Test Drive And Learn Windows 7 Features From Your Web-Browser

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 and if you  planning to get switched on the new operating-system now you can test and learn the new features online right from your web-browsers - thanks to newly introduced Windows 7 Test Drive service from Microsoft which allows users and developers to experience Windows 7 running live on Microsoft servers in an safe virtual test-drive environment accompanied with supporting step-by-step walkthrough videos of it's features.

The free test-drive resource requires no special software installation and runs inside your web-browser (Internet Explorer) and needs a single Active-X installation to get started.

The test-drives are divided into various categories like productivity, security & control, streamlined PC management etc. which can be accessed from the official Windows 7 Test Drive website here. http://www.microsoft.com/click/WindowsTestDrive/itpro/

D-I-Y: Using Google DNS

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Put your nternet protocol setting at “Obtain DNS server address automatically“.

From the juntariman blog:  The DNS (Domain Name System) is used to identify you computer when connected to the net. It’s like a phone book in the internet where host names are translated to IP addresses.

Last week Google launches it public DNS and it proves fast and efficient as i tried it to my PLDT DSL connection. Google’s public DNS addresses are easy to remember: and as preferred and alternate respectively.

Follow the step-by-step procedure below to set your IP/TCP setting at this blog http://juntariman.wordpress.com/2009/12/08/d-i-y-using-google-dns-2/

Create an Ad-Hoc Network Sharing Point from a Windows 7 Netbook

via PC World  Windows 7 Starter Edition, the version loaded onto netbooks, isn't supposed to offer "advanced" features like ad-hoc network sharing. In this one case, however, finding this feature is as simple as typing the right phrase into the Start Menu search.

Rafael Rivera's Within Windows blog points out that while the dialog that normally starts the ad-hoc networking process in Windows 7 is disabled in Starter Edition, simply searching for adhoc allows you to start it up. That means being able to connect other computers, smartphones, and Wi-Fi-enabled devices to your netbook when it's got a net connection. It's not quite as convenient as Virtual Wireless Networking, which you can enable with Connectify, but it does get the job done.

Windows 7 Starter hides but allows ad-hoc networking Continue reading here http://lifehacker.com/5420583/create-an-ad+hoc-network-sharing-point-from-a-windows-7-netbook

Online Web-design tools for the beginner

Monday, October 19, 2009

Online Web-design tools for the beginner

From CNET, for more details go to the link at the end of this post.  If you're not an advanced Web designer, and you don't want to pay a company to create a Web site for you, there are services across the Web that can help you create the site you want. All of the tools listed below are designed specifically for beginners. If that's you, give them a whirl.

Get your design on

Favicon Generator Tool: Every site needs its own unique Favicon, that little image you find next to a URL in your address bar and on the tabs in your browser. But creating one might not be easy for novices. That's where the Favicon Generator Tool comes in.

Web 2.0 Button Generator: If you want to add a Web 2.0 feel to your site, you'll want to consider using Web 2.0 Button Generator. The site allows you to create a Web 2.0-like button for your site.
When you start using Web 2.0 Button Generator, you'll find that you can choose from three button designs. From there, you can choose a color, modify the text in the button, and decide if you want to add logos to sites across the Web, including YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, and others. Creating the button takes just a few seconds. Once complete, you can download it as an image, place it where you want on your site, and you're all set.

Wordpress Theme Generator: If you're unhappy with the themes other Wordpress users have created, you can create your own with the help of the Wordpress Theme Generator.\

My top three

1. CSS Typeset: If you want to quickly modify a site's design, CSS Typeset is the place to go.
2. Color Wizard: Find the right color with Color Wizard.
3. Wordpress Theme Generator: It's not advanced, but if you want a simple, unique Wordpress theme, Wordpress Theme Generator is worth trying out. 

Read the original blog here

OpenOffice Writer Alternative to Microsoft Word

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

1. OpenOffice.org Writer : This open source software package is an overall alternative to Microsoft Office. OOo Writer is perfect replacement of Microsoft word. Bruce Byfield has done an extensive comparison between the two programs and I’m sure you’ll see that OOo Writer is no less than MS Word.

Basic help here

Learning Microsoft Word basics, Excel, Powerpoint, Windows Vista, XP, Paint Shop Pro, Photoshop

Our Free Tutorials Word Basics 2007
You can use this free online
tutorial to learn Microsoft Word 2007

Table of Contents
Microsoft Word is a word processing software package. You can use it to type letters, reports, and other documents. It gives you the ablilty to use your home computer as well as your business computer for desktop publishing. This tutorial teaches Microsoft Word 2007 basics. Although this tutorial was created for the computer novice, because Microsoft Word 2007 is so different from previous versions of Microsoft Word, even experienced users may find it useful. This lesson will introduce you to the Word window. You use this window to interact with Word.
The features in Word 2007 can make your work easier, make your documents more attractive, and/or enable you to work more efficiently. This Microsoft Word lesson teaches you how to open a file, cut, copy, paste, use AutoText, use spell check, use Find and Replace, and change fonts. All of these features either make your work easier or make your document more attractive.
When you type information into Microsoft Word, each time you press the Enter key Word creates a new paragraph. You can format paragraphs. For example, you can indent the first line of a paragraph, you can set the amount of space that separates paragraphs, and you can align a paragraph left, right, center, or flush with both margins. Styles are a set of formats you can quickly apply to a paragraph. For example, by applying a style, you can set the font, set the font size, and align a paragraph all at once. In this lesson, you will learn about the various formats you can apply to a paragraph and about styles.
If you have lists of data, you may want to bullet or number them. When using Microsoft Word, bulleting and numbering are easy. The first part of this lesson teaches you to bullet and number. After you have completed your document, you may want to share it with others. One way to share your document is to print and distribute it. However, before you print you may want to add page numbers and tell Word such things as the page orientation, the paper size, and the margin setting you want to use. In this lesson you will learn how to layout and how to print your documents.

Yahoo mail basics learn how to use

Getting Started With Yahoo! Mail

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Introducing Yahoo! Mail

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Yahoo! Mail is an email application that makes it easy to send and receive email messages over the Internet. You may have another email account at work or school, but with Yahoo! Mail you can send and receive email from any computer with Internet access, anywhere in the world. Plus, your Yahoo! Mail account comes with access to Yahoo! Contacts, Yahoo! Calendar, and Yahoo! Notepad. And you have unlimited mail storage with Yahoo! Mail!
It’s easy to begin using Yahoo! Mail—just open a web browser and get started!

Here’s How

  1. Make sure that the computer you are using is connected to the Internet.
  2. Open a Web browser, such as Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.  Learn more
  3. Type the following address in the browser’s address box, and press Enter:
    The Yahoo! sign-in page opens in the browser.
    Tip: If you install the Yahoo! Toolbar on your browser, you can open your email with the click of a button. Click here to learn more about the Yahoo! Toolbar.
  4. Type your Yahoo! ID and password, then click the Sign In button.
    Type your Yahoo! ID and password on the sign-in page.
    Tip: If you don’t have a Yahoo! ID, you can sign up for one on the sign-in page.
    Yahoo! Mail appears in the browser and displays your Mail What’s New tab.
    The Yahoo! Mail What’s New tab
    Note: If you see status and updates information on your What’s New tab, you have the new Yahoo! Mail home page. Click here to learn about the features of this version of What’s New.

    If your mail screen doesn’t have a 
    What’s New tab, you’re probably using Yahoo! Mail Classic instead of the All-New Yahoo! Mail. You can either go to the tutorials for Yahoo! Mail Classic or learn how to switch to the All-New Yahoo! Mail.

What’s Next

Prefer to Use Yahoo! Mail Classic?
There may be times when you prefer to use Yahoo! Mail Classic, such as when you have slower internet connection. It’s easy to switch back and forth between Yahoo! Mail and Yahoo! Mail Classic as often as you want.
  1. To switch from Yahoo! Mail to Yahoo! Mail Classic, select the Switch to Yahoo! Mail Classic option on the Options menu on the right top side of the page.
    Select Switch to Yahoo! Mail Classic to use Yahoo! Mail Classic.
  2. In the window that appears, click the Switch to Yahoo! Mail Classic button to confirm that you want to leave the new Yahoo! Mail for now.
    Click the Switch to Yahoo! Mail Classic button.
    This takes you the version of Yahoo! Mail that you’re already familiar with.
  3. When you’re ready to come back to the All-New Yahoo! Mail, click the All-New Mail link in the upper right corner of the Yahoo! Mail Classic page.
    Click the All-New Mail link.
Learn More
To learn all about Yahoo! Mail features, check out these tutorials:

Emailing: The Basics

It’s Emailing 101. Signing in and out. Composing. Sending. Receiving, replying, and forwarding...and deleting. Attachment help and Announcement help. Just click the links below to learn
 Signing In and Out
 Composing and Sending
 Receiving Mail
 Sending Attachments
 Receiving Attachments
 Forwarding Mail
 Announcing Your Address or Vacation