Boost-up your firefox 3.0 browser

Firefox 3.0 is the most commonly used browser on the internet. Here is a tip to tweak your firefox to increase the browsing speed.

1) Disconnect your computer from Internet.

2) Open your Firefox and type ‘ about:config’  on the address bar and hit the ‘Enter key’.

3) You may see a warning message now, proceed by clicking on the button ” I”ll be careful, I promise!”.

4) You will be getting a list of  options, whose values could be changed on a double click.

5) Double click on ‘network.prefetch-next’ and change the value to ‘false’.

6) Restart the browser, you are done!

N:B :- Make the changes carefully.

Breathe in some fresh ‘Air’ with KDE 4.3.0 beta 1

Seems like the wait for new version of KDE is almost over within the KDE Community after the first preview of the third iteration of the KDE Desktop, applications and development platform-KDE 4.3 Beta1. The KDE team is now in bug fixing mode in order to provide a smooth KDE 4.30. to end users in late July.

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KDE 4.3.0

Highlights of KDE 4.3 are :

Integration of many new technologies, such as Policy Kit and Geo-location services.
New Window animation effects, a more usable run command pop-up and many new and improved addons in Plasma.
Many bug fixes and improvements across all applications and more integration of features introduced since the release of KDE4.

KDE 4.3 will also introduce a brand new desktop theme dubbed Air, replacing Oxygen. According to KDE Pinheior, “Air is supposed to be different from what Oxygen is, something that tries to appeal to a user base looking for a more ’sexy’ experience that Oxygen, but to still have the capability of merging nicely with what we have now..KDE will very shortly become the desktop you need and not the desktop we think you need”

Note that KDE 4.3 Beta 1 is not suitable for end users. Its sole purpose is gathering feedback and testing. Visit the KDE 4.3 beta 1 info Page at kde.org/info/4.2.85.phpto get started.

How to open .uif files in Linux

The .uif files is created by Magic ISO, which is a windows application to create, edit, and extract CD/DVD image files. For windows there is a freeware tool called MaginDisk that can open UIF images. But in Linux, you have to convert it to an ISO image file to open it.

The fastest method to convert a UIF images to an ISO images is to use UIF2ISO. YUIF2ISO is a tool in Linux to convert a.uif file to .iso file. You can download and install this command line tool from here.

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After downloading, unzip the tool and navigate into the src directory.

unzip uif2iso.zip

cd src

Now compile the source by the following command :

make

make install

Once you are over with the installation of the program, follow these steps to open your UIF images.

  • To open the file, first convert the .uif file to an .iso with the following command.

uif2iso abcd.uif xyz.iso

  • Now burn the ISO image with K3b or any other burning tool, or mount the ISO image with the following command

#mkdir iso_dir

#mount xyz.iso iso_dir/ -t iso9660 -o loop

Isn’t this easy enough

HOW TO REARRANGE AND CREATE MULTIPLE COPIES OF THE MAIN MENU!

Hi all, here’s my new post. This time with MS Office ‘03

I was happened to read about an Easter egg in outlook 2000 and I tried the same in OE 2003, but it didn’t work. Though it didn’t I found a way to rearrange the menu’s in OE 2003. Here’s how

  • Open Outlook 2003. [ you can do this on word, excel, power point, access, InfoPath and publisher ]
  • Hold down the keys Ctrl & Alt.
  • Press on any of the menu item. [g.: press on the “File” menu]
  • You can see a ‘+’ sign along with the mouse pointer now.
  • Drag and drop it to a blank space anywhere on top of the page. [e.g. Drag the file menu and drop it right next to the “help”]
  • You can see the replica of the file menu next to the “help” [E.g. Two file menus on the same page!]
  • If you want to remove the same, press and hold the Alt key then click on the menu which you want to remove, and drag it towards the middle of the screen.
  • You can notice a “cross” mark on the pointer.
  • Now release the pointer.
  • Gone!

Speed Up your Torrent Downloads !!!

P2P file sharing is one of the widely used applications now days. The Torrent search engine is the utility which is excessively used in this context. As the young generation says “impatience is the new world”, means the generation can’t afford anything too slow, same is the case with torrent download. But there are some tips which can really help to improve your download speed. Let’s have a quick glance at these tips.

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  1. Choose your ISP wisely

The basic rule is that the maximum Torrent download speed that you can get can’t cross the upper limit of the bandwidth provided by your ISP. Usually ISP’s specify the upload and download maximum for the connections. So it is always better to have an ISP who provides better Download and Upload limits for an affordable price.

  1. Choose the right BitTorrent client

Always choose the latest versions among the available BitTorrent clients. mTorrent, Vuze etc are some of these latest versions available now. The latest versions are equipped with provisions for obtaining the highest download speed and an overall smooth downloading experience.

  1. Check the seeds and peers

A peer is a computer which participates in the P2P sharing either for downloading or uploading. A seed is a computer who has got a complete copy of the file and is sharing that file in the network. A leech is a computer who doesn’t have a complete copy of the file, and is downloading the file at the moment. A leech becomes a seed when it completes the download and shares it over the network. It is always advisable to choose the files with more number of seeds and less no of leeches. That means the file with the highest seed to leech ratio.

  1. Altering the firewall configuration

By default the firewalls block all the BitTorrent connections coming through. This can adversely affect the downloading speed. So you must make sure that your firewall is configured in such a way that it allows the BitTorrent connections through it. This can be done by checking the box ‘Add Windows Firewall Exception” in the firewall settings following the path options/preferences/connection. For ease some users may disable the firewall, but it is strongly advised that you shouldn’t disable your firewall that it will open your computer to serious threats. (www.techinterplay.com)

  1. Limiting your upload rate

A peer to peer sharing is all about simultaneous upload and download. So every BitTorrent clients must upload some data at the same they are downloading some other data through torrent. For obtaining a high download speed you should vary your upload speed accordingly. Usually the upload maximum by the ISP is very much less than the download maximum. It is only 50Kbps for a 2Mbps connection. For fast downloading you can set your uploading speed to 80% of your maximum uploading speed. You must vary the speed as the download progresses for an efficient downloading. Keep the uploading limit maximum in the beginning and then slightly decrease it as the download progresses. In mTorrent the upload limit can be set from the option Global Upload Rate.

  1. Selecting a different port

The default port for the BitTorrent file sharing is one between 6881 and 6999. As BitTorrent sharing involves high bandwidth usage the ISP’s usually throttle traffic on these ports. So you can increase the downloading speed by selecting some port above 10000. Usually mTorrent randomly assign the port as the application starts. So set a specific port with a number above 10000, by disabling the Randomize port checkbox.

  1. Increasing the number of Maximum Half Open TCP Connections

Usually the maximum no of half open TCP connections in Windows XP with SP2 is set as 10 for blocking the virus multiplication. But torrent needs more. To facilitate this a patch TCPIP.sys is available. Through this patch you can set the maximum no of open TCP connections. Set it to any number between 50 and 100.

  1. Protocol encryption

Some ISP’s constrict the bandwidth for P2P sharing. Protocol encryption can be used to override this restriction. Check the Allow incoming legacy connections box and make the outgoing  Encryption as Disabled for getting maximum speed on Torrent downloads. Between non-encryption is not advisable as it may lead to some encrypted client to be left as undiscovered.

  1. Connections and bandwidth

The BitTorrent client you are using will allow you to enter values for Global maximum no of  connections: It is the maximum no of connections BitTorrent client can make for any P2P sharing. Setting this no to a very high value will take up useless bandwidth, and to a very low value will miss out some peers. For a 256kbps connection you can set this number to 130.

Maximum no of connected peers per torrent: Set this no to one which is closer to the no of available peers for the file. No of upload slots per torrent: It gives the maximum no of peers to which the BitTorrent client uploads at a time. Since a low settings may affect the download set it to a moderate low value.

  1. Miscellaneous

Disable the individual files for download along with a particular file, if we don’t want them at the beginning of download. Be familiar with your BitTorrent client settings from the users manual or web.

Complete installation steps for ‘OpenFire’

“Openfire is a real time collaboration (RTC) server licensed under the Open Source GPL. It uses the only widely adopted open protocol for instant messaging, XMPP (also called Jabber). Openfire is incredibly easy to setup and administer, but offers rock-solid security and performance.”

Installation of openfire is easy enough if you haven’t come across with any errors 🙂 . When I was asked to install openfire for the first time, I tried it by using the tar ball, but failed! Then I successfully installed it using the RPM. But after installation, when you try to start openfire, you may get an error related to JRE(Java Runtime Enviornment). The fix for the JRE error is provided at the end of this post. Lets begin  with the installation.

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You need to have Java Runtime Enviornment on your Linux machine to install OpenFire. But this is not ‘seriously’ mentioned on  OpenFire official site  documentaion .

First check whether you have JRE on your Linux box. Type the command java -version to know your current JRE version.  Openfire needs JRE version 1.5.0 or higher. If you do not have the JRE or you are having a version below 1.5.0 you need to install the latest version before you start installing the Openfire. Install JRE using the following command.

 yum install java-1.6.0-openjdk.i386

Now lets begin OpenFire installation.

Installing OpenFire Using tar ball :-

Download the tarball on your Linux box

tar -xzvf openfire_3_0_0.tar.gz

Execute openfire script

 sh /opt/openfire/bin/openfire

Start openfire

 /etc/init.d/openfire start

Installing OpenFire using RPM :-

Download the RPM

 wget http://download.igniterealtime.org/openfire/openfire-3.6.4-1.i386.rpm

Move the RPM and install it on /opt/openfire

 <tt>rpm -ivh openfire-3.6.4-1.i386.rpm </tt>

If installation is successful, then great!

But most probably you may get the following error:

 Error: JAVA_HOME is not defined correctly.

Can not sure execute /usr/local/jdk/bin/java.

This occurs when the home path for java is incorrectly specified on the openfire script. The fix for this error is :

 rpm -ql java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0-0.30.b09.el5

You may get the following result

/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0/jre

change to java home path to /usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0/jre from /etc/sysconfig/openfire

vi /etc/sysconfig/openfire

Scroll to the bottom of the file and change the Java Home path as following

# If you wish to override the auto-detected JAVA_HOME variable, uncomment

# and change the following line.

JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.6.0-openjdk-1.6.0.0/jre

then start OpenFire

/etc/init.d/openfire start

Done! 🙂

After installation you may access the openfire from your browser to configure it

http://serveriphere:9090

http://localhost:9090

Don’t forget to add the port 9090 on your firewall and to restart it.

Sorts of Tech Support Services to Include in Your Business

With more organizations enjoying online business to help enhance business and customer it has turned out to be fundamental for every one of them to incorporate Tech Support administrations which will help cook for customer enquiry. These help administrations help enhance proficiency and cut administration troubles that organizations would other insightful need to provide food for utilizing conventional techniques.

There are a few techniques for specialized that organization can utilize and we will examine probably the most imperative ones. Technical support assumes a noteworthy part in any advanced business and you ought to organize including them to your business.

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Organization site bolster administrations

Each organization expecting to gain any genuine ground in the present business work should build up a decent site. The site will offer indispensable data connected to the organization, its item and administrations and contact data. The sites ought to likewise incorporate direct correspondence lines for the customer which can utilized by customers to speak with the organization. Contingent upon the sorts of items and administrations the organization offers the site could have bolster administrations, for example, specialized direction, instructional exercise recordings and exceptional programming to help make uncommon counts connected to their inquiries. The tech benefit offered to you, on the site will rely upon the customer regularly made inquiry and questions along these lines helping them take care of their issues without requiring any extraordinary direction.

On-line client support and talk sessions

With a little more than 3 billion individuals getting to the Internet once a day you will undoubtedly run over numerous site clients who may familiar with the Tech Support benefits as of now advertised. This makes it essential to have on-line client supportt which the guest could access to help the discover answers for a few intricacies. This is imperative when managing sites which offer programming overhauls and other application which may require a guest to guided through the way toward downloading and introducing the product or application.

Video and Audio Support Services

On the off chance that you are an Internet client chances are that you have heard on Skype which is an on-line video calling administrations which two individuals having Skype records can use for nothing. Today numerous other on-line calling sites created and including this type of tech benefit on you organization site is additionally a fundamental angle you should consider to enhance you client’s encounters while getting to your site. Numerous individuals lean toward utilizing this one on one type of help as it is all the more consoling and clients can clarified of a question all the more obviously when it would be while utilizing the visit bolster strategy. These gadgets can without much of a stretch be incorporated to most present day sites so ensure that your website specialist incorporates them.

Before proceeding to offer technical support on your site it is essential you likewise comprehend the administrations must have professionally prepared staff to provide food for every customer questions. The Tech administrations are extremely viable towards enhancing you organizations business yet ensure you have the prepared group to cook for customer questions day in and day out.

Burn your discs using K3b 1.66.0 alpha2 release

K3b –  is the CD/DVD Kreator package for Linux  which is optimized for KDE . K3b is licensed under the GPL. K3b 1.66.0 comes with a bunch of bug fixes to the internal job classes and some small GUI fixes. There are still many open issues with the GUI which needs fixing. So 1.66.0 is only a testing release, not intended for production work. The k3b is embedded with KDE 4.2.

You can download the tarball for 1.66.0 from  here.

Installation :-

  • Make sure that you have logged in as root
  • Download the tar ball for 1.6.0 from the above link provided and extract it

# tar -xjvf k3b-1.0.tar.bz2

  • change to the created directory

# cd k3b-1.66.0

  • Configure the source

# ./configure

  • Begin the compilation

# make

  • And finally if the command above did not show any errors install K3b  using the command below

# su -c “make install”

Now you may start K3b from the KMenu (Multimedia section) or run it from a shell or the Alt-F2 menu via ‘k3b’ .

Ref : k3b.plainblack.com

Modest and Effective Solution for Outsourced Tech Support

In this time of always developing business condition, every single business substance is paying special mind to cost cutting, yet in the meantime, it is additionally vital that the organization should increase the value of its notoriety and enhance the level for the fulfillment of its clients.

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As it is frequently said that “The Customer is The King of a Business,” the administrations of a Help Desk Outsource organization are broadly picked thusly an organization is accepted to convey better client mind support to the demographic of that organization round the clock. These administrations are accepted to be exceptionally practical and clients can pick up the entrance of expert, experienced and very much qualified work force 24 x 7. The Outsourced Tech Support has now turned into the most ideal route for a business venture to sort out its focal business tasks and empowers an organization to focus on its center business territories.

As a matter of fact, enable work area to help has turned up as a special data selective data asset which is planned to help with investigating of a wide range of PC and system issues in a business association. Be that as it may, it could be as in-house bolster for the workers of an association. The greater part of the organizations make utilization of these assistance work areas to give the help required by their customers through different modes which incorporates sites, messages and sans toll numbers.

Amid the previous couple of years, the outsourced specialized help has caught the spotlight as it causes the organizations to chop down their costs. Nonetheless, similar to some other good thing, there are numerous points of interest and disservices of the outsourced specialized help.

A portion of the points of interest are:

The outsourced specialized help offers a business substance a money related use by playing out the help exercises great.

It lessens the settled expenses of an organization and lifts the organization’s benefits and venture returns.

The outsourced bolster limits the human work, henceforth, giving the organization an opportunity to take up different ventures in order to augment organization’s benefits.

The outsourced specialized help administrations makes adaptable roads for taking care of call volumes and a few different changes that may happen in the entire procedure of giving technical support.

At long last, those organizations which have an all around introduced enable work area to help are better situated to refresh their preparation programs for the representatives. A powerful help work area bolster additionally result in all around fulfilled clients.

A portion of the impediments of outsourced specialized help could be:

The outsourced enable work area to help may prompt loss of control over preparing of the representatives as the supplier organization of these may liable to control the entire preparing process.

Clients of the customer organization endure a considerable measure when the officials of specialist organization Company are not professionally prepared.

In any case, every one of these impediments can be overseen if the administration of business association puts enough time and vitality in upgrading the norms of the assistance work area. All in all, it may not be right to state that, nowadays, the specialized help is by all accounts the need of great importance.

Online Computer Tech Support Makes Our Work Easier

Online PC technical support help makes our execution a great deal simpler as far as offering a critical specialized help which is fundamental for the viable utilization of PCs, Laptops, printers and numerous related fringe gadgets. These gadgets perform on a great mix of use and segments which needs an intense knowing for them with a specific end goal to utilize them effectively. Because of the idea of working of these gadgets, which needs a great deal of knowing about numerous sorts of utilization and segments applications, it winds up necessary to have a promptly accessible specialized help which could simply approach to bear the duty of offering ceaseless successful administration.

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There are numerous issues which don’t require an on location expert visit like programming up-dates, application upgrades, movement, against infection issues, moderate execution of PC, blue screen of death mistake and so on yet on account of the point that we are very mindful of the choice numerous online arrangements we wind up paying immense bills with substantial time spent on it. We as a whole are very mindful that with the assistance of on the web and intranet, PC frames a web based life which can be neighborhood or around the world. PC, internet based life and online all together make an extremely viable mix that empowers us to perform and make us more viable. By being viable it intends to cut time and cost both and online PC technical support does both the works astutely and shrewdly. The arrangements that are offered online are very powerful because of the point that they are conveyed with the assistance of top of the line specialized instruments and applications which are accessible on the web.

On the web PC specific help has been a real preferred standpoint for the individuals who rely upon PCs and workstations to huge for doing their everyday perform or business which creates living for them. Furthermore, if in this circumstance the machine begins making issue in its working, at that point it can be a genuine extreme circumstance. In any case, because of the alternative a wide range of particular help on the web, now the issue gets settled rapidly and makes our perform very less difficult Till now we had been discussing just a single part of the advantages of online PC specific help. Presently we should talk about the other viewpoint giving data which is of more significance. Every one of the arrangements which are online illuminate us on all little and huge issues related with PC and programming related issues and issues. Every one of the destinations who give online specific help likewise give a comprehension from where all normal data can be recuperated with respect to any conceivable reason. What’s more, they additionally give sheets to discussing particular and difficult issues which requires discussion keeping in mind the end goal to deal with them. In complete we can state that all that is offered in online specific arrangements makes our play out a great deal less complex, advantageous and successful.