Friday, September 26, 2008

Adeona - Boon for Laptop Users

Adeona is the first Open Source system for tracking the location of a lost or stolen laptop that does not rely on a proprietary, central service. This means that you can install Adeona on your laptop and go — there's no need to rely on a single third party. 

Adeona is designed to use the Open Source OpenDHT distributed storage service to store location updates sent by a small software client installed on an owner's laptop. The client continually monitors the current location of the laptop, gathering information (such as IP addresses and local network topology) that can be used to identify its current location. The client then uses strong cryptographic mechanisms to not only encrypt the location data, but also ensure that the ciphertexts stored within OpenDHT are anonymous and unlinkable. At the same time, it is easy for an owner to retrieve location information.

To download click here


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

GRE (Graduate Record Examination)


Yesterday I went to attend a conference organized by University of Southern California (USC), Viterbi School of Engineering at the Le Meridian Hotel, New Delhi to get some idea about what all is necessary for getting admitted to a good foreign university for Master of Sciences (M.S.).

I got many of my queries regarding admission in MS answered there. So, I thought why not share some of them with you people. Here they are…

Ques 1 : What are the cutoffs in GRE required by universities ?

Ans : There is no proper demarcation or cutoff below which they won’t give you admission, they only refer to this test to get a basic idea of your skills in quantitative analysis and vocabulary.

Ques 2 : What all do we need to submit with the application form?

Ans : You submit them all those articles which you think reflects your actual persona of being a good engineer and shows that you have some goals in your life. Basically your achievements which are related to your field or the field for which you are applying for at their university e.g. real life projects, research work, your certificates etc. BUT BEWARE: They will pass all your documents through rigorous scrutiny, so don’t put any vague information which you cannot prove. 

Ques 3 : Financial Aid or Sponsorship?

Ans : Many university don’t provide sponsorship, pupil themselves have to search for sponsors who will pay for them. Many Indian students get loans from banks for their studies and many Indian nationalized banks provide them this help at lower rates of interest too.

For reviewing fees and cost of living, surf any university’s site. They provide information for international students which will help you in calculating the required funds.

For more FAQ contact 


-- > Fre@k (

The Google Android phone is here!

On Tuesday, T-Mobile and Google announced the first-ever handset with Google's new Android operating system. 

Called the T-Mobile G1, it has both full touch-screen functionality, a QWERTY keyboard, a trackball for one-handed navigation, plus access to mobile Web applications like Google Maps Street View, Gmail, YouTube, and more. 

The G1 is available for pre-order now in the US in limited quantities fot T-Mobile registered users. 

It will be available in retail stores from October 22, for $179 with a two-year voice and data agreement. 

It will be available in the UK beginning November and across Europe in early 2009.

Tushar Bhatia (

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Integrated vs. Dedicated graphics card

With integrated graphics (ie. no separate graphics card), the system has to dedicate some of its memory to graphics generation. Dedicated graphics cards have their own memory to drive the graphics, leaving the system memory to handle the computation.

Dedicated graphics cards are superior in almost every aspect. They are a must for any REAL gaming. They take much of the graphics work off the CPU, leaving the CPU to do other things.Integrated graphics are fine for pretty much everything but gaming and software such as Motion. They cost less and usually generate less heat. All graphics work is done on the CPU, possibly taking away valuable cycles from the processor.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

Problem regarding error message of boot.vbs

some times when u restart or on your PC you gotta error message regarding couldnot locate boot.vbs file and no matter how hard u try to close it again popup.message in somecases projected like :

Actually this havoc is created by a virus known as boot.vbs and dxdlg.exe,it is a variant of trojan ...
steps to correct it are :
1. Go to Task Manager –> Processes and End the following processes in order:
1. dxdlg.exe
2. wscript.exe
2. Go to Start –> Run –> regedit –> Open the following key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
3. In the right hand pane, select Userinit and delete everything except “C:\windows\system32\userinit.exe”
4. Make sure the processes wscript.exe and dxdlg.exe are not running.
1. Delete the following files
2. C:\Windows\System32\dxdlg.exe
3. C:\Windows\System32\boot.vbs
5. In your Windows drive, search for boot.vbs and delete all of them.
6. In your Windows drive, search for kinza.exe and delete all of them.
7. Disable System Restore and then Enable it again. Restart your computer.

----->>> Fre@k (

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

DOS / Windows IP Command Lines

Display Connection Configuration: ipconfig /all

Display DNS Cache Info Configuration: ipconfig /displaydns

Clear DNS Cache: ipconfig /flushdns

Release All IP Address Connections: ipconfig /release

Renew All IP Address Connections: ipconfig /renew

Re-Register the DNS connections: ipconfig /registerdns

Change/Modify DHCP Class ID: ipconfig /setclassid
 Network Connections: control netconnections

Network Setup Wizard: netsetup.cpl

Test Connectivity: ping

Trace IP address Route: tracert

Displays the TCP/IP protocol sessions: netstat

Display Local Route: route

Display Resolved MAC Addresses: arp

Display Name of Computer Currently on: hostname

Display DHCP Class Information: ipconfig /showclassid

Post by - MOHIT YADAV []

Monday, September 15, 2008

To fast your Adobe Reader

All of us who are using adobe reader to open pdf files faces a common problem that it require so much resources and time to open a normal pdf file.
But there is a way by which u can fasten ur reader ... just follow these steps 
step 1 : go to c:\program files\adobe\reader x.x\reader\plug_ins
step 2 : Cut all the content of the folder.
step 3 : paste it into c:\program files\adobe\reader x.x\reader\optional

Enjoy the fast speed of your adobe reader ..... [:)]

Fre@k --  (

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ubuntu Certified Professional

Ubuntu Certified Professional (UCP) which was first introduced in May 2006 is a computer based examination about the Ubuntu operating system.

It is administered by the LPI [linux professional institute] foundation.

This cert is part of the LPIC [linux professional institute certification] as an added module/exam to LPI 117-101 and LPI 117-102 certs.

The LPI UCP exam code is LPI 117-199.

The testee needs to pass all three exams (117-101,117-102 and 117-199) in order to receive a UCP certification. The 101 and 102 exams may be taken before or after the UCP exam.

For further details go to ucp


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Install Mac OS X Leopard on a PC....

Here are the things that you will need before Install Leopard on your PC…

  • The Patched DVD Image
  • The zip file containing the patch
  • One pen drive or USB Flash Drive formatted as FAT32

Well once you have all these you can go ahead and Install Leopard..

Step 1. Getting things ready   

  • Burn the DVD Image onto a Single Layer DVD-R using a software like Nero.
  • Format the USB Flash Drive and the drive label should be “Patcher” without the quotes. Please note it has to be “Patcher” only and nothing else for the patch to work when we apply it later.
  • Extract the Zip file and put its contents into the USB Flash Drive.
  • Now your USB Drive should contain a folder called “files”, if it doesn’t then check to see where you have gone wrong.


Step 2. Installing Leopard 

  • Now that you have the Patched DVD with you, you can now install Leopard. Pop in the DVD into the drive and boot into it by pressing F12 at the BIOS Prompt.
  • Boot into the DVD and the installer should now load. It take a while though, so be patient.
  • Select your Language and make sure you select Customize and you need to deselect all the packages that are displayed.
  • Leopard will now install. This can take a while, so go grab yourself a coffee.
  • It will ask you to Reboot, so go ahead and Reboot. Before rebooting make sure that USB Flash Drive is connected to the PC.


Step 3. Patching Leopard 

  • Now that you have got Leopard installed, you need to patch it. Before we do that Boot into the Leopard DVD like the way you did before.
  • Wait for the Darwin Bootloader to load. Once it loads up press F8. You should now see a prompt. Type -s and hit enter. The DVD will now load in Verbose mode. Watch for any errors. It should load without a problem because you have already installed Leopard.
  • Once the setup is loaded select your Language. Once done you should now be seeing the Welcome Screen. Once there navigate to Utilities-Terminal.
  • Once the terminal loads up, you now need to browse to your USB Drive, so follow the steps below, typing it exactly as it appears below in the Terminal.

    In the command line type the following as they appear here

    cd .. 
    cd .. 
    cd Volumes 
    cd Patcher 
    cd files

    Notice the space between cd and the 2 dots.

  • Now its the time to run the patcher to make sure Leopard will work on your PC. Type the following into the Terminal.


  • The Patch should now run. You can answer Yes while removing the ACPUPowerManagement.kext
  • After the Script is done, you should now be able to Boot into Leopard after you restart.


Step 4. Congratulations! You’ve done the Impossible!


Well that was it. Please note this has not been extensively tested, so most of your Hardware like Sound, Network may not work. If something goes wrong for you or you want to help us, then please join the discussion over at OSX86Scene. If you noticed I haven’t posted the links to the Torrent that contains the DVD image and the zip. Well I haven’t posted them because I am sure the lawyers over at Apple are going to sue the hell out of me. If you wondering where you can find them, then head over to Demonoidand search for it.

Well here are few screenshots by Mac.nub over at the forums who could get Leopard working on his system.


Some Updates and Clarifications :

  • This Hack works on Intel PC’s with atleast SSE3
  • You need to format your Leopard Partition to HFS+
  • Make Sure you install Leopard on MBR and not GUID or it won’t boot.
  • More Patched DVD’s from Uphuck, Netkas is in the works so it would be better if you wait for the polished releases to come out.
     Harry ( Varun Prusty )

Monday, September 8, 2008

DELL Mini Inspiron 910

Processor -  Intel Atom N270 processor (1.6GHz, 533MHz frontside-bus, 512K cache)

Memory - 1GB of DDR2 RAM clocked at 533MHz

Hard Disk - 16 GB

Price - $449 only


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Cell Phone Secret

To check IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) of any mobile/ Cellphone,

On the main screen type *#06#

Information you get from the IMEI
XXXXXX  XX     XXXXXX    X       
 TAC       FAC     SNR       SP

TAC = Type approval code of your Nokia Mobile
FAC = Final assembly code of your cellphone
SNR = Serial number of your Nokia Phone
SP = Spare


Friday, September 5, 2008

Google interview questions

Here are some of the most interesting ques asked by google in interviews.

Ques 1. Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. It’s very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?

Ques 2. “Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.”

Ques3. How many times a day a clock’s hands overlap?

For more of such questions click here

Post By- MOHIT []

Contributing to the BOSS Project

BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) for enhancing the use of Free/ Open Source Software throughout India.

BOSS Team has setup a BOSS Community consisting of individuals and teams on different technical aspects, giving advice, distribution and helping tp promote usage of BOSS.

You can be part of BOSS Community by joining the mailing lists, forums etc.

1. Technical Contribution - This level of contribution involve joiing hands in actual coding, package compilation, etc

2. Non Technical Contribution -Contribution in documentation area and marketing BOSS

Tell someone about BOSS. You can get CDs for free by asking at and distribute them one. 

For more information go to - BOSS homepage

Post by - MOHIT []

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Google Chrome : Open Source Web Browser

Google Chrome has been built in a time when browsers no longer render mostly web pages, but full-blown web applications. That's why browsers need to be more powerful, more stable and more secure. One of the problems of the existing browsers is that a web page can lock the browser and there's no way to isolate that tab and close it. Google Chrome uses a new process for each tab. "We're applying the same isolation you find in modern operating systems," says Arnaud Weber. Each process is sandboxed to prevent malware from affecting your computer.

The new browser has a JavaScript virtual machine built by the V8 team from Denmark that generates code dynamically and has a better garbage collector.
Google Chrome's UI is inspired by Opera: tabs are displayed above the address bar, the address bar combines previously typed URLs with search results and suggestions and there's a homepage that includes frequently visited sites, recently closed tabs, bookmarks and searches.

--> Fre@k (

Monday, September 1, 2008

Disabling error reporting in Windows

Whenever a program crashes, whether it’s a Microsoft application, a component of Windows, or a third-party application, a window appears, prompting you to send a "report" to Microsoft. This really is one of the most annoying features of windows OS.

But you can easily disable this error-reporting (either completely or selectively) using the following steps: 

1) Open System in the Control Panel (or right-click on the My Computer icon and select Properties).

2) Choose the Advanced tab.

3) Click on Error Reporting. You will get the following dialog box :

4) Now to remove this feature completely, select Disable error reporting. And to use it selectively on certain programs only, click on Choose Programs... and add the required programs to the list.

Tushar (