Wednesday, July 30, 2008

KDE 4.1 Final

This release is the second feature release of the KDE 4 series, sporting new applications and newly developed features on top of the Pillars of KDE4. KDE 4.1 is the first KDE4 release to contain the Personal Information Management suite KDE-PIM with its E-Mail client KMail, the planner KOrganizer, Akregator, the RSS feed reader, KNode, the newsgroup reader and many more components integrated into the Kontact shell. Furthermore, the new desktop shell Plasma, introduced in KDE 4.0, has matured to the point where it can replace the KDE 3 shell for most casual users. Like with our previous release much time has been devoted to improving the framework and underlying libraries on which KDE is built.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ex-Google employees are Cuil!

It seems that now google has to be in tough competition in its main area,Search engine service. Yes, new search engine named 'cuil' which means 'an old Irish word for knowledge'. As per the team of this service, it seems now the person who had given google the basic architecture is in the bussiness. Check out the homepage for more.

Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.

As they said,
"Rather than rely on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and ranks pages based on their content and relevance. When we find a page with your keywords, we stay on that page and analyze the rest of its content, its concepts, their inter-relationships and the page’s coherency.

Then we offer you helpful choices and suggestions until you find the page you want and that you know is out there. We believe that analyzing the Web rather than our users is a more useful approach, so we don’t collect data about you and your habits, lest we are tempted to peek. With Cuil, your search history is always private."

Monday, July 28, 2008

Site Review:

Font Tester is a free online font comparison tool. It allows you to easily preview and compare different fonts side by side with various CSS font styles applied to them. It is very useful for web developers who are looking for just the right font/style/color to use in their pages. To use it all you have to do is simply enter the text you would like to preview, modify the various CSS properties until you find a style you like, and then click on the Get CSS Code button to generate all the necassary CSS code to reproduce those styles in your webpage.

It allows you to preview in real-time all of the available CSS font properties and includes a real-time color picker for choosing just the right color (and background color) for your text. The color picker also supports direct editing of the HSV and RGB values and includes over 1,000 pre-defined colors for you to choose from. As an added bonus, Font Tester also comes with a handy character map which you can use to quickly find the corresponding HTML Entity for a particular character.

FontTester Home


CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.
* Folder sizes are now shown in the compilation window
* When printing audio covers, the tag information will be used in stead of the file name (if available)
* More native looking menus (especially on Vista)
* Fixed NullReferenceException in the "report working drive" dialog
* Fixed ArgumentException for the case that faulty visual styles are in use
* Fixed a KeyNotFoundException when closing a dialog (.NET bug)
* Fixed a FormatException when ripping (renamed!) audio tracks from the hard drive (which does, of course, not work anyway)
* Fixed an overflow exception when copying audio discs
* Fixed an overflow exception when calculating the remaining time
* Fixed an OverflowException when determining the available speeds
* Fixed a MissingFieldException in the startup dialog
CDBurnerXP website

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

PhraseExpress: Autotext clipboard utility

PhraseExpress organizes your frequently used text snippets:
* Expand abbreviations and common phrases as you type.
* Launch applications by entering text shortcuts.
* Autocomplete phrases with the predictive text feature.
* Quickly handle email responses.
* Works in any Windows program.
PhraseExpress will save hours of your valuable time and is the ideal solution for office workers, editors, translators, technical support and help desk staff, call centers and developers.

PhraseExpress Home

OpenedFilesView v1.18

OpenedFilesView displays the list of all opened files on your system. For each opened file, additional information is displayed: handle value, read/write/delete access, file position, the process that opened the file, and more...
Optionally, you can also close one or more opened files, or close the process that opened these files.

This utility is especially useful if you

try to delete/move/open a file and you get one of the following error messages:

  • Cannot delete [filename]: There has been a sharing violation. The source or destination file may be in use.
  • Cannot delete [filename]: It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again.
When you get one of these error messages, OpenedFilesView will show you which process lock your file. Closing the right process will solve this problem. optionally, you can also release the file by closing the handle from OpenedFilesView utility. However, be aware that after closing a file in this way, the program that opened the file may become unstable, and even crash.

OpenedFiles Home

Monday, July 21, 2008

andLinux : Linux on windows

andLinux is a complete Ubuntu Linux system running seamlessly in Windows 2000 based systems (2000, XP, 2003, Vista; 32-bit versions only). This project was started for Dynamism for the GP2X community, but its userbase far exceeds its original design. andLinux is free and will remain so, but donations are greatly needed.

andLinux uses coLinux as its core which is confusing for many people. coLinux is a port of the Linux kernel to Windows. Although this technology is a bit like running Linux in a virtual machine, coLinux differs itself by being more of a merger of Windows and the Linux kernel and not an emulated PC, making it more efficient. Xming is used as X server and PulseAudio as sound server.

andLinux is not just for development and runs almost all Linux applications without modification.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

1-Bit Music...

An electronic circuit is assembled inside a CD case with a headphone jack on the side. The device plays back 40 minutes of low-fi 1-bit electronic music—the lowest possible digital representation of audio. Available now from Cantaloupe Music or as a limited art edition.

Perich works with the same chips to create 1-Bit Video and his machine drawings, pen-on-paper drawings executed by machine that explore randomness and order.

Snapter - camera photos will be scanned documents!

Snapter is software that lets you use a digital camera as a mobile scanner. The software automatically crops, stretches, flattens, and converts photos of documents, whiteboards, posters, business cards and receipts into more portable images. Whether you are in a library, conference room or classroom, just snap the photo and run it through Snapter to produce images that look as if they have been scanned through a flatbed scanner!

snapter Homepage

Saturday, July 19, 2008

ManicTime: Personal time management application

ManicTime automatically collects data on your computer usage. It records active and away time, as well as which applications you used and for how long you used them.

The data ManicTime collects is stored in a local database on your computer. Collected data is not transmitted anywhere or shared with anyone. Only you have access to it, which means no privacy concerns.
Having a local database also enables you to use ManicTime offline, without an Internet connection.

Collected data is presented using timelines. There are three predefined timelines:
  • Activity: Shows your active time and away(idle) time
  • Applications: Shows which application you used, when and for how long
  • Tags: Shows tags you created. This timeline is not automatically generated it is filled with time tags you entered.
When you move your mouse over a timeline, each timeline shows you a hint about an underlying activity. Hint displays detailed information about an activity such as title, application name, start and end times and duration.

Monday, July 14, 2008

WinSCP 4.15 released

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Legacy SCP protocol is also supported. Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer.


* Graphical user interface
* Translated into several languages
* Integration with Windows (drag&drop, URL, shortcut icons)
* U3 support
* All common operations with files
* Support for SFTP and SCP protocols over SSH-1 and SSH-2 and plain old FTP protocol
* Batch file scripting and command-line interface
* Directory synchronization in several semi or fully automatic ways
* Integrated text editor
* Support for SSH password, keyboard-interactive, public key and Kerberos (GSS) authentication
* Integrates with Pageant (PuTTY authentication agent) for full support of public key authentication with SSH
* Explorer and Commander interfaces
* Optionally stores session information
* Optionally supports portable operation using a configuration file in place of registry entries, suitable for operation from removable media
WinSCP website

Nvidia GTX card cheaper

Its a great chance for geeks.Run and get it now.Just check the prices :).

NVIDIA HAS slashed the price its newest GTX 260 and 280 GPUs in response to ATI's offerings which are looking pretty good. Last night, Nvidia said the GeForce GTX 280 will be in the shops for $499 and the GTX 260 for $299. Both cards were only released four weeks ago. The GTX 280 was selling for $649, while the 260 was priced previously at $399.

The Inq

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sun offered Troubleshooting tool for Java

Sun on Tuesday announced availability of Java VisualVM, an open-source GUI tool for troubleshooting and profiling Java applications. Users can view detailed information about Java applications while they are running on a JVM (Java Virtual Machine). Billed as an all-in-one troubleshooting tool, VisualVM integrates several command line JDK (Java Development Kit) tools and profiling capabilities. It enhances monitoring and performance analysis, according to Sun.
"After eight months of frantic development since VisualVM Preview 1 was released, I'm happy to announce the general availability of JDK 6 Update 7 Java VisualVM and VisualVM 1.0,"
said Luis-Miguel Alventosa, a Sun senior software engineer, in a blog. Offered as part of Java Platform, Standard Edition (SE) Update 7, Java VisualVM provides a visual diagnostic tool for development and production environments. It includes such technologies as jvmstat, which provides lightweight performance and configuration instrumentation to the HotSpot JVM, as well as Java Management Extensions and the NetBeans profiler.

More Security on Gmail now

This is what is expected since long.May be Gmail is safe as we think but excessive usage of Ajax and java script can be injurious to privacy and security!

I read this on gmailblog.They have added support for remote log off now.If you had logged in from another PC last time and forgot to log off,next time it will show you the IP address with a link for more details. On details, you will get more details regarding concurrent access to the account and recent activities.Which will show account type, access type and IP addresses with time of access.

More @ GmailBlog

Notepad++ 5.0

You all know notepad++.I don't need to write much about it,so i am just showing the features.


* Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding
* User Defined Syntax Highlighting
* Auto-completion
* Multi-document interface
* Multi-View
* Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
* Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
* Dynamic position of Views
* File Status Auto-detection
* Zoom in and zoom out
* Multi-Language environment supported
* Bookmarking
* Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
* Macro recording and playback
Notepad++ 5.0


SE-Explorer is a free simple and powerful file manager for Windows.

Main Features:

* Two file windows side by side
* Enhanced search function
* Tabbed interface
* A lot of build-in viewers
* Portable version available

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pioneer - 400 GB optical discs

Memory size is always been of our interest friends.I have posted many news on HDD or other data storage devices which provides huge memory sizes.This one must be included in that list.Pioneer has claimed that they will represent a optical disc with a storage capacity of 400GB!

Pioneer has developed a 16-layer read-only optical disc which can store 400GB of data.The per-layer capacity is 25GB, the same as that of a Blu-ray Disc, and the multilayer technology will also be applicable to multilayer recordable discs.

Pioneer said,
"Multi-layered discs have been difficult to develop because 'crosstalk' from adjacent layers and transmission loss mean that getting a stable signal from the disc is often nearly impossible."
So it means if this thing got OK signal, then it will be used for data storage in corporates which needs such devices for daily data backup.Thus this will replace the slow tape drives which are in heavy usage now a days.Lets hope this happens,so we can have better and fast solution for data backup/storage.

Pioneer will present the details of this research at the International Symposium on Optical Memory and Optical Data Storage 2008 in Hawaii on 13 July.

source: vnunet

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Catch online media with TubeMaster Plus!

There are many sites which provides you video sharing for free,but you have to see it online. You can't download videos easily and everytime you want,you need to go online.But this tool can be helpful if you want to catch the media! Yeah, it will help you and make you happy saving the media!

TubeMaster Plus enables you to browse popular video sharing sites such as YouTube, DailyMotion etc. and download and save all the media content that you are watching. It suppports FLV, MP3, MP4 and other popular formats and includes a conversion utility that can convert the captured files to a format of your choice.

TubeMaster Home

Pidgin 2.4.3 released!

Newer pidgin is here now.It has mostly some fixes for crashing.Check the changelog for all changes.

version 2.4.3 (07/01/2008):

* Yahoo! Japan now uses UTF-8, matching the behavior of official clients
and restoring compatibility with the web messenger (Yusuke Odate)
* Setting your buddy icon once again works for Yahoo! accounts.
* Fixes in the Yahoo! protocol to prevent a double free, crashes on
aliases, and alias functionality
* Fix crashes in the bonjour protocol
* Always use UTF-8 for Yahoo! (#5973)
* Fix a crash when the given jabber id is invalid.
* Make the IRC "unknown message" debugging messages UTF-8 safe.
* Fix connecting to ICQ
* Fix a memleak when handling jabber xforms.

* Include the send button plugin in the win32 build
* Various memory leak fixes
Pidgin Home| Download

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Best jabber clients for Windows...

Hi friends, many of you will think that i am addicted to IMing.Yeah,may be but i like to discuss about different IMs.It is one way through which the world is connected.

Mostly we all use different jabber clients for different purposes.Some having it for personal private office network to avoid heavy bandwidth usage,some uses gmail and other jabber based services.

There are many jabber clients listed on, but recently they have changed the way to represent it.Now they allows users to rate their favorite client which are arranged on OS bases.

I am talking about windows based IMs.And no others would be of interest because of less nice options for other OS. Say, for Linux pidgin and for MAC adium is there.

On windows, i have used pidgin,Gajim,Psi,spark and Tkabber. And as per me, first three are better.Currently i am using Gajim.

Check the list in attached image.You can see how Gajim got ahead of Spark.May be because spark is heavy java based thing which just sits in your memory eating lots of memory and create every other program you run!

But my surprise is Psi.It is on top!And yeah it is not so good as compared to Gajim.But though many people have rated it better.Yeah,everyone has his choice.Psi 0.12 RC release is there,but its not having such great improvements to rate 5 star!And i am waiting since a long time for newer and better version of Gajim,but i think its development is on shelf!But still its usable, with older GTK+.Newer GTK+ is creating problems.

Lets see where this competition goes.Its based on if any new IMs will be added or these will be improved.And what new thing will be introduced?Like video/Audio chat,Phone calling or something new we can't thing right now? :)

share your idea what new can be introduces in jabber clients which you want or you think can be of our benefit.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

DivFix++ v0.30a

DivFix++ is an AVI Fix and Preview tool. This Program allows you to preview your AVI videos which are currently downloading from ed2k, kad, bittorrent, gnutella and any other network. Simply fix them and watch them.

Yeah,after downloading a real Huge file you got to know that its not opening. Then don't worry,just feed the file to DivFix and it will make new copy of the file which is playable.

DivFix++ is supporting multiple OSes Like Linux,MacOSX,Win and others. Since people love downloading (legal) videos/clips from internet, DivFix++ is a must tool which every user needs to be in their arsenal.

What is new :
+Windows version recompiled with MinGW for removing MSVCR90.dll dependency. Thanks placio74
+"Keep Original" option disables save path now.
+Renamed CLI tokens.
+Added new CLI option. "DivFix++ avifile.avi" previews file.
+Added "media player path" to Preferences.
+Created Preferences button and dialog. Language setting moved there.
+Rename "Rebuild Index" to "Fix"
+Fixed some GUI layout.
+Updated Turkish translation.
+Added and Updated Czhec translation.(SeC0nd.uNiT)
+Added and Updated Japanise translation.(Norihito Waku)
+Fixed check errors bug.
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