Archive for August, 2005

Hello~Google Talk

August 24, 2005

Rumor finally came into reality,today I got the Google IM,the interface is so clean,no advertisement and no useless features~~
Although called to be an instant messenger,Google Talk provided us with only a few features.But I was amazed that it support audio talks.When we can get a GTalk as strong as MSN Messenger~~
I am wondering that yet we’ve got the IM,will Google OS be far away?

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Desktop can be everything,but how long?

August 23, 2005

Today I downloaded a copy of the hot desktop toolkit.And I was conquered both by its effect and things I can do with it.
The arena of desktop will be the hottest market in the near future,nobody wants  to let it go.
Yahoo maybe the first to take great action among the three.(Google M$ and Yahoo),and it should be the best up to now.(Because it starts from an existing product).
Anyhow Google will still attach to Yahoo in the new battle.The latest version of Google Desktop Search has included some similar features,Although it’s not that flexible and the extensions are very limited right now,yet we can believe that Google won’t do a very disappointing job here.
Technically speaking,it’s very easy to catch up with Yahoo on desktop utilities.But what bothers the other two is how can they do much better and grab the market successfully.
All of the three have their own local search tools.And now Google had already integrate the ideas of desktop utilities with their local search application.How will the rest react is still unknown.But one thing is very clear–The war on desktop is drawing nearer and nearer.
WebOS is still very far to us,but the dream of doing every thing on the desktop is very near.May be one day we needn’t to argue is Firefox better of IE better,because we may don’t need them at all.

How to make out-datedextensions available again in Firefox

August 22, 2005

Firefox is updating everyday with nightlies,if you are interesting in using the latest version as me..
Here is a method that will help you to keep your extensions available.
1)Download the extension .xpi file [It’s obvious that you should have a certain extension at hands]
2) Open the unrecognized .xpi file with WinRAR. Why WinRAR? Because the xpi file is actually in zip format~~
3)Find the install.rdf file
4)Open it with an editor for example EmEditor or Notepad in Windows.
5)Find the line
<em:targetApplication>
            <Description>
                <em:id>{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}</em:id>
                <em:minVersion>0.7</em:minVersion>
                <em:maxVersion>1.0+</em:maxVersion>
            </Description>
        </em:targetApplication>
And now change the line <em:maxVersion>1.0+</em:maxVersion> and change 1.0+ to a larger version for example the version you are using.

Basically  it will  make most of the unrecognized extensions available again

Firefox’s market share declined for the first time

August 14, 2005

Firefox’s market share declined for the first time. It’s the first line of news that shocked me today.I’ve predicted that it might happen with the release of IE7 beta. However it’s so unacceptable for any hardcore fan of Firefox.

“Firefox’s share shrunk to 8.07% from 8.71% in June, while Internet Explorer grew its market slice to 87.2% in July from 86.56% last month.” (via Computer World)

As to current situation,the only reason for the change is that Firefox had stayed without any great change in feature for a long time.The release of Deer Park beta had been put off for several times.Users are tired of upgrading and finding nothing improving.

The counterparts,on the contrary,are doing a good job than ever before.IE 7 is the best ever version of IE,and Shells like Maxthon and GreenBrowser are both adding new features.

The high occupation of system resource will still be a hard nut to crack,and it may be the Achilles’  heel.

A new search engine

August 13, 2005

Today,via www.klog.org I got to know this search engine.
According to them,this search engine is the world’s most advanced search engine.

Web Image Video Dictionary and mp3 you can find anything you want to know here.
No matter how they said,let’s give it a try I searched a rock band’s name: slipknot,and now let’s see what we got:

As any other search engines you can get the web pages related to this key word,but what differs from ordinary service is that you can get extra information here:
You can get the songs and photos and anything about slipknot.
You can get to know the basic infos about the band and the members…
 
In a single word,it’s smart
But the speed of the website is so slow……..I don’t think they can get a big hit without a more fast access for anybody.

Try new WinRAR

August 10, 2005

WinRar had experience a long period of beta testing,and now here come the most amazing new feature
It supports theme now…
Like the majority of hot software today,Winrar now will accept configurations of more flexible UIs.
From the official site you can get more than a dozen pretty themes.
I myself like the theme WinRAR GANT theme version 1.00 best…
Try to grab a latest version of WinRar and start a new way of using the simple tool

Free Winrar Key
RAR registration data
Registered
Single PC usage license
UID=c9eab0e0bfe2de4e1d29
64122122501d293ed142af122b50d4ae5e7d331ea05eb6903e2efb
7560318f4b6aba7d10206035c6ab9048e2c5c62f0238f183d28519
aa87488bf38f5b634cf28190bdf438ac593b1857cdb55a7fcb0eb0
c3e4c2736090b3dfa45384e08e9de05c5860a1b369353282859177
8f2682b3c0df2f49e0a64aa52f449ef526078a1401f2f96ab727fb
b591d087f5029045aaf1a77b1ee2c27110378e823150fd9b603258
d683cc2f1db20489b0a1e4ae7b4509c2fcaa1e086db71797115595

Add this into a file named Rarreg.key and move it to the WinRar directory..

MSN is pushing Start to the dtage

August 7, 2005

After several months beta testing on the start.com website, MSN is now
pushing the web-based rss reading service to the spotlight,in the
Malaysia and Switzerland MSN homepage,the previously testing service
is now available the the mass.
Try to have a look at the Malaysia MSN, it looks just like an enhanced
start.com..
With a Msn search above and stiuffs such as dating and weather
complementing,the whole site seems to be neat and pretty…
Yahoo’s My Yahoo is too complex to me and Google’s personalized
homepage seems to be too ugly..
So i am expecting to see what MSN’s RSS reader will be in the next phase.

Back again

August 7, 2005

I’ve been away from my blog for several days.
My PC crashed these a few days,so I put a whole day in getting it work again…
Now I changed to Windows Xp + sp2,the CD I bought cost me a little but
its capacity amazed me.
I am not only not asked to type in the long CD-key in installation,but
activation is done automatically also.
I was wondering how they made it? Then I put the cd in to my
cd-rom,and I wanna know what the files loos inside…
Just the common files you can find on a genuine Windows XP cd,but you
should install in two alternative ways so that you can void
activation.
First is to change settings in Cmos so that the machine can boot from
CD,and begin the installation,
Second is copy the entire disk to a directory,and run a bat file to
patch it and then run the system aften you restart the
computer…Which obviously need another existing system on your
machine..
Enjoying with the cracked Windows XP…

I’m downloading a Knoppix live Cd

August 2, 2005

Today at Mini nova, I caught sight of a hot download by the name of Knoppix Live Cd 3.9, I checked it up in Google and I was told that it’s nearly the latest version of Knoppix live CD,So i rushed to downloaded it via my Bit Comet,the speed it very satisfying.
Last time I tried a Virtual PC,but it’s too slow to run on my PC,I am now worrying about whether I can get a better one…..Shall I try a old version?

Maxthon finally put out new update

August 2, 2005

After such a long time,Maxthon finally released its new version 1.33
Fileforum’s software watch sent me a message today,so I downloaded it and gave it a try.
From the interface i can’t sense that if there is any change.
But I was told that it now enhanced such features:

  • more rss’ button on rss sidebar
  • Search drop down
  • Podcasting support
  • Feed.maxthon.com , Maxthon feed directory

Now from the site feed.maxthon.com,you can get some hot and latest feeds.
What I’ve never thought of is that it will support podcast,I don’t how much it will support it,but Maxthon is now the first browser to claim officially that it support the cool thing.

4 star software,give a try,but I will stay with FireFox as I’ve done for months.