In a startling revelation that took the Microsoft employees by surprise, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that Microsoft would be making the source code of all Operating systems they manufacture open source.
This announcement was certainly not expected from a company whose engineers working on the code themselves didn’t have full access to it.
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Sitelinks are additional links Google sometimes generates from site contents in order to help users navigate your site. Google generates these sitelinks periodically from your site’s contents.
This list of sitelinks is update periodically, so you may see different sitelinks for your site over a period of time. However, Google does allow website owners to control which sitelinks should notbe displayed for your site.
Note: You cannot control which sitelinks should be shown, you only have control over which should not appear.
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Twitter has the reputation of providing real-time updates for several events and incidents alike, making it very important for getting the latest updates for any ongoing events or incidents, the Mumbai terrorist attacks and the recent Hudson river landing are some of the incidents that were picked up by twitter earlier than any other news agency or blogs, and it also had the most reliable up-to-date information.
If you are a Google Search user, you can get more real-time updates about events in the search results, all you need is to install a small Greasemonkey script that will search twitter and show you updates for your searched keywords.
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Microsoft Outlook can be used for more than just sending and receiving emails, you can also read your favorite feeds (including us) in Outlook.
But if you are a Google Reader user and do not want to re-subscribe to feeds in Outlook, there is a simple trick that will allow you to view Google Reader feed in Outlook.
The trick involves setting the home page of your RSS folder in outlook to the Google Reader homepage URL.
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The major problem with file sharing hosts like Rapidshare and Megaupload is that, they ask users to wait for a several seconds before they can begin downloading a file, this may range from a wait of 30 seconds to 90 seconds.
A Firefox add-on called MU Bundle will allow you to skip the wait time while downloading files from Megaupload servers.
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There is a high chance that you might have created a presentation for your school project, your sales pitches or for that matter anything that you want to visually depict to someone else.
However Microsoft PowerPoint is not the only software that will allow you to create presentations, there are several other free softwares, that will allow you to create presentations both on your desktop, or using a web interface. In our quest to providing users with complete alternatives for Microsoft Office Suites, we are continuing the series, where we talk about some Free Microsoft PowerPoint / Presentation Alternatives which will help you save some money.
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There are several times when you may close a tab by mistake in the browser, if you are Google Chrome user, you can easily open the last closed tab, by opening a blank tab and selecting the link from the recently closed section.
Firefox users can use a add-on to reopen accidentally closed tabs with the help of a Firefox add-on, however Opera users have it much more easier.
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It’s been long time since we ran a Friday Fun post, but the times have been so tough, that we haven’t found much time for the funny stuff.
However we just came across a really funny image that visualizes, If President Obama Twitteredâ€¦, which he actually does, you can follow @BarackObama on Twitter.
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Keyboard Shortcuts are real time savers, they are pretty hand and help to keep you productive to perform time consuming tasks quickly. If you are a Gmail user, you can make use of keyboard shortcuts to quickly compose emails, iterate between messages, open current messages, archive messages, star them and more.
You can find a extensive list of Gmail keyboard shortcuts at the help page for keyboard shortcuts, if you would like to print the keyboard shortcuts, you can use the printer friendly keyboard shortcuts.
You will have to enable the keyboard shortcuts in your Gmail account before you can use them, to do that go to Settings > General and turn keyboard shortcuts on.
Looking for more tips for Gmail, checkout the Gmail Tips section to get handy tips and tools for Gmail.
Google Search is not just about searching for terms, they also have a Phonebook search, which allows users to lookup phone numbers of users.
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