The del.icio.us team has announced an early beta release of the del.icio.us bookmarks extension for Internet Explorer.
This is a good news for all IE user.
Yahoo finally released toolbar / button for Internet Explorer. This software is in beta and works like a charm. There are similarities between this version and the recently released Firefox 3 beta extension — including features such as the del.icio.us Sidebar and Toolbar for quick access to your bookmarks. The extension works on IE 6, IE 7 and IE 8 beta for both XP and Vista. Check out the del.icio.us blog for more information.
Download del.icio.us Toolbar / Buttons
Microsoft launches a free tool that allows amateur star-gazers to explore the universe / spave from their computers.
Microsoft launches a free tool that allows amateur star-gazers to explore the universe from their computers. The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a Web 2.0 visualization software environment that enables your computer to function as a virtual telescopeâ€”bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world for a seamless exploration of the universe.
This is a virtual telescope for you and me. You can now view galaxies, exotic nebulae and exploding stars from your own computer Want to see the same images that scientists use for their research or perform your own research with those images? Do you want to see the Earth from the same perspective that astronauts see as they descend to Earth? Try this software.
System requirements to run WWT
- 2GHz or faster processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 1-10GB of free disk space
- Graphics card with 128 MB RAM or 256 VRAM
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista
- Net connection
- Macs must run Windows OS
=> Download software here
=> More information available here and here
Microsoft makes its accessibility model freely available to help improve access to technology for people with disabilities. Web accessibility refers to the practice of making websites usable by people of all abilities and disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users can have equal access to information and functionality. For example, when a site is coded with semantically meaningful HTML, with textual equivalents provided for images and with links named meaningfully, this helps blind users using text-to-speech software and/or text-to-Braille hardware.
From the press release:
Microsoft Corp. committed to contribute its UI Automation specification to the Accessibility Interoperability Alliance (AIA), a new engineering working group dedicated to making it easier for developers to create software, hardware and Web-based products that are accessible to people with disabilities. The UI Automation specification describes Microsoftâ€™s latest accessibility framework technology, and will help developers include advanced accessibility functionality into implementations designed for use on any operating system.
=> Read more: Microsoft Provides Accessibility Programming Model to Industry Group Devoted to Interoperability and Accessibility
From the ZoneAlarm web site:
The security experts behind ZoneAlarm urge you to always patch your operating systems and browsers whenever an update is available. More importantly, take extra precautions to protect your PC for those times when a patch may not be available. That’s why we are offering you ZoneAlarm Anti-Spyware for FREE today (Nov 14, 2007), Patch Tuesday, only. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to protect your PC and stay safe online!
=> Download here
Yup, February. 27, 2008 date announced for Server 2008
Just announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Windows Server 2008 will be launched jointly with Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 on Feb. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles. As the most important enterprise launch in company history, this will kick off a “launch wave” of hundreds of worldwide events hosted by Microsoft.
Windows Server 2008, with built-in Web and virtualization technologies, enables you to increase the reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure. New virtualization tools, Web resources, and security enhancements help you save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and optimized datacenter. Powerful new tools like IIS7, Windows Server Manager, and Windows PowerShell, allow you to have more control over your servers and streamline Web, configuration, and management tasks. Advanced security and reliability enhancements like Network Access Protection and the Read-Only Domain Controller harden the operating system and protect your server environment to ensure you have a solid foundation on which to build your business.
Yup, Microsoft founder Bill gates is no longer richest man. Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates as world’s richest man.
From the article:
Mr Gates has headed the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest for more than a decade. But, like Mr Buffett, he is rapidly becoming as well known for giving his money away as he is for accumulating it. Both he and the “Sage of Omaha” have promised to give most of their money to charitable causes.!
The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a set of rules used by communications devices such as a computer, router or network adapter to allow the device to request and obtain an IP address from a server which has a list of addresses available for assignment. The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a member of the TCP/IP suite and a protocol that is designed to save network administrators a lot of time and effort. A successful DHCP implementation can do just that.
This article explains setting up DHCP on tens, hundreds, and even thousands of computers can be daunting. Here’s how to do it easily with Windows Server 2003:
As you probably already know, every computer that communicates on a network does so via an IP (layer 4) address. The goal of DHCP is to provide a mechanism of automated address delivery, to give every computer its own IP address without an administrator having to type them all in manually. In small networks, this isn’t too big of an issue. However, in networks with tens, hundreds, and even thousands of computers, the task of IP address management is daunting. Luckily, Windows Server 2003 provides a means for us to implement DHCP with its own DHCP server service
Implementing and Understanding DHCP
A friend of mine emailed me a question:
What steps should be taken when upgrading an operating system from Windows 98 to Windows XP?
The first and most important step is backup your data to Pen drive, DVD or external hard disk. You should backup
a] Your emails and settings
b] Your Browser bookmarks and settings
c] Your documents and other personal files
This step-by-step article describes how to prepare to upgrade from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition to Microsoft Windows XP. The information in this article may be useful to help you avoid some common upgrade-related issues.
Read more: How to prepare to upgrade Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition to Windows XP
The name “Ogg” refers to the file format which can multiplex a number of separate independent free and open source codecs for audio, video and text (such as subtitles). Files ending in the .ogg extension may be of any Ogg media filetype. The term “ogg” is often used to refer to audio file format Ogg Vorbis, that is, Vorbis-encoded audio in the Ogg container.
You can use VLC player to play ogg files under Windows XP or Vista.
1. Visit VLC site to download VLC player
2. Save the file on your desktop.
3. Next double click the VLC file to install VLC on Windows computer.
4. When the install options present themselves, make sure that the “Install Firefox Plugin” is selected so that you can view streaming media in Ogg format while browsing the web.
5. After the install completes, restart Firefox.
6. If you see video and hear audio it is working.
See also: Getting started with Ogg and installing Ogg plugins