Stealth Windows update prevents XP repair

Turns out the “silent install” that Microsoft’s been doing recently with Windows Update actually does mess up an important function of Windows XP. Fortunately, there’s an easy command to enter to straighten things out.

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Technology Talk for September 18th 2007

Cool websites, tips and tricks found today:

Windows Live Translator

Windows Live Translator is a new web based translation service from microsoft that competes with the Google Translation Service and the most used Altavista’s Babelfish translation which I used many times with some of the Chinese sites. This seems to be powered by the same SYSTRAN translator which powered the Altavista’s Babelfish.This is still in beta stage. The interface seems to be just okay.

Give it a try here
Windows Live Translator

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Technology Talk for August 28th 2007

Cool websites, tips and tricks found today:

  • Net Profiles : Switch between Networks Easily – It eliminates the need to manually reconfigure your network settings when you move your desktop/laptop computer to another location. Once a profile is created, Net Profiles can configure your IP settings, proxy settings, mapped drives, default printer, wa
  • Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows – Scott Hanselman’s 2007 Ultimate Developer and Power Users Tool List for Windows
  • SystemRescueCd – SystemRescueCd is a Linux system on a bootable CD-ROM for repairing your system and recovering your data after a crash. It aims to provide an easy way to carry out admin tasks on your computer, such as creating and editing the partitions of the hard disk.
  • 10 Free, Innovative Web Analytics Tools – When most people think of free web analytics, they immediately think of Google Analytics. But there are many other free, innovative statistic tools available on the web. These tools measure everything from user behavior, to search engine traffic, to real-

Technology Talk for July 26th 2007

Cool websites, tips and tricks found today:

Cool Websites Tips and Tricks for July 4th 2007

Cool websites, tips and tricks found today:

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.


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