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Monday, April 28, 2008

Neowin.net - Messenger Group – Enjoy group chat on your WL Messenger!

 

Messenger Group, developed with Windows Live Messenger platform, is a service for a group of Messenger users chatting together in real time. Maybe you think that Windows Live Messenger supports multi-conversation, but this multi-conversation is temporary, will be dismissed with the finish of conversation.
Compared with multi-conversation, Messenger Group is an existing group with each member in, members can talk together at any time without creating a temporary multi-conversation. Messenger Group makes a group of people connecting closer, no matter whether they are on your Messenger contact list. You can create a group for a team, a department or a company to chat online together.
Now if you have a Windows Live ID, then go to Messenger Group website (http://www.messengergroupchat.com) to create your own Messenger Group.

  • Free to create Messenger Groups
  • Each Messenger Group can have 900 members at most
  • Group manager can change group name and display picture
  • Group manager can set an administrator to help manage group
  • Group member can change their nickname in the group

At present there are more than three million users and 500,000 Messenger groups have been created.
Screenshot: >> Click Here <<
News source: Messenger Group official website

Neowin.net - Messenger Group – Enjoy group chat on your WL Messenger!


Saturday, April 26, 2008

How To Enable Mouse Wheel Scrolling in Ubuntu 8.04 on VMware

I was trying to make the vmware virtual appliance ubuntu 8.04 mouse scroll wheel to work, and I found the solution here. It worked great.

Original site http://peterc.org/2008/64-how-to-enable-vertical-mouse-wheel-scrolling-in-ubuntu-hardy-on-vmware-fusion.html

I was having problems installing VMware Tools on Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) under VMware Fusion but got to the bottom of it.

The next problem was trying to get the mouse scroll wheel to work. I did some Googling and most of the guides suggested I change a single line in xorg.conf (namely, set the “Protocol” of the mouse device to “ImPS/2″). It didn’t work. On a limb I thought I’d try changing the driver from “vmmouse” to “mouse” and this solved the problem, but the mouse tracking and acceleration was TOTALLY different between OS X and Linux.. eugh!

With some perseverance, I’ve found a solution. You can use the vmmouse driver, keep the synchronized mouse tracking and acceleration, and use your mouse wheel as it was intended.

I have been told this technique works on VMware Workstation and VMware Player on the PC too, but I haven’t tried it on there myself.

Steps to Enable Mouse Wheel Scrolling in Ubuntu Hardy under VMware Fusion

Launch a Terminal (Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal).

Type:

sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Scroll down (it’s not far, perhaps 20 - 30 lines) till you see a block that looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vmmouse"
[.. blah blah blah ..]
EndSection

Replace that whole section with this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "vmmouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Save the file, then close all your apps and hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. X restarts within a few seconds, and you’re back up and running. Scrolling should now be possible!

I haven’t gotten to the bottom of horizontal scrolling yet. I thought a ZAxisMapping of “4 5 11 12″ would do it, but I suspect either VMware Fusion’s mouse driver does things a different way, or maybe it’s mouse specific (not likely). I’ll update this post if I work it out.


Friday, April 25, 2008

Outlook 2007: Minimize to System Tray

 

Free up room on your Task Bar by minimizing your Outlook to the System Tray.

1. Right-click on the Outlook icon in the Notification Area, next to the clock.
2. In the resulting menu, select Hide When Minimized

Outlook 2007: Minimize to System Tray - Tech-Recipes.com


Foxit Software

 

Foxit Reader 2.3 for Windows

What's new in Version 2.3?

The following is a list of exciting improvements introduced in Foxit Reader 2.3.

New features:

  • Bookmark Design: Makes it possible to have your own bookmarks. Users can create, edit, or delete bookmarks in a PDF file if the security settings allow.
  • Multi-tab Browsing: Enables users to open multiple files in a single instance.You can choose to view PDFs in a multi-tab window or multiple instances by setting documents layout from the Preferences dialog.
  • Multimedia Player Support: Supports many media formats including audio and video. Read multimedia ebooks with Foxit Reader 2.3.
  • Callout and Text box Tool: Creates comments in a callout text box or a box. You can also define their appearance as other commenting tools.
  • Commenting Text Tool: Enables users to add most types of text edits by right-clicking on the selected text, including highlight, strikeout, underline, squiggly and replacement. You can also use the Commenting Text Tool to add bookmarks for PDF files.
  • Rulers and Guides: Provides horizontal and vertical ruler guides to help users align and position objects on the page. Right-clicking on the ruler enables you to change the unit of measurement.
  • Magnifier: Magnifies areas of the PDF files easily as you work on Foxit Reader.
  • Automatic Scrolling: Allows users to view documents without using mouse actions or keystrokes.
  • OCG Support: Enables the user to view related content stored in a variable number of separate layers.
  • FDF Related: Opens FDF files directly with Foxit Reader without any import implementations.

Enhanced features:

  • Optimized Rendering:Supports progressive rendering and significantly reduces the response time from the user interface events.
  • Improved Link Tools:Allows users to add actions to links, such as go to a page view, open or execute a file, open a web link, etc.
  • Improved Snapshot:Enables users to print the selected area in Foxit Reader by simply selecting the Print option from the context menu.
  • Search Enhancement:Allows users to float, move and resize the Full Foxit Search box.
  • Better Annotation control:Groups drawing markups to help users operate objects collectively, and allows users to move annotations through pages.
  • Font Information:Lists the fonts and the font types used in the original document in the Properties dialog.
  • Updated Command Line:Allows users to open password protected PDF documents with a simple command prompt.
  • Streamlined UI:A completely redesigned UI with a new look and feel makes Foxit Reader more intuitive than ever before.
  • Many bug fixes.
  • DOWNLOAD http://www.foxitsoftware.com/downloads/
  • Foxit Software


    Thursday, April 24, 2008

    Ubuntu 8.04 Final !!!

     

    Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that  is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more. Ubuntu is free software. Whether you use it at home, at school or at work Ubuntu contains all the applications you'll ever need, from word processing and email applications, to web server software and programming tools.

    Ubuntu is and always will be free of charge. You do not pay any licensing fees. You can download, use and share Ubuntu with your friends, family, school or business for absolutely nothing. We issue a new desktop and server release every six months. That means you'll always have the the latest and greatest applications that the open source world has to offer. Everything you need on one CD, which provides a complete working environment. Additional software is available online.

    Ubuntu comes with full commercial support from Canonical and hundreds of companies around the world. Ubuntu includes the very best translations and accessibility infrastructure that the free software community has to offer. Ubuntu CDs contain only free software applications; we encourage you to use free and open source software, improve it and pass it on.

    With Ubuntu Desktop Edition you can surf the web, read email, create documents and spreadsheets, edit images and much more. Ubuntu has a fast and easy graphical installer right on the Desktop CD. On a typical computer the installation should take you less than 25 minutes. The graphical installer enables you to get up and running quickly and easily. On the desktop you have a full set of productivity, internet, drawing and graphics applications, and games.

    The Server Edition - built on the solid foundation of Debian which is known for its robust server installations — has a strong heritage for reliable performance and predictable evolution. As your business grows, so does your network. More applications need to be deployed and more servers are required. Ubuntu Server Edition offers support for several common configurations, and simplifies common Linux server deployment processes. It provides a well-integrated platform enabling you to quickly and easily deploy a new server with any of the standard internet services: mail, web, DNS, file serving or database management. A key lesson from its Debian heritage is that of security by default. The Ubuntu Server has no open ports after the installation and contains only the essential software needed to build a secure server.

    Download : Ubuntu 8.04 Final


    AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 Build 100a1295

     

    AVG Anti-Virus provides all of Grisoft™s advanced virus detection methods and components, including heuristic analysis, generic detection, scanning, and integrity checking. It is an integral part of the AVG Anti-Virus plus Firewall Edition and is accessible via the AVG Control Center. Safeguarding the computer on which it is installed AVG Firewall helps to maintain privacy and protects personally identifiable information from being sent from your computer without your permission. 

    Download : AVG Anti-Virus Free 8.0 Build 100a1295

    http://free.grisoft.com/


    Wednesday, April 23, 2008

    new version of FolderShare for Windows

    Hi, FolderShare friends,
    There's a new version of FolderShare for Windows that's designed to help improve security and reliability. To bring as many people as possible up to date, we’ll start prompting users to upgrade this week. When the time comes, you won't be able to sign in until you update. We understand this process may cause some inconvenience, so we strongly encourage you to get a head start and install the new version today.
    Thanks for your patience as we get FolderShare into even better shape!
    Link: FolderShare Team Blog


    Thursday, April 17, 2008

    Vista: Reclaim and Release Disk Space from System Restore and Shadow Copies


    Other than change the limit of System Restore disk usage allocation to reduce allocation amount and free up the space, you can also immediately delete and reclaim almost all space used by System Restore and Shadow Copies (including Previous Versions) by using Disk Cleanup Manager to eliminate all but the most recent System Restore point.
    To release the reclaim space used by System Restore, simply follow the steps:

    1. Click Start button.
    2. Type clean in the Start Search box.
    3. Click Disk Cleanup from the search results list.
    4. Select Files from All Users on this computer option.
    5. Click OK on Disk Space Cleanup Manager for Windows User Access Control permission request dialog.
    6. Choose a drive letter from the drop down list, and press OK.
    7. Disk Cleanup will perform calculation to determine how much space it can free. Once done, click on More Options tab.
    8. Under the section of System Restore and Shadow Copies, click on Clean up… button.


    9. Click on Delete button when asked whether are you sure you want to delete all but the most recent restore point.
    10. Disk Cleanup will erase all old restore points or files and the space will be reclaimed for everybody use. You can check the reduced space used by restore points and shadow copies with vssadmin List ShadowStorage command.

    Note that when you delete System Restore old restore points to reclaim or free up some space, the availability of the old except the last Previous Versions files will also be erased and no longer accessible. Beside, this trick also does not change the limit on how much space Volume Shadow Copies and System Restore can use.

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