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Firefox Based New Tiny OS – Simple Light and Fast

Microsoft trying to achieve the faster booting times in upcoming Windows 8 (on i7, 2nd generation processor with 8 GB RAM) while browser based OS Google Chrome (Chromium Project) claims that they already achieved, There is a new OS jumped in to this arena named ‘xPUD’ which is again a browser based OS based on the popular browser Firefox integrated with Linux. The difference is xPUD can provide the faster boot even in older hardwares. xPUD boots inl ess than 10 seconds, some users claim under 5 seconds.

Other than the fast booting, xPUD has other advantages. It is very light while running and in size. Surprisingly the image of xPUD’s current version 0.9.2 is around 45 MB and it only requires 64 MB of free hard disk space to install it. So xPUD becomes primary choice of OS for portable devices as it has limitations for the storage space. Another great advantage of this OS is it has it’s own App Center, but it has very few apps for now, we can expect more in the future but not for sure. So far the apps supporting are OpenOffice, DropBox, Skype, codecs for media playing and some extra utilities.

Coming to the interface of the OS, it is very simple having one window for all with 4 activity based tabs. Apps and programs are scattered among these tabs. There is no task bar to see the running applications. Mozilla’s Firefox and its gecko engine is the default browser to experience the web.

xPUD can be used by anyone and has nothing great to explore in it except the simplicity and lightness. You can not use this OS for more than browsing the web and some basic media experiences. So it can’t be everyone’s ‘cup of tea’ but it can be a obvious choice for the portable OS options ( pen drive OS ). It works better than Chrome except chrome has lots of applications.

Download and Try xPUD yourself, try running on virtual machine using VMware or Virtual Box or any other player of your choice. Install it in your device’s partition only if you satisfied on VMs.

Windows 8 The Next Windows Is Announced!

Good news for all Windows users and Microsoft fans. The next installment of Windows Operating System ” Windows 8 ” successor of currently available Windows 7.

The new Windows OS now have over-hauled its GUI to something more of an Tablet or Gaming console GUI. Well this is an great move? Well, Yes it is specifically for Tablets and its really been promising. I wish this OS will merge the distance between the PC and Tablets. This new OS is now being demonstrated only on Tablets so an PC version of this OS is not shown yet.

There is also some rumor that this UI will come to the PC version with the help of Microsoft Console sibling the Kinect camera. If that comes it will be soo easy for some Users who don’t have any OS working knowledge.

This is an great step by Microsoft but if they sacrifice all the customizing options on PC. Well this is an utter disaster. Do tell us your thought below by commenting and do follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/Sudharshan_Hi5

iPad Games That Would Make You An Hit With The Ladies!

Guys you have an iPad and everyone thinks your cool, but still you can’t find an way to impress the Ladies with it. So what is the worth of buying this high priced piece of equipment that doesn’t satisfy your essential need for your life. Well that’s why Apple got some neat Games and Apps. to make you look cool in front of the Ladies. Let us show you guys some Apps. that would make you move with the Ladies like James Bond does.

1. Harbor Master HD

This game first and foremost is that it is absolutely free. It is like series of multiple colored boats that coming towards an harbor and you need to guide them to their appropriate harbor according to their colors with your fingers by the way. Just ask the Girl ” Do you like water?”. In no time she will hooked with the game and when the boat numbers increases, you and the girls hand will be touching each other. PRETTY NEAT.

2. What’s The Difference

This cost you an price of $3.99 so its little you will need to spend to hook up with the girl you like. Well nothing comes cheap right? In this game you need work as an team to spot the difference between two images that are displayed side by side. When the game gets hectic you will forget everything and you’ll be make an move like telling her ” Whoa! your pretty good at this.”. And you can also show the girl that you are pretty smart. Well, if you spot them first.

3. Little Things

This game will cost you about $2.99. This actually needs pretty good team work to find items that is disguised into an large picture of an Animal or any object. Easily with this game you can make any girl hooked up. And when the game gets rolling I’m sure the girl would say ” Can I play with your LITTLE THINGS!”. Whoosah! achievement unlocked as of hooking up with the girl.

Well guys finally an useful thing from an Gizmo that will actually solve your essential need in life. My friends I gave you an idea and the rest is yours. Please sure to comment on your experience or you have any other games to show off.

Google’s Android OS Can Be Made To Run On Win7 PC’s

If you are one of those persons whose finding difficult to choose between Microsoft Windows 7 and Google’s Android well there is an solution for it. Its called BlueStacks. This company actually made an marital knot between these Operating Systems. By this software you can boot both Operating Systems on the fly not by re-booting your system. The switching is soo smooth that you can Launch your Android Apps. from your Windows desktop itself.

BlueStacks Senior Vice President Apu Kumar said that BlueStacks is a response to what his company perceives as two complementary needs: the consumers’ desire to have their apps available everywhere, and the desire for a unified device.

BlueStack Systems Inc., which is based in Silicon Valley, has created a software tunnel that allows bidirectional communication between the Android side and the Windows side. This means that it can use Windows print drivers to print while in the Android interface, and create shortcuts for Android apps on the Windows desktop.

BlueStacks supports over-the-air updating, too, so the company can push out Android updates to its users automatically. Kumar said that he expected to get updates to users faster than the phone companies have been.

It hasn’t been an entirely smooth ride for the company. Besides the “heavy lifting” that Kumar said involved development difficulties of getting the software to work with different screen dimensions, scale correctly, different configurations, and multiple devices, there were other problems. One of the big hangups was caused by Google restricting its marketplace to specific ARM-powered devices. The company got around that problem when Amazon.com opened its Android app marketplace. “Amazon was chosen,” Kumar said, “because they have transaction mechanisms, and it’s a heavy brand across the world.”

source: cnet

Android able to run powerful Apps. like MS Word

It is also said that the company was in speak with some Tablet producing corps. as well so they could also integrate in to it also. With Android’s user usage is skyrocketing well, this might be really interesting. We still do not know the prices and release dates and its also early to decide too. It is also too early to decide that this would be as user friendly as it looks. Only time will decide. And do let us know your comment too about what you think of this product.

Want To Make Your PC Faster?

If you one of those people suffering from an gradually slowing PC from the day you bought it. Well guess what it is due to unwanted apps and shortcuts may slow your PC with other factors contributing from the side. Well we actually found out an answer for you guys. It is called GlaryUtilities.

GlaryUtilities is an freeware developed by Glarysoft. GlaryUtilities finds out your problems and sort them out in a jiffy. GlaryUtilities has three tabs in it. The first one is the status bar where it tells you about any new updates for the freeware. The second is One-click-maintenance tells up an few simple procedures in the form of check boxes to fix up your machine, it also give options that will actually will speed up your PC with one click. And no it is not just an gimmick. The third tab is the modules tab where all the various tools are kept in it. Its like one category is Clean Up & Repair, in that category it has Disk Cleanup, Install Manager and more. There are many categories which will guide you through various needs to speed up your PC.

This freeware is actually an piece of jewel to your PC’s performance. So give it an try and leave an comment below for your updates on this freeware.

To download click here.

Microsoft’s Free Anti-Virus Software That Actually Works

Well is your looking for an clean check up of your PC HDD and you want it for free without losing credibility you might wanna check Microsoft security essentials. It is both Anti-virus and an  Anti-malware program as well. It provides real-time protection to your computer that means it will warn you about the program that you are about to install on the fly itself. If it has any defects.

It also downloads updates automatically and its system is up-to-date in all information on viruses. you can also schedule an system wide or an specific drive scan once an week or which time you want it to be done. You can also specify the maximum CPU usage for scanning that it can use. It come pretty handy when your doing multi-tasking. It can scan even removable drives with as much as flexibility you want.

So if your the person that has no Anti-virus protection and surfing the internet? STOP and download Microsoft security essentials and save your PC.

To download ??Microsoft security essentials click here.

Do comment below about this freeware and what you think of it.

Top 10 Android Apps To Download.

Google has really hit the success of an mobile phone OS. Android phones now is the top selling mobile devices in the market. We guys at Alvistor thought that the holiday seasons are coming and many people might have got an Android device. So we are giving you the Top 10 Android apps to download from the Android store. And here are our Top 10 list of best apps to download in an Android device.

  • Firefox Fennec 2.0: Firefox’s mobile browser Fennec 2.0 alpha was available for download to all. Fennec 2.0 is a complete web browser based on the same technology used in popular Firefox web browser. Remember, this is an alpha release so it may contain some unknown bugs.
  • Barcode Scanner from Zxing Team: This is a free application that would help you check the prices immediately using your Android-based mobile. At the same time, it also allows you to find the lowest prices online using Google Shopper, Web Search, and Product Search.
  • Evernote: This is a free software from Evernote Corporation that allow you to index all your image notes, voice messages, and texts so you could easily search it later.
  • arcMedia video player: arcMedia video player app for android powers you to play almost any video format easily.It supports video formats like MOV, MP4,WMV, RMVB,DiVX and many more. It is no doubt one of the best video player for Android.
  • Facebook for Android: Facebook has released Facebook app for Android which is no doubt one of the best android app as Facebook is most poplar social networking website. Initially Facebook android app was hogging lots of power but later they provided slightly better version. This is one of the best android app for social networking people.
  • Wikitude: Download this for free so you can get information from various websites such as Twitter, Wikipedia, Booking.com, Gowalla, and YellowMap.
  • Locale: From Two Forty Four A.M. was the Grand Prize Winner during the recent Android Developer Challenge. With Locale, you can control the settings of your phone that could also determine your location using GPS. This is worth $9.99.
  • Pocket agent app by State Farm: This is one of the most useful apps if you are busy or driving. State farm has released an app or more like a text message auto-responder widget for Android which can send automatic text to the caller. This is extremely useful if you are driving a car or in middle of something.
  • Visual Task Switcher: Visual task switcher is the only app available that let you switch the tasks easily. This android app brings recently used apps list with single click. It will show 8 recently used apps icons on the homepage so that you can chose any of your favorite android app from the list. It clearly deserves the place in our top 10 best android apps.

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Kinect From MicroSoft – A Fiction Made Real

Kinect is a “controller free gaming and entertainment experience” by MicroSoft. The project Kinect code named ‘Natal’ was launched in various part of the world this November. Kinect was designed to adopt XBox only but for the future it may support the upcoming OS of Microsoft Windows 8. Kinect is a peripheral based on web-cam attached to XBox to perform its role of extra ordinary natural controlling. With out controllers with the help of Kinect now XBox can use your natural movement as input with the help of combined “facial and voice” recognition including “motion capture”. That is Kinect understands the natural language of your gesture to sign in to your profile by simply waving your hands by standing before Kinect.

Kinect, the 7th generation  device compete with the other products which were already in the market like Wii with Wii Motion plus, PlayStation eye. Kinect recognize the natural gesture by  interpreting 3D scene information from a continuously-projected infra red structured light. Almost every Gamer sites and Tech magazines gave Kinect more than 70% of the rating, which kinect deserves. The new concept of natural gesture recognition will definitely appeals everyone, but the pricing of it is not an appealing one.

Below is the video footage of demonstrating Kinect at E3.

So what next, here is a typical family experiencing the controller less interface of Kinect.

It is expected that this type of new innovation will change the trend of communication between Man and Machine. Even though it looks like real communication, we are just moving in to the virtual world after all. Whatever now we can play tennis, football, cricket and even Formula 1 while sitting in sofa.

Silver Birthday Of Windows

Microsoft turned 25 Yesterday, When releasing its first computer platform Windows 1.0 world’s most exasperating operating system.From its release on 20th Nov, 1985 Windows still dominates OS world with more than 92% of all computers running in Windows OS. Windows popularity doesn’t always mean Windows are perfect, but even though it is not perfect, it looks like. Windows still the ideal OS for most people.

Windows 3, the first hit of Microsoft after the consecutive flops of Windows 1.0 and Windows 2.0 after the clash between Apple. Even though Xerox created the GUI, and Apple’s Mac was little better than Windows the marketing talent of Bill Gates brought the success to Windows 95 which combines DOS and Windows.

Windows 98 & 2000 were not a big hits for microsoft, but Windows XP still the promising OS for users, even after the release of Vista and Windows 7, softwares are developed with the support to XP. Windows 7 which was declared as the most securest OS. Windows Mobile OS, Windows Phone 7 can also be included in this list.

In future Windows should compete with Apple’s Mac, Linux’s open source OS like ubuntu, and of course with the portable OSs like Google’s Chrome. Windows is in compulsion to be better because of these competition.

Microsoft’s Fix-It Center

Microsoft Fix-it center is a beta version software which automatically figure out the problems in your computer and then fix it. The beta version currently capable to diagnose 300 common problems in your computer.

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Fix-it is available online since 2008 and it comes pre-installed in Windows 7, which is now available for both XP and Vista. It can be accessed from [control panel -> system security -> find and fix problems] in Windows 7. When you run Fix It, you’ll see a list of things to examine, such as display quality, performance, and incoming connections. Clicking the “run” button next to each item launches an automatic troubleshooter. Each one only takes a minute or two.[source- PCworld]

Since the day I started to use PC (still XP) I had crossed many system problems and the Windows’ help and error reporting is just so irritating till now. I spent my two third of my time in PC to fix the problems.Tired of using sharewares and freewares like Cleanup utilities, registry cleaner, speed up.

From the review in a Magazine site I found Fix-it is good for smaller and common problems, and the User Friendly design is pleasing with limited details and options  to the naive users.As usual the interface is self explanatory to use.

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Can Fix-it diagnose major problems or at least find it, or crash itself and create another problem which needs another fix it action? Interested to hear it from the users in comments.

Note : Really Interesting

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