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Windows Only: How would you feel you get a free professional software to grab both video and still screen captures? Extensoft Screen Capturer can do both with ease.

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Why don’t you try something new, interesting and challenging this is new year? What could be better than trying GNU/Linux on your computer. So now you will have to install a new operating system. You have a computer installed with a different OS. Now, backing up all your data, installing a new OS and getting to know it for the first time can be a pain. So, let’s do all this in a easy way. What if I tell you that there’s no need to worry about creating a new partition to install another OS for a dual-boot. Instead, you can use softwares that virtualize another OS into your host Operating System. This way you can access all your files from different Operating systems at the same time without a reboot, as is the case with dual-boot.

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I recently installed Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux. Here is the new look I gave it.

New look of my Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop
New look of my Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop

This is the new look of my Ubuntu 8.10 intrepid Studio GNU/Linux Desktop. Click it to view a bigger image. If you think ‘Windows Vista rocks!’ get GNU/Linux and  install compiz fusion. You will change your mind.

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Pidgin is a multi-platform instant messaging client. Pidgin supports various protocols used by different IM clients. So if you want to log into yahoo messenger, gtalk and MSN messenger at the same time, pidgin allows you to do this in a single window. Also you can chat with all your friends, using different IM clients, at the same time using a tabbed window interface. Guess what ‘best things in the world are free.’ Yes it’s free to download like most other IM clients but provides a good multi-platform support.

What are you waiting for? Go download it from http://www.pidgin.im/download/

Happy chatting.

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Yesterday evening I installed GNU/Linux, flavour: Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Studio.  I just love it. It’s fast, looks good and it’s free :) . However, today I installed Compiz to have some eye-candy effects on my laptop. Those of you who have no idea of compiz  please search it in youtube. Now I am working on a new look for my Desktop.

See you soon.

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You might have read my earlier post this month “Run Windows XP in Vista”. My friend Satish commented that it’s damn slow and horrible. I was a student of Mr. Rajesh Sola, who suggested me to try Sun Virtual Box. Virtual Box is the best way to virtualize your PC with different machines. It’s fast it’s easy to use and guess what? It’s free!!! I love this software. It can run many different Operating Systems on your PC. If you want to try Linux and you are afraid that you are naive and can’t handle it. Please try Linux in a virtual environment using Sun Virtual Box. You will know, that linux is much better than Windows and has many of the applications similar to that run on Windows. I used the Virtual Box to run Windows XP in Vista as I am currently dealing with softwares which run onlyn on Windows XP and Vista doesn’t support them.

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Well most of you have used some version of Microsoft Office and some might have tried their hands on OpenOffice.org. Here comes another Office Suite from IBM – Lotus Symphony, based on the Openoffice.org. It supports the Open Document Format(ODF) and OpenOffice.org 1.1 files. The Symphony Lotus version 1.2 was released on 03 Nov 2008. It’s available for Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X( there is beta version for Mac OS X ). OpenOffice.org version 3 has got many features it now has MS Office 2007 import filters. But Lotus Symphony is worth checking out.

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Are you using Windows Vista? Do you miss Windows XP? Do you want to switch back to Windows XP but keep Vista untouched? No, I am not suggesting a dual boot system. How about virtualization. Yes, it’s possible with a software which allows you to create a Virtual Machine on your machine :) . One of them is Microsoft’s Virtual PC 2007. It’s a free program that let’s you run many Operating Systems on your systems in a virtual machine window, without affecting your primary OS.

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