Friday, October 20, 2006

Windows XP and Service Pack 3

Mary Jo Foley writes " Windows XP Service Pack (SP 3), which Microsoft officials said in January to expect in the latter half of 2007, now has slipped into 2008" at That is a lot of bad news for Windows Users, but probably good news for Sun and Various Linux vendors. What this is going to do is, force lot of Windows Users to determine if it is good for them to stay on Windows with some of their apps, or move to Vista or other platforms for better management. Just to think, if Sun ties up with Dell to ship Sun Solaris on AMD based Dell boxes or even Intel based Dell boxes.. what could happen?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Free Antivirus?

Are you looking for a free Anti-Virus for your PC? Look no further, there are two simple solutions.

If you are running Windows 2000 or XP, there is Grisoft's Free Antivirus... It may be lacking some of the features and It may be annoying a bit... but it works, and it gets updated regularly. Updated: There is a new version available out there, so if you already downloaded one, be sure to download the updated one now.

If you are running Windows XP, then you have an option of using Google Pack. Follow the link on this page and you could download Norton Antivirus 2005 which is part of Google Pack for free.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Uptime on Windows NT/W2K

I was trying to find out how to find uptime of my W2K laptop (not sure why Microsoft did not provide such utilities bundled with OS itself, or as an option to install). Then I stumbled onto a link, which finally directed me to the Uptime Utility's URL at Here it is again for you all to download and get going:

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Free WiFi HotSpots and Security concern

Well, if you are dependant on WiFi, then this article is really useful to understand implications of using Freely available WiFi signals. Apart from that, this article also applies to using free WiFi Signals available around your home (unauthorise use of such signal is not legal).

Check out the link at ZDnet.