Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Finally the solution to Windows Live Products

As all of you know by now Windows Live Installer does not work behind proxies and this caused many of us who are forced to work behind proxies in work or university to look for standalone installers. This solution worked for a while before the standalone installers suddenly vanished and looking for new ones every time a product got updated is a major pain.

Fear no more as a final solution have been found thanks to Da-Crystal head over to his blog post detailing the steps. here

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Mozilla Weave 0.2 released

The projected heir to Google Browser Sync has a new beta prototype out in the wild. Mozilla Weave 0.2 has just got out of the Mozilla Labs doors and into our Firefox 3 browsers. It still doesn't support Extension syncing but all others are there (Bookmarks, History, Saved Passwords, Saved Form Data, Tabs). One notable feature is that there is a server location box which means that the service can be run on servers other than Mozilla's which will be a big welcome for users with privacy concerns.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Goodbye Google Browser Sync

Google Browser Sync is one of the most useful firefox extensions ever made. It syncronises all your saved passwords, bookmarks, history and even opened tabed between different machines. So far it only supports FF2. Many users of firefox were postponing adopting FF3 until an updated version of Goolge Browser Sync arrives.
Unfortuanatly, Google decided to step on the hearts of thier fans and stop development on Google Browser Sync and even stopping the service by the end of 2008. source

Don't cry your eyes out, there is still some hope. Mozilla is working on "Mozilla Weave" which will feature almost all the features that Google Browser sync had. To add icing on top of the cake it is updated to FF3 and would lunch for public testing on Friday 20th June 2008. learn more

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Stand Alone Installers

OK this is getting irritating. It seems that there is a trend for shoving lots of software in a single installer. First, Microsoft with Windows Live Installer and now Google with Google Updater. I just want to give a small message to the guys working on those installers ("STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING").

Fortunately there is still some hope, to the resuce. Just go there and search for your favorite freeware and you'll get all the standalone installers you need.

Example: Windows Live Messenger Standalone