Feb 13, 2009

What's new in Windows 7

Windows 7, Microsoft newer version of next operating system.
Microsoft has now released the beta version of Windows 7 to test and get used.
View official announcements of windows 7 Beta release here.
Windows 7 is available to download from other internet sources.
also 64bit version of windows 7 has leaked to the internet on last january07 2009.

Microsoft seems to be focusing more on functionality of the windows 7 as the company says The decision to use the name Windows 7 is about simplicity and it will enable users to "work the way you want," "make everyday tasks faster and easier," and "make new things possible."

The Improvements of Windows 7
One of the main aim of Windows 7 developers is to making it fully compatible with
new device drivers, applications, and hardware.
It has many improvements in fast boot time and shutting down, working with applications and files, opening and closing applications, works better with latest multi core processors, working and editing multimedia files and improved security center.

What has developed and new features:

  • Improed Windows Medis Center
  • Windows Explorer
  • Control Panel : Clear Type Text Tuner, Display Color Calibration Wizard, Gadgets, Recovery, Troubleshooting, Workspaces Center, Location and Other Sensors, Credential Manager, Biometric Devices, System Icons,
  • Action Center ( Replaces Old Security Center, with added features.
  • New Task Bar ( It is the one of the biggest visual change of Windows 7 - "The taskbar at the bottom of your screen is what you use to switch between the applications you've got open. In Windows 7 you can set the order in which the icons appear and they'll stay put. They're easier to see, too. Click once on the new large icons or bigger preview thumbnails and you're ready to go. You can even see a full screen preview before switching to the window."
New Windows7 Task bar scrren shots.

System Requirements for Windows 7

Recommended requirements.
Processor -
1 GHz (Either 32-bit or 64-bit)
RAM - 1GB memory
Graphics card - 128 MB
HD Drive free space - 16GB
Others - DVD Rom and Audio Output

In addition to that new windows 7 has removed some features of earlier versions. Such as.
Classical windows user interface, Windows mini player - now integrated with task bar, sidebar, moviemaker - replaces with Windows Live.

Feb 9, 2009

Host files with Gmail

Gmail, The Google's web mail service is exactly a handy solution to give a backup to your important files and data.
So you can access files uploaded to your 07 GB Gmail account anywhere in the world.
Actually files are uploaded as mail attachments. Maximum size of an attachment is around 10 MB.
But you have to limited within 6 or 7 MB as Gnail wnats some space for 'Encoding' the file for security reasons (also you can turn this off).
There are also some handy tools which makes uploading files easier.

Gmail Drive
GMail Drive creates a virtual filesystem around your Google GMail account, allowing you to use GMail as a storage medium.
After installing Gmail drive You can see another drive within the 'My Computer' Which allows you to copy and paste or drag and drop files to that drive easily.
When you create a new file using GMail Drive, it generates an e-mail and posts it to your Mail account. The Email appears in your normal Inbox folder, and the file is attached as an e-mail attachment.

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 desktop.

Download the latest bugfixes version of Gmail drive
Official web site

More Gmail tools
Firefox Extensions to better manage your Gmail account.
You will be amazed by looking at Firefox's addons for Gmail and do magic with your Gmail account.
There area godd collection of firefox addons to manage your Gmail accounts in one location.
They allows you to upload files to the Gmail account, Manage multiple Gmail accounts,
checking multiple accounts for mails in once, block ads appeared within Gmail, add other extra features to Gmail accounts, and lot more.

Download Firefox extensions for Gmail.

Gmail Notifier
Supports checking multiple accounts as well as Gmail Hosted accounts.

Better Gmail
A compilation of the best Greasemonkey Gmail enhancements in one extension.

Gmail Ad blocker
Block ads appeared within your Gmail account
Gmail Ad blocker, more screen space! Those Gmail text advertisements can take up a lot of space and are not blocked by other addons. More screen space for your messages.

Better Gmail 2
Add useful extra features to Gmail, like hierarchical labels, macros, file attachment icons, and more.

Xoopit for Gmail
Upgrade Gmail to search, browse & share files, photos & videos. Use Google Search while composing mail in Gmail. Get information about people in a Gmail conversation. Xoopit works for Gmail, Google Mail and Google Apps users.

Gmail Manager
The original Gmail notifier for multiple accounts. Allows you to manage multiple Gmail accounts and receive new mail notifications. Displays your account details including unread messages, saved drafts, spam messages, labels with new mail, space used, and new mail snippets.

Blank Canvas Gmail Signatures
Automatically inserts HTML signatures into your Gmail messages based on which address you are sending from. Supports up to four signatures for each address you have set up. Works for Compose Message and Reply/Forward. Installation Guide: http://blankcanvasweb.com/pages/detail/id_16/n_install_guide/

Email This! Bookmarklet Extension
Email This! will send your recipient the link, title, & highlighted text of the page you are viewing using GMail, Google Apps GMail, Yahoo, and Stand-Alone Mail Clients like Outlook Express, Thunderbird, & More.

Another handy tool for Gmail.
This extension allows you to use your Gmail Space (7 GB and growing) for file storage. It acts as an online drive, so you can upload files from your hard drive and access them from every Internet capable system.

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