Friday, May 30, 2008

Great Open Source Softwares for Windows

Free and open-source software is good for you and for the world. I know many might have did this aggges ago but I felt it needed to be brought back in my own unique fashion. So here I go.

This is the best Windows software that I know of, so I figured I would share it with you guys. Feel free to download anything that you want, well cause I don't really care if you download it to be honest. No adware, no spyware, just good software.

Web Browsing

Mozilla Firefox
The premier free, open-source browser. Tabs, pop-up blocking, themes, and extensions. Considered by many to be the world's best browser.

A fast and customizable lightweight web browser for Windows, based on the rendering engine of Mozilla.
W3C developed web browser and editor for multiple platforms.


Mozilla Thunderbird
Powerful spam filtering, solid interface, and all the features you need.

Instant Messaging and Chat

MSN Messenger client written in TCL/TK

Connect to multiple IM accounts simultaneously in a single app, including: AOL IM, MSN, and Jabber.

Video Players and Video Podcasting

Media Player Classic
Compact, but powerful media player. Plays anything under the sun. No install necessary.

Plays more video files than most players: Quicktime, AVI, DIVX, OGG, and more. Pretty good interface.

Similar to VLC-- plays loads of video formats.

Democracy Player
Beautiful interface. Plays any video file. Subscribe to video RSS feeds, download and watch all in one app. Torrent support. Search and download from YouTube and other sites.

Peer-to-Peer File-sharing and Torrents

A simple, easy to use filesharing program. Gnutella network.

Download large files from multiple people simultaneously.

A more complicated BitTorrent client. So many features you'll lose your mind.

Photo and Graphic Editing

Photo editing application that rivals Photoshop in features.

Vector graphics application.

Also if anyone knows of any good open source software just mention it in Reply and I will add it to the Original Post.

Cheers and happy downloading.


Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Impact of RSS Feed Readers

What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. Using a RSS reader, you can subscribe to and view data feeds from RSS sources, including headlines, summaries and links to full stories, without having to visit a website.

How Does RSS Impact Business?
For Individual Users, RSS feeds can help keep you up-to-date on news, information and blog posts, making you more knowledgeable and productive, both at work and at home. According to Technorati as of March 2006, there are more than 30 million RSS feeds available. Most mainstream news and information sites publish RSS feeds.
For Enterprises, there are a number of different use cases for RSS since both internal (enterprise applications, blogs, reports) and external (industry news, competitive information, blogs) content can be delivered as feeds. In particular, many businesses see benefits by not having to periodically check Web sites for key updates or wade through traffic on e-mail distribution lists. In addition to increasing knowledge and productivity, RSS feeds can also be used for brand monitoring, crisis communications, internal/executive communications and competitive intelligence.
For Publishers, Media Companies and Other Content/Information Providers, RSS feeds offer readers, visitors and customers a convenient way to read and access their information. RSS feeds can also be incorporated into Web sites to offer a more personalized and rich user experience, strengthen the brand and maximize revenue opportunities.

Impact of RSS on general users
The no. of growing users of RSS can be known from the following graph that was calculated in 2005-06.
The nos. are expected to have increased still exponentially in 2007-08.

The survey taken at different parts of the country for their favourite RSS redears is represented in the following graphs-

RSS Feed Readers that i suggest:
Online RSS Feed Readers

Desktop RSS Feed Readers


Friday, May 23, 2008

Gigaget Ultra-fast Download Manager

Want to improve your downloads speed?
Gigaget (developed by Giganology) is the next generation download manager which utilizes cutting-edge Net Grid technology by one order of magnitude with files mirrored on several sites that improves your download speed up to 7-10 times and sometimes can speed up downloads up to 20 times!

Gigaget Download Manager utilizes p2sp (Peer-to-Peer and servers) technology that improves your download speed by 7-10 times. Safe and easy to use, manage, powerful task manager. More than fast auto data integrity validation and correction, import/export download list.

Gigaget is the next generation download manager that utilizes cutting-edge Net Grid technology. Net Grid Technology taps the unused resources of networked PCs and servers, allowing content providers to deliver large files with faster speed and at a fraction of the cost of traditional solutions.

Gigaget Download Manager also has Unique Error Diagnosis function, to help users find the reasons and solutions on failed tasks. Other feature is Intelligent Prompt System, providing useful information and suggestions for each specific situation. Advanced intelligent functions, and intelligent prompt system. Version may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.


  • Ultra-fast download speed experience
  • Auto data integrity validation and correction
  • Import/export download list, easy to share with friends
  • Compatiable with major browsers-Internet Explorer, Mozilla/Firefox, Maxthon
  • Major streaming protocol support, including MMS/RTSP/Flash
  • Intelligent Web Analysis, helping you find the URL (out of a web page) to download
  • Intelligent Disk Cache system which protects your hard disk from high-speed download
  • Intelligent Prompt System, providing useful information and suggestions for each specific situation
  • Unique Error Diagnosis function, helping users find the reasons and solutions on failed tasks

Detailed Information:


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Google News Layer in Google Earth

Google Earth has added geo-located Google News stories to its many useful layers, giving users of the desktop app access to national headlines and local news.

The launch of Google News on Google Earth is a milestone in the evolution of the geobrowser. By spatially locating the Google News' constantly updating index of stories from more than 4,500 news sources, Google Earth now shows an ever-changing world of human activity as chronicled by reporters worldwide. Zoom into areas of personal interest and peruse headlines of national, regional and, when fully zoomed in, even the most local of interest. From school menus to global warming, there is now literally a world of information at your fingertips.

The Google News layer can be activated through the "Layers" menu on the left-hand side of Google Earth. Expand the "Gallery" mode and select "Google News." Users are then required to check the box next to the Google News layer and start zooming into the places on the globe they're interested in.

Click on a news icon, and you get the first paragraph and relevant links to the story. For tracking election news or seeing what’s happening in your neck of the woods, Google Earth has become a pretty handy tool.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Importance of BIOS in Overclocking

The term BIOS stands for basic input/output system and is the software that interfaces your computers components with the operating system. The BIOS are stored on a ROM (Read-only Memory) Flash Memory Chip located directly on the motherboard. The BIOS perform a series of common tasks such as:
  • When you turn your computer on, the BIOS is what provides the instructions for your CPU to access your operating system on your had drive.
  • Provides a POST (power on self test) to confirm that all your hardware is working properly when you turn your system on.
  • The system BIOS authorizes activation of other BIOS chips on the components within your system, such as your graphics card.
  • Interfaces your various hardware devices such as: keyboard, mouse, monitor, and USB ports.
  • Monitors settings of your hard drive and the system clock. The battery located on the motherboard allow the BIOS to retain this information even when it has been unplugged.

To get into your systems BIOS, turn on your computer and wait for it to begin POSTing. There are many different BIOS out there, so each one may require it’s own command to get into them, but the most often ones are F10, Esc, or Del. Press whichever of those three keys that your system requests while your system is POSTing. There will be a line during the POST that specifies which of those keys you will need to press.

There are plenty of options to look through once you’re inside of your system’s BIOS, but for the purposes of overclocking, you’ll only need to focus on a few of them. With there being several different BIOS available, the following list will provide a few different names for each option you’ll be looking for but your BIOS may list it differently.

CPU Clock Ratio/Multiplier:

You’re looking for a number that is between around ten but less than twenty. At your default settings, this multiplier times your FSB will provide you with the total operating speed of your CPU. For example: Intel Core 2 Duo e6400 ? FSB of 266 MHz x CPU Multiplier of 8 = 2.13 GHz Processor.

FSB Frequency/External Clock:

This value represents the FSB speed in MHz. When overclocking your CPU, increasing this number is where you will receive the most gains in performance from.

Memory Frequency/CPU FSB/DRAM Ratio:

Using this option will allow you to change the ratio between FSB and RAM frequency on your computer. It is advised that you shouldn’t this option to anything besides a 1:1 ratio.

CPU Voltage/CPU Core Voltage:

As you overclock your CPU you’ll need to supply it with a higher voltage. If you don’t provide enough power to it, you will crash your system. This is where you would increase the voltage to allow your system to run more stable.

DDR SDRAM Voltage/DIMM Voltage Regulator:

Similar to CPU Voltage/CPU Core Voltage but for your RAM. Increasing this option will provide the needed energy to meet the demands of your RAM to allow your system to run more stable.


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Spammers "BEWARE"

MySpace wins $230 million in judge’s anti-spam decision
The popular online social networking site MySpace has won a $230 million (£115 million) judgment over junk messages sent to its members in what is believed to be the largest anti-spam award ever.

Notorious "Spam King" Sanford Wallace and his partner Walter Rines sent more than 730,000 messages, many made to look like they were from members' friends, MySpace said.

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled against a notorious “Spam King,” Sanford Wallace, and his partner, Walter Rines, after the two failed to show up at a court hearing, MySpace told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Rines and Wallace created their own MySpace accounts or took over existing ones by stealing passwords through “phishing” scams, said MySpace’s chief security officer, Hemanshu Nigam.
They then e-mailed other MySpace members, he said, “asking them to check out a cool video or another cool site. When you (got) there, they were making money trying to sell you something or making money based on hits or trying to sell ring tones.”

MySpace said the spam deluged its bandwidth and also cost money to deliver – as well as prompting complaints from hundreds of users. Wallace was last listed as living in Las Vegas and Rines in Stratham, New Hampshire.

Under U.S. anti-spam laws, each violation entitles MySpace to $100 (£50) in damages – or three times that figure when carried out "willfully and knowingly".

The judge also issued injunctions barring similar activities in the future.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Welcome to my Blog

Hello Friends. Its Yogesh here. This is my first blog post here. I'll keep u updated with all the technology news in India.