Monthly Archives: August 2008

Cool Google tool for transliteration

Thanks to Alolita’s post about a new tool from Google that allows transliteration from Tamlish, Hindlish, Teluguish, Kanadaish and Malayalamish into their respective Indian language. Just tested it out with the ever green song that almost all school kids in … Continue reading

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Sigh. Novesoft FUD is getting really tired!

The director of PR at Novell says that “customers drove” the need to continue with the farce that is the MS-Novell deal. My suggestion to both MS and Novell is to show who these customers are and exactly what it … Continue reading

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Safeguarding your mobile devices

I just came across Adeona which allows you to track misplaced or stolen laptops without having to rely on third party providers. I think this make a lot of sense – you can have encrypted drives etc, but if you … Continue reading

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Crossing the video and audio hurdle in browsers

It is exciting to see Firefox 3.1 getting ready to support natively, Ogg Vorbis and Theora support in all the platforms! As detailed in lwn, this will be a major tipping point on making the unencumbered audio and video codecs … Continue reading

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More “corruption”?

Can someone please explain this? I am very doubtful of the way this is being done. Were rules “added” or creatively interpreted so that the broken ooxml standard will be declared as ISO rubber stamped? I am hopeful that the … Continue reading

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what’s happening with the US$3 windows deal?

It’s been 16 months since this deal was announced. Has there been any governments around the world that bought into this? I do not think any honest government will fall for this trap.

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What a crock!

It is hilarious to read that MS is giving early access to patches to security vendors. Hmm. Let me understand this. There is a flaw. It can be exploited, but, hey, they want to sit around and chat about it. … Continue reading

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