Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Download Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 for Free...

You want to run Windows 98 and Windows XP on the same computer ?? Or want to confirm if your existing software would work on Windows Vista ?? You can do all this and more as the full version of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is now available as a free download on Microsoft Download Center.

The Virtual PC software lets you run multiple operating systems (like Windows 98, 2000, XP and Windows Vista) on the same machine. In fact you can also run multiple version of the same operating system like Windows Vista Home and Vista Ultima. You can drag-n-drop data across different operating systems simultaneously.

Switching from one operating system to another is as simple as cycling across multiple browser tabs on Firefox. This supports both Intel and AMD hardware.

[ Credit goes to Digital Inspiration ]

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Download Windows Vista and XP Complete Codec Package...

I have already got numerous enquiries about audio and video codecs (compressor/decompressor drivers) for Windows XP and a few for Windows Vista. Sometimes finding the right codec for a particular file can be tricky, and there are hundreds of dodgy codecs out there laced with malware. It's not safe out there!

Over on the MSFN forum, there's a download that contains a massive selection of codecs for Windows XP and Vista (32-bit and 64-bit versions). This package is very comprehensive and after installing it you shouldn't need to download another codec. You can download this massive codec package from one of these mirrors:
It does not contain a media player. It does not associates filetypes. With this package installed you will be able to use any media player (limited by the players capabilities) to play DVD's, movies and video clips such as quicktime, realmedia, avi, mpeg, Flv, swf, wmv, etc. Streaming video is supported in most web browsers. By default you shouldn't need to make any adjustments to enjoy your media content immediately.

Users have the ability to choose what is installed using the public redistributable and after an unattended install, you can select to remove specific portions without removing the entire package. Future releases will recognize previous releases and perform upgrade installations.

[ credit goes to PC Doctor Guide ]

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Get Free CDs of Ubuntu Linux...

Ubuntu is a free, open source Linux Operating System based on Debian Linux. This flavor of Linux focuses on the User Friendliness and usability of Linux. In spite of being open source, Ubuntu team is dedicated to provide support at least for 18 months after a particular release of Ubuntu.

Also Ubuntu is the most preferred flavor of Linux in this world. And Ubuntu support both x86 and Sun sparc architectures. So that you can run Ubuntu even on Sun Hardwares. In order to increase the popularity, the Ubuntu team is giving away free copies of Ubuntu Linux either by download or by free new CDs. They are giving away free brand new Ubuntu CDs even without any shipping charge. You can request for your free copies of Ubuntu CDs here.

Besdies Ubuntu, there are some other children of Linux Operating System you may be interested on such as Fedora, Mandriva, SUSE, Gentoo, Debian, Knoppix etc. You can also get free CDs /DVDs of them from here.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Weird Marriage Between Google and Mozilla Firefox...

We all know that Google and Mozilla are natural partners. Google pays users up to $1 for downloading FireFox via AdSense referrals and the Google engineers have even written some great extensions for FireFox like the Google Toolbar, Google Notebook, Browser Sync and Blogger Web Comments. Google's revenue comes primarily from its advertising programmes and same is the case with Mozilla who earns few hundred millions every year when people surf using FireFox and click on the advertisements displayed on search results pages.

At the same time, FireFox extensions like Adblock Plus are working against the Google economy since the more people know about these workarounds, the fewer the ad impressions thereby translating into lower profits for the search company and the associated publishers.

Now this may surprise a lot of people - though Mozilla earns millions from advertising revenue indirectly, they have included Adblock Plus in their list of most recommended add-ons for FireFox for users to block “intrusive advertisements” on the web.

o aren't they risking the revenue stream of their search partners and their own with such recommendations ??? As the Firefox base increases and more people start blocking online advertisements, the 200kb Adblock installer will have the potential to hit the bottomline of search engines and even Mozilla pretty hard. This is really weird.

[ credit goes to Digital Inspiration ]

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Mozilla Firefox supports Drag and Drop :: Do you know that ??

Mozilla Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. But do you know that ‘Drag and Drop’ is supported by Mozilla Firefox ?? You can use this facility in different purposes :
  • Sometimes we find some website addresses without hyper link. So we can't click on them. In that case, most of us just copy the entire website address, paste it in our address bar and then press enter in order to navigate away to that web page. But I think using Firefox, you can do this in a smarter way: Just highlight the website address you wanna visit with your mouse and then drag it to your address bar. Soon you will be directed to that website. Isn't it cool ???

  • You can even use this ‘Drag and Drop’ facility in your Firefox web searching purpose. Just highlight a word or a set of words from any webpage with your mouse and drag it to your search-bar. Soon you will be directed to associated search result.