Internet Explorer for Linux

IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine).

No clicks needed. No boring setup processes. No Wine complications. Just one easy script and you’ll get three IE versions to test your Sites. And it’s free and open source.

Get more info and download it on the  IE4Linux site.

New version of Google Talk

A new version of Google Talk was released yesterday with lot of new features.

As per official google blog, The new features include :

File transfer – This has consistently been the top requested feature, and we’ve worked hard to make the experience simple, fast, and fun. You can share any type of file, several at a time if you like. We think the photo sharing experience is especially fun.

Voicemail – The name of this feature doesn’t do it justice. Yes, you can now leave voicemails for any of your Google Talk contacts when they don’t answer a call, but I think the coolest thing is that you can easily record voice notes and send them to anyone you know by just adding their email address to your contact list — they don’t even have to be running Google Talk. This is a fun and easy way to just say hello, send someone a reminder, or even sing your mom happy birthday! Also, our friends on the Gmail team have added a slick voicemail playback experience within Gmail.

Music status sharing – Show your friends what music you listen to and discover new music that your friends are into (or discover that they spend their entire day listening to Barry Manilow… hmm). We also thought it would be fun for you to see the musical tastes of the broader community. So you now have the option of sharing your music listening history with Google, to be included in the rankings of our new Google Labs project called Music Trends.

Download the new version here

Hot Technologies With Greatest Potential Impact

Researcher Gartner Inc. on Wednesday identified the technologies it believes will have the greatest impact on businesses over the next 10 years, naming such hot areas as social-network analysis, collective intelligence, location-aware applications and event-driven architectures.

Read more about this story on InformationWeek.

Gartner Names Hot Technologies With Greatest Potential Impact

Linkblog for Monday, 31 July, 2006

Windows software in Linux

The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.


List of open-source software links

Network Monitoring Tools

This is a list of tools used for Network (both LAN and WAN) Monitoring tools and where to find out more about them.

Configure OpenNMS Step By Step | HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials

Nice tutorial about OpenNMS installation & configuration.

Jobs in India, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad: BIXEE

BIXEE is the first search engine for jobs in India. They find jobs from employer web sites like Microsoft and Wipro, job sites like Jobsahead, Monster and ClickJobs and newspaper jobs listings like The Hindu.

Microsoft has acquired Winternals Software and Sysinternals

I am a big fan of SysInternals freeware utilities and a regular visitor to Mark’s Blog. Today I have seen a post in Mark’s blog saying he is joining Microsoft

Some of the points from his post:

I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has acquired Winternals Software and Sysinternals. Bryce Cogswell and I founded both Winternals and Sysinternals (originally NTInternals) back in 1996 with the goal of developing advanced technologies for Windows.

What will happen to all those freeware? Here is his answer:

As for Sysinternals, the site will remain for the time being while Microsoft determines the best way to integrate it into its own community efforts, and the tools will continue to be free to download.

Looks like no more new freeware from SysInternals(Not a good news for me :( ). However Mark is saying that the existing tools will remain free.

Read more about this here 

Trying my luck with Linux

Being a windows addict for the last 7 years I am now trying my luck with Linux.

Got my set of free Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux CDs last week. I am going ahead with Kubuntu as the look and feel and the features you get are a bit similar to Windows.

Installed it on my windows machine on a different partition. So far only display driver is giving some problems everything else works fine.

If you want to get your own set of Ubuntu/Kubuntu CDs, they are available for free from and

As I am new to this world, I will keep posting the problems I face and the solutions if found so that it may help others.

Software Architecture Summit in Bangalore

iCMG is organising Software Architecture Summit in Bangalore on May 9 and 10, wherein experts from the U.S. the U.K., Australia, Malaysia and India will be sharing insights on the developments in software architecture. Thomas J. Mowbray, Chief Consulting Architect, Keane Inc. and Chairman iCMG; Jon Kern, Agile MDA Evangelist, Compuware, U.S. and Sunil Dutt Jha, CEO of iCMG, will be addressing the summit.

[Source Hindu]


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