key Finder Programs

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if you're preparing to reinstall an operating system (for example, doing a clean install of Windows XP) or another program, you will need to find your copy of the software's product key (CD key). Normally this product key is located with the original manual or CD.

If you've lost your product key you can often find it in the registry but this can be very difficult to do. Luckily, there are many free key finder programs available to help.

Below are the top 3 free key finder programs.

1. Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder


The Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder program is a free utility that retrieves product keys from the registry. It also has the ability to change the product key for the Windows XP operating system if need be.

Advantages include very small size, ease of use, no installation required, instant display of product keys and multiple product key saving options.

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT4, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Vista.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 97, Office XP and Office 2003.
Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder v1.51 Review

2. Winkeyfinder



The Winkeyfinder program is another free utility that retrieves product keys from the Windows registry.

Advantages include small program size, no installation required, and additional features such as a password generator and ability to change registered user information.

Finds Keys for Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 97, Office 2000 SP2, Office XP and Office 2003.

Winkeyfinder v1.72 Review

3. RockXP



RockXP is another free program that retrieves lost product keys from the registry.

Advantages include small program size, no installation required, and additional features such as a password generator and password retriever.

Finds Keys for Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows XP.

Finds Keys for Other Software: Microsoft Office 2003 and Office 2007.

RockXP v4.0 Beta Review

Important Product Key Finder Information

If your system was purchased with Microsoft Windows pre-installed, and you have not reinstalled it or upgraded it yourself, the key finders on this page will only find the generic product key that your computer manufacturer used to install the operating system. This product key will not work when attempting to reinstall Windows. In this case, you must use the unique product key that is on the sticker attached to your computer case.

Keep Windows operating data in main memory

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Windows XP contains several tweakable memory settings in the registry, one of which is the DisablePagingExecutive registry key. This controls whether the operating system will transfer its essential driver and kernel files to the ‘virtual memory’ (the page file on the hard disk). It defaults to allowing this.

Obviously, transferring portions of the system to hard drive memory can considerably slow things down, and it appears that Windows XP does this periodically, whether or not the system is actually low on physical memory (RAM).

If you have 256MB of system memory or more, try this registry tweak to force Windows to keep its operating data in main memory:

Open Regedit.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management.

Select the DisablePagingExecutive value to ‘1′

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

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.NET Framework 3.5 builds incrementally on the new features added in .NET Framework 3.0. For example, feature sets in Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Windows CardSpace. In addition, .NET Framework 3.5 contains a number of new features in several technology areas which have been added as new assemblies to avoid breaking changes. They include the following:

- Deep integration of Language Integrated Query (LINQ) and data awareness. This new feature will let you write code written in LINQ-enabled languages to filter, enumerate, and create projections of several types of SQL data, collections, XML, and DataSets by using the same syntax.
- ASP.NET AJAX lets you create more efficient, more interactive, and highly-personalized Web experiences that work across all the most popular browsers.
- New Web protocol support for building WCF services including AJAX, JSON, REST, POX, RSS, ATOM, and several new WS-* standards.
- Full tooling support in Visual Studio 2008 for WF, WCF, and WPF, including the new workflow-enabled services technology.
- New classes in .NET Framework 3.5 base class library (BCL) that address many common customer requests.

IMPORTANT:
* If you have installed earlier pre-release versions of .NET Framework 3.5, then you must uninstall them prior to running this installation by using Add or Remove Programs.

For more details on this release of the framework, see the following references:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa700830.aspx
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/default.aspx


Download : Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5

ATI Catalyst 7.11

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The new Catalyst drivers from ATI for their video controllers.



This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The ATI CATALYST software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

This release note provides information on the latest posting of AMD's industry leading software suite, Catalyst™. This particular software suite updates both the AMD Display Driver, and the Catalyst™ Control Center. This unified driver has been further enhanced to provide the highest level of power, performance, and reliability. The AMD Catalyst™ software suite is the ultimate in performance and stability.

The Catalyst™ software suite 7.11 contains the following:
* Radeon™ display driver 8.432
* Multimedia Center™ 9.16 (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision™ (Windows XP only)
* HydraVision™ Basic Edition (Windows XP only)
* Remote Wonder 3.04 (Windows XP only)
* WDM Driver Install Bundle
* Southbridge/IXP Driver
* Catalyst™ Control Center Version 7.11

Download : ATI Catalyst 7.11 Display Driver
Download : ATI Catalyst 7.11 Control Center

November 2007 Security Releases ISO Image

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This DVD5 ISO image file contains the security updates for Windows released on Windows Update on November 13th, 2007. The image does not contain security updates for other Microsoft products. This DVD5 ISO image is intended for administrators that need to download multiple individual language versions of each security update and that do not use an automated solution such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). You can use this ISO image to download multiple updates in all languages at the same time.

Important: Be sure to check the individual security bulletins at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security prior to deployment of these updates to ensure that the files have not been updated at a later date.


This DVD5 image contains the following updates:
KB943460 / (MS07-061)

* Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
* Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
* Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages
* Windows XP - 24 languages

KB941672 / (MS07-062)

* Windows 2000 - 24 languages
* Windows Server 2003 - 18 languages
* Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems - 4 languages
* Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition - 11 languages

Download : November 2007 Security Releases ISO Image
Link :
MoreInfo & Other Languages...

Preapring Windows PE to Boot from a USB Thumb Drive

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These steps will take you through preparing a USB ram drive (thumb drive, pen drive, or how ever you care to refer to it) so that you may use it to boot your Windows PE image without the need of a hard drive (or bootable CD/DVD). These steps assume you have already generated your Windows PE folder structure where you would typically burn it to an ISO image.

1) Run diskpart from command prompt running as administrator (right click the command prompt icon and choose “Run As Administrator”)

2) Type the command: list disk to see the available disks and note the one that represents your USB thumb drive

3) Select the disk: select disk # where # is the disk you determined in the above step

4) Now that the proper disk is selected, prepare it with the clean command by typing clean

5) Now create a partition on the clean drive by typing: create partition primary

6) Select the new partition by typing: select partition 1

7) Set the partition as active by typing: active

8 ) Format the partition as FAT32 by typing: format fs=fat32

9) Assign the new partition by typing: assign

10) Type exit to quit diskpart

Now you are ready to copy the files. The location from which you want to copy the files is the folder created which would normally serve as the contents of your ISO file. For example: c:\images\winpe\iso

Typically this file will contain three folders and a file: directories: boot, EFI, and source. file: bootmgr. Simply copy these files to the prepared USB thumb drive root and you are ready to go!

With the RAM drive inserted, you will either need to go into the computer’s BIOS settings at boot up and arrange the boot order to place the USB drive above the system hard drive. Alternatively most systems have a “Boot Menu” keystroke such as F12 which will let you choose the device to which you want to boot.

19 November, 2007

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 review: First look at Penryn

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By Steven Walton on November 19, 2007
Editor: Julio Franco
Manufacturer: Intel
Post/read user's feedback

Today we have in our hands the latest Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor, and I know what you are thinking but no, this is not yet another extremely expensive processor featuring the same four cores with only a speed bump over the last QX6850 we looked at last time. Hmm, ok so I told a bit of a white lie there, as this is still an extremely expensive processor, but it’s not just another in a chain of speed bumps. The new Core 2 Extreme QX9650 represents Intel’s new flagship processor technology which until now was mainly known by its code-name “Penryn”, manufactured on a 45nm design process, adding fifty new SSE4 instructions, among other things.

Now, the actual QX9650 processor and other Penryn quad-cores have received its own codename which is “Yorkfield” and because this particular processor belongs to the Extreme line up, its complete name is Yorkfield XE. Similarly, future dual-core CPUs based on Penryn will go by the code-name “Wolfdale” once they are released. To complete the equation you should know that Yorkfields are really two Wolfdale chips stuck together. This is the same as with previous Kentsfield quad-core processors which in reality were just two Conroe chips stuck together in one package. This may be a bit confusing but when time to buy comes, it's important being able to identify each different core version and know what advantages one generation of chips has over another, ultimately making the better buying decision.


Intel "Penryn" processors incorporate 410 million transistors for each dual core chip,and 820 million for each quad core chip. The original Intel Pentium Processor only has 3.1 million transistors.

The Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is the first of many products to be released using the Penryn architecture. Like the previous Core 2 Extreme QX6850, the QX9650 also works at 3.0GHz but adds a number of enhancements. Perhaps the most prominent, Intel's 45nm High-k metal gate silicon technology, which is claimed to be an industry's first, featuring transistors with reduced current leakage designed to decrease power consumption while also accommodating for increased clock speeds. This is a big deal considering Intel has used the conventional silicon-oxide technique since 1960.

Besides the apparent die shrink, the Penryn architecture features a faster Radix-16 divider, faster OS primitive support, improved store forwarding, split load cache enhancements, enhanced virtualization technology and enhanced dynamic acceleration technology. While all of these may sound nice in paper, in real-life terms what we do know is that this newer Core 2 architecture is faster and more efficient. We were able to observe power consumption levels that are significantly lower as well as operating temperatures. These are all aspects that we will uncover in this review, but for now let me just say that when heavily overclocked the QX9650, it produced stress temperatures that were comparable to a dual-core Conroe processor operating at its default frequency.

When we move on to benchmarking the QX9650, it will extremely easy to spot the differences and advantages Penryn offers today because the QX9650 and the QX6850 (65nm Kentsfield) both operate at 3.0GHz and use the same front side bus speeds, so we will be putting them head to head for comparison. Also to note, the QX9650 does receive a L2 cache boost at 12MB versus only 8MB found in the QX6850.

08 November, 2007

RedHat Fedora Linux 8 Final

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Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join.

Download : RedHat Fedora Linux 8 Final | Mirror | Mirror

Orbit Downloader v2.4.2

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Orbit downloader is a full-featured download accelerator and manager. Orbit downloader integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer to automatically handle your downloads. Using Orbit downloader you can easily download files from any remote server via HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, RTSP, MMS. With Orbit downloader the downloading process will be as easy as never before. Orbit downloader is a light-weight, powerful and easy-to-use application. Also it is well-known for its intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Main Features:
* Download Streaming Media, Music, Video, Movie and More
* Extreme download acceleration.
* Super Light: micro-sized and resource-friendly
* Support IE, Firefox, Maxthon, Opera.
* Support Metalink download.
* Support HTTP,HTTPS, FTP, MMS, RTSP and RTMP protocols.
* Support Proxy server configuration.
* Support download pause and resume.
* General download management.

Download : Orbit Downloader v2.4.2

CCleaner v2.02.527 Standard & Portable & Slim

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CCleaner (Crap Cleaner) is a freeware system optimization and privacy tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less that a second to run) and FREE!

Changes :
v2.02.527

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- Fixed small bug in the IE AutoComplete cleaning code

v2.02.525
--------------------------------------------
- Application is now 100% Unicode, with support added for non-Unicode OSs.
- Fixed bug where some IE temp files were not being securely deleted.
- %LocalAppData% and %CommonAppData% variable support added to INI files allowing "Application Data" references to work on non-English versions of Windows.
- Fixed bug where "Run (in Stat Menu)" was being cleaned when deselected.
- Added Gutmann (35 pass) secure deletion.
- Fixed minor bugs with 98 and NT4.
- Fixed bug with update checker.
- Added "portable.dat" file to the portable version of CCleaner, which
forces it to save the settings to an INI file. - Fixed bug in cookie scanning that could cause an exception.
- Fixed minor UI bugs relating to control and window focus.
- Improved exception handling with more useful information.
- Minor bugs fixes and tweaks.

Download : CCleaner v2.02.527 Standard
Download : CCleaner v2.02.527 Portable
Download : CCleaner v2.02.527 Slim

NVIDIA nTune 5.05.54.00

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NVIDIA® nTune is the ultimate utility for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting your system components, including temperature and voltages with clear, user-friendly control panels. Overclock your system for highest performance or underclock it for near silent operation. All changes are performed within the Microsoft® Windows® interface – enabling full functionality without the need to make changes in the BIOS and reboot your system.

This release supports the following products: nForce 220, nForce 220D, nForce 415 and nForce 420D; nForce2 and nForce2 400; nForce2 Ultra and nForce2 Ultra 400; nForce2 400R and nForce2 Ultra 400Gb; nForce3 150 and nForce3 PRO 150; nForce3 250, nForce3 250Gb and nForce3 PRO 250; nForce4 Pro 2200, nForce4 Ultra, and nForce4 SLI; nForce 590 SLI, nForce 570 SLI, nForce 570 Ultra, nForce 550, nForce 680a SLI, nForce 680i SLI, nForce 650i SLI, nForce 650i Ultra.

Download : NVIDIA nTune 5.05.54.00 (International)

Mozilla FireFox v3.0 Beta1

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Mozilla Firefox - faster, more secure, easier to use and sporting a new look, this latest Firefox release sets a new standard for web browser innovation. Mozilla Firefox project (formerly Firebird, which was formerly Phoenix) is a redesign of Mozilla's browser component, written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform. It is small, fast and easy to use, and offers many advantages over other web browsers, such as the tabbed browsing and the ability to block pop-up windows.

Download : Mozilla FireFox v3.0 Beta1 | ZIP

04 November, 2007

ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3.0.551.0 Final (32-Bit / 64-Bit)

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NOD32 Antivirus System provides well balanced, state-of-the-art protection against threats endangering your PC and enterprise systems running various platforms from Microsoft Windows 95 / 98 / ME / NT / 2000 / 2003 / XP, through a number of UNIX / Linux, Novell, MS DOS operating systems to Microsoft Exchange Server, Lotus Domino and other mail servers. Viruses, worms, trojans and other malware are kept out of striking distance of your valuable data. Advanced detection methods implemented in the software even provide protection against the future threats from most of the new worms and viruses.

The fourth generation of the NOD32 Antivirus System features a fully integrated software suite characterized by an unprecedented detection track record, the fastest scanning rates and extremely low utilization of system resources.

Official Download : ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3.0.551.0 Final (32-Bit)
Official Download : ESET NOD32 Antivirus v3.0.551.0 Final (64-Bit)

How to Really reduce the memory usage in Firefox

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After the release of Firefox 2.0, the memory leak has become an even more notorious problem than before. On average, Firefox should take up no more than 80MB of RAM. Any more than that and you can consider yourself a victim of Firefox’s memory leak. I’m sure you’ve probably already seen a ton of guides on how to fix the memory leak problem in Firefox already. The reason why I’m writing another one on Vista Rewired is because none of those have worked very well for me. This one will be a little different because I’ve added a few of my ingredients in.

Just to give you a heads-up, this guide is going to be quite long but it’ll cover everything you need to know.

Before we do anything, make sure you have the newest version of Firefox. If you don’t have the latest version, you can


1) Check your extensions and themes:
The most common cause for high memory usage for Firefox usually lies in the extensions and themes. If you overloaded your Firefox with extensions, you can expect high memory usage. Uninstall the ones you don’t need, and update all the ones you will be using. After that, you’ll first want to consult this list of problematic extensions that could be causing the problem. Make sure none of the extensions you are running are on that list.

After comparing with that list, if you still have the problem, it could be the result of a newly installed theme or extension. Experiment with shutting down suspicious extensions or switching themes.

2) Start Firefox in Safe Mode

If one of your extensions is not in that list, boot Firefox into Safe Mode to disable all extensions and themes. You can do this by going to Start > Run, and entering:

firefox -safe-mode

A box similar to the one below should appear.

Check Disable all add-ons, then select Continue in Safe Mode. Now, compare the RAM usage of when Firefox had it’s add-ons enabled and when they were disabled.
You can expect a difference of a couple megabytes since the extensions have been disabled. But if you notice a large difference in RAM usage, this may suggest a problem within your extensions or theme.

3) Plugins:

Plugins could also be the cause of the problem. Here are some links from MozillaZine that you can refer to:

- Reducing Adobe Reader memory usage
- Shockwave memory usage
- Flash memory usage
- Java memory usage

4) Clear your Download History:

Allowing your download history to accumulate can have a huge impact on Firefox memory usage. Personally, I prefer just clicking Clean Up when I’m done with my downloads since the download history box can be very convenient when you forget where you have saved your files.
Alternatively, you can set Firefox to not keep a history of your downloads by navigating to

Tools > Options > Privacy > Uncheck Remember what I’ve downloaded

This will erase your download history each time you close the Downloads History window.

5) Additional Settings:

There are a couple of settings you can tweak in Firefox that can limit the amount of memory allocated for caching.

1. Open Firefox and type in about:config in the address bar.

2. Type browser.cache.memory.enable in the Filter Bar and make sure it is enabled. If not, just double click it to set it to enable.

3. Right-click an area of empty space in the browser and choose New > Integer. Type in browser.cache.memory.capacity and click OK.
The integer value you enter depends on the amount of RAM you have.
If you have:

256 MB of RAM, enter “4096”
512 MB of RAM, enter “8192”
1 GB of RAM, enter “16384”
and so forth… Just double the number as your RAM doubles.

4. Right-click anywhere on the window and click New > Bootlean and enter:

config.trim_on_minimize

And set it to true. When you minimize an application in Windows Vista, the memory usage is supposed to go down but Firefox doesn’t do this. By setting this to true, Firefox will begin to use less memory when minimized.

5. Restart Firefox for these changes to apply.

6) Close Firefox periodically:

I know what you’re thinking, but there is an extension that can save your internet sessions so when you re-open Firefox, you can have it exactly the way it was before you closed it - the tabs, the cache, everything. You can download Extension Manager here.
Once you have downloaded the extension, we need to set it up. First, we need to get to the options window: Tools > Session Manager > Session Manager Options

Once you’re in the options window, just make sure your screen looks like the one below and you’ll be fine.

7) Get Portable Firefox:

I am actually not sure how accurate this may be, but using Portable Firefox has definitely helped minimize my memory usage. To be honest, I don’t know why or how, but it just works! You can download Portable Firefox here. For the most part, it runs the same way your regular Firefox does.

source: vistarewired.com

Virtual Earth 3D v2.0 (Beta)

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Virtual Earth 3D brings you another step closer to knowing "what it is like out there". You can search, browse, and organize local information viewed in three dimensions, just the way it exists in the real world. This enables you to more effectively find the data that is relevant to you, making Live Maps more useful than ever. Even better -- it's just plain fun!

Download : Virtual Earth 3D v2.0 (Beta)
Link : MoreInfo...

Top 12 BlackBerry Tips

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By and large, BlackBerry users love their handhelds for their fast, seamless E-mail and comfortable form factor. But using the rest of their many capabilities doesn’t have to be a futile exercise in thumb wheel fiddling. I’ve put together a list of the most important shortcuts for BlackBerry 8700 series, which includes devices like the T-Mobile 8700g and the new Sprint 8703e and Verizon 8703e models. I’ve also provided tips for everything from working with the smart phone’s calendar to browsing the Web, plus several pointers on using E-mail, the Blackberry’s raison d’être. Follow these tips to get the most out of your BlackBerry addiction:

• Navigate quickly around calendar views by pressing D for Day, W for Week, M for Month, and A for Agenda. For this to work, you’ll need to set Enable Quick Entry field to No under Calendar Options.

• Deleting older messages is easy; simply click a date field and choose Delete Prior.

• Find any contact in your address book by typing out the contact’s name or initials, separated by a space.

Get the rest of these tips on Smart Device Central!

25 Skype Tips

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If you use Skype very much, then have we got a website for you, VOIP News has listed 25 tips to make your Skype experience better, and hopefully easier as well. after you get done, your Skype will be able to podcast, translate French, take conference calls from 15 people, and tutor calculus, among other things!

Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve your Skype Experience

How versatile is your Skype? Ours can podcast, translate French, take conference calls from 15 people, and tutor calculus. Want to learn how to turn your Skype telephone into a multipurpose office machine? We’re going to tell you how.

For millions of users, Skype is the VoIP solution of choice. If you’re just getting into this great telephone alternative, you are going to be surprised how much you can do with it. In this article we cover 25 tips, hacks, and extras to help you utilize Skype to its fullest potential.

Starting Simple: Built-In Skype Features you Didn’t Know About

Skype is such a rapidly emerging technology that a lot of brand new users aren’t even aware of all the built-in features that Skype offers standard, not to mention the add-ons and hacks that you can improve it with. In this section we cover some often overlooked standard features of Skype that can dramatically improve your experience. Source: Hacking Skype: 25 Tips to Improve Your Skype Experience

Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 Final

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A new version of Firefox is available for download. On October 19, Mozilla made available an update to its open source browser, taking the version build from 2.0.0.7 to 2.0.0.8. The version numbers are not a clear indication of the evolution between the two Firefox variants. According to Mozilla, over 200 issues impacting the Firefox browser were addressed by the 2.0.0.8 update. However, at the same time, the extent of the modifications introduced by Firefox 2.0.0.8 also affected the functionality of the browser regressing a handful of aspects.

On October 22, Mozilla promised to update the Firefox 2.0.0.8 update in order to take care of the problems generated by the refresh. You will be able to find a complete list with the issues fixed at the bottom of this article. “As part of Mozilla Corporation’s ongoing stability and security update process, Firefox 2.0.0.9 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for free download. We strongly recommend that all Firefox users upgrade to this latest release. If you already have Firefox 2.x, you will receive an automated update notification within 24 to 48 hours. This update can also be applied manually by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu starting now,” Mozilla advised.

Unlike Microsoft, Mozilla advances the build number of Firefox with each update, and the move to 2.0.0.9 serves as a case in point, even if it is just a stability update. The same is valid for security updates patching the open source browser. In contrast, Microsoft is a tad shyer of taking the build number of Internet Explorer 7 to the next level. At the beginning of October, the Redmond company introduced what can be considered as a major update to IE7, moving to version 7.0.5730.13, and opening up its proprietary browser to all Windows pirates.

Here is the list with the problems introduced by Firefox 2.0.0.8 but fixed in 2.0.0.9:

• “Bug 400406 - Firefox will ignore the “clear” CSS property when used beneath a box that is using the “float” property. There is a temporary workaround JS/CSS code available for web developers with affected layouts.
• Bug 400467 - Windows Vista users will get “Java not found” or “Java not working” errors when trying to load Java applets after updating. To fix this, users can right-click the Firefox icon and “Run as administrator”, then browse to a page with a Java applet — doing this once will fix the problem and permanently restore Java functionality.
• Bug 396695 - Add-ons are disabled after updating. Users can fix this problem by opening their profile folder and removing three files (extensions.rdf, extensions.ini and extensions.cache)
• Bug 400421 - Removing a single area element from an image map will cause the entire map to disappear. There is no workaround available at this time.
• Bug 400735 - Some Windows users may experience crashes at startup. There is no workaround available at this time.”

Firefox 2.0.0.9 can be downloaded from here :

Download : Download Firefox 2.0.0.9 for Windows
Download : Download Firefox 2.0.0.9 for Linux
Download : Download Firefox 2.0.0.9 for MacOS
Download : All Downloads
Download : Download Firefox Portable 2.0.0.8

16 Top Tips For Your iPod

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Love them or hate them, they’re here to stay. Apple’s iPod is the top mp3 player on the market by far and 80% of us have one. To get more out of your iPod and mp3 collection, then check out these cool tips. Ranging from how to prolong battery life to how to copy songs from an iPod to how to merge two songs into one, the article’s selection is certainly worth a read.

Read Tips now

Trick To Increase Browsing Speed for IE and Firefox

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You really don’t need to tweak your browser in case you are using Firefox because it is a browser which has been specially designed for optimized and fast browsing but if you can make it even a little more fast that would certainly be a treat for you. Likewise there is a trick to make Internet Explorer 6 fast too. Browsers are designed to work with fast connections but with this trick even dial-up users can experience fast and smooth browsing.

Optimize Firefox and IE Browsing Speed

I shall be teaching you two tricks which work separately on Firefox and Internet Explorer. It doesn’t require you to be some expert rather all you have to do is change some registry values and you are done. I have also included a video tutorial for those who want to see it step by step visually. This is perhaps one of the oldest tricks to optimize Firefox and IE but it still works great.

Trick to Increase Firefox Speed

1. Open firefox and in the address bar write about:config and press enter
2. Double click network.http.pipelining and set it to True
3. Double click network.http.pipelining.maxrequests and set value to 10 from 4
4. Right click and create a new string nglayout.initialpaint.delay and set its value to 0

You are done. Enjoy lightning fast Firefox browsing and now for IE.

Trick to Increase Internet Explorer Speed

1. Go to Start –> Run and type regedit
2. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER –> Software –> Microsoft –> Windows –> Current Version –> Internet Settings
3. Increase the values (DECIMAL) from default to a higher value e.g. 10

See the difference in speed of IE

Here you go with a step by step video tutorial

Don’t forget to apply this tweak and share your thoughts if the magics work and don’t forget to bookmark this post too.

source:http://www.sizlopedia.com/2007/08/27/trick-to-increase-browsing-speed-for-ie-and-firefox/

Fastest Way to Refresh a Page in Firefox

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This How To is made for those that refresh pages very often and look for ways to improve their efficiency. It’s a small trick. Ok, there are 3 ways to refresh a page in firefox efficiently:

1. Pressing F5, this is simple and fast way, requires your finger to press a key.

2. The RAW refresh is the second most efficient way, it’s used when you want to refresh a page that loads from the cache some images instead of contacting the server. Therefore even you have a new picture on a page you’ll still see the old picture. To RAW refresh press CTRL+R.

3. The third method is to push the refresh button which is located through the toolbar’s other extensions and buttons.

4. The fourth and in my opinion the fastest way to refresh a page and the most comfortable because you only use the mouse and you move it very little even comparing it with pushing the refresh button is like this:

1. Click on the page tab you want to refresh and drag it anywhere on the page. The page will be refresh as soon as you let go. Because you do it with only 1 hand is comfortable, i believe is faster then the refresh button. Try this trick, i’ll believe you’ll like it.

PCMAV RC21 Update Build2

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Majalah PC Media kembali merilis Update Build2 untuk PC Media Antivirus RC21. Penambahan signature virus pada update kali ini sebanyak 7 buah virus yang dilaporkan banyak beredar di Indonesia. Untuk Anda pengguna PCMAV RC21 sangat disarankan untuk segera melakukan update ini agar PCMAV dapat lebih mengenali virus lebih banyak.

Untuk mendapatkan dan menggunakan update PCMAV ini, hendaknya terlebih dahulu Anda close PCMAV RealTime Protector (jika aktif). Lalu Anda cukup menjalankan PCMAV Cleaner RC21 (PCMAV-CLN.exe), tentunya komputer Anda dalam keadaan aktif terhubung ke Internet (non-proxy). Fitur GetUpdates dari PCMAV secara otomatis akan memberikan alamat internet yang aktif di mana Anda bisa men-download file update tersebut. Letakkan file hasil download tersebut (RC21.VDB) ke dalam folder di mana PCMAV RC21 berada. Dan saat Anda kembali menjalankan PCMAV, ia sudah dalam keadaan kondisi ter-update.

Namun bagi Anda yang ingin mendapatkan file update tersebut secara manual, Anda bisa men-download file-nya melalui beberapa alamat ini: DivShare.com, IndoUpload.net (mirror), atau Files-Upload.com (mirror).

Salah satu signature virus lokal yang masuk ke dalam update kali ini adalah virus Ultah. Virus dengan ukuran sebesar 28.672 bytes ini dibuat dengan Visual Basic, dan ia tidak di-packer. Beberapa pembaca PC Media melaporkan telah terinfeksi oleh virus yang memiliki ukuran terbilang kecil ini. Ia menggunakan icon mirip folder standar bawaan Windows untuk melakukan penyamarannya. Jadi, Anda harus jeli membedakan antara folder asli dan folder tiruan. Seperti yang dilakukan virus lainnya, ia akan menampilkan kotak pesan ucapan selamat ulang tahun dalam rentan waktu tertentu di tanggal 1 April 2007.

Memaksimalkan "internet connection" antum

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Ada beberapa jalan untuk memaksimalkan koneksi internet antum, tetapi salah satu jalan yang mudah untuk digunakan yaitu melalui aplikasi TCP/IP Optimizer

1. Download dan install
2. Klik Tab "General Setting" dan pilih kecepatan koneksi yang antum punyai (Kbps)
3. Klik Network Adapter dan pilih "interface" yang antum gunakan untuk koneksi ke Internet
4. Check "Optimal Settings" kemudian pilih "Apply"
5. Restart

Take Windows Vista Compatibility, Reliability and Stability

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Microsoft is offering Windows Vista users the means to take Windows Vista compatibility, reliability and stability up a notch ahead of the release of the first service pack for the operating system. In this context, the Redmond company has been hammering away at Vista, since the client hot the shelves in January 2007 with constant refreshes served through the Windows Update infrastructure. Although Windows Update is not yet a fully fledged substitute for the service pack release practice, Microsoft has hinted that small and incremental updates are the way of the future, in contrast to large and bloated refreshes.

Starting with its debut on the market, Vista has had quite a rough ride, experiencing a plethora of issues, mostly centered around software and hardware incompatibilities, as well as performance. Microsoft will address the rough corners of the operating system with the release of Vista SP1, but up until 2008, the company is also making available a suite of updates designed to increase user experience by fine tuning problematic aspects of the product. This is the case for a 32-bit and 64-bit Vista compatibility, reliability, and stability update.

Update for Windows Vista (KB941649) (download 32-bit and 64-bit) was initially introduced at the beginning of October, but towards the end of the past month it got well, updated. The refresh is an integer part of the enhancements coming to Vista with SP1 in the first quarter of 2008.

This update improves the compatibility, reliability, and stability of Windows Vista. This update includes the following improvements:

• It extends the battery life for mobile devices.
• It improves the stability of portable computers and of desktop computers that use an uninterruptable power supply (UPS).
• It improves the reliability of Windows Vista when you open the menu of a startup application.
• It improves the stability of wireless network services.
• It shortens the startup time of Windows Vista by using a better timing structure.
• It shortens the recovery time after Windows Vista experiences a period of inactivity.
• It shortens the recovery time when you try to exit the Photos screen saver.
• It improves the stability of Windows PowerShell.
• A compatibility issue that affects some third-party antivirus software applications.
• A reliability issue that occurs when a Windows Vista-based computer uses certain network driver configurations.

Google Linux repositories in ubuntu

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Google’s Linux software repositories make it easier to download and stay up-to-date with current releases of Google Linux applications. Please choose one of the guides below to help configure your system to use these repositories.

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following line

# Google software repository

deb http://dl.google.com/linux/deb/ stable non-free

Save and exit the file

you must download the key and then use apt to install it and refresh your package indexes.

Run these commands as root:

wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -

Now you need to update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install google applications now you can see the following command to install google picasa

sudo apt-get install picasa

10 Simple Ways To Speed Up Windows Vista

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Windows Vista is a rather heavy operating system with many neat features, but unfortunately they all come at a price. Right out of the box it requires a pretty hefty system to run (arguably). Before you run out and buy a new computer just so you can run your base operating system, check out these 10 Simple Ways To Speedup Windows Vista tips to lighten the load. This is just the first in the series, so many of them may be very apparent to those experienced in tweaking. If you’re still using Windows XP, then check out 10 Simple Ways To Speedup Windows XP.

This article details the following 10 tips:

1. Turn off UAC, or at least make it less annoying
2. Disable Aero
3. ReadyBoost
4. Tweak Indexing Service
5. While you are at it, fix the rest of your search options.
6. Get rid of the sidebar
7. Defender has a use?
8. Tweak your services
9. How to find out the next area for improvement – Tweak your programs
10. Not really a tweak but…

To learn more please read the entire article at its source: 10 Simple Ways To Speed Up Windows Vista

DivX Pro v6.7.0.28

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The DivX Codec takes the power of advanced digital video compression to the next level, encoding video at resolutions up to high-definition 1920 x 1080. That's right, you heard it straight: 1080i and 1080p, at a fraction of the file size. What more can we say? Wait, we almost forgot, there is more. Read on, dear friend, for a list of DivX Codec features.

Features:
* Compress digital video 5 to 10 times more than MPEG-2/DVD format and hundreds of times over raw digital video
* Encode high-definition (HD) video at resolutions up to 1080p
* Maximized performance for all HyperThreaded, dual core and dual CPU (SMP) systems
* Improved support for interlaced video
* Six carefully optimized encoding modes for balancing visual quality and performance
* Automated noise reduction reduces grain and low-light noise (common with DV cameras) without significantly degrading the video

DivX Pro includes:
DivX Player 6.6
DivX Community Codec 6.7
DivX Web Player 1.3.1
DivX Converter 6.5
DivX Pro Codec 6.7

Changelog
* Compress 2 to 4 times less than MPEG-4/AVC format with quality 2 to 3 times worse.
* Crash Vista often

Download : DivX Pro v6.7.0.28

DFX v8.360 Power Pack

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DFX enhances your music listening experience by improving the sound quality of MP3, Windows Media, Internet radio and other music files. With DFX you can transform the sound of your PC into that of an expensive stereo system placed in a perfectly designed listening environment. Renew stereo depth, boost your audio levels and produce a deep, rich bass sound.

DFX Audio Enhancement Features:
· Advanced DSP Sound Enhancement Effects
· Speakers and Headphones Optimization
· Finely-tuned, Customizable Music Presets
· Dynamic Sound Spectrum Analyzer
· Powerful Audio Processing Modes
· Stylish, Shapely Skins
· Space Saving Mini-mode Interface
· 5.1/7.1 Surround Sound Support

DFX dramatically improves your digital audio experience with:
· 3D Surround Sound - Immerse yourself inside the music
· Stereo Ambience - renew lost stereo depth High Fidelity Restoration
· Dynamic Gain Boosting - pump up the volume
· Headphones Optimization - Hear more pleasant, natural sounds with headphones
· Customizable Music Presets - Select finely-tuned settings for many styles of music
· Booming HyperBass - produce deep, rich bass sounds
· High Fidelity Restoration - eliminate that "muffled" sound
· Spectrum Analyzer - "See" DFX enhance your sound
· Music and Speech Modes - Get optimized sound for any type of audio
· Customizable Skins - Choose from hundreds of skins

Advanced DSP Sound Effects:
* Harmonic Fidelity Restoration.
Adding Fidelity to your audio eliminates the "muffled" sound that is an artifact of the data compression algorithms used in Internet audio formats. DFX compensates for this loss of high frequency fidelity by carefully regenerating the missing high frequency harmonics in the audio. This harmonic restoration is performed using patent-pending technology that carefully synthesizes high frequency harmonics to replace the harmonics lost during the encoding process.

* Ambience, Stereo Imaging.
Adding Ambience to your audio compensates for the lost or diminished stereo depth that is the result of closely located speakers, poor listening environments, and sonic losses due to data compression of Internet audio formats. DFX compensates for the reduced stereo imaging and depth of PC audio by carefully regenerating the ambience and stereo depth. This same ambience processing has been used by Grammy winning engineers of artists such as Alanis Morissette and Ella Fitzgerald.

* 3D Surround Sound.
Using the 3D Surround Sound component adds amazing depth and body to your audio, compensating for monitoring limitations and sonic losses due to data compression. With 3D Surround processing the sounds will surround you, virtually putting you inside the music! 3D Surround enhances the sound played on conventional 2-speaker systems and makes even small PC speaker systems sound larger and richer. It is also fully compatible with Surround Sound playback systems.

* HyperBass.
Using the HyperBass component adds deep, rich bass sound to your audio by compensating for the bass limitations of almost all PC-based audio systems and data-compressed audio formats. DFX does this by carefully regenerating the low frequency harmonics, thus increasing the perceived bass, but without exceeding the speakers physical limits, adding or changing speakers or amplifiers, and without increased power consumption. HyperBass greatly improves the bass performance of any sound system.

* Dynamic Gain Boosting.

Adding Dynamic Boost increases the perceived loudness of your audio while minimizing distortion levels, particularly when using Internet audio systems. By adding Dynamic Gain Boosting, your playback system will sound twice as loud without losing any punch on loud passages.
Typical PC-based multimedia playback systems and even home stereo playback systems suffer from limited dynamic range and headroom. Dynamic Boost compensates for this limited headroom by carefully processing the audio to increase the perceived loudness of the audio without altering the perceived dynamic range.

New and improved features in DFX 8:
- Improved sound enhancement processing including full 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound support
- Enhanced stylish interface
- New vertical mini-mode which nicely integrates with media players
- Smart player snapping and auto-minimize
- Informative audio status display

Download : DFX v8.360 For WinAmp
Download : DFX v8.360 For Windows Media Player
Download : DFX v8.360 For RealPlayer
Download : DFX v8.360 For MusicMatch.JukeBox
Download : DFX v8.360 For J.River Music Center
Download : DFX v8.360 For Yahoo! Music

Orbit Downloader v2.4.1

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Orbit is a download accelerator and manager based on P2P techonology. And it has advanced robust multithread download algorithm implemented with high quality.

Orbit integrates seamlessly into Microsoft Internet Explorer to automatically handle your downloads. Using Orbit you can easily download files from any remote server via HTTP, FTP, RTSP, MMS. With Orbit the downloading process will be as easy as nerver before. Orbit is a light-weight, powerful and easy-to-use application. Also it is well-known for its intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Changes :

* Greatly improved download speed by optimizing chunk-downloading algorithm
* Optimized mirror and peer selection algorithm, improved download efficiency
* Fix: downloads stalled in rare cases
* Fix: rare crash bug when downloading
* Fix: Grab++ failure with IE
* Change: make update process more smoothly

Download : Orbit Downloader v2.4.1

01 November, 2007

BitTorrent Memblokir Pengguna dari AS dan Kanada

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Dua website BitTorrent populer, Isohunt.com dan Demonoid.com, memblokir pengguna yang berasal dari Amerika Utara (AS dan Kanada). Menurut pihak Isohunt, pemblokiran ini dikarenakan Amerika Serikat berperilaku memusuhi teknologi P2P. Apalagi ditambah dengan tuntutan hukum yang sedang mereka terima dari MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). Pihak Isohunt merasa tidak ada lagi jaminan keamanan dan privasi di AS.

Begitupula dengan Demonoid yang berbasis di Kanada, yang juga memutuskan user-nya yang berada di Kanada. Beberapa spekulasi yang muncul antara lain website Demonoid.com telah dibabat oleh Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) atau mengalami kerusakan server yang fatal. User BitTorrent dari kanada yang ingin mengakses akan segera dialihkan ke halaman pengalihan. Dijelaskan hal tersebut terpaksa dilakukan karena mereka menerima surat dari pengacara CRIA, yang mengancam akan mengambil jalur hukum.

Info : www.dailytech.com

27 Oktober, 2007

Firefox Running Slow? Make It Fast Again Without Re-Installation

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Problem: You cannot imagine life without Firefox but over time, your favorite browser keeps getting slower and slower.

Not only is it slow, Firefox sometimes hangs for no reason, consumes a large amount of memory and CPU usage can climb to 90% or more when you have multiple tabs open simultaneously.

You have uninstalled most of the extensions and toolbars, deleted all the cookies and internet temporary files, cleared up the file download queue and disabled the background check for software updates - but none of this has helped you speed-up Firefox.

Solution: This is a common problem especially if you have been running Firefox for some time - I don't know why Firefox slows down but here's a small trick to rejuvenate the aged copy of Firefox without doing a fresh install.

Step 1: Start Firefox and export your bookmarks as a file on your hard-drive (we'll need them later).



Step 2: Type firefox.exe - P in the Run box of Windows. (see screenshot)

Step 3: Click the Create Profile button without making any modifications to your existing profile (which is normally called "default")



Now when you Start Firefox in the new profile, you are very likely to be impressed with the speed. You can import the bookmarks that you saved in Step 1. If you have made any changes to the Firefox Dictionary, copy the persdict.dat word list file from the old profile folder to the new one.


Yes, there won't be any old Firefox add-ons in the new profile but the browser will be extremely quick and won't hog the CPU - just the way you want Firefox to run on your computer.

And if you ever need to revert to the old profile, just type Firefox -P again and click the old profile. Nothing is lost.

Some more Firefox Tips and Tricks:

» Tweaks for Firefox Search Bar
» Firefox Extensions That You Thought Were Safe
» Fixes for Firefox Memory Problems

This article is written by Amit Agarwal, a professional blogger and technology columnist. You can subscribe to Digital Inspiration feeds here.

Make IE7 open pop-ups in a new tab

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Tabs are one of the best new features in Internet Explorer 7. I like them because they keep my task bar clean of extra Internet Explorer instances. The only problem I have is with pop-ups that are on my allow list such as when I write a new message in Outlook Web Access.

Follow these steps to configure Internet Explorer 7 to always open up pop-ups in a new tab instead of a new browser window:

1. While IE7 is running, click on Tools and select Internet Options.
2. On the General tab under the Tabs section hit Settings.
3. Under the When a pop-up is encountered section, select Always open pop-ups in a new tab. I also like using the Let Internet Explorer decide how pop-ups should open option because of some web sites I visit.
4. Hit OK and you are finished.

Internet Explorer 7 Is an Open Door for Attacks

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Internet Explorer 7 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is nothing short of an open door for attacks. Microsoft informed that it is currently investigating a remote code execution vulnerability in various versions of XP and Windows Server 2003 running Internet Explorer 7. The Redmond company added that Windows Vista users are safe, although the operating system comes with IE7 built in by default. Windows XP SP2, XP Professional x64 Edition, Professional x64 Edition SP2; Windows Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and SP2 and Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems are all vulnerable to the security flaw, provided they are running IE7. The vulnerability is related to the way the Windows operating system handles Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs).

“When a user clicks a link to a URI, the application showing that link to users decides how it is supposed to be handled. For traditionally “safe” protocols like mailto: or http: applications often just verify the prefix and then choose to call into the Windows shell32 function ShellExecute() to handle it. This has been the case for a number of years. Windows then launches Internet Explorer passing the URI or launches the preferred email client passing the email address etc. With IE6 installed, ShellExecute() passes the URI to IE which accepts it and inside IE determines it to be invalid. Navigation then fails harmlessly. With Internet Explorer 7 installed, the flow is a bit different”, explained Jonathan Ness with the SWI team at Microsoft Security Response Center.

With IE7, Microsoft has implemented additional validation in the process of rejecting a malformed URI. Essentially, malformed URIs will no longer be rejected up front, and instead would be moved to ShellExecute() in order to be fixed. When ShellExecute() is handling URIs in order to make them usable, the process is not safely managed. In Vista, for example, ShellExecute() also rejects the URI, but the copies of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 do not deliver a similar behavior. Microsoft emphasized that the vulnerability can be successfully exploited only in the limited contexts described above, and that other versions of the Windows operating system with IE7 installed are not affected.

“Our plan is to revise our URI handling code within ShellExecute() to be more strict. While our update will help protect all applications from malformed URI’s, application vendors who handle URI’s can also do stricter validation themselves to prevent malicious URI’s from being passed to ShellExecute(). We have seen several vendors introduce additional validation as a way to protect their customers from this issue”, Ness added.