Archive for June, 2011

Chromium OS

Operating System is just like a soul of a Computer controlling and commanding all the aspects of it. So far you may have used all the heavy-weights like Windows Linux and Mac. All these names are quite familiar to you. So would you like to give a try to another operating system. I am sure that your answer will be YES once you come to know that this operating system is developed under the brand name of Google.

Developing an Operating System is not an easy task and it takes many years and releases before you can build a smart OS. So when Google declared that it would develop its own Operating System it raised the question about its success. But success and failure of a product can be best decided by its users. So it’s your time to now to decide whether this buzz is worthy of claps or not.

Chromium OS By Google So first of all you need to download this Operating System and for this you can visit this site. This operating system is mainly developed for Web Users. On this site you will find all the details regarding this Operating System. Once you download it you can make a bootable USB drive to install it on your laptop. Instructions to make bootable USB are also given here. So all you need is to follow these instructions and install the OS.

Several vendors are planning to launch their Chrome based notebooks called Chromebook or Chromepad. So before they hit the market you can have a test drive here and decide its significance and usability.


Facebook Chat History

Do you have a Facebook account? Congratulation! Then you belong to a community of more than 500 millions people. Within a period of  7 years Facebook has become a part of our daily life. Now our day begins with checking likes and comments on Facebook. So it would be quite fair devoting a few minutes to it. Today we will watch how to view your Facebook Chat History.

Chatting on Facebook is a favorite time pass for many people but as far as I know it doesn’t provide any default option to save the chat history so that you can view your conversations later. So we need to do a bit of efforts to get it done. So first of all download a Firefox add-on called Facebook Chat History Manager from here. This will do the trick for us. So install it and restart the Firefox to begin the action.

Now log-in to your Facebook account and this add-on will ask you to make an account first. So do as it says and once you created an account locked with a password you can view your history by clicking Tools->Facebook Chat History Manager->View History. You can view your history even without logging-in to your Facebook account. So next time you won’t miss the sweet lines of your girlfriend she said last night as you have it saved for viewing it later. Ah! Awesome feeling-Reading the same line hundreds of times. So you read that line once more and I should leave now.

If you will ask Wikipedia about SandBox it will say that it  is a testing environment that isolates untested changes and outright experimentation from the production environment or repository. You will need to read this definition a bit carefully otherwise you won’t understand it.

All right let’s discuss this term in the context of this article. Here sandboxing an application means that we won’t allow it to make changes to other programs or data in the hard disk of your system. Now after the theoretical introduction let’s do some practical work and download a cool sandboxing application called Sandboxie from this download link. Now you can run any application in sandbox mode by right clicking on it and selecting Run Sandboxed from the context menu.

Running Application In A SandboxNow the question arises-why we may need to run an application in Sandbox mode. Being a security passionate guy I use this application to test various applications and code so that they can’t do any unexpected damage to my data. You can also run your browser in sandbox mode to stay safe from any kind of virus or other malicious code affecting your system.

So don’t wait any more and give this application a look as it deserves it. Install it and run any application you find untrusted here to ensure that it won’t affect your system in the wrong way.Enjoy!