Google today has released the stable version of Google Chrome for Apple Mac OS and Linux users. This stable versions came after almost 6 months since the beta version of Google Chrome were released for Apple Mac OS and Linux platforms. Google, in their official announcement, has claimed that this stable version of Google Chrome web browser will be the fastest ever browser on Apple Mac OS and Linux platforms. Today, we’re bringing all this beta goodness to the stable channel so that it’s available to all Chrome users. We’re particularly excited to bring Chrome for Mac and Linux out of beta, and introduce Chrome’s first stable release for Mac and Linux users. The stable release of Chrome both for Mac and Linux comes with a host of new features. You’ll be able to synchronize not only bookmarks across multiple computers, but also browser preferences, including themes, homepage and startup settings, web content settings, preferred languages, and even page zoom settings. Google also claimed that Google Chrome for Mac version will provide seamless native Mac application experience that Mac users will feel instantly at home with. Some of Chrome for Mac’s most-requested features are now available, including full-screen mode (just hit Command + Shift + F), easy and powerful bookmark management, as well as the ability to synchronize not only bookmarks, but also browser preferences across computers. Google Chrome for Linux with continued...Read More
Ubuntu Linux users eagerly waiting for the latest version of Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS), and especially the different flavors of Ubuntu, viz, Xubuntu, or Kubuntu, here’s the news you have been waiting to hear. Sometime today Canonical is going to has released Ubuntu LTS 10.04. Ubuntu’s first release was on October 20, 2004, and has been updated regularly twice a year, once in April sometime, and once in October. The releases are often timed to be released at the end of the month that it is due to come out for. I guess you didn’t knew this but FYI, Ubuntu release numbers are done taking the year and month it is released in. :) From the official news page about the release information: “Ubuntu 10.04 LTS challenges the perceptions of the Linux desktop, bringing a whole new category of users to the world of Ubuntu,” said Jane Silber, CEO, Canonical. “Changes like the new look and feel and the addition of a music store, layered on top of our relentless focus on delivering an intuitive and attractive user experience for new and existing Ubuntu users — these are the bridging elements to the mainstream market that our community, our partners and our users really want. Long-term support makes Ubuntu 10.04 LTS very attractive to corporate IT as well.” New Features in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: Boot speed: Noticeably...Read More
You can easily find a lot of DVD ripping software, each software boasting performance and advanced features, and, it doesn’t matter what operating system you run to get one. Using these easy to use DVD rippers, you’re only a few clicks away from importing your favourite movie from a DVD to your hard drive. But it’s not the same for Blu-Ray discs. Blu-Ray discs are tougher to crack and hence finding Blu-Ray disc rippers are hard and its harder when you are looking for a freeware version. But, Blu-Ray disc ripper and converting application MakeMKV is available free as long as it’s in beta stage. MakeMKV is a cross-platform application and it can handles both DVD and Blu-Ray ripping. It’s also undoubtedly the simplest Blu-Ray disc ripper around. If you are having difficulty keeping your large Blu-Ray collections, you should definitely take advantage of this limited time opportunity and download the free beta. MakeMKV is a two-click decrypting, ripping and converting tool for DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. Using MakeMKV is very easy, all you have to do is insert the disc that you want to rip, then click on the large DVD or Blu-Ray icon, and then click on Make MKV. After completion of the conversion process, you’ve got yourself a high-definition MKV file that you can easily play in most of the MKV supported media players (like, VLC Media...Read More
Have you ever wanted to have a portable operating system, that can live inside a small USB flash drive and you can carry it around with you? Although, this is possible and have been around for some time. It was possible for a geek to run a Linux distribution from a USB stick just like you would have run it from a Compact Disc, but this task was quite hard to do. Why? Because the process was very geeky! You had to type a lot of geeky commands in a terminal and if, somehow, you forgot one or typed...Read More
Songbird is a very good alternative to media players like Windows Media Player, WinAmp, iTunes, etc. It is completely multilingual and cross-platform supported media player with loads of features and is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems. The unique thing about this player is you can add add-ons to enhance the player’s functionality, just like you do in Firefox or Google Chrome. It also supports customized themes known as “Feathers“. Below, I’ll show you how to get Songbird in Windows operating system. First, get the Songbird installer from getsongbird.net. Visit the page and click on the Download button. Songbird homepage is configures to automatically find which operating system you are using. In this case, you are using Windows, so Songbird will offer you the latest version available for download for the Windows platform. Save the installer file to somewhere you’ll remember, and, when download completes, launch the setup. Note: When you try to install Songbird in Windows 7, you may get an error message saying it’s unsupported on this version of Windows. This is because officially Songbird is yet to support Windows 7, but you can go ahead and click OK. Click on Next twice, and then click on Install. When Songbird installation completes, click on the Finish button. Songbird will now start the Setup Wizard. Follow the setup wizard and select the options and add-ons...Read More
Mozilla is the first web browser vendor to fix a vulnerability exploited at this year’s CanSecWest Pwn2Own contest. Just one week after a U.K.-based hacker known as “Nils” broke into a 64-bit Windows 7 machine with a Firefox vulnerability, the open-source group shipped Firefox 3.6.3 to plug the security hole. The latest Firefox 3.6.3 update update fixes this critical security vulnerability in Firefox 3.6.2. This is a highly recommended update for all Firefox 3.6.2 users. From Mozilla Foundation Security advisory: A memory corruption flaw leading to code execution was reported by security researcher Nils of MWR InfoSecurity during the 2010 Pwn2Own contest sponsored by TippingPoint’s Zero Day Initiative. By moving DOM nodes between documents Nils found a case where the moved node incorrectly retained its old scope. If garbage collection could be triggered at the right time then Firefox would later use this freed object. As this exploit only affects Firefox 3.6 version, which includes Firefox 3.6, Firefox 3.6.1 and Firefox 3.6.2, so all users using these versions of Firefox should update their version to the latest immediately. Firefox 3.6.3 update is available via the in-built automatic update check. Users can also download from the official Mozilla Firefox...Read More
Mozilla has released Firefox 3.0.19 and Firefox 3.5.9 updates. Mozilla Developer News have said that Firefox 3.0.19 is the last and final security update for Firefox 3.0.x branch of Firefox. There will be no more updates available after this one. All users of Firefox 3.0.x are therefore encouraged to upgrade to the latest version, Firefox 3.6, by either downloading it from Firefox official site or by selecting “Check for Updates…” from the Help menu. Users of Firefox 3.5.x are also encouraged to update to Firefox 3.6.2 As Firefox 3.0.19 final update is a security and stability upgrade for the web browser, it is a recommended update for all users who are still using the version 3.0.x Firefox browser. The complete list of fixed bugs and changes in Firefox 3.0.19 can be found at the Bugzilla. The list comprises 56 bugs in total that are fixed. Out of those 56 bugs 15 are rated critical and 7 as major updates. The update is available from the official Mozilla Firefox website or by using the automatic update check built-in the web browser. Firefox 3.5.9 update for Firefox 3.5.x is also a security and stability update, with many updates that have also been made to Firefox 3.0.19. Bugzilla lists the same number of bugs that are fixed in Firefox 3.0.19. Firefox 3.5.x users are recommended to update the Firefox browser as soon as possible to improve the...Read More
Multiboot USB menu developed by PendriveLinux.com helps a user to easily boot into multiple ISO files from a USB flash drive. Multiboot USB is a very easy to use application that helps you format and prepare your USB drive to boot into multiple supported ISO disk images. At present Multiboot USB supports a number of Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, DSL, etc. and other ISO that helps in carrying out administrative and system tasks like Memtest86+, Parted Magic, Ultimate Boot CD, etc. The complete list updated by the developers is available at this page. The page also provides direct download links to the ISO it supports. The application uses Syslinux and loads GRUB4DOS to present you with a nice GUI MultiBoot menu when booted from the configured USB. The basic requirements to create a MultiBoot USB Flash Drive are: FAT32 formatted USB Flash drive with a minimum space of 512MB (The size of the drive will decide how many ISO’s you will be able to use at a time). MultiBootISOs.exe setup file to set up your USB drive. Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 host machine to create the Bootable USB. The ISO files which you want to boot to. How to use MultiBoot USB Menu to Boot Multiple ISO Files from USB? Download and run the MultiBootISOs.exe setup. Follow the wizard carefully to configure your USB flash drive...Read More
Are you having a large collection of documents stored in your hard disk drive? Do you find Windows search slow? Windows Explorer search may be slow in fetching what you want but here’s a small freeware application that will let you search documents faster? The software we are talking about is called DocFetcher. The application is a powerful open source desktop search application utility that is able to accelerate the searching capability especially on document files. It allows you to search the contents of documents on your computer. And as the developers have said, “you can think of it...Read More
Are you having a large collection of documents stored in your hard disk drive? Do you find Windows search slow in fetching what you want and want to be able to search faster in your documents for quick reference? Well, help is at hand, here is a free utility called DocFetcher that you can try. The application is a powerful open source desktop search application utility that is able to accelerate the searching capability especially on document files. It allows you to search the contents of documents on your computer. And as the developers have said, “you can think of it as Google for your local document repository”. The application is available for both Windows and Linux platform. Once you download, install and launch DocFetcher, you will be presented a simple to use GUI. You are then required to index the folders where your files are stored before doing a quick search. To include a folder for index, right-click in the “Search Scope” panel and select “Create Index”, select the folders which you want DocFetcher to index. Alternatively, you can drag a folder and drop it on the “Search Scope” panel. Depending on your size of files, it may take a couple of minutes to complete indexing. The good thing is this indexing is only a one-time-process and when there are any changes to the files in the folders, they will be...Read More
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