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Mozilla Firefox 3 Release Download Record

This particular project has been about 34 months in the making, but come tommorow the project would officially get released – Mozilla’s open source web browser Firefox 3.

As the company holds out on eager Firefox users until it is deemed software ready, as the time nears, excitement is reaching a fever pitch.

Mozilla is making the most out of its release date, including world-wide parties and the now infamous attempt at setting a new Guinness World Record for most software downloads in one day.

One thing that Mozilla is most proud of is the enhanced speed and efficiency of Firefox 3, claiming to be nine times faster than rival Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7, and two to four times faster than previous version Firefox 2.

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Orkut – New Themes

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But guess what. Members from India get first preference when it comes to testing out new changes. Same was the case when Orkut changed its theme to a new CSS layout long time back or when it introduced applications like Facebook.

Its always the users from India who get to try out these changes first. Orkut knows which side its bread is buttered on.

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Orkut Phishing Scam

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So today when I logged into Thunder bird to check my email, what do I see but a notification from Orkut asking me to verify my account or else it will be deleted.


Same old phishing scams which seem to be a dime a dozen these days. The email is pasted below as it is:

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HTTP Header Status Diagram

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Something interesting for the web programmers here. What does an activity diagram to describe the resolution of the response status code, given various headers look like?

For those who are more academically inclined, click on the link below to find out.

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Dummies Guide To Installing WordPress On Your Computer

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WORDPRESS is a fantastic blogging platform. This free open source application can be used not only for fulfilling your blogging needs over the Internet, but also as a full fledged Collaborative Content Management System (CMS).

You can either have it running on the Internet, to reach a wider audience, or you can simply install it on your personal computer and use it accordingly.

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How Does Your Website Look On Different Platforms

If you design website templates, do front end coding, deal with CSS, or own/manage a website, wouldn’t it be great if you could see how your website looked like in as many different browsers and Operating Systems?

Since at present there is no uniformity in browser or front end scripting standards, it makes sense to ensure that pages don’t get messed up across multiple browsers.

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Spypig – Tells You When Your Email Is Read

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MOST email clients like Thunderbird and Outlook have a feature which when set, notify you when your email is opened by the receiver. However the same was not possible if you sent an email from a website like lets say Gmail, Yahoo mail etc.

Now you can.

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India Beats US, China In Sun Product Development

 India Beats US, China In Sun Product Development

Another plume in the hat for India Tech. According to the latest news reports, India has pipped United States and China to emerge as the largest developer location for Sun Microsystems, with over 6.29 lakh programmers working on Java and Solaris platforms.

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Companies Caught Stealing Software

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BSA has compiled a list of 12 companies which were caught using pirated software. In the jargon speak – “Twelve companies were fined by the Business Software Alliance last year for not playing by the rules of asset management”. (Here is the link to the site. If you don’t prefer the slide show and simply want to read the list, continue below).

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