Posts tagged Windows Vista
A firewall is a software/hardware tool that is used to protect a computing device from malware/other malicious software or Trojan horses’ intrusion. These external threatening agents often attack a computing device when it is connected to another external computing device that may be affected with a malware. This connection may be via a network etc.
Firewall prevents unauthorized access to a computing device by checking every message transfer to and from the computing device. It restricts any message transfer that does not comply with the defined security standards embedded in it. Firewalls protect a computing device throughout its connection to the internet by continuously monitoring all its activity.
Very recently, one of my friends got his hands on a used netbook as part of his desire to check out how the minimized version of the notebook looks like and performs. The netbook which is now in his possession is HP 2133. He asked me to tell him about the strong and weak points of the sub notebook. So I thought of just one thing – a review of HP 2133 which can be read after the jump.
iH8Sn0w have fallen in love with iPhone 3.1.3 firmware. They have rolled out final version v1.4 of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3. This comes two days after the announcement of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 v1.3. This tool brings good news for iPod Touch users, iPod Touch 1G to be exact. Yup, you got that right. Now you can jailbreak your iPod Touch running on iPhone 3.1.3 using the final version of Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3. This is not all it brings.
If you happen to use a single computer for all your family members, then you probably might have landed in a situation in which you felt the need to hide certain drive(s) for security and privacy purposes. It turns out that you can definitely hide the desired drive(s), but for that you need to play with the registry which isn’t the most comfortable and pleasant experience to go ahead with. It turns out that there is a better way to go ahead with this task which you Windows 7 / Vista users need to come to terms with. Enter DriveHide, a useful little tool that will hide your drive(s) within a matter of few seconds.
Microsoft looks all set to initiate external testing for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1). This interesting bits of news was revealed by Rafael Rivera of Within Windows as he noticed the presence of a beta ‘candidacy check’ within in one of the recent updates rolled out by Windows Update.
One of the most attractive thing that was introduced with Windows Vista was the introduction of the Gadget feature. This feature has been carried forward to Microsoft’s latest OS sensation, Windows 7 with the ability to place them anywhere you want. Just now I came across this useful To-Do List gadget which as the name suggests helps you in keeping track of what are the tasks that need to be done.
Another day, means another update for HTC HD2 (not literally). That’s right folks, HTC has released yet another update for its legendary HTC HD2 phone. The most recent update addresses the messaging (SMS) functionality that the Windows Mobile 6.5 phone provides. With this patch, you can expect an improved SMS notification functionality, meaning you no longer will be complaining about not receiving a SMS notification upon the arrival of a new text message. (Installation instructions included)
It has been around one week since the launch of Office 2010 Beta. Microsoft hasn’t forgotten its vision of serving global users. I say this because Microsoft has launched Language Interface Pack (LIP) for Office 2010 Beta. LIP in simple words enables you to use and experience Office in their native language.
Language Interface Packs (LIP) enable you to change the user interface (UI) language for the Microsoft Office programs installed on your computer, as well as use a spell check dictionary and some proofing tools in the LIP language
Stardock have announced WindowBlinds 7. WindowBlinds 7 brings exciting new features which includes native support for Windows 7, Aero skinning and much more. WindowBlinds 7 is available for a free trial. WindowBlinds is a cool utility that allows you to customize and change the look and feel of your Windows. It is all about applying a skin you love the most. By applying a skin, various Windows interface elements(taskbar, title bars, start menu etc) get changed.
If you people are thinking to upgrade Windows 7 from Windows Vista later this year, then you should set aside some time, especially if you’ve got a lower-end machine with a bunch of applications already installed and a hard drive full of files.
One of Microsoft’s own engineers took 1220-minute to upgrade on an average machine. A 32-bit Vista to 32-bit Windows 7 upgrade on a rig outfitted with an AMD 64 X2 dual-core 5200+ CPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 1TB Western Digital hard drive spinning at 7,200RPM. That’s what was considered “Mid Range Hardware”.
The “Super User” scenario under which the tests were run includes 650GB worth of data, 40 applications installed, modified OS settings, and 15 optional components installed. The test wasn’t even run with the same simulated user settings on the “Low End Hardware,” which consisted of an AMD Athlon 64 3200+ CPU and 1GB of RAM.