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VLC Video Editor In Action

24 December 2009, 6:48 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Videos

VLC Team (the creator of infamous VLC Media Player) is working on a multi-plateform Video Editor aptly named VideoLan Movie Creator.

The above video looks promising. And hope to have more features added before a stable release.

P.S. And they also have have a Youtube channel as VLMCTeam.

Mag+ digital magazine concept

17 December 2009, 11:42 pm ISTFiled under: Technology, Software, Videos

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

An excellent video of what might the future holds.

[ Via Engadget ]

uTorrent 2.0 To Elimininate The Need For ISP Throttling

2 November 2009, 1:34 am ISTFiled under: Software
BitTorrent Inc. is about to launch a completely improved implementation of the BitTorrent protocol that will benefit both users and ISPs. uTorrent 2.0, which is currently being tested by thousands of people, will eliminate the need for ISPs to throttle or stop BitTorrent traffic, and will optimize the download experience for its users.

(Via Torrentfreak)

Browser Wars: A Disturbance in The Force

30 September 2008, 2:48 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Google, Web development, Humor

The inevitable has happened. Google has released its own browser: Google Chrome: a new web browser for Windows. Watch out Mirosoft and Mozilla and Apple and Opera and everybody else ...

This cartoon puts things in perspective: Browser Wars: A Disturbance in The Force

IE7 now available without WGA

4 October 2007, 9:07 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Microsoft

Microsoft is now allowing users to download IE7 without with Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) check either at the download or at the time of the installations.

This means that even those who have pirated copies of the Windows XP can even download and install IE7.

I wonder why Microsoft is doing this now ? Maybe they want bring all the Windows XP system on par as far as internet security (safe browsing plateform). Or maybe they are just worried about the increasing share of the Mozilla Firefox. Or maybe they are just laying the foundation for there next version of the Internet Explorer. Who knows! Your guess is as good as mine.

Windows XP users will be able to download Internet Explorer 7 through Windows Update or from Microsoft's IE7 home page.

[Via DownloadSquad]

Firefox available

18 September 2007, 10:26 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Firefox is available now.

Firefox was released this afternoon to patch the QuickTime issue described here. This will protect Firefox users from the public critical security vulnerability until a patch is available from Apple.


[Via Mozilla Security Blog]

Command and Conquer released as freeware

2 September 2007, 7:29 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Gaming

Woooo Hooooo original Command and Conquer (the real time strategy game) has been released as freeware. So lets fire up your download managers ...

Download Command and Conquer Now!
To kick the celebration off, today we have a special surprise which we are certain new and old Command & Conquer fans will enjoy. We are providing the original Command & Conquer Gold as a free download, compatible for Windows XP! This is the same version included with the collectors pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade, and is now available for you to download for free!

Mozilla Firefox Released

27 July 2006, 9:40 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Another security and stability update has been released for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.

Here's what's new in Firefox

Release Date: July 27, 2006

Download | Release notes

Microsoft offers Virtual PC 2004 for free!

13 July 2006, 11:17 am ISTFiled under: Software, Microsoft

Microsoft has released Virtual PC 2004 with Service Pack 1 for free.

The company also announced the next version, Virtual PC 2007, will be released during 2007 and will be completely free as well.


µTorrent 1.6 Released

2 July 2006, 8:37 am ISTFiled under: Software

µTorrent or (uTorrent) 1.6.

  • Faster speeds than ever before
  • Intelligent configurable disk caching
  • Fixes and numerous enhancements

Download | Changelog

OpenOffice 2.0.3 released

30 June 2006, 8:31 am ISTFiled under: Software

OpenOffice 2.0.3 has been released. Enhancements include:

  • performance improvements: for example, a 23 percent improvement in certain Calc benchmarks
  • further improvements to file format compatibility with Microsoft Office files
  • new email integration features for users wanting to send emails in Microsoft file formats
  • more control over how exported PDF documents will display when opened in a PDF reader
  • support for more languages and improvements in hyphenation and thesaurus
  • support for Intel architecture for Mac OS X plus improved Mac OS X System integration
  • built-in check for updated versions

Download OpenOffice 2.0.3

Flash 9 released

28 June 2006, 8:26 am ISTFiled under: Software

Flash 9 has been released. You should download and upgrade your copy.

Download Flash 9

Opera 9 released

22 June 2006, 1:50 am ISTFiled under: Software

Opera 9 has been released today. And it has so many changes that I can't list them all here. Some of them are:

  • Widgets: Opera now has widgets, small application that make your experience a fun and so specific job too (news feeds, multimedia, games, etc)
  • BitTorrent: You can now download BitTorrent files directly from Opera.
  • Standards: Opera is now supporting all major Web standards currently in use, including CSS 2.1, XHTML 1.1, HTML 4.01, WML 2.0, ECMAScript, DOM 2 and SVG 1.1 basic
  • Web Dev: Slew of features like Small Screen (Shift+F11) to view site as on a mobile mobile; Code Validation (CTRL+ALT+V)

And other many changes and enhanced features. View all the features of the Opera.

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Mozilla Firefox Released

3 June 2006, 1:32 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Another security and stability update has been released for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.

Here's what's new in Firefox

Release Date: June 1, 2006

Download | Release notes

Mozilla Firefox Released

3 May 2006, 11:09 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Another security and stability update has been released for Mozilla Firefox 1.5.

Here's what's new in Firefox

Release Date: May 2, 2006

Download | Release notes

µTorrent 1.5 released

7 March 2006, 5:53 pm ISTFiled under: Software

µTorrent or (uTorrent) 1.5 released.

This is the biggest release ever. The major changes are of course Peer Exchange and Protocol Encryption, in combination with optimizations to download speed and harddisk accesses.

The biggest GUI change is a new category list that sorts your torrents by label.

Download | Changelog

Mozilla Firefox Released

3 February 2006, 2:57 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

The first security and stability update to Mozilla Firefox 1.5 has been released.

Here's what's new in Firefox

  • Improved stability.
  • Improved support for Mac OS X.
  • International Domain Name support for Iceland (.is) is now enabled.
  • Fixes for several memory leaks.
  • Several security enhancements.

The Burning Edge has more detailed lists of notable bug fixes.

Release Date: February 1, 2006

Download | Release notes

PHP 5.1.2 released

14 January 2006, 7:45 am ISTFiled under: Software, PHP

PHP 5.1.2 has been released. Some of the key changes of PHP 5.1.2 include:

  • HTTP Response Splitting has been addressed in ext/session and in the header() function.
  • Fixed format string vulnerability in ext/mysqli.
  • Fixed possible cross-site scripting problems in certain error conditions.
  • Hash & XMLWriter extensions added and enabled by default.
  • Upgraded OCI8 extension.
  • Over 85 various bug fixes.

Further details about this release can be found in the release announcement and the full list of changes is available in the PHP 5 ChangeLog.

Download PHP

µTorrent 1.4 released

12 January 2006, 6:45 am ISTFiled under: Software

µTorrent 1.4 released. The most notable new features are:

  • Bitcomet style add dialog
  • RSS Reader
  • Speed wizard to select your proper settings based on upload speed.
Full changelog here.

For those, who don't know what µTorrent is ?

µTorrent is an efficient and feature rich BitTorrent client for Windows sporting a very small footprint. It was designed to use as little cpu, memory and space as possible while offering all the functionality expected from advanced clients.

I have been using µTorrent for couple of months now, because its small (only 130 KB) and takes up less memory and resources then other clients.

But watch out, from version 1.3 and above the µTorrent doesn't gel well with the 'Internet Worm protection' feature of th Norton AntiVirus. So either switch that feature off in the NAV or use version 1.2.2 of µTorrent.

Firefox 1.5 released

1 December 2005, 11:46 am ISTFiled under: Software

Firefox 1.5 has been released. This release features:

  • new support for standards including SVG, CSS 2 and CSS 3, and JavaScript 1.6.
  • a new (and improved) update system
  • faster 'Back' and 'Forward'
  • drag and drop reordering for browser tabs
  • better configuration interface
  • changes to extension and theme implementations
  • many security enhancements.

Firefox 1.5 Release Notes

Firefox 1.5 Download

PHP 5.1 released

26 November 2005, 11:41 am ISTFiled under: Software

PHP 5.1 has been released. It is a major update with over 400 bug fixes, PEAR, PCRE and SQLite upgraded to latest versions.

To read more, view complete PHP 5.1 Changelog.

Download PHP 5.1

OpenOffice 2.0 Released

30 October 2005, 6:57 pm ISTFiled under: Software

OpenOffice 2.0 has been released.

Check it out! Definately improves the support and compatibility for Microsoft Office file formats. It is turning out to be ready for a tough fight with Microsoft (considering it is free).

OpenOffice 2.0 RC released

3 October 2005, 2:46 pm ISTFiled under: Software

OpenOffice 2.0 RC has been released.

This release uses the native build and installations. That means, on Windows the installer is .MSI file.

The interface has been improved considerable, support for OpenDocument, better PDF export and better MS Office application compatibility.

Mozilla Firefox 1.0.5

14 July 2005, 5:02 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.5. This version has been released to fix around 9 security issue, especially the critical cross-plateform flaws discovered recently by Secunia.


Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4 released

12 May 2005, 6:56 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.4. This version has been released to fix few of the security issue, especially the two 'critical' flaws discovered recently.


Mozilla Firefox 1.0.3 released

16 April 2005, 10:33 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.3. This version has been released to fix few of the security issue.


Mozilla Firefox 1.0.2 released

1 April 2005, 10:20 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.2. This version has been released to fix few of the security issue.


Firefox 1.0.1

26 February 2005, 2:40 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released Firefox 1.0.1. This version has been released to fix few of the security issue.


Firefox 1.0 released

10 November 2004, 12:25 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

After 2 years of develepment, Firefox 1.0 has been released.

Try it out now!

Getright 5.2

14 October 2004, 2:03 am ISTFiled under: Software

Getright 5.2 has been released.

I am usually an advocate of free software, but there are few commercial (read paid) software that you just can't do without. Getright is one of them.

For those of you, who haven't heard of Getright: Getright is an powerful download manager which can manage multiple split downloads, resuming, mirror search and possibly everything you would expect from a powerful download manager.

New features include 64-bit file support, better support for Opera, Firefox, Netscape.

Download Getright

Firefox 0.10 (Preview)

14 September 2004, 1:03 pm ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

Mozilla has released the Firefox 0.1 Preview release. The new versions has bug fixes, few improvements including the 'Live Bookmarks' feature that I like the most.

You can find what's new and download firefox with respective links.

PostgreSQL 8 beta (and on windows)

19 August 2004, 10:12 am ISTFiled under: Software, Web development

PostgreSQL released the new beta 8 of their database server, a couple of days ago.

The best part is that they have now released a versions that run natively on Windows. This is great for the PostgreSQL because (most) developers like me use the Windows for web development. Although I have been working with PostgrSQL for couple of years now, but I had to run it with cygwin on windows, or work on Linux. Now I can work directly on Windows.

I downloaded and installed it. There is just one problem, it didn't install on a FAT32 file system, due to not being able set permissions on the FAT32, so it can only be installed on NTFS file system at the moment. So take this into account.

While we are on the topic, I use phpPGAdmin for the web adminsitration of the PostgreSQL.

Please do tell me what software, utilities or other resources like reference material, tutorials or security info do you guys use for the PostgreSQL.

P.S: As with all the beta software, this version is not ready for the production release, so please use it at your own risk.

Firefox 0.9.3 (Security Update)

6 August 2004, 12:29 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

New versions of Firefox (and other Mozilla) are now availble. They are basically security updates, and can be downloaded from Firefox.

According to this MozillaZine article, they correct 4 security vulnerabilities.

On related note, Mozilla has started the Mozilla Security Bug Bounty Program wherein they would offer $500 to anyone who finds an undiscovered security bug in mozilla products.

XPY: Security and Antispy

22 July 2004, 12:28 pm ISTFiled under: Software

XPY is an open-source tool which disables the default threats of a Windows 2000/XP/2003 installation. Beside classic "Antispy" features, xpy closes security holes like the RPC Service and DCOM, which were used by internet-worms such as "Lovesan" to intrude into a system.

Some of its features are:

  • Disable Windows XP "calling home"
  • Disable questionable system-services
  • Disarm Internet Explorer
  • Disarm Media Player
  • Remove Windows Messenger
  • Improve security
  • Improve performance

Did I mention that it is small ? Only 44 KB in filesize. According to me that makes it an essential software for every windows installation.

Download XPY.

Firefox 0.9

17 June 2004, 11:26 am ISTFiled under: Software, Mozilla

I have just downloaded the new version 0.9 of Firefox.

My inital usage tells me it has gotten faster in few areas. However, few minor problems still exists, but I find it better than IE even in its current version. Infact I use it for around 80% of my surfing with it now.

Winzip replacement

28 May 2004, 8:59 am ISTFiled under: Software

IZArc is freeware archive utility supporintg almost all the compression format.

I have been using IZArc for a while now. It has all the features that are in there in commerical compression utilities like WinZip, plus couple of more. I have actually removed the copy of WinZip from my computer and use IZArc exclusively.


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Amit Arora is web developer with expertise in developing eCommerce enabled websites for the businesses.

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