Archive for March, 2007

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Yahoo Inc. plans to offer unlimited e-mail storage to its roughly quarter of a billion users, starting in May, it said on Tuesday. The world’s biggest e-mail service is scrapping its free e-mail storage limit of 1 gigabyte, or about a billion bytes of data, responding to explosive growth in attachment sizes as people share ever more photos, music and videos via e-mail. Microsoft has a 2 gigabyte free e-mail storage limit, while Google caps its Gmail service at 2.8 gigabytes. “We are giving them no reason to ever have to delete old e-mails,” Yahoo co-founder David Filo said in a phone interview. “You can keep stuff forever.”

Officials said the decision to remove e-mail storage limits reflects the plunging cost of storage as new personal computers store up to a trillion bytes of data and owners of 80-gigabyte iPods can carry 100 hours of video in their pockets. By contrast, when Yahoo first introduced its e-mail service a little under a decade ago, it capped individual storage at 4 megabytes per user. At that time, an “ultra high-density” floppy disk for personal computers then held 144 megabytes. “People should think about e-mail as something where they are archiving their lives,” said Filo, who remains active in managing technical operations at the Sunnyvale, California, company and carries the honorific title of Chief Yahoo. Starting in May, the changeover to unlimited storage should take a month, said John Kremer, vice president of Yahoo Mail.

Source: Yahoo

On March 20, Mozilla Corporation released new security and stability updates for both versions of its Firefox browser and for its Internet application suite, SeaMonkey. The new updates eliminate a situation where a malicious web page hosted on a specially-coded FTP server could exploit a minor FTP PASV port-scanning vulnerability to perform a rudimentary port-scan of machines inside the victim’s firewall. By itself this causes no harm, but information about an internal network may be useful to an attacker should there be other vulnerabilities present on the network, a spokesperson said. The FTP protocol includes the PASV (passive) command, which is used by Firefox to request an alternate data port. The specification of the FTP protocol allows the server response to include an alternate server address as well, although this is rarely used in practice, but Mozilla clients will now ignore the alternate server address.

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GMail Drive is a Shell Namespace Extension that creates a virtual filesystem around your Google Gmail account, allowing you to use Gmail as a storage medium. GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem on top of your Google Gmail account and enables you to save and retrieve files stored on your Gmail account directly from inside Windows Explorer. GMail Drive literally adds a new drive to your computer under the My Computer folder, where you can create new folders, copy and drag’n’drop files to. Ever since Google started to offer users a Gmail e-mail account, which includes storage space of 2000 megabytes, you have had plenty of storage space but not a lot to fill it up with. With GMail Drive you can easily copy files to your Gmail account and retrieve them again.

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Download: GMail Drive Shell Extension 1.0.11 (Freeware)

Over the next day, Mozilla plans to begin delivering bug fixes to a select group of beta testers who will try out the upcoming Firefox version before it is released to all Firefox users. The new version of the open-source browser will be delivered to those who signed up for the Firefox 2 beta program last year. Mozilla hopes that by having a short beta release before pushing out the product it will be better able to “ensure high quality updates,” the company said in a statement. Previously, Mozilla had pushed out new security updates to all Firefox users simultaneously. The advantage is obviously a higher quality release, while the disadvantage is that the code for how the security issues were fixed is available, before the release. Firefox is expected to have about a half-dozen bug fixes.

Source: Info World

1. Keep busy.
2. Don’t fuss about trifles.
3. Use the law of averages to outlaw your worries.
4. Cooperate with the inevitable.
5. Decide just how much anxiety a thing may be worth and refuse to give it more.
6. Don’t worry about the past.

1. Fill your mind with thoughts of peace, courage, health and hope.
2. Never try to get even with your enemies.
3. Expect ingratitude.
4. Count your blessings – not your troubles.
5. Do not imitate others.
6. Try to profit from your losses.
7. Create happiness for others.

Installing Windows Unattended

Posted: March 15, 2007 in Softwares

Have you ever wanted a Windows CD that would install Windows by automatically putting in your name, product key, timezone and regional settings? And have it merged with the latest Service Pack to save time? Followed by silently installing all your favourite applications along with DirectX 9.0c, .Net Framework 1.1 and then all the required hotfixes, updated drivers, tweaks, and a readily patched UXTheme without any user interaction whatsoever? Then this guide will show you how you can do just that!

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Source: MSFN

Daily Learning

Posted: March 15, 2007 in Personality Development

One should not loose confidence as it discourages us inturn. Whenever someone tries to probe us with lot of questions, it is the time for us to become alert and take appropriate decisions.

If you’re putting Vista on a PC yourself, you need to read this.

The shiny, new Windows Vista beckons, and an upgrade is mighty tempting. But before you take the plunge, be aware that you may end up forking out a lot more money than just the cost of an operating system upgrade.

Upgrading to Windows Vista……in your dreams…..

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Source: PC World