How To Create a Linux Live Bootable USB Stick using UNetbootin

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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 something wrong, the process had to be started all over again. Well, the process is now not at all geeky with so many simple applications available that makes it possible for anyone to create a bootable USB flash drive with any of his favourite Linux Distro in it. …
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Songbird: Open-Source, Multilingual, Cross-Platform Music Player

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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. …
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Firefox 3.6.3 Critical Security Update Released, Update Now

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. …
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Firefox 3.0.19 & Firefox 3.5.9 Security Updates now Available

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 …
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How To Boot Multiple ISO from USB using Multiboot USB Menu

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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. …
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DocFetcher – Quickly Search Documents in Windows & Linux

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. …
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DocFetcher – Quickly Search Documents in Windows & Linux

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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 as Google for your local document repository." The application is available for both Windows and Linux platform. …
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OpenOffice 3.2.0 Final Released

OpenOffice 3.2.0 Final has been released. The official download page still shows download link for OpenOffice 3.1.1 as the latest version is now distributed to mirror ftp servers worldwide to make sure a smooth delivery. Once the distribution is completed, release notifications will be added to the project's homepage. Update: Download links to OpenOffice 3.2.0 is now available. OpenOffice.org developers released five RC and a number of betas before deciding to release the final version of the Office suite. …
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Email Client Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 alpha (Lanikai Alpha 1) Released

Mozilla Thunderbird is a very popular desktop email client. Thunderbird email software was recently updated by its developers, Mozilla, to version 3. The update brought many new features and notable changes like better email account integration and configuration options, global search option, etc. The next version of Thunderbird will be version 3.1 and the first alpha release, codenamed "Lanikai Alpha 1" confirms this. Mozilla has asked interested users to test the new alpha release version of the email client and give their opinion. The developer has also warned anyone from installing the email client in a productive environment as it is an alpha version that can contain bugs and other performance issues. …
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Download Firefox 3.5.7 and Firefox 3.0.17

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Mozilla has recently updated Firefox 3.5 to version 3.5.7. Firefox 3.5.7 and Firefox 3.0.17 are designed as security and stability updates for the open source browser. Usually, Mozilla makes a point of offering security and stability refreshes for Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3.0 in tandem, and the latest updates are no exception to this rule. At the time of writing, the official announcement is still to be made about the updates, but Firefox updates are now officially available for download and you can also download from the various download channels like Softpedia. You can download the latest version from them too or wait for the official announcement. …
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