VirtualBox Free Virtual machine

When I was new to computer I use to imagine if I could install and run more than one operating system simultaneously without rebooting computer but it was not possible for me that time. 2 years back some one introduced me with virtualization technology and VMware virtual machine. Since then I was using VMware but I was not happy with it as it was not free and I do not like to use Pirated products but I was using VMware for my home till I got Virtual box.

Virtual box is a free and open source virtual machine that works well on windows, Linux, Mac and Solaris host that run large number of operating system including all windows till vista , Linux and Solaris.

It’s not as robust as VMware workstation is but I must say its great virtualization software that can run multiple operating system on your single pc. It gives all the feature that VMware gives.

Here is feature Set of Virtual box

* Remote Desktop Protocol Control of VM by RDP

* iSCSI support

* USB support with remote devices over RDP

* Snapshots

* Seamless mode

* Clipboard

* Shared folders

* Special drivers and utilities to facilitate switching between systems

* Command line interaction (in addition to the GUI)

* Remote display (useful for headless host machines)

As its open source its source code is available to download and alter under General Public License

I just love this tool it’s only 22MB in size but not lacking any where in features or performance.

Well I can say a lot of things about Virtual box but that can fill lot of pages. Do Visit for more details in brief.

The Latest version of virtual box is 1.6 that you can download from here for your operating system or do visit

I wish If they can include MacOS as guest operating system also in near future that is very difficult

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Main board, Processor, RAM information gathering tool

If we have an old computer that’s main board is unknown for us and we cannot get it by opening the PC box also worst thing is that we don’t have its driver then we will feel fear to reformat this machine as neither we know the name of this main board nor we have driver for this. I also had the same problem than I looked for some tool that can give me detail of the main board but I got something more than that.
I got cpu-z it’s a free small tool that can get information of not only main board but also processor speed, Processor core, Ram frequency ,Main board detail, Cache information and in which slot what is ram size that is connected ,brand name of ram chipset etc.

This is a free tool from

You can download this tool from its website or directly from here

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Free PDF converter

doPDF is a free PDF converter for both personal and commercial use. Using doPDF we can create searchable PDF files by selecting the "Print" command from virtually any application. With one click you can convert your Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint documents or your emails and favourite web sites to PDF files.

doPDF installs itself as a virtual printer driver so after a successful installation will appear in your Printers and Faxes list. To create PDF files, you just have to print your documents to the doPDF pdf converter. Open a document (with Microsoft Word, WordPad, NotePad or any other software), choose Print and select doPDF. It will ask you where to save the PDF file and when finished, the PDF file will be automatically opened in your default PDF viewer.

Main features:
- No Ghostscript
- Customizable resolution
- Predefined/custom page sizes
- Searchable PDFs
- Multilanguage support

You can download the doPDF from here or

do visit

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Firefox Extension : Better Gmail 2

I always wonder if I can use Gmail cc and bcc without click on a link or i could change look of the Gmail with some new cool look but it was not easy for me earlier.
One of my friend introduced me with better Gmail extension and than I used it and I found it very good extension not only for changing look but with many other feature for Gmail that i needed in my Gmail and I installed this better Gmail extension its just one click installation in Firefox from Firefox add on site you can visit on Firefox and can and install it in your Firefox simply.
You can coustmize this add on from tool better gmail with all of its features.

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Useful Websites: Old Version Software

Useful Websites: Old Version Software

Sometimes upgrading to a newer version can be a good thing. Other times, your computer may not be compatible with the new version, the new version is bloated, or all the options you liked are no longer available. Then you look for the old version in that case but its removed from your Hard disk as well as from the website also. So for getting old version software you can go to one central place for lot of old version software. I am using this since a long time when I was in need of old winamp as I had to run only MP3 songs. My Friend Abhishek introduced me for this service and since then I have used it for many software.

For all kind of old version software you can visit any of these websites

All the software that you will download from is free from spyware and viruses. I used only till this time and I found all the software free of Viruses and spyware.

This service could be a great help for those who are unable to upgrade their computer, for those who find their computer cannot run the latest software, for those who are not happy with performance or new features.

I believe these websites are doing a good job as they are saving history of the software with them for general user because if a software version is removed from internet it’s removed from history.

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SQL server 2008 Release candidate

SQL server 2008 Release candidate

SQL server 2008 “Release Candidate 0” is released from Microsoft and very soon final version of SQL server 2008 will be released.

If you want to test it you should install it and test it so when final version will be released they will be ready for SQL server 2008.You can download the SQL server 2008 from following Location.

For more information and technical detail please visit

For installing SQL server 2008 following software are pre-requisites for installing SQL server 2005. I have downloaded them and copied on local network here are location

MDAC(Microsoft data access controller)
Windows installer 4.5 required . framework 3.5 required.
SQL server 2008
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP Service Pack 2
Hardware: For 32 bit version you need Pentium 3 with 1GB RAM recommended Pentium 4 with 2 GB RAM

For above all required component you can download them from bellow location. (SQL server 2005) (Windows Installer) (MDAC 2.8) (Dotnet framework 3.5 full installation it would not ask for downloading component form internet)

Before you use Microsoft Visual Studio with SQL Server 2008 RC0, install the following updates:

For Visual Studio 2005, install Visual Studio 2005 Support for SQL Server 2008 RC0.
For Visual Studio 2008, install Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 Beta.
For Visual Studio 2008 with SQL Server 2008 RC0 Express, download and install Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition with SP1 Beta .
You can install support for both Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008.
I Hope this information was useful and beneficial for you

Read More...... Framework 3.5 offline installation Framework 3.5 offline installation

Someone in my office asked me to install dot net framework 3.5 and I said ok I will do that. I downloaded the “dot net framework 3.5” from Microsoft and started installation it was 6mb file so I thought it’s ok it won’t give any problem but when I started installation it said it need to download the rest of the setup and it will download some 60MB data. If its once in a while I could have allowed it but It was not a onetime setup so I looked for its offline solution and simply I got that.
This offline setup contains 32 bit and 64 bit both the version of dot net framework 3.5

You simply need to download this setup from here.

alternatively you can download it from rapidshare that I uploaded

After download just run this setup it will extract the setup and then it will start the installation after few steps it will say it need to download the setup that is of some 60MB around don’t get panic . It’s not going to download that and simply click on next. It will pick required files from the extracted setup and in few second it will say its downloaded and you can disconnect from the internet.

Things to remember
1) You will need to close MS office applications so save them and then run it.
2) framework complete package is of around 200 MB so make sure you really want to download this 200MB file.
3) Backing up your data is always a good idea.

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Dell Vostro 1500 wireless driver

Dell Vostro 1500 wireless driver

In my office one of my colleagues got a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop from US. This Laptop had default installation of XP home edition but that was not useful for him at all as he work on and SQL server that cannot work well on home edition. He asked me if I could install XP professional on his laptop and I said yes I can do that.

I reformatted his machine with XP professional service pack 2. Driver CD was available for this laptop with him so I had no problem in installing driver but when it came about the driver installation of wireless device it got stuck.

I tried all drivers for the laptop in the Resource CD but it did not worked so I tried to get it over web but no success than finally I made a call with Dell. After a long 45 minute trials I got the driver name that might have helped me. This driver is Dell_multi-device_A17_R174291. I installed this driver as a last hope and it worked great without any problem.

For Dell Vostro 1500 device wirless driver you need to download the following driver from this location as its not available in your resource CD.

If you find any problem in this you can drop me a mail or can contact me on my blog.

Hope this gives you a help.

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Google Langugage tool

Google Langugage tool

Many years back when I was dumb in other languages I wished if I can get every thing in Hindi as I am native for hindi languge, I used to surf web at that time also but the only one website that is first hindi portal of the world. They worked with microsoft for hindi font also. Than many tools came after that for hindi but none of them was good that can keep me sticked on hindi languge and meanwhile I became little good at english.

Before some time back I found google languge tool that is very good for converstion as well as hindi typing. With the help of this google languge tool my uncle also can understand those websites that he couldn’t understand earlier due to languge problem as he don’t know english at all.

My uncle asked me few months back if I can do anything to change the languge and I denied him from an end stating I am not good at all for this but after few days I got the google tool and that I shared with my uncle and got a treat from him.

Language converstion tool of google is so cool. It can convert many languges from one language to another language . It can convert a sentence paragraph or en entire webpage depands on your need.

Till this time its hindi converision is not so good but than also its very good and one can understand whats wriiten in english.

Othe than this if you want to write in hindi google gave a very good writing tool in which you can type in rom and it will give you result in hindi devnagri font. As its unicode so you can paste it in word or any where else that support unicode.

Here is the url for hindi typing.

आप को विश्वाश नही हो रहा है तो ये देख लीजिये यह एक उदहारण के तौर पर आपके सामने है।

So now just don’t stop reading any website due to language problem go and use the Google language tool to read it by changing its language

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