Flock -Review and Browser Knockdown

Flock -Review and Browser Knockdown

Flock -Review and Browser Knockdown


Hiya friends am back,was busy for past few days…well since am back, we will check out a cool browser called Flock, itz a browser made for socialnetworking !! U read it fine…itz a browser dedicated to socialnetworking sites such as Facebook,Flicker,Youtube,….n so on…
Flock is free n its available for all three leading platforms Windows,Linux and OSX.
I used OSX version of flock…
Lets start explorin Flock –
What is Flock ? ?-
Flock is a webbrowser which i’ll help u stay in touch with your networking sites and simultaneously allow u to browse the web…..Cool isn’t it? To say in simple terms Flock lets u upload a video to youtube, check ur mail, post ur blog, poke ur frnd at facebook all at the same time!!


Testing Flock –
The moment I started using flock i felt like a firefoxy thing,So I checked out flock wiki..n I was right, Flock is built on firerfox code base…It means Flock has all d goodies of firefox!!
Flock gives u a cool flash tutorial..the first time u use it…
The moment u visit a Social networking site flock lets u know tat it can remember tat account.
I stored my facebook, yahoo mail, gmail and blogger account.

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Flock shows all your accounts on the left partition,
U can choose any of the accounts n proceed with it..for eg, U can choose the people icon to get into ur facebook account…U can do all basic activities here such as updating ur status, uploading pics, poke ur friend..n much more…
Features galore –
1.Can post blogs using blog editior.
2.Media files in sites gets detected automatically,U can directly link in ur blog.
3.Web clipborad
4.Video uploads
5.Web mail- Notifies u about new mails
n lotz more….
Security –
Am paranoid about security,I spent nearly 70% of my computer hours on security wen I was using windows..I trust scanit browser testing to test my browsers at regular intervals..It performs all tests specific to the type of browser…or all available tests.
I ran all available tests on Flock-
To my surprise It passed the tests with flying colours,
My Norton Security suite for mac proved efficient too!!
I was eager to test my other browsers too…so did I,
Firefox -Scanit test –
Firefox passed all tests !! I expected this…

Safari 4.0 beta -Scanit test –

Safari proved its ready for the battle..
Acid3 tests –
Acid3 is the new criteria released by the w3c org(The guyz who make rules for all thos web languages). It tests the Rendering of webpages by the browser. It scores out of 100…n u know wat? no browser has got 100/100 yet…till Safari 4.0 beta ….came into exsistence ..Time to separate the fact from fiction…
Acid3-Flock-
Flock got 71/100…in Acid3 tests.

Acid3-Firefox-

Firefox got 71/100….in Acid3 tests…no big surprise…
Acid3-Safari 4.0 Beta-
Whola whoopie….100/100 ,did apple increase the pay scale of their engineers ??Man this is rocking.
Conclusion –
well guys…Flock browser is cool..for someone spendin most of their time in Networking sites. The speed is firefoxy like…so no problemmo. The interface is a bit conjested accordin to me.. Well I started to write this blog using the blog editor in flock but later found tat it can embed only web links n not direct images from my desktop  Flock could also bring up some chat widget. A major con is no orkut support I wonder Y…man orkut is supposed to be the happenin thing in social netwoking…May b flock dosen go well with google…coz the default search engine is yahoo!! The final word is, performance of flock can be diagnosed only after long term use..
Well coming to browser knockdown…Safari has done it this time…Iam really glad..Coz safari was the only thing I hated in OSX till now…coz of its reputation wen it comes to security..
Am glad its back in business!!
Seeya guyz don forget to comment !!







Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator !!

Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator 

Use Wine to run your windows games and applications – Wine Is Not An Emulator !!







Well guys am pretty sure that most of you may have heard about wine software for linux,well if u do then this post may enhance your wine experience if not, it would serve as a great info for newbies !!
What is wine ?
Wine is a software which will allow you to run windows applications on Linux.
Is wine a Emulator or a Virtualization technology ?
Na.Wine is neither a emulator nor a virtualization technology.

Then how does wine work ?

Letz start with some windows basics,applications run in windows by using dll’s (itz a set of libraries which run all apps in windows OS,even the OS itself !!).what wine does is, it creates its own set of dll’s which makes the apps believe that itz running on a windows OS (how cool is tat!!).
The wine guys have brought the entire windows folder inside the wine software !!

Who needs wine ?
Are u a linux newbie or some one who just love linux, and ur using windows just for itz applications or directx games?
U definitely need to sip the wine, cheers !! wine has come a long way in itz development so that, it can runs most windows apps n games(Even the high graphics ones,cheers again!!).

How to install and run wine ?
U can find very detailed information on installing and running wine in,
Wine doors
Wine doors is a software designed to help users with wine. It installs all necessary fonts and libraries which makes installing windows software on wine much easier and trouble free.
I’ll tell you how to install and run wine in Ubuntu 
Type the following commands in the Ubuntu terminal,
sudo bash
password (ur root password)
apt-get install wine
apt-get install wine-doors
Configuring n Tweaking wine :
Start wine-doors from system tools and install all fonts and runtimes it shows(remember u need internet for doing so).
Now type in ubuntu terminal,
winecfg
U’ll be presented with a wine configuration menu,

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You can map your drives in the drives tab(or else all windows softwares will be installed in ur Ubuntu drives,its recommended).
Time for some tweaking:
you can find .wine folder in ur home folder(itz hidden press ctrl+H in ubuntu).
inside it you can find
c_drive-windows – system32 folders
Now go to your real windows/system32 (yes windows folder of your real windows OS) ,copy all .dll files except ,
gdi32.dll
kernel32.dll
user32.dll
ntdll.dll
remember you should not copy the above files,coz its the basic dll’s which the wine’s own dll’s should run.Copy every other dll files you find in this folder and replace it with the one U find in,

home/.wine/c_drive/windows/system32 of ur linux.
After you have finished configuring wine,just one more thing…
double click your .exe windows application and enjoy!!
Conclusion :
wine is an excellent software, no doubt about it..hats off to the wine developers.
Yet if you wanna use Linux to itz full potential you should learn how to use n be with windows alternate native linux applications. Nowadays Linux games are pretty cool too (I’ll be bringing a post on tat soon !!).
So go ahead gain your freedom from windows dependencies 

My Conversation with BSNL AE

My Conversation with BSNL AE

My Conversation with BSNL AE


This is my conversation with AE (Suppose to be the highest in authority in my local exchange)
AE : Hello
Me: Hello, I have issues with my Broadband Iam not able to
connect to internet with it for the past 4 days.

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AE: check the lights in the modem.
Me: Ya everything is fine here. I have configured the modem in
Auto- mode,I don’t have to dial. I think the problem is with
DNS so please give me the DNS if you have changed.
AE: Windows XP dhana (with a silly accent)
Me: No mam its mac/linux,but I can configure myself just tell me.


AE: Go to my network places-right click-properties……
Me: Just give me the DNS mam.
AE: 192.168.1.1
Me: Its of no use I’ve tried it already.
Me: Iam having the issue since TUE,I thought it was an
maintenance routine.
AE: ya actually we did some service, Avaru DNS mariruku nu
sonanga.
Me: So just give me that DNS.
AE: That is that DNS.
AE: Run Antivirus, it is the virus.
Me: what ?? this is mac, and I don’t have viruses .
AE: Then it is the modem problem, Bring the modem to BSNL
office.
Me: No need, thanks. (Hung up the phone)
Now i contacted the BSNL customer service,they have the same
DNS which I was using previously and is of no use. so the issue is with my connection is some fault at the exchange,but the stupid BSNL people fail to get it done. I wonder HTF BSNL employees at these levels are stupid and lack common sense to the core. If I don’t get it corrected by TUE I plan to sue those people at consumer forum.


The IndianDragon µ blog ->The Leopard clarification ;)

The Leopard clarification

The IndianDragon µ blog ->The Leopard clarification 😉



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Leopard OSX 10.5 ->
Is a hybrid OS,i.e it is a 32bit(32bit libs) OS and it can also run 64 bit Apps. An app which is made to run on 64bit environment can run flawlessly on Leopard on the same mode.
Snow Leopard 10.6 ->
Is a pure 64 bit OS (64bit libs) the Apps made for snow leopard are 64bit apps. Snow leopard can also run 32bit Apps in a separate mode called 32bit mode.Under 32 bit mode the whole OS behaves like a 32 bit OS.
But what is the catch? why does Apple need a Snow leopard?
well Snow leo is not just a 64 bit OS,but it includes an array of pathbreaking technologies like Open CL,QuickTime H.264 hardware acceleration support etc. I hope the developers make use of these and build more efficient coding practices for all future OS’s 

Tips to reduce internet data usage

Tips to reduce internet data usage

Tips to reduce internet data usage


1.Use firefox browser (coz its add ons n speed are no match for others).
2.Use no script add on in firefox to disable unwanted scripts and flash content (If u chat using gmail n yahoo,enable scripts for tat specific site).
3.Bookmark important pages,so tat u need not search again.
4.If u download youtube videos to your desktop,then use a desktop based app for doing so…it will save double downloads.

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5.Use a mail client in your  OS like Outlook(MS),Thunderbird(linux),Entourage or mail(mac) so tat u need not go to ur mail site to compose or check new mails,If u use these u can compose mail offline too.

6.Use a good Application firewall like Comodo(MS),to block applications in your pc from accessing net without your knowledge..(u’ll be surprised) this may even save ur pirated apps (I DON”T RECOMMEND PIRACY IN ANYWAY )  from expiring !!
7.If possible also use a software based Bookmark network firewall like comodo (MS), fire starter(linux),Norton(mac), to protect against inbound and outbound attacks.
8.Use a network monitor to keep track of use data usage,If u use this, u need not goto your ISP site to check every time.
9.Switch off your modem wen not using it,If u use a Wi-Fi modem protect it wit a password so tat your neighbors don use it !!.
10.If u got night unlimited plans ,schedule your computers to wake up at night n start downloads n shutdown automatically,the settings can be found in BIOS.