Chaos Laboratory

December 14, 2006

Firefox 3.0 passes the Acid 2 Test (finally)

With the much awaited official release of Firefox 3.0 Alpha our favourite browser has finally managed to pass the Acid 2 Test. Codenamed Grand Paradiso, starting from this version Firefox implements the Gecko 1.9 rendering engine and boasts heavily refactored reflow algorithms that improve Firefox layout functionality and resolve some...

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December 14, 2006

Craythur Web OS

Craythur is another new kid in the ever-mushrooming Web OS block. It’s heavily reliant on JavaScript/AJAX and primarily based on the Prototype and Script.aculo.us frameworks, which originated on the Mac. At the first glance it seems that this one is geared more as a Personal Information Manager rather than an...

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December 14, 2006

Google’s New Offering: Google Patents

Google’s at it again and this time with a much-needed patent search engine. It sports the same minimalistic interface that’s a trademark of Google and allows you to perform fulltext searches on a database of over 7 million patents and view the details of each patent along with all the...

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December 13, 2006

Sandboxie: Excellent Browser Protection Freeware

I came across this terrific freeware tool called Sandboxie that can run almost any given program in a virtual sandboxed space and revert your system back to the original state it was in, once you terminate the program. For instance, when you surf using your favourite browser (Firefox/IE/Opera) – they...

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December 13, 2006

World’s costliest phone earns Guiness Record

A new limited edition mobile phone from Goldvish, the Swiss cell-phone maker has beat the Vertu collection to being the world’s costliest phone ever. If you thought that the Vertu was mind-bogglingly expensive, think twice. This particular collection called PLATO and referred to as “Le million” PIECE UNQIUE was awarded...

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December 13, 2006

YouOS – another contender in the Web 2.0 genre

YouOS is another experimental operating system that’s built around the Web 2.0 framework and runs straight from your browser providing you with worldwide accessibility (wherever you’ve got an internet connection). Compared to eyeOS, the interface pretty much resembles a Windows or Linux desktop and you can get cracking at it...

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December 13, 2006

eyeOS – a great new Web-based Operating System

eyeOS is based on the relatively new concept of Web 2.0 and provides you with a new work and organization method. It’s a completely free (Open Source) desktop system running from your browser, where anybody can collaborate and expand it. It sports a pretty simplistic and cool browser-based interface (desktop)...

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December 8, 2006

How To: Setup a DHCP Server on Linux

This is one of the first of a series of tutorials I wrote on taming the Linux daemons. It was first published at Astahost Forums on February 5th, 2005.I’m sure all of you must have come across the term DHCP – anyone who’s connects to the internet has to come...

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