Technology Talk from July 13th 2007 to July 17th 2007

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Windows Personal Firewalls Comparision

As part of Windows Personal Firewall Analysis project matousec has performed their own leak-testing on most of the personal firewalls for windows.

They have examined 21 personal firewalls and published the results on their site. It is very interesting to see popular products such as ‘ZoneAlarm’ and ‘Norton Internet Security’ were listed there under very poor protection. ‘Comodo’ tops the list with the highest score.

Feel free to check yourself before choosing a firewall or switching to a new one.

Windows Personal Firewall Analysis

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Technology Talk from July 9th 2007 to July 12th 2007

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Pownce Invites

I have 5 Pownce invites with me.
First 5 people who drop a comment here will get their Pownce invite.

NOTE: Give a valid mail ID in the comment box. Invite will be sent to that ID.

Technology Talk from July 5th 2007 to July 6th 2007

Cool websites, tips and tricks found today:

  • Web 2.0 Badges – Useful collection of stylish web 2.0 badges and badge generator. Create your own Web2.0 Badge here.
  • A Simple Introduction to Device Drivers under Linux – Learn how to write simple Linux kernel modules and device drivers.
  • Who is Hosting This? – Who Is Hosting This is a tool that enables you to find out who is hosting any web site. Simply type in any domain name, and you’ll get a link to the company that’s hosting this particular domain.
  • The Top Ten Free Website Tools and Services – The internet abounds with freebies and a do-no-evil attitude. And although there are many services that are worth every penny that you pay, here are the top ten freebies to help you build traffic and create a better visitor experience on your web site.
  • Blogger’s Choice Awards – Blogs that are currently making an impact in the blogosphere

OpenOffice Plugin for Microsoft Office

Good news to Microsoft Office & Open Office users. Sun has made ODF Plugin 1.0 for Microsoft Office available for download on their site.

The plug-in is an extension to Microsoft Office that allows it to read and write ISO standard ODF files. It supports Office 2000, XP, and 2003, and works on Windows XP and Vista. It adds to MS Office the ability to read and write ODF text, spreadsheet, and presentation files (.odt, .ods, and .odp) – the ISO standard editions of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. Furthermore, ODF text files (.odt) can be made the default format for MS-Word thanks to this plug-in (and double-clicking on an ODF text file on the desktop would automatically open it in MS-Word).

[Via: Peter Korn]

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Cool Websites Tips and Tricks for July 4th 2007

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