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Fri
20
Nov
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Report: Google Readying 7-Second PC Start-Up Software

Google appears on the verge of releasing software capable of starting up a PC as fast as a television set. The speedy start up software is said to be linked with the Google Chrome operating system designed for computers that perform the bulk of ... their workload over the Internet. According to Sundar Pichai, vice-president of product management for Google's Chrome OS, netbooks running the Chrome OS will be able to start in less than 7 seconds. (Source: reuters.com ) Imitating the TV Experience The idea is to mirror that of the television set experience. "From the time you press boot you want it ... (view more)

Tue
27
Oct
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Yahoo Pulls Killswitch on Geocities Hosting

One of the Internet's most popular free web hosting services, GeoCities, is closing down for good. Yahoo, which has owned the service for the last decade, announced in April it planned on shutting off the pages remaining in operation, and yesterday ... the lights went down on GeoCities for the very last time. Started back in 1994 under the title "Beverly Hills Internet," GeoCities early on adopted an operating design that emulated its name. For example, a site about celebrities might fall under the city-themed title "Hollywood," while those constructed for the purposes of blogging about PC ... (view more)

Fri
14
Aug
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'Reg Toy', and 'Qt Web'

Reg Toy Reg Toy is a neat, all-around tweaker. It provides several important and useful services, including registry tweaking, service managing, startup managing, a registry cleaner, window manager, secure deletions, and much, much more! ... http://k-n.co.cc Qt Web Are you worried the popular browser you've been using the last few months or years isn't locked down against the web's legions of hackers? QtWeb is a lightweight, secure and portable browser having unique user privacy features. http://www.qtweb.net Today's fresh software picks were provided courtesy of Bob Helmer at Shell Extension ... (view more)

Mon
27
Jul
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Sandbox (Sandboxing)

In computer security, a sandbox is a security mechanism for separating running programs. It is often used to execute untested code, or untrusted programs from unverified third-parties, suppliers and untrusted users. A sandbox in computing terms ... (also referred to as "sandboxing") provides a tightly-controlled set of resources for guest programs to run in, such as 'temporary' space on disk and memory. In such a scenario, network access and the ability to inspect the host system or read from input devices are disallowed or heavily restricted. In this sense, sandboxes are a specific example of ... (view more)

Thu
09
Jul
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'Winbuilder', and 'Off By One Web Browser'

Winbuilder WinBuilder is a script engine that will run projects which produce very efficient boot or live disks available for several Windows platforms. Use it to create boot disks from Windows XP, or for a variety of other projects. ... http://winbuilder.net Off By One Web Browser The Off By One Web Browser may be the world's smallest and fastest web browser with full HTML 3.2 support. It is a completely self-contained, stand-alone 1.2 MB application with no dependencies on any other browser or browser component. For Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. ... (view more)

Mon
11
May
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Spam All You Want, Undetected, for $700 Bucks

Web hosting services in China are allowing anyone to pay about $700 to send out an unlimited amount of spam worldwide. The service, also called "bulletproof hosting," is nothing new in the tech world. The actual intent of bulletproof hosting is to ... allow leniency in the kinds of material that users may upload. Unfortunately, spammers , gambling websites and porn pushers have constantly abused this system to the point where deviant behavior is almost expected. The Ministry of Public Security in China has been cracking down on online gambling sites and Internet pornographers for some time now, ... (view more)

Fri
20
Mar
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'Desktop Central', and 'Lunascape Web Browser'

Desktop Central Desktop Central provides a set of free Windows tools that Windows Administrators might require on a day-to-day basis, including: a remote task manager tool, a software inventory tool, a remote command prompt tool, and more! ... http://www.manageengine.com Lunascape Web Browser Lunascape Web browser is a hybrid web browser that can run on multiple browser engines (such as Trident, Gecko, Webkit used by Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari respectively). Lunascape Browser boasts the fastest JavaScript execution available and is particularly useful for developers. Lunascape 5 beta ... (view more)

Mon
16
Feb
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'Coreboot', and 'Web Sandbox'

Coreboot With this very useful and advanced new program, users can replace the proprietary BIOS found in most computers. Coreboot currently supports as many as 200 different main boards (motherboards), making it an exceptionally useful and ... compatible tool. http://www.coreboot.org Web Sandbox Live Labs Web Sandbox technology preview is a solution for securing web content through isolation. Today web gadgets, mashup components, advertisements, and third party content on websites either run with full trust alongside your content or are isolated inside of IFrames. As a result, many modern web ... (view more)

Thu
18
Dec
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Survey Shows How Far Americans Will Go for Web Access

Given that you're reading this right now, it's a fair bet that the web, or Internet access, is important to you. But, how important is it? In a recent survey, Harris Interactive found that women would rather give up "relations" for two weeks than ... access to the information superhighway. According to details on a survey recently released by chip manufacturer Intel (who commissioned the study), 46 per cent of women queried about the importance of the Internet versus "hanky-panky" replied that they would be more willing to engage in abstinence than lose their web access. By comparison, only 30 ... (view more)

Tue
16
Dec
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'Microsoft Web Platform', and 'Fbackup'

Microsoft Web Platform The Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a simple tool that installs Microsoft's entire Web Platform, including IIS, Visual Web Developer 2008 Express Edition, SQL Server 2008 Express Edition and the .NET Framework. Using the ... Web Platform Installer's user interface, you can choose to install either specific products or the entire Microsoft Web Platform onto your computer. The Web PI also helps keep your products up to date by always offering the latest additions to the Web Platform. http://www.microsoft.com Fbackup FBackup is a free backup software for both personal and ... (view more)

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