Firefox 1.5 is out!

November 30, 2005

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A heartly welcome to the most beautiful browser on this planet!

!!!!!!!!!Spread Firefox!!!!!!!!!

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The Ubuntu’s Guide to the Galaxy

November 30, 2005

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This is an amazing screenshot of ubuntu!

DON’T PANIC


Flickr

November 30, 2005

This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.


Review: Firefox 1.5

November 30, 2005

The most awaiting release of mozilla firefox is out yesterday. I couldn’t hold myself in testing the software. I downloded the linux version and tried on ubuntu . I made a bit technical comparision between 1.0.7 and 1.5. There are some very intresting features in the latest release. What I consider the major difference is the memory utilization by the X server is reduced to considerable amount. They enhanced the browsercapabilities to support Web 2.0 technologies like AJAX , upgraded to higher SSL versions and most important feature is they enhanced the cache during browsing and while using backward and forward links. The preference window is modified to form view rather than tree view. It also enhanced the tabbed browsing and new feature is drag and drop tabs and image preview on the top of the tab window. Another significant feature is they provided an option for links open on new windows in tabs on the same window and also the external links to open up a new tab rather than the last tab that was present. They provied a better interface for error message in the main window rather than using popups. Enhanced popup bloker is incorporated.

Form based Preferences window

Enhanced Tab browsing capabilities

Error messages on main window

Drag and drop tabs

Will the prophecy be true?

November 29, 2005

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What I always dreamed of may turn out to reality in near future. I’m a strong beliver of EPIC 2014. The fortunes have predicted the downfall of all the major IT companies including The Giant Micro$oft in front of Google. The present market share values are clearly reflecting the rise of another super power. Google floated its share as $85 at Aug. 19, 2004. Many investors and IT analysts under estimated its power now the present share value multiplied five folds to $423.48 per share, giving it a $125 billion market capitalization. It already surpassed many top branded ventures. Its becoming the nightmare of Wall mart and Micro$oft. Cisco Systems, which has a $107.4 billion cap, Intel around $161.9 billion cap and is it so far-fetched to imagine Google’s cap one day surpassing even Microsoft and its $295.4 billion market cap. Analysts predicted that the firm’s price target on Google from $430 to $500 billion within 12 months.

Analysts who are raising the price target for Google’s shares over the next six to 12 months are basing their forecasts mostly on what’s called the forward price-to-earnings ratio, or forward P/E. That’s the price of a stock divided by the analyst’s forecast for next year’s earnings. The P/E indicates how much investors are paying for a company’s earnings power. The higher the P/E, the more investors are paying and, it’s assumed, the bigger the risk. Google is now trading at 45 to 46 times 2006 earnings expectations, compared with eBay at about 45 times 2006 earnings expectations and Amazon at about 40 times, analysts said. I hope one day the prophecy might be true!


Ubuntu Rocks!

November 28, 2005


Finally the most awaiting shipment of UBUNTU Linux arrived. I was damn exited receiving the package. The shipment was absolutely free. I ordered for 10+5 for 32bit and 64bit architecture and each set have a live Cd and a installation Cd. I made a full installation and configured all the network stuff. It has the latest Kernel and all the latest packages. But Its a Debian variant. Though the most o
f the functions are similar but when it comes to packages Its pretty hard to find Debian specific packages and one more thing is as the installation was only of one Cd not much auxiliary packages are installed so when we try to install any new packages there is too many dependency problems. The best thing is its on latest GNOME 2.12.1 of November build. The interface is lot much improved It has firefox 1.0.7 and OpenOffice 2.0 stable version. Presently I configured Apache server for my local site and ftp for my software repository. I almost explored all the menu options. There is a unique packet manager called Synaptic packet manager which I think is the coolest one. I downloaded many guides for UBUNTU newbies…. I distributed almost half of this Cd’s to all my geek mates. Very soon we ar
e planning to start a Open Source Software Repository on our college server of terabyte capacity…So guys any one interested in trying such a beautiful Linux plz don’t download the ISO order for free shipment of pressed Cd’s from http://shipit.ubuntu.com/ don’t feel shy to order in large quantity later you can spread it to every one.
Check out some cool links of Ubuntu resources


Beyond Web 2.0

November 23, 2005

The term “Web 2.0” refers to development of the World Wide Web, including its architecture and its applications. Traditional mailing and dynamic pages are no longer considered to be hot technologies. Internet is advancing into the new dimension. Many recently developed concepts and technologies are seen as contributing to Web 2.0, including weblogs, wikis, podcasts, web feeds and other forms of many to many publishing; social software, web APIs, web standards, online web services, AJAX, and others.The concept is different from Web 1.0, as it is a move away from websites, email, using search engines and surfing from one website to the next. Others are more skeptical that such basic concepts can be superceded in any real way by those listed above. The term was coined by Dale Dougherty of O’Reilly Media during a brainstorming session with MediaLive International to develop ideas for a conference that they could jointly host. Dougherty suggested that the Web was in a renaissance, with changing rules and evolving business models. The participants assembled examples — “DoubleClick was Web 1.0; Google AdSense is Web 2.0. Ofoto is Web 1.0; Flickr is Web 2.0.” — rather than definitions. Dougherty recruited John Battelle for a business perspective, and O’Reilly Media, Battelle, and MediaLive launched the first Web 2.0 Conference in October 2004. The second annual conference was held in October 2005.

There is even speculation about ‘web 3.0’. Some speculate it will be a web based operating system, perhaps a metaverse based on a system like the Croquet project. Web 3.0 will probably be much more distributed than web 2.0 and many of the current web 2.0 services will be gone. Social networking sites such as friendster may be replaced by semantic connections. A large part of Web 3.0 is decentralization of web services.

Instead of loading your pictures to the Flickr server you host the pictures on your computer just like a mini web server, or you may choose to use one of many hosting sites using a common standard instead of standalone sites like Flickr today.

This again seems to herald a return to the earliest web developers’ view that most computer users would have something of value to publish onto a worldwide web of knowledge and information. Perhaps, even in the face of present-day security concerns, and the widespread lack of education about fundamental web concepts like HTML, CSS and HTTP, Web 2.0 or Web 3.0 will encourage everyday people, rather than expensive specialists, to publish their own work.

A website could be said to be built using Web 2.0 technologies if it featured a number of the following techniques:

Technical:

  • CSS, semantically valid XHTML markup, and Microformats
  • Unobtrusive Rich Application techniques (such as Ajax)
  • Java Web Start
  • Flex/Laszlo/Flash
  • XUL
  • Syndication of data in RSS/Atom
  • Aggregation of RSS/Atom data
  • Clean and meaningful URLs
  • Support posting to a weblog
  • REST or XML Webservice APIs
  • Some social networking aspects

General:

  • The site should not act as a “walled garden” – it should be easy to get data in and out of the system.
  • Users should own their own data on the site
  • Purely Web based – most successful Web 2.0 sites can be used almost entirely through the browser
  • Applicable to an emerging generation of game development, proposed as Thin games

In near future the whole web is going for a phase shift the process has already began and already we are part of it.