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BitDefender 2012 beta version is out. Grab it now!

BitDefender just released its newest and latest antivirus software for all, the BitDefender Total Security 2012. But the antivirus is still in beta. Lets quickly list out the new features which will force you to make the change.

Bitdefender 2012 next gen antivirus

1. Autopilot – This feature is the same one seen in the G-Data antivirus. It takes decisions for you without any manual intervention. No pop-ups, no alerts, nothing to configure.

2. Scan Dispatcher – This feature intelligently performs a scan of your system when PC usage falls below a certain level and pauses it when usage is maximum or above normal.

3. Rescue Mode – Sometimes hidden viruses are very adamant and thus become very tough to remove, which is what we call as rootkits. When this situation occurs BitDefender switches the system into Rescue mode where they can be wiped clean.

4. Streamlined installation – This is less of a feature and more of a plus point to the antivirus. With this, the installation speed of the antivirus is greatly increased. BitDefender claims 2012 version takes half the time to install than its previous version.

5. Online Backup+Cloud integration – All the files of your BitDefender products are safely uploaded to the BitDefender servers. This way if there is an outbreak next time you can safely rollback to the files sitting on the servers. Currently BitDefender Total Security 2012 offers you a free plan of 2GB storage space.

6. File Sync – Synchronize all your files from one computer to another or a whole workstation. Changes made to one system are automatically applied to other systems.

7. Smart interface – Most frequently accessed items are automatically visible on the main window. So that next time you want a specific task done you don’t have to navigate all the way where the component is located.

8. Social Networking+ – We see a lot of links on the various social networking sites. Have you thought that some of them are spam and are deliberately put there for you to get affected? BitDefender now scans all your links on Facebook and Twitter so that you can surf without any worries.

Bitdefender 2012 Beta

NEW INTERFACE (Bonus Feature) – BitDefender has completely revamped the user interface. It now features a XBOX 360 like alert circle. Lighting system is bright and next-gen type. The design is clean and smooth. Don’t worry it wont hog your system resources, it is light and silent!

DOWNLOAD the beta and see for yourself. (NOTE: The antivirus is still in beta mode, use it at your own risk)

Drop in all your comments and tell us what you think of the new BitDefender 2012! Will you make the change?

Firefox 7 beta released

Firefox 7 goes into Beta! Promises 50% less memory usage

Mozilla released Firefox 6 just 2 days ago and pushed its Firefox 7 from Aurora build to the Beta phase on the same day. Firefox 7 Beta is now available from download from Mozilla’s update channel.

Firefox 7 goes from aurora to beta

Key improvements in Firefox 7 is its minimal memory usage. As we all know, Firefox 6 hogs down your memory considerably. I myself have tested it out by opening multiple tabs on Firefox and checking the memory consumption rate. When it takes 1,00,000K amount of memory for just 2 tabs, you can predict at what pace the memory rate will jump when 3 or more tabs are open.

This is why Mozilla team is introducing the MemShrink project with the release of Firefox 7. A project solely concentrated to clean out the memory leaks and crashes seen in the Firefox browsers. Mozilla team is claiming that it is getting successful results.

Developer of Mozilla, Nicholas Nethercote quoted on his blog,

“Firefox 7 uses less memory than Firefox 6 (and 5 and 4): often 20% to 30% less, and sometimes as much as 50% less. In particular, Firefox 7′s memory usage will stay steady if you leave it running overnight, and it will free up more memory when you close many tabs.”

Other great features to be expected in Firefox 7 are:

  • Azure Direct2D for Canvas which renders canvas based animations in HTML5 smoothly.
  • Improved Javascript Garbage collector.
  • Firefox Sync is faster now which means all your passwords and bookmarks will be synchronized instantly.
  • New add-on to be introduced called as Telemetry which allows users to send performance data to Firefox developers.

Firefox 7 is destined to be released this September 27. But for other anxious people who can’t wait, here is the Beta download link.

Firefox 7 beta in review

I think Firefox 7 will be a good news for everybody and since Mozilla has introduced this rapid updates we will be seeing a new version of Firefox released every 6 weeks. I am very excited for its release. Are you?

Place your thoughts by a comment and we will get back to you right away!

facebook and twitter on Google+

Make Google+ all in one: Cross post to Facebook, Twitter

A Blogger and a computer programmer who goes by the name Zane Claes has developed a nice handy extension for the Google Chrome browser. It is called as Start G+. Basically what the extension does is, it allows you to post to Facebook and Twitter directly from Google+.

Start Google+ interface

You just have to authorize the extension from Google+ and then you are good to go.

Here are some of the top features of this extension:

  • Gather your Facebook and Twitter streams seamlessly into the Google+ stream. The stream includes all videos, photos and links which are normally shared on Facebook or Twitter.
  • Automatically share updates and post contents to Facebook and Twitter when shared on Google+. This makes your content visible on all three social networks simultaneously, therefore no need to waste time switching from Google+ to Facebook and vice versa.
  • The extension also adds a small Gmail notifier onto the top bar. Clicking it will reveal all your unread e-mail instantly.
  • ZDNet has brought to our light a very cute app which can be used after installing this application i.e. Convert Facebook to Google+. With this app you can easily sync all your photos to Google+ and share them with your Google+ friends!

Post by Gautam Doddamani

If you want to check out other cool features of this extension please refer to this nice article on ZDNet by Emil.

Post a comment to share your views about this new Chrome extension! Is it any good?

Final-Cut-Pro-X

Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is a disaster!

Apple launched its latest version of Final Cut Pro, (video editing software) the Final Cut Pro X on June 21st. Apple states that Final Cut Pro X is completely built from scratch and is a lot more advanced than the previous one.

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FCP X consists of a high-end video editing technology that beats every other video editing software out there. Apple has put together a complete featurelist over what new improvements it holds on its predecessor. The most prominent feature being it grabs out the heart of your 64-bit CPUs and throttles it completely. Full GPU utilization and adding more speed by making use of the latest Thunderbolt I/O ports are some of the key features of FCP X.

Apparently the developers of FCP X failed to include many of its important features, such as the ability to open previous FCP projects. FCP X also revolves around a number of issues like limited XML support, no 3D support and unusability of third-party add-ons. Apple has also officially stated that all other versions of Final Cut have been discontinued. The reviews have completely gone down, the negative criticism to this app went upto such an extent that Apple had to close down new reviews, although Apple regards this as an App Store bug. As TNW has rightly said it, “We’ll treat this one as a bug, though with some skepticism.”

This app has wreaked havoc even in the HOLLYWOOD. Conan O’ Brien mocks this piece of shit openly on his show. Take a look at this video.

For a complete PROS and CONS list refer to this article.

We at CHAAPS recommend of not investing in this software, atleast until it is fully patched by Apple. If you want to still give it a try, proceed to this link and click Buy. Thanks to Apple for keeping this app as a low budget software, FCP X is currently priced at $299.

Drop a comment to share your views about this huge disaster! Will video professionals revert to some other Windows app or keep continuing working in the buggy FCP X’s environment. Share your thoughts.

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Firefox 5 released: Overview of Pros and Cons

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Firefox 5 stable version has just been released yesterday. Here is a overview of what new features you will be seeing in this new browser.

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For starters, after you download and install the browser, you will notice no major change has been done to the interface. It still carries the good old Firefox 4 look. Now lets jot down the pros and cons and you yourself decide whether you really want to upgrade to 5 or not!

PROS:

  • Do-Not-Track feature is taken care of and is easily accessible via the preferences section allowing a greater deal of control over cookie storage.
  • Browsing the web is a lot faster compared to the previous version. According to a test conducted at PCW, Firefox 5 even beat Chrome  and Opera in terms of both speed and efficiency. Firefox 5 continued to work smoothly even with 25 websites opened.
  • Firefox 5 has fixed many major bugs like HTTP idle connection bug. It has also added extra level of security to its Web-based Graphic Library. Improved support for HTML5, Javascript and CSS animations. Additional support of the new iPv6 protocol.

CONS:

  • No major change in its interface. Carries the same GUI as seen in its predecessor.
  • Add-on incompatibility. Many add-ons are  not supported in Firefox 5. I myself checked out that the Google Toolbar extension had been automatically disabled because of incompatibilty.
  • Hogs a large amount of memory in a Linux environment resulting in a slow and draggy performance. I have tested the new Firefox 5 stable build on Ubuntu only to find out thats it still hangs off on me.

VERDICT:

I give Firefox 5  an OK for a upgrade. Yes there are a few minor bugs, but i think the Pros section holds a stronger stand than the Cons. Firefox 5 also features a new Add-on SDK kit which will prove a lot helpful for the add-on developers.

firefox-5-addon-development-kit

Also Mozilla is claiming Firefox 5 to be the first browser to debut the Rapid release cycle giving out many browser updates  over the year.

Download Mozilla Firefox 5.0 for Windows!

Drop a comment if you found this review helpful. Also tell us what you thought of this new version of Firefox, is it good enough?
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Why Meego Could Live Long in Mobile Space

MeeGo

There was a growing fear among handset manufacturers that Nokia, Apple and Blackberry were taking the lead in the mobile industry. This left no room for smaller companies like Samsung, Motorola, HTC, Dell, etc. for joining the mobile industry. Why ? Simply because the best Mobile OS(Operating Systems) were made by Apple, Nokia and Blackberry.. Without a good OS manufacturing a phone is worthless.

Thats why in November 2007, 35 big handset companies came together to form the OHA(Open Handset Alliance). The OHA was lead by Google who had acquired Android Inc.(a small team devoted to provide a better mobile experience) and using the expertise at Google the OHA released the Android software platform as open source.

This was a big hit for most smaller companies. Handset manufacturers could now focus on the hardware and install the latest version of Android with minimum charges. Thus a revolution of new devices started appearing as the cost of manufacturing a suitable mobile OS was reduced.

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This is partly the reason for the success of Android. To support Android, all you need to do is manufacture a handset and install the Android OS. If you want to advertise the fact that you use Android, then you must get the approval from Google at a small fee. This is not much of an issue for a handset manufacturer.

As you may have guessed, this meant trouble for Nokia, Apple and Blackberry..
Samsung left its bada OS in favor of Android. This boosted sales for Samsung.
Blackberry had a clear advantage – The Blackberry Enterprise Server – The IT standard for push email with high security.
Apple had a clear advantage – The iOS – The best ever known mobile OS.
Nokia – ??

MeeGo menu

Well, Nokia had acquired the Symbian Foundation and used the Symbian OS on all its devices, but fact was that Android was way better than Symbian. To make Symbian usable is not a pleasant experience. As one of the respected GNOME developers stated “It is not easy to make the Hippo dance.”

Nokia had to come up with something. It realized what Google did immediately, used the term “open-source.” So immediately Nokia announced that Symbian would gradually become open source. But by the time it became open source, Android had acquired more market share. Did I tell you that Android outperformed Symbian by now ?

Nokia realized that it needed an alternative. Symbian was a dying platform. It had to be tweaked a lot. This was not an easy task. So Nokia decided to use the world’s most advanced OS – LINUX !

Do I sound crazy ? Linux is a free and open source OS kernel(most important component of an OS). It was used a lot on PCs and Laptops. I repeat – PCs and Laptops..

The new mobile OS was called Maemo. This was one of the first major attempts to use the Linux kernel in a mobile environment. There were other attempts, but rather insignificant, except for one, which happened almost the same time.

It turned out that Intel – The World’s leading silicon chip-set manufacturer – was developing its own Linux OS for mobile devices – called Moblin. Why ?? Intel stated “Mobile OS disappoint us as they do not support the Intel Atom.” Intel Atom is a stripped down version of the x86 architecture. Most software is written on the x86 architecture. But Mobile OS usually supported the ARM architecture because it was easier to license ARM and ARM processors usually consumed less power.

Nokia and Intel realized that they had the same goal in mind – to create the first (truly) Linux based OS. Thus they merged both their projects into what is today known as MeeGo.

MeeGo browser

MeeGo being linux had its core kernel(linux) under the General Public License(GPL). The User Interface was licensed in permissive licenses like the MIT License. To keep it free and open source, the project was hosted by the LINUX Foundation.

MeeGo was a promise for an open mobile OS. However, when Nokia decided to team up with Microsoft, there aroused some doubt about the future of the MeeGo platform.

Nokia left development for MeeGo. However people failed to realize the truth. MeeGo still lives.

MeeGo contacts

After Nokia abandoned MeeGo, Intel continued to support it. This is the beauty of a platform like MeeGo. Its not owned by any company. Android does not follow this kind of a principle. Android is owned by Google, but MeeGo is truly free and open source.

Today MeeGo is being developed by Linux Foundation, Intel, Nokia, Novell, AMD and several others. The beauty of it is that any company can join MeeGo development. This is not true for Android – since only Google and their approved companies can officially develop Android, although unofficially anyone can develop it.

Thats only part of the advantage of developing for Meego. The main advantage is that the Meego platform supports x86 architecture. This means that all applications running on a desktop can easily be ported to the mobile world. There are millions of free linux applications out there that are just waiting to be ported to MeeGo with the simple changes.

Intel had stated that mobiles running the Intel Atom processor will be released in 2011. This is a huge hit in the mobile industry. The worlds most advanced architecture – The x86 is now coming to mobile consumers.

Also MeeGo is using the Qt framework for GUI(Graphical User Interface). Qt is C++ binding for creating GUI applications. It is one of the most popular GUI frameworks.

The fact that MeeGo apps are all written in C++(usually) means that MeeGo performs better than Android. As a developer, anyone would be able to say that C++ is directly related to the hardware and thus it runs really fast. However Android is written in Java and works on the Dalvik Virtual Machine thus interpretation of Java code means slower programs. People don’t realize it but you need really powerful processors(at least 600MHz ARM processor) to enjoy the true experience of Android. Linus Torvalds had once said “If your not fast enough, (then) your not worth using.” Thats a fact. Android is not fast enough, since Java is not fast enough. Its just popular since you don’t expect that speed in a mobile environment.

MeeGo being an open platform, was modified by a lot of external sources who eventually came up with alternatives. The standard MeeGo platform was kept intact but the user interface was changed to suit mobiles, tablets, vehicles, TVs and netbooks. This meant that the applications that run on the standard MeeGo platform will be able to run on MeeGo phones, tablets, TVs, vehicles, etc. without any modifications. This is a big success for a developer as he can develop for one platform and deploy his program on all platforms.

So to simply sum up, why should someone develop for MeeGo:

  • MeeGo is not owned by any company – so it can live on even if the creators abandon it. (Good eg. Nokia)
  • MeeGo is hosted by the Linux Foundation who ensure that the platform is always free and open source
  • MeeGo supports the ARM and x86 architecture – This means that it’ll run applications already running on a desktop
  • MeeGo is supported by the leading companies of the world – Intel, Novell and AMD just to name a few
  • MeeGo uses C++ so its applications are faster than Android applications
  • Meego uses the Qt framework which is well known to a lot of developers
  • MeeGo runs everywhere – Handsets, Tablets, TVs and in-vehicle devices

MeeGo photo viewer
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Best Disk Defragmenter to Keep PC Users from Bugging Out

A computer that lags will drive anyone crazy. Your fingers start to tap aimlessly on the keyboard, you run the mouse over an area really fast, you adjust the position of the screen, and when your project still hasn’t loaded, you feel like screaming. After regaining your composure, think about when you last defragmented. If you can’t remember, it’s time.

Rather than using Windows’ defragmenter, try one of these third-party programs. They run faster, more efficiently and offer more features that the multi-colored bricks that fly through Windows’ OS Space.

Auslogics Disk Defrag

Auslogics isn’t just really effective and easy to use, it’s free. This defragmenter has proven to perform better than similar programs designed to defragment and optimize your drives. Like Windows’ default program, you can view the progress and schedule your next defrag as soon as you’re finished. Auslogics is a suitable replacement for the default defrag for most users.

PerfectDisk

PerfectDisk costs around $30, a worthy investment for advanced users who are serious about the health and performance of their system. If looks didn’t matter, we’d still be staring at black screens with neon green characters. Luckily, this interface looks good and runs flawlessly. PerfectDisk boasts several advanced features such as offline defragmenting which allows you to defrag system files. The AutoPilot feature allows you schedule daily or weekly defrags.

Smart Defrag

This free program is easy to use and extremely effective. Smart Defrag comes with an “easy button” that allows you to start the process with a single click. Like other defragmenters, it has a scheduler for those all-important scheduled scans. For those who forget to schedule scans, this program also has Auto Defrag which runs continuously in the background without draining system resources.

Defraggler

Defraggler is a free program from the same people who created CCleaner. Though this program admittedly runs a bit slower than the others on this list, it offers the ability to defragment individual files. Like the others, it is easy to use, effective, and a good option if you need more functionality than the Windows default defrag.

Once you get set up with your new defragmenter, take a deep breath, click start, and enjoy the show. Then soak in the increased speed of your system.

Avast! Antivirus 5.1 – Features and Review

Well I guess you read the title, now lets get down to the point!
First of all, I am not gonna bullshit you about which is the best antivirus in the world, you all have tried out your share of trial and error with antiviruses. So have i, but when i say you will be more than happy with this product after you install it, then you have my word for it!

So lets bring up the feature list, so that you will have a proper idea of how this product actually works for you.

1. Memory Consumption

First of all let me say, the product is very light on your resources. I have personally tested and found out that avast Firewall uses 1,000K of your memory and avast Service uses less than 3000K and avast user interface also uses less than 3000K. Total that up and you get 7,000K memory usage. Even if you take the well known KASPERSKY, the avp process alone takes about 30,000K of memory. You dont even want me to talk about NORTON and BITDEFENDER because their memory usage is off the charts. You want to know how to check your memory usage then press Ctrl+Shift+Esc, that will bring you to the Windows Task Manager, from there select the processes tab and you will learn how much memory each application is currently consuming on your system.

2. Real Time Protection

To talk about real time protection, well no need to worry about that because there will be a lot of Shields running to protect your system from any kind of malware attack. Just to name a few there’s the File, Mail, Web, P2P, IM, Network, Script and Behaviour Shields. Antispam and Site Blocking is also included. In addition you also get the Process Virtualization where you get to run any type of application that you suspect will harm your system to run it a safe environment isolated from your system.

3. Firewall

The avast FIREWALL is one of the top class firewalls you rarely get to see in any antivirus. This firewall’s most prominent feature is that it can graphically track the geographic region of the IP address connecting to your system. You can actually see from which Country or State the connection is coming from. Cool, isnt it!! It also resolves the names of the IP addresses for you at the press of a button for the ease of recognizing its identity. Application rules and basic firewall settings are automatically configured.

4. Scanning

Scanning is quick and easy too. No need to be a rocket scientist to learn it. Standard scanning methods include: Quick, Full, Removable Media Scan and Custom Scan. For more stubborn viruses and rootkits avast becomes a hardass too and gives you the legendary Boot time scan which runs before even the OS is loaded so that there’s no time to escape for viruses.

5. Updates

The maintenance of the antivirus is pretty hassle free. Virus definitions and Program updates are automatically perfomed. License is automatically inserted at the time of installation.

6. User Interface

The Interface of avast is pretty slick and sexy. People who are looking for any cool features in avast…uh-huh…wot..come on, its avast we are talking about. Yes there’s this new feature which i kept from all of you to talk about it in the last. Its the avast Sounds system. You ever wondered which antiviruses are those promoted in the movies which have a female voice telling you that the scan has finished, updates have been performed. Yes that feature has been recently integrated in avast and it is just fascinating to hear that voice.

So what are you waiting for, try out the new Avast 5.1 and experience Computer Protection at its best! 🙂

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Nokia Eases Social Uploads by Integrating Pixelpipe App on S60 Phones!

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Nokia Beta Labs has Officially Launched an Application Called Pixelpipe for its S60 Phones.. The Product is still in Beta and expected to go Commercial in some days. If you haven’t heard about the Pixelpipe Service, It is a One Stop tool for all your Social Needs. Pixelpipe boasts of having 75+ Social Services and the best part is it can be Integrated in a very native for your Nokia S60 Handset. With android, and iOS taking over the Symbian market share, Nokia to sustain its Symbian Market, is trying very hard, releasing so many experimental applications in a timely manner in Nokia Beta Labs.



The App Adds up an option “Send via PixelPipe” for all the Popular Items on your Phone like Photos, Videos, Files and everywhere along with Send Via Message and Bluetooth.

Why do you want to Switch to PixelPipe

1. The Best Part of PixelPipe Application is you have a wide range of Services to Choose! 75 is quite a Huge Number and you have complete control over it! I will Name some of the famous sharing sites which I added: Facebook, Twitter, DropBox, WordPress, Blogger, FTP, GTalk(Status only), Youtube.. I cannot list everything, just see below list!

2. The UI is simple and the functionalities are great..

3. PixelPipe since it comes as an Official App released by Nokia(Beta) you can always trust on them. No Need to worry about the Certificate Issues: Signed /Unsigned/ Untrusted Apps things at all! It is manufacture signed and all you need to do is just DOWNLOAD!

4.The file Size is 199Kb .. a Sis File.. This is not all heavy if you consider the features which this service provide.

5. You will be having Tens and Hundreds of Videos and Photos which is still decaying on your Handset and you are lazy enough to Transfer it to your PC to share across Web ( This is too lengthy Process, I personally hate transferring every video or Photo to PC and then again to ur Photo sites, blogs or others). Where in PixelPipe Pipes it to the Correct services which you had already set with just a click on your Phone “Send via PixelPipe”.

6.You have a BIGG file, as BIG as 5 to 10Mb, and imagine the State of you, uploading this and watching for the “Uploading” Progress bar, which moves in snails pace. Forget about all your crap which you did all these days. The BRILLIANT part of PixelPipe is as soon as you choose to upload the File/Photo/Video it puts up in a Upload Queue and silently sleeps in Background! You will not feel the “HEAVY”ness in sharing things! you can perform your other tasks at the same time!

Who can Download this APP?
All Nokia S60 Phones which belongs to following Categories:
S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2
S60 5th Edition
Symbian^3

Download Link for PixelPipe Application . .sis file (199kB)

Have you tried this App? Do you love symbian? Share your Opinion with us by Commenting below.

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Different ways to install Ubuntu

Ubuntu CD

Installing an Operating System like Windows is quite straight-forward. Just buy a CD with a valid license, put the CD into the system, and install the Operating System into the Hard Drive. Then you can remove the CD and start using the Operating System. Did you ever get tired of doing this ?

You can only install Windows the way it is meant to be installed. But just think, if you wanted to install Windows with custom software inbuilt, then what would you do ? Or perhaps if you just wanted to use Windows from the CD without installing it to the hard drive ? Or perhaps even install it on a pen-drive and use it on any PC ? Sounds crazy ? Sounds familiar ?

Linux distributions are well known for several things. The ease of installation is just one of them. Installing a Linux distribution is much easier than installing Windows. There are much more options while installing too. Taking Ubuntu as an example, just see the many possibilities with it.

Requirements: 1 Ubuntu CD/ISO
Download the ISO at the Ubuntu Download Page and burn it.
You may also request a free cd. See this post for details.

1. Default Installation

This method is the same as Windows. Just put the CD inside. Run the CD. Follow the instructions to install Ubuntu. Remove the CD after installation. Start using Ubuntu.

2. WUBI Installation

Install Ubuntu Inside Windows
Windows users often complain that Ubuntu is not easy to install and they’re not sure whether they want to switch to Ubuntu. Here’s the installer they need. WUBI stands for Windows-based Ubuntu Installer. This installer installs Ubuntu as a software inside Windows. After installing it, when you turn on your PC, you’ll be asked whether you want to use Windows or Ubuntu. In case you feel that Ubuntu is not the type of Operating System you need, all you need to do is go to ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS in Windows and uninstall Ubuntu just like you would uninstall any other software. Isn’t that simple ?
WUBI Boot Menu

3. Portable Drive (Pen Drive) Installation

Ubuntu pen drive
Do you have a hard drive with at least 2GB space ? Thats enough for storing Ubuntu. With just a pen drive, you can now carry all your favorite software, games, music, etc. All you need is a PC that supports USB booting. This means you can use the same Operating System at home as what you would use at office or at your friends house. To install ubuntu on a pen drive just follow the instructions at Pen Drive Linux. You can also follow the instructions at the official site. The advantage of this method over that of the LiveCD is that your preferences and software that you installed are saved on the pen drive.

4. Run Ubuntu without installing

Ubuntu Live CD
This method is the main reason Ubuntu CD’s are on high demand in the markets. A CD with which you can run an Operating System without actually installing it on the Hard Drive is called a LiveCD. The Ubuntu LiveCD lets you use Ubuntu without any restrictions and without eating up your hard disk space. The only disadvantage of this method is that your preferences will not be saved when you shut down. However, even people using Windows use the Ubuntu CD often to clean their PC of any viruses. Its well known that Ubuntu being virus free wont be affected by any virus their Windows PC has, and it can remove the virus without actually installing the OS on the hard drive.

5. Build a custom CD

Ubuntu by default comes with the best software. Is that fully true ? Not completely. Ubuntu does have its limitations because its free software by default. For eg. it does not play MP3’s by default. Though, if you install a media player like VLC then it would play MP3’s. Wouldn’t it be great if it had VLC by default ? Or do you need any other software in it by default ? Now, you can easily customize the Ubuntu CD with a GUI tool. Detailed instructions are given in this post. There’s even a web based client to do this, details in this post.

Clearly Windows cannot be installed inside any other OS. Neither can it be installed on a pen drive thats less than 5GB. Running it without installing is a dream. And creating a custom CD just without asking permission from Microsoft attracts a heavy fine. These are just some of the restrictions for Windows. Hopefully, some day Microsoft will try to improve this. But if you ask me, Microsoft is just getting too old and boring 😀

Old Windows vs Linux

A.I.Type

Poor at English? Take the help of A.I.Type

Not long back we talked about Google scribe and many of you showed considerable interest in it. Here is another tool which is even better than Google scribe, Namely A.I.Type.
A.I.Type is a combination of some Google scribe, proofreader and a grammar checker.

Aitype

It is free for download but it is kind of invite-only beta. You can point your browser to register for A.I.Type here. Shortly after registering, you will get an Email from the A.I.Type team which conveys you the username and password you need to download it. After you downloading and installing it, once reboot your PC for everything to go in order.

What exactly is A.I.Type for?

  • Type easier, faster and better
  • Get smart word and sentence suggestions
  • Get translation to your language while typing
  • Just point & click to select the next word

Where is it applicable?

  1. E-mail, Chat & IM
  2. Word Documents
  3. Webmail
  4. Fun
  5. Testing AIType
  6. Testing your english

You can view this video by Stratup seeds for more info:

Sorry, we couldn’t find an English version of this. If you spot out the English version, please do share with us.

Link: AIType

Let us know your thoughts about AIType using the comments section – We’d love to hear from you.

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Google Scribe – Type Before You Think!

“Type before You think” Sounds Weird?.. You Shouldn’t! We already have made use of Google Suggestions which Autofills the Suggestions depending on related Keyword Entered in Search Box. The Suggestions Feature is One of The Best AJAX implementation.. The Purpose of writing this Post is to Introduce Google’s New “Suggestion” like Product called “Google Scribe” which is Currently in Labs..

What’s New in Google Scribe?

Unlike Google Suggestions, Google Scribe is not Restricted to the Search Box. Scribe can be Mainly used to Edit Documents with Minimum effort.. Scribe eases your work by autofilling the Most used Phrases, words contextually.. So you require Minimum Key Strokes to edit a BIG document (Best use with Extension)..

How do I get Google Scribe?

Google Scribe Comes with Three Implementation

  • Google Scrbe NotePad
  • Google Scribe Extension
  • Google Scribe BookMarklet

You could Just Give a Try using Google Scribe NotePad by typing in Text Area to get Amazing Continuous, unlimited auto Complete Suggestions!

Google Scribe Extension and BookMarklet

Scribe can be best used through Extensions..

Get Google Scribe Extension from here. Once the Extension is Installed, You Just Need to Press Ctrl+J to activate Scribe! Now Scribe can be used in Whatever website you access within Chrome .. When the Scribe is activated you could see a small Pencil Mark at the Text Area..

Get Google Scribe BookMarklet (drag and Drop to Bookmarks bar)

We would Like to Hear from You.. What’s your Opinion on Auto Completion Tools like Scribe? If everything is Auto completed, then why Human?

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