Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quadcopter can juggle better than me

You have a Quadcopter put a sensors on it and you have autonomous Quadcopter robot but what it can it do? The Robotic Quadcopter from ETH when paired can juggle a ping pong ball. It can sense the ball and will try to catch it. They are much better ping pong player than me.





Aside from Jugging the Quadcopter robots of ETH can they can also dance, play the piano, and perform daring air flips.


[ETH - IDSC via PCworld]

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Advance System Care - free download of the day

Today's download peak is Advance System Care Free Edition. This utility tool I used to maintain my computers both at home at work.



Advanced SystemCare Free (formerly Advanced WindowsCare Personal) has a one-click approach to help protect, repair, clean, and optimize your PC. With over 100 MILLION downloads since 2006, this fantastic, award-winning, free PC repair software is a "must-have" tool for your computer. 100% safe with no adware, spyware, or viruses; a PC maintenance program that's incredibly easy to use. 



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Monday, March 28, 2011

Any DVD Converter - Free Download of the day

Any DVD Converter  is an All-in-One DVD ripper, video converter, and DVD burning tool which helps you rip movie from DVD-Video disc to all popular video formats and convert video files between all popular video formats with fast converting speed and excellent video quality.

It is a video converter which converts almost all video formats including DivX, XviD, MOV, rm, rmvb, MPEG, VOB, DVD, WMV, AVI to MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, 3GP, FLV, F4V or Flip videos.

It also rips DVD to MPEG, AVI, WMV, MPEG, 3GP video, MP4, etc., which's playable on your iPad, ePad, iPod, iPhone, iPhone 4G, iTouch, KIN One & Two, Apple TV, Zune, PSP, Walkman, Archos, Creative Zen, iRiver PMP, Sandisk Sansa and other portable video device, 3GP phone, MP4/MP3 player, PS3, wii, Xbox360, Galaxy Tab and so on. It's also a perfect netbook video converter for netbook users, Mini DVD converter for DVD camcorder users, and smartphone video converter for Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola Droid and Android phone users.

Download your Any DVD Converter for free.

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Facebook Sponsored Weight Loss Product - spam

Social Networking Spamming - a new trend of spamming. Yesterday I blogged on how stop Facebook spam that sends  pops-up chat messages with malicious links and today another spam trick appeared.

This is a wall to wall spamming, the compromised account is sending wall messages about Facebook Sponsored Weight Loss Product. I am very sure that the owner is not the one sending those messages.

As I checked the account of my friend, everyone on his friends list received the spam message.

If you received this kind of messages DO NOT CLICK THE LINK and check your apps list and Delete the said App. Also try to change your password just to make sure.


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Battle of Browsers: Chrome vs. Internet Explorer vs. Firefox

Google, Microsoft and Mozilla produced the best stable browsers today. Recently Both IE9 and FireFox 4 has been released. But who is really the best among the rest? As an ordinary user we can't really notice the difference but those guys from CNET did some experiment in an identical environment.

The browsers are tested in their HTML 5 and Javascript performance along with boost times and memory perfomance.
For more thorough test result continue reading at CNET...

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AMD Challenges Nvidia - HD6990 vs GTX590

Few weeks back both AMD and Nvidia released their flagship videocards both claiming to be the fastest video card to date. AMD released their dual-Cayman GPU powered AMD Radeon HD 6990 and Nvidia released the dual-GF110 GPU powered NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 putting current High-End GPU behind.

AMD Says The Radeon HD 6990 Is The "World's Fastest Graphics Card"

In a press release issued by Nvidia claiming that the Nvidia GTX 590 is worlds fastest video card, SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - March 24, 2011) - NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX® 590, the fastest dual graphics card available today which also happens to be the world's quietest too. Powered by dual NVIDIA Fermi™-class GPUs on a single card, the GTX 590 is designed for ├╝ber enthusiasts and those looking to build the ultimate PC gaming rig. 

 AMD took a stand and challenge Nvidia for the claim of who has the fastest. In their official AMD Blog Dave Erskine wrote challenging Nvidia for the claim. 


NVIDIA Says The GeForce GTX 590 Is 'The World's Fastest Graphics Card"

“Yesterday our competitor also issued a press release, announcing the launch of what they claim to be the “World’s Fastest Graphics Card”– the Nvidia GTX 590. We combed through their announcement to understand how it was that such a claim could be made and why there was no substantiation based on industry-standard benchmarks, similar to what AMD did with industry benchmark 3DMark 11, the latest DirectX 11 benchmark from FutureMark.” - AMD Blog

This two mammoth videocards set  new standards and benchmark records in gaming and videocard performance. There is no doubt that competition is intense to both manufacturers and grabbing the spot means more people will choice over the other.  I will follow this challenge closely if Nvidia will react. This gonna be fun weekend.

So a simple question, which one will you choice?

via: HotHardware






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Best Computer in Science Fiction Movies

I was Googling around about supercomputers and I stumbled in a very interesting article. The supercomputers are the villains that took over the earth. Sad to say Eagle Eye and Echelon were not included? They are the coolest and meanest supercomputer to date...:)

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

What is a Hacker? and Hackers Are PeopleToo - Documentary

What is a hacker? A hackers are talented individuals, curious, and passionate. Hacker as talented individual - they are experts in their fields, they are good programmers and hardware designer. They're tinkering things in order for it to work better.

Hackers are curious, as they say "Curiosity is what drives problem solving". Hackers wants to know how things works, if he doesn't like it he will find ways to modify it. Example of this are Android Modders, this guy modifies the original Android OS, strip the unnecessary programs and add new features.

Hackers are passionate - They will not stop until they find the answers to their problem. They always stay late, tinkering, programming, just solving the issues they encounter. It reminds me of a story of a debugger who's job is to reverse engineer the new out viruses. He stayed almost 36hours with out sleep until he manages to discover on how to defeat the new virus. After knowing the in and out of the virus he then made the anti-virus and release it for free at the end of day that his satisfaction and fulfillment.

Kinds of Hackers
White Hat - This are the good guys. Mostly people from the Security side. They are the nemesis of the Black hats.
Black Hat - This are the underground people, no one knows who they are. True BlackHats does not reveal himself. Mostly they break-in into systems for fun and some being paid. Like corporate espionage, stealing designs etc. BlackHats leaves no traces.
GreyHat - They are in the middle, they usually change sides depending on the situation.
Script Kiddies - This are kids as the grown says. They rely solely to programs develop by both WhiteHat and BlackHat hackers. Most of the time they do more damage like breaking in into systems, defacing site. The involves by the record are teenagers who's new to hacking and just using tools. They usually get caught because they leave traces behind.

Hackers are not bad people, this people helps us everyday, they are providing us security, new gadgets, new softwares and hardwares. It's the media that gives HACKER the bad meaning. This happens when someone breaks into a computer (Crackers), steal data and media generalize that hackers are dangerous.

Bad Hackers, yes they do exist but majority of hackers today are good and talented people.

One of rarest documentary you should watch is "H4CK3RS ARE PEOPLE TOO". Started as a project by Ashley Shwartau. This documentary projects a true hacker and not paint him as a digital villain who only
spams and steals from people. 

The video is mainly short snippets of interviews with different hackers in 2 conferences - Toorcon and Decon, where the discussion is centered around who hackers are, the way they think, their community and what they love doing. A lot of well known hackers are interviewed in this documentary and overall the documentary is quite good and definitely worth a watch. - Security.Net
You can get your copy at Amazon:

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SmartBro ZTE MF267 Windows 7 Driver - download here

ZTE MF267 3G Modem
ZTE HSDPA USB Modem MF627 is one of many Plug-it 3G USB Modem from Smartbro. This particular model is one of the oldest in the market. The portal software along with its driver only supports Windows XP, so if you upgrade your system to Windows 7 the Modem will not work.

The solution for this is to install a ZTE MF267 Windows 7 driver in order for it to work on sev7n. Smart Philippines does not support Driver and Portal upgrade, although the default portal will work on sev7n only the driver is not.

If you own ZTE MF267 and a Windows 7 user you can download the Win 7 driver. (link below). This will work in any Carrier, this is only a driver for the modem.


Download ZTE MF267 Windows 7 Driver

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How to Stop Facebook Chat spam - receiving chat with malicious links

If you noticed recently that you are receiving Facebook chat with links on it? This are viral spam. The person who is sending you actually have no idea that he's sending such messages because his/her account has been hijacked.  Once click you will post the same message on your wall and you will also sending this via chat box.

The account can be hijacked by Phishers and if you accept application that is malicious. Some uses the "like pages", once you like certain quotes for example, inside of that, is a link directing to phishing site  once clicked it will automatically gather your information especially if you have not secured your facebook account.  Another is installing unknown apps, this apps also gather your account details and most of the recent hijacked account was through this method.

So how to stop  Facebook chat spam?

1. If you see a link post that says "click this",  "check this out", pornographic in nature post, chances are that this post are malicious. So do not click.
2. If you receive a chat with unknown links from a friend that says "click this",  "check this out", pornographic in nature post, chances are that this post are malicious. So do not click.
3. If your account has been compromised, check your application list here and delete the unknown application.
4. Change your password after deleting the applications and change your password regularly.
5. Use your common sense - don't just click and click...


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Friday, March 25, 2011

XAMPP - Apache won't start

If you are using XAMPP to run a local web server and it so happen that you can not start the Apache Web Server this its quite frustrating right? If you run Apache it will start then immediately will stop?

The culprit is Skype! Skype by default uses port 80 and 443 for its incoming connection thus conflicting Apache default port 80.

The solution for this is to change the default port of Skype.

Go to Skype > Options >  Advanced Settings >  Connections > Uncheck (Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections). After doing this you can now run Apache with no problem.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Firefox 4 - Millions downloaded already, how about you?

Who can stop the blazing Fox? Just after 3 hours Firefox 4 reached 1 Million downloads.

Microsoft claimed that Internet Explorer 9 reached 2.4 million downloads in 24hours but Firefox 4 download is still counting in more than 3 million. As time of this writing almost 5.4 millions already downloaded their new Firefox. You can see the live download stat at Mozilla Download Stat site.

The new Firefox 4 has a brand new interface called "Panorama", a Chrome like minimalist  design and and supports GPU acceleration to boost page composition speeds.

Although Microsoft boast that IE9 supports hardware acceleration in all web platform and Mozilla technology evangelist Asa Dotzler was even more blunt. "Microsoft, stop making bull**** claims about hardware acceleration," Dotzler titled a post to his personal blog two weeks ago.

"What better way to spend your break than by downloading Firefox 4," said Beltzner during a live Webcast hosted by Mozilla.

You can download Firefox 4 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux from Mozilla's site.

After finishing writing this article, the live stat hits more than 5.6 million downloads...

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Oracle stops developing software for Intel Itanium - this is the end

With Microsoft and Red Hat stopped developing software for Intel Itanium microprocessor and now Oracle announced that they too will discontinue all the software development for the said processor.

"Oracle said Intel management made it clear that their strategic focus is on their x86 microprocessor and that Itanium was nearing the end of its life."

Oracle, will continue to provide customers with support for existing versions of Oracle software products that already run on Itanium.

I guess the long serving Itanium is near its end.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops - best selling video game in the US


Since its release in November 2010 Call of Duty: Black ops is now the number one selling game in the US. Black Ops sold more than 13.7 million copies combined across PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and Nintendo DS according to tracking firm NPD.

Here are the overall top 10 best selling games in the US:
1.Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Wii Play W/ Remote
3. Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
5. Guitar Hero III Legends Of Rock
6. Mario Kart w/Wheel
7. Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
8. New Super Mario Bros DS
9. Wii Fit
10. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

via: ps3.ign.com

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Facebook acquired Snaptu


Facebook is expanding its mobile services by acquiring the American-Israeli firm Snaptu. Their technology enables 'feature phones' - non smartphones to easily access Facebook or Twitter.

This one of the 2011 expansion plans of Facebook to penetrate the mobile social networking, with Snaptu it is easy for Facebook to gain more subscriber. A great strategy from Facebook since feature phones make up 80%  of the total handset in the world and only 20% are smartphones. Analysts say that the acquisition will help the social network better penetrate developing markets where smartphones are less affordable and ‘feature phones’ are the norm.

Accoring to the report Snaptu has a value at around $40 to $70million USD. Company blogged: “We soon decided that working as part of the Facebook team offered the best opportunity to keep accelerating the pace of our product development."

Henri Moissinac, Facebook’s Head of Mobile Business, said at the time: “We want to have every user in every market using Facebook– we’re investing in smartphones and at the same time as in mass market phones because we believe with great features and great integrations, every phone can become sociable.”

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Download Mozilla Firefox 4 - now!

I am waiting for the official release of the latest version of Firefox 4, it's March 22 and  Mozilla download page is still offering the 3.6.15 and the RC version., just now Lifehacker posted some links for the official version for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Mozilla team is still propagating their server with the new Firefox 4. Their FTP site can not handle the traffic if they will immediately provide download.

We can now download the Firefox 4 via Fileforum, grab your copies for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Enjoy!

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon Teaser Trailer

Just a boring midnight and I fired up Firefox to watch some movie trailers and in the recommended page are the trailers from one my most anticipated movie TRANSFORMERS!

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Teaser Trailer

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Battlefield 3 - most anticipated game of 2011 | pre-order

BATTLEFIELD 3 is one of the most anticipated first person shooter video game this year, this is a direct sequel to the best selling Battlefield 2. The game is developed by DICE (Digital Illustion CE) and published by EA (Electronic Arts). It is expected to be released this fall of 2011. The game will feature combined arms like the ability to drive Tanks, Jet Fighters and other land vehicles.

Inside the Game:
The game uses a new version of Frostbite engine (Frostbite 2.0), same used in Battlefiled 2: Bad Company(Frostbite), that features more destructible environment, better sound and also includes advanced projectile dynamics, bullets are now subject to gravity and wind.

Battlefield 3 uses ANT; a new animation technology that is being used in EA Sports FIFA. Player models will appear more real with the ability to transition into cover, and turn their head before their body.

The beta version will be released this July 2011 and only available to those who purchased the Limited Edition Tier 1 of Medal of Honor for PC, XboX 360 and PlayStation 3.

The game will feature 64-player coop for PC and 24-player coop for consoles. The singleplayer will feature the 2014 warfare. Maps that has been confirmed are Paris, Tehran, New York, and Sulaymaniyah. Other maps will include downtown, metropolitan, urban and open areas, perfect for vehicle fighting.

Battlefield 3 Gameplay Trailer


Battlefield 3 Official site;

Battlefield 3 Pre-order at Amazon


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Google Anti Content Farm - hurting the content farmers

The latest algorithm update of Google that targets content farms shaken the SEO World. Google point out that Content farms drives users to low quality articles rather than to have high quality contents, thus a new algorithm upgrade has been made few weeks back.


Content farms were reposities of article, editorials and How-To's that aims to boost other websites' search engine ranking. This articles attracts blogs and bloggers link to them, thus increasing the authority of the content farms. Lastly, once the content farms become the authority site, it will provide SEO help to other smaller site to increase the PR with a price of course.

Personally I tried doing this, my article site is squidoo.com and I wrote few articles in squidoo and pointing out valiable keywords to my money site. This improves the search engine ranking of my money site but with the new google algorithm I am still observing the effects to my blog.

Some of the content farm that has been greatly affected by the new google algorithm are:

TOP 5 website the lost visitibility: articlebase.com, suite101.com, associated.com, business.com, essortment.com

Top 5 search rank losser: suite101.com, associatedcontent.com, buzzle.com, ezineartiles.com,  hubpages.com

Some sites also gain from this new algorithm upgrade, and most of this are community based (real people) like ehow.com and answers.yahoo.com. We cannot deny that some content farm contents are copy and paste articles or spinned article.

A good and comprehensive article to read about the Google Algorithm versus Content Farm from techi.com google vs. Content farm.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

AMD Bulldozer - the answer to Intel Sandy Bridge?

The latest AMD architecture designed from the ground up codename BULLDOZER maybe the answer of AMD to Intel's i7 "Sandy Bridge".  At preset AMD has no processor that can go toe-to-toe with Core i7 especially the new build Sandy Bridge.

The new AMD "Zambezi" is a 32nm multi-threaded high performance x86 processor  with 4, 6, and 8 cores variants based on the BULLDOZER architecture. Features are AMD's TurboCore 2.0 technology, over-clocked cores, dual graphics, OpenCL and GPU capabilities. Making this new CPU an integrated chip than a normal desktop CPU. This Zambezi  is belong to the FX family where few years back AMDs high-end CPU.


AMD’s Zambezi chip will feature eight processing engines with its cores packed into four modules. The Bulldozer includes two integer units, along with one floating-point unit and two threads on separate integer units instead of the single-core solution.
Based on the diagram AMD intends to dramatically improve multithreading performance of its CPUs: two INT schedulers, an FP scheduler and separate data caches for each of four cores. Credit: AMD

AMD is hoping to gain market share after the manufacturing error found on Intel Sandy Bridge. Currently Intel holds 80.8 percent of the market share with 0.4 increase and AMD has 19.9% with 0.4 decrease.

Personal thought:
If AMD "Zambezi" belongs to FX Family I am just hoping that AMD will not price this much. The AMD FX "Sledge Hammer" back in 2003 cost around $1000 due to the high cost it did nothit the market plus Intel released the Core 2 Duo which was much faster and cheaper.

The 4, 6 and 8 variants will give the consumer a good choice, and Quad-Core system nowadays is the norm desktop computing.

[via]Physorg

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Download Microsoft Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is out! The on IE9 shows the score of 95/100 where Firefox 4 RC scored 97/100 and Chrome 10 scored 100/100 (higher is better). Internet Explorer 9 is HTML5 rich browser by Microsoft which is said to perform brilliantly on Windows PC.

Here is an excerpt from the Microsoft Press Release,
Microsoft Corp. today announced the launch of the latest version of the world’s most-used browser with the release of Windows Internet Explorer 9 in 39 languages at an event at the SXSW Interactive conference. Internet Explorer 9 is Microsoft’s most-downloaded browser beta of all time, with more than 40 million downloads, and it has already has gained more than 2 percent usage on Windows 7. Already more than 250 top sites from around the globe are taking advantage of the capabilities in Internet Explorer 9 to deliver differentiated experiences to their customers, with many featured on http://www.BeautyoftheWeb.com. Together, these partners reach more than 1 billion active Internet users on the Web.
“The best experience of the Web is on Windows with Internet Explorer 9,” said Dean Hachamovitch, corporate vice president, Windows Internet Explorer, at Microsoft. “Today, the Web can unlock the power and performance of the best PC hardware through Windows and Internet Explorer 9. Websites also can act more like applications within Windows 7, with features such as Pinned Sites. In less than a year, Internet Explorer 9 went from early preview to final release with the help of hardware partners and the Web community.”

You can download the latest IE 9 via Microsoft Download Center.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

ASUS O! Play Mini - price and specs

Asus O! Play Mini

Asus O! Play Mini is the first media player to take advantage of USB 3.0. This is one of slimmest media player with 151.85mm x 106.7mm x 29.03 mm but don't get wrong it can play anything you can through at it.

The front side has two readers one is a USB 2.0 and one for SD Card. At the back is for the connectors an HDMI 1.3 that delivers 1080p and 7.1 audio in Dolby Digital AC3, DTS 2.0+, even TrueHD and DTS-HD, plus a variety of other formats. There are also RCA outputs if you prefer your digital steam in audio.

O! Mini File Format Support:
Video : MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VC-1,H.264
Video File Extension : TRP,MP4,MOV,XVID,AVI,ASF,WMV,MKV,RMVB 720p,RMVB 1080p,FLV,TS,MTS,M2TS,DAT,MPG,VOB,ISO,IFO,M1V,M2V,M4V

ASUS O! Play Mini price is Php 3,900.00 at Rsun.com.ph

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Katana 2.0 - Best Security Suite

I first saw Katana 2.0 in the episode of Hak5  – Shmoocon 2011 – Part 2: Android Botnets, Hacking from a cave and IPv6. If you are done with Backtrack this is a new toy for you to play.

Really recommended for people who work in  system security and aside from BT4 on it, it is packed  with other security and utilities that you need in troubleshooting and monitoring your network.

Katana 2.0 is free and download is posted below. Credit goes to the builder of Katana.

Description:
"Katana is a portable multi-boot security suite which brings together many of today's best security distributions and portable applications to run off a single Flash Drive. It includes distributions which focus on Pen-Testing, Auditing, Forensics, System Recovery, Network Analysis, and Malware Removal. Katana also comes with over 100 portable Windows applications; such as Wireshark, Metasploit, NMAP, Cain & Abel, and many more."

- Backtrack
- the Ultimate Boot CD
- CAINE
- Ultimate Boot CD for Windows
- Ophcrack Live
- Puppy Linux
- Trinity Rescue Kit
- Clonezilla
- Derik's Boot and Nuke
- Kon-Boot (See boot fix here
Katana Tool Kit

- Metasploit
- Wireshark
- NMAP
- John the Ripper
- Cain & Abel
- Firefox
- PuTTY
- the Unstoppable Copier
- OllyDBG
- Cygwin
- ClamAV
- IECookiesView
- MozillaCacheView
- FreeOTFE
- FindSSN
- The Sleuth Kit
- OpenOffice
and many more.
Download
Name: Katana v2.0
File: katana-v2.0.rar
Size: ~ 4 GB
MD5: d77f1fec607657b6d82264e8b5ca47a4
DOWNLOAD:

TORRENT: katana-v2.0.torrent

Official Website:  HackFromACave

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Windows 8 screenshots leaked - cloud log-on via Windows Live

Windows 8 pictures leaked! - I dug this from Mashable and pretty interesting, according to Win7China the Windows 8 is a fast installation roughly 8 minutes to install and 2.5 times faster than Windows 7.
 According to  Windows8News the test system is a 8-core system, 24GIG of RAM and 2TB of HD probably SSDs to get this number.

The above picture is focused on the very interesting capability of Windows 8. You can use Windows Live to log-in on Windows 8. This is one of the focus of Microsoft to integrate their system to the cloud. I guess CLOUD is really the future.



via Mashable
Images credit: Win7China and Windws8News

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Microsoft Campaign to kill IE 6

Microsoft has a new campaign. Kill IE6, in the recent announcement by Microsoft “Friend's don't let friends use Internet Explorer 6,".

IE6 Countdown site:
Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye.

Internet explorer 6 is a 10 year  old browser with outdated web standard, as a web designer we usually pay much attention in building websites that is compatible with this browser and this adds to our work load.

So why there are still IE 6.0?
There are two  reason why IE 6 is still being used. First, It is the default brower for Windows XP. The second reason is piracy. Pirated installation of Windows XP limits the user to upgrade to the latest  version of Internet Explorer because users are afraid to Microsoft license tracking. Using IE 6 posses security threat since it is an old browser and loaded with vulnerabilities.

China (34 .5%), South Korea (24.8%), Saudi Vietnam and Taiwan (10%) are among the highest number of IE 6 users. While the Philippines has only 2.2% mainly because of the use of open-source browser like Firefox and Chorme which are modern and updated browsers.

The goal of Microsoft is to bring the global use of Internet Explorer  6.0 to less than to 1%.

If you are using Windows XP you can upgrade to IE 7 or IE 8. For Vista and Sev7n you can test the IE 9 beta.

My suggestion is use open-source like Firefox, Chrome, Opera and Safari. This browser are updated with latest web  standards and also don't forget to update your IE even you're not using it. This will add security to your system.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

How to Make Windows 7 USB Installer

This tutorial will guide you on how to make USB bootable windows installer. This is useful for installing Windows 7 on systems with no optical drive e.g DVD-ROM.

Requirements:
Copy of Windows 7 Installer
USB Flash drive (4GIG) Minimum
Computer with DVD-ROM

Step 1: Format the Drive
Plug in your USB Flash Drive
Open a command prompt as administrator (Right click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt and select \"Run as administrator\")

We need the drive number of your USB Drive, on Command Prompt window type the following:
diskpart
list disk

The number of your USB drive will be now listed.In this tutorial I will assume that your USB drive no. is "1"

Format the drive by typing the next instructions into the same window. Replace the number \"1\" with the number of your disk below.
select disk 1
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=NTFS
assign
exit
The USB drive is now formatted and ready for bootable process..

Step 2: How to make the Drive Bootable

Insert your Windows Vista / 7 DVD into your drive.

Change directory to the DVD’s boot directory where bootsect lives:
d:
cd d:\\boot
bootsect will make your USB bootable and ready for Vista or Windows 7 image. The "g" is the drive letter of your USB just change it to your current USB drive letter.

   bootsect /nt60 g:

We're done!

Step 3: Copy the installation DVD to the USB drive
Step 4: Set your BIOS to boot from USB

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