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An Apple in my life

Yesterday I bought my first ever Apple hardware – iPod Shuffle Silver, 1 GB, about Rs. 2,700/-

iPod Shuffle 1 GB (Silver)

iPod Shuffle (Silver)

My first Apple software product was Quicktime (when I desperately wanted to play .mov files) followed by iTunes  which was for testing the Podcast feed on a Website which I was involved in. Read the rest of this entry »

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Run Google Chrome on Linux – The easy way

As per my earlier blog post, Chrome (Google’s home grown web browser) is not available for Linux. Its release status for Linux, as stated at Google Chrome’s download site is – “Google Chrome for Linux is in development and a team of engineers is working hard to bring it to you as soon as possible.” But seems Linux had not to wait!.

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Slice out my latest post

The second beta of the upcoming version  of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE 8 ) web browser was released last month. One of the touted features of IE 8 is Web Slices.

Many of us cut out articles from the newspapers if we find them interesting. Think of Web Slices to be cuttings from Web sites. But with a difference. If these cuttings (web content) are updated on the respective web sites, you will be notified, as well as your cuttings will be updated. Technically, you “subscribe to a Web Slice”, instead of saying cutting it off which may offend the webmasters ;-)

The latest post on my Blog is Web Slice enabled (or say, it is a Web Slice). In fact, it is Web Slice enabled since some time. Perhaps, some of you (who are using IE 8 ) would have noticed it.

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Chrome – The Google Web Browser

Pros (so far)

  1. Easy installation
  2. Sleek top menu bars give more real estate to the web pages
  3. Shows thumbnails of most visited pages as the default page
  4. Less configuration options
  5. Robust Incognito window (porn mode)

Cons (so far)

  1. Not available for Linux
  2. No built-in RSS reader
  3. Limited configuration options
  4. MS Silverlight based applications do not work
  5. Cannot leverage the plethora of Firefox plugins

After lots of news and attention since yesterday, Google’s very own web browser called Chrome is finally available for download now, but only for Windows.

To start with, since I’m on Linux (Fedora 9), the download page http://www.google.com/chrome, did not show me a download link but instead prompted me to subscribe (with my E-mail) to get alerted when Chrome is available for Linux.

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