Archive for December, 2006

Free laptops for bloggers!

December 29, 2006

Wow! I just read that Microsoft sent free Laptop to a blogger. Will I also get one? because I really want one now a days. If they are still giving away laptops I would really like to have one! And I’ll surely write about Vista for the whole 2007 ;). I like this idea of giving away free laptops and get reviews for your new product on famous blogs. I really like their way of marketing. By the way, I don’t know but what will happen if other companies will start same type of campaigns. Will the blogs become product logs or plogs? OR The bloggers will start refusing gifts from companies.

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You know Vista is Bad?

December 22, 2006

Free Software Foundation has launched a campaign (i.e BadVista) against Microsoft Vista which will be released for public in the next month (i.e January 2007). FSF has launched the campaign against Vista when they know Microsoft was trying to convince home users for Vista migration.

Campaign is in the form of a blog at BadVista Blog — BadVista. You can read more from there later, right now there isn’t much information just the campaign introduction. The blog is worth a look.

[PS. I might be posting soon a comparison between Vista and SuSe… I hope soon I’ll get time for this]

Google Apps for Your Domain

December 18, 2006

Google is offering all of its major services for your own domain just for $10/year. The price is for the domain registration.

Google Apps for Your Domain lets you offer private-labeled email, IM and calendar accounts to all of your users, so they can share ideas and work more effectively. These services are all unified by the start page, a new addition to this service, a unique, dynamic page where your users can preview their inboxes and calendars, browse content and links that you choose, search the web, and further customize the page to their liking. You can also design and publish web pages for your domain.

If you already have a domain, it’s all free* and everything is hosted by Google. No hardware or software required. If you don’t have a domain yet we’ll help you register a new one for $10 a year.

The services that’ll be available to you are:

  • The Start Page
  • Gmail
  • Google Talk
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Page Creator
  • For more info visit: Google Apps for Your Domain

    Google Virus prevention?

    December 13, 2006

    Today! due to a hardware change I wasn’t able to boot my WindowsXP and that system didn’t had any linux installed on it. So I installed SLES10 from EVAL DVD which I got in a SuSe awareness seminar.

    After installing when I started firefox (1.5.0.4) and tried to browse to http://www.google.com, to my surprise I got a message from Google that my query is like a virus or spyware generated query. and I have to wait few hours before trying to access again. Below is the screen shot. I’m still confused what went wrong that time. After few minutes I was able to browse google with out any problem. Below is the screen shot.

    Slap the Block

    December 11, 2006

    Ok I’ve to delete my greasemonkey tip and script, becuase found a better solution.

    Download and Install httproxy from mozdev.org.

    It has many other proxy options with an auto redirection of blogspot blogs. Auto redirection dosn’t seem to work in the current version 0.9.3 but it give you huge amount of proxies which includes cgi proxies like anonymouse and other proxies like http://www.pkblogs.com. You have to right click on blogspot links and then click Open via httproxy.

    Lets Slap the Block!


    pkblogs.com

    Linux: A European threat to American Computers?

    December 11, 2006

    Today while surfing I found very interesting blog “Shelley The Republication: The Freedom Blog”.

    The authors running that blog seem to have very strong feelings about Linux. According to the blog Linux is threat to American computers and it was developed by Chinese and European hackers because the are jealous of American lead in the IT industry. more

    Accoring to the blog Osama Bin Laden uses Linux on his laptop, and that’s how he saves money for the rifles and rocket launchers.

    From the blog:

    And guess what software Osama Bin Laden uses on his laptop?

    If you guessed it was Linux you would be 100% right. Osama uses Linux because he knows designed to counterfit DVDs, curcumventing the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, and defraud companies like Disney.

    Next time somebody asks you how Al Queda agents pay for their rifles and rocket launchers, you can tell them that foreign hackers make software called Linux which helps them steal from Americans.

    Osama uses linux just because he want to copy DVDs. This is the funniest statement I can ever hear.

    Few more funny and interesting quotes from the blogs which according to the site are facts:

    “Fact File: The most skilled hackers call themselves “Script Kiddies” because they use Linux PHP scripts to do all their hacking. PHP is an obsolete programming language that was based on an ammateur implementation of Microsoft’s ASP.”

    Give me a break! You forget Perl here… Please don’t be so ignorant.

    “Can your European Linux do this? The new Windows Vista desktop: Linux computers are still burdened with a text-mode interface, wheras Windows Vista has the latest cutting-edge design”

    They might not have seen the almighty SuSe desktop :p.

    Fact File: What is a Kernel? This component is used for typing in simple commands like “dir” and “more”. Windows has a component called “cmd.exe” which serves a similar purpose but comes with better commands. Windows programmers often use a modern graphical user interface in preference to a kernel, however Linux users do not have this luxuary.


    Oh my GOD! Looks like they really have some knowledge about computers.

    Read more interesting Anti-Linux posts

    The people running that blog really have a very good sense of humor. I don’t have words how much I’m impressed and convinced from the comments and facts they had on the site.

    Get Free Microsoft Office Live Basics

    December 8, 2006

    Microsoft is offering Microsoft Office Live (Basics) for FREE!!

    Reserve your own domain name
    Make the first step in taking your business online by creating a unique and personalized domain name (like http://www.adventure-works.com). Office Live Basics includes one FREE domain name for your business.

    Easily create and update your own Web site
    Site Designer is a simple, yet powerful Web design tool to help you create a professional, fully customized Web site. You can create a Web site quickly, and won’t need to hire technical help to maintain it. Office Live Basics gives you:
    Free Web site hosting
    500 MB of Web site storage
    Easily upload your logo, images, and documents

    Access your own e-mail, contacts and calendar anywhere
    Quickly access and manage your e-mail, calendar, and tasks, whether you are in or out of the office.
    Up to 25 e-mail accounts, each with a full 2 GB of space
    Keep track of people, events, and information
    Access e-mail, contacts, and calendar from most Web browsers

    More info at Office Live Basics

    IT Challenge

    December 8, 2006

    Here is your guide for the IT Challenge of Imagine CUP 2007.

    Level One

    * Microsoft® Encyclopedia of Security
    * Microsoft® Encyclopedia of Networking
    * MCP on Windows XP, cod: 70-270.
    * Wikipedia.

    Operating System General Concepts

    Level Two

    * Exam 70–290: Managing and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment.
    * Exam 70–291: Implementing, Managing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure.
    * Exam 70-293: Planning and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure.
    * Exam 70-294: Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure.
    * Exam 70-298: Designing Security for a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Network.

    Level Three

    Generalities about IIS, Exchange, ISA Server, SMS and MOM.

    All this is taken from Imagine CUP 2007 forum. For more information visit forum.

    If you are not registered yet. Hurry up!!! Signup NOW!

    Imagine Cup 2007

    December 7, 2006

    Imagine a world where “technology enables a better education for all

    Yes this is the theme for the Imagine Cup 2007 competition. ImagineCup is held every year by Microsoft.
    Imagine Cup has 9 challenges in which you can participate. moreinfo

    Round 1 of Algorithm Competition has been started.

    Practice @ www.wildnoodle.com.

    Those who are interested go get your self registered before its late.

    Hello world!

    December 7, 2006

    Hello World! 😉

    So this is the first default post I’m editing it. The blog has been setup on wordpress.com. Now I’ll migrate the old it-info.blogspot.com here. Why? because PTA has banned blogspot.com domain here in Pakistan.

    In next step I’ll import all my old posts from blogger to wordpress.com. I know they are very old, but I will migrate them here, may be today (if I’ll get time) or tomorrow.