Mozilla firefox 8.0.1 released

Mozilla firefox 8.0.1 is now available for download. what’s new in this firefox 8.0.1?

Fixed Mac OS X crash that occurred in certain instances when a Java Applet is loaded with Java SE 6 version 1.6.0_29 installed.
Fixed Windows startup crash caused by RoboForm versions older than 7.6.2.
Fixed several stability issues
Fixed several security issues

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Mozilla Firefox 9 beta 2 released

Mozilla Firefox 9 beta 2 for Windows, Mac and Linux is now available for download and testing.What’s new in this beta?

Fixed several stability issues
Added Type Inference, significantly improving JavaScript performance
Improved theme integration for Mac OS X Lion
Added two finger swipe navigation for Mac OS X Lion
Added support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript
Added support for font-stretch
Improved support for text-overflow
Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS

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Google is shutting down Google Wave,Google Gears,Knol and some other

Google is shutting down some of its services. Shut down product list:

Google Bookmarks Lists-on December 19, 2011
Google Friend Connect-for all non-Blogger sites on March 1, 2012.
Google Gears-On December 1, 2011.
Google Search Timeline.
Google Wave-on january 31, 2012, Wave will become read-only and On April 30 we will turn it off completely.
Knol-October 1, 2012
Renewable Energy Cheaper than Coal (RE<C)


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Enable the new YouTube design

Now youtube has a new design with some google+ integration and content discovery features. The new YouTube design is being rolled out in stages, and for those who haven’t yet received access to it, follow the below steps to enable it.

Open your browser’s development tools (only firefox and chrome)

In Firefox: Ctrl + Shift + K (Win) | Cmd + Shift + K (Mac)

In Chrome: Ctrl + Shift + J (Win) | or Cmd + Alt + J (Mac)

Then add below code to the console and hit enter.


close the browser development tool and reload the youtube page.


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How to install Xnoise media player on ubuntu

  • Post last modified:November 22, 2011
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To install latest Xnoise media player on ubuntu using PPA

1.Open Terminal.To open terminal click the Dash home from unity launcher.And type terminal in the search field. And click Terminal.

2.Type the below code in terminal and hit enter.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:shkn/xnoise

Type your ubuntu password if needed and press enter.

3.Then press enter to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding the ppa.

4.Type below command and hit enter

sudo apt-get update

5.Then type below command and press enter

sudo apt-get install xnoise


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Google+ chat with people in mutual circles

Google+ rolled out a new feature called chat with people in mutual circles. what’s new in this feature?

“1.Previously you could only chat with someone if you knew their email address. Now you just need to have each other in Circles.

2.When you and your contacts have each other in Circles, you’ll be able to chat with them across Google properties such as Gmail, Google Plus, iGoogle, Orkut, and the Google Talk Client.

3.Instead of displaying all of your contacts in your Google Plus Chat list, we’re displaying contacts from your most recent conversations who are online now. (You’ll still be able to use the search box at the top of the Chat list to find contacts that aren’t displayed.)”


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PNotes – Notes manager

PNotes (Pinned Notes or Portable Notes) is a free light weight desktop notes manager.

Main features:

use various schedule types to be reminded about significant events.
Speaking notes.
Notes’ exchange over local network.
Overdue notes tracking.
Password protection
Synchronization – local or on-line via FTP protocol


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KDE wallpaper contest

The main wallpaper of the Plasma Workspaces changes every two major releases to maintain a fresh style. Submissions will be accepted until December 4th for this contest. Send your entry to [email protected] using “wallpaper2011” as subject line (mandatory).

Contest rules:

Minimum wallpaper size is 1920×1200 (additional resolutions and aspect ratios preferred).
The license for the chosen wallpaper(s) needs to be LGPL.
Photos are accepted.
Wallpapers must have a defining element that reflects KDE values—Elegance, Freedom, and Ease of Use.


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