Download: Fishbowl's Source Code, its SDK, and the application

Fishbowl the dektop client for facebook, which we already discussed on its installation aspects and is first preview. Now its tie to check out its backend that is its source code and its SDK (Software Development Kit) after having some hands on the application.



Download:

Facebook Desktop Client Application | Source Code of the Fishbowl | Fishbowl SDK | Discuss on Facebook

FishBowl: Download & Installation ScreenShots

Fishbowl a sample by uxlabs@Microsoft is an application available on trial basis which demonstrate a unique userr experience with Facebook content and more than that is optimized for Windows 7. Facebook users can taste it but only the trail version with no support and give feedback on it. It can be downloaded with its source code and SDK at no cost.

Its a total desktop client application in which users can easily personalize how they read their newsfeed, update status, comment, like, browse and upload photos.

System requirements by Fishbowl:
Operating system: Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (32-bit edition only), Windows Vista (32-bit or 64-bit editions), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit editions), or Windows Server 2008.
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 800 MHz or higher for Windows XP.
  • Memory: 1 GB of RAM for Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 512 MB for Windows XP.
  • Internet connection: Internet functionality requires dial-up or broadband Internet access (provided separately). Local or long-distance charges may apply.
  • Graphics or video card: A video card that supports DirectX 9.0 or higher, and Shader Model 2.0 or higher. 
Installation:

Here are the installation screenshots of the Fishbowl:



Licensing Terms




Application will download from internet so being verified




Asking for permission for installation




Installation progress



Login/Signup page for facebook



I have account so, I'll go for for the Login Page



Authorization of the user so that no more re-authorization after it is configured



Permission to publish posts or comments without prompting the user



Allow Fishbowl to access the newsfeed an wall of the user



After all that configuring process, its time to loading the facebook on you dekstop



Facebook on your dekstop via Fishbowl, looking awesome


Menubar of the facebook desktop client





Minimode of your Fishbowl, desktop client for facebook

FixWin: 50 Problems... 1 solution... the Windows Doctor

After so many applications from TheWindowsClub like UltimateWindowsTweaker, FixIE, FixWU, Fix MSE, Windows Access Panel and Prevent, now they are pleased to release a first-of-its-kind application for Windows 7 & Vista: FixWin. FixWin v 1.0 is a 529 KB freeware portable application to repair & fix common Windows annoyances & issues.



The solutions to repair and fix 50 common Windows annoyances, issues, problems have been categorized under 5 tabs, viz : Windows Explorer, Internet & Connectivity, Windows Media, System Tools & Misc Additional Fixes.



It has been tested on Windows 7 & Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit versions. But it is recommended that you run the System File Checker Utility first and then you also create a System Restore Point.
Having done that, apply at most one fix at a time and restart your computer.

FixWin is freeware and can be freely used for any personal non-commercial purposes only. It is supplied "as-is". The publisher or the author assumes no liability for damages, direct or consequential, which may result from the use of this software.

All product names, logos, and trademarks are acknowledged as the registered intellectual property of their respective owners.

FixWin v 1.0 has been developed for The Windows Club by Ramesh Kumar.



HomePage: FixWin

Enjoy the Charisma of colors with new Orkut !!!

Recently Google released the new sensation of Orkut in Beta phase, at that time the Orkut team decided to make the Orkut very colorful and to enjoy that sparkled Orkut. You can simple change you profile color with a single click. It was great to discover how much you liked this new feature!





Orkut people were earlier enjoying the five colors but team decided as only five colors aren't nearly enough so a whole new colors range is added to the palette which can be changed as per our choice. Not only this the background color of Orkut is not only confined to standard blue background, but it too changes to match with the new hue you have choosen.

So just enjoy the enlightment of fun coloring with orkut!

Participate and win a Hyundai i20 in VS ALM Challenge

Visual Studio ALM Challenge is giving a chance to exciting grand prizes like Hyundai i20, Yamaha Fazer, Laptop and lots of consolation prizes lke T-Shirts, USB drives etc.

The VS ALM challenge is providing us a chance to showcase our skills on Visual Studio 2010 and emerge victorious. Simply we have to take the challenge, answer simple questions regarding Visual Studio 2010 and we shall be on your way to win grand prizes. Register now and start winning.

Who can participate?
Open to all developers and development team members.



How does the Contest Work?
  • First you have to book your slot by clicking on the “Book your Slot” option on Home page.
  • After this slot booking a reminder is recieved at midnight before the day of your Quiz.
  • Just log on to the site at your slot time and take the test.
  • Successfully complete each Round as per the criteria and you will move a level closer to victory.
For more information on the Contest, click here.


Levels of the challenge:
  • Level 1: 20 nov - 6 dec
  • Level 2: 9 dec - 19 dec
  • Level 3: 21 dec - 26 dec
  • Level 4: 29 dec - 30 dec
Register for the challenge and download the latest VSTS 2010 Beta 2 from link given bleow:

Download: Google Chromium OS Source Code

Google is on its way of Open Source development of Operating System Chromium whose source code is made available of its version 0.4.22.8. With this source code of Google Chromium freely available for download, various developers from world wide can get involved in the project, by creating applications, patches, etc. In other words, from now on, the development of the upcoming Chrome OS will be done transparently.

Google Chromium home page: Google Chromium
For the Chromium source code and download click here.

Video: Google Chrome OS security and its fast boot time.

Here is another video from the Google Chromium team which will show up the security features of Google Chrome OS and reagrding its fast boot time and also Google sad in its official announcement that they will make Chromium boot in just 3 seconds.

Chromium OS security:
 

Chormium OS fast boot:



Google Chrome OS open Source Project announcement:
"There is still a lot of work to do, and we're excited to work with the open source community. We have benefited hugely from projects like GNU, the Linux Kernel, Moblin, Ubuntu, WebKit and many more. We will be contributing our code upstream and engaging closely with these and other open source efforts." - was stated in the official release annoucement.

Download: ASP.NET MVC 2 Beta

Microsoft released the ASP.NET MVC 2 in Beta phase recently and is provides a new Model-View-Controller (MVC) framework on top of the existing ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 runtime.

The installation package includes templates and tools for Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 to increase productivity when writing ASP.NET MVC applications. For example, the Add View dialog box takes advantage of customizable code generation (T4) templates to generate a view based on a model object. The default project template allows the developer to automatically hook up a unit-test project that is associated with the ASP.NET MVC application.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista
.NET 3.5 SP1. Visual Studio 2008, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 or Visual Web Developer 2008 SP1 are required to use certain parts of this feature.

Click here to download the Beta.

Video: Explaining What is Google Chrome OS

Here are the officical videos from Google blog which will explain the Google Chrome OS:

What is Google Chrome OS:



Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web. Here you can review the project's design docs, obtain the source code, and contribute. So just wait for more to come, its just the start of Chromium.

Wallpaper for MeraWindows created by me !!!

I don't know much about PhotoShop but still I managed to do some artistic work here. I'm posting a wallpaper which I made from MeraWindows.




Image link: MW_Wall

Windows 8: Will be available in 2012, as per Microsoft

As we all are seeing that after Windows XP there was a long gap in the generation of Windows. But after that we saw two big and frequent changes in the form of Windows Vista and Windows 7 off-course. Within few years of time span both major release were in front of the world and now Microsoft have some better plan here regarding its next iteration for both Windows Client and Windows Server i.e Windows 8.

Microsoft will deliver its next generation Windows code name "Windows 8" in just a wait of two or three years i.e. in 2012.




As per these roadmaps we can easily conclude that Windows 8 or the next generation of Windows is not far but only in the time span of three years from now.
Courtesy: MSFT Kitchen

How To: Office 2010 Beta Activation

After you complete the Installation of Microsoft Office 2010 Beta you will be prompted that your product's activation is failed and you need to activate the product. So here are the simple steps incuded in the activation procedure of the product:



In the Title Bar it is reflected that the product activation failed, and its neccessary to activate the product.




Enter your product key which you get at the time of downloading the product.





Click on the Next button as The product activation will begin over internet.





Activation Progress of the product over the internet.




After the activation get completed, a thanks to the user for activating the product. Now your Microsoft Office 2010 Beta is genuine and activated successfully.

Office 2010 Beta Installation ScreenShots.

Recently Microsoft released Office 2010 Beta and I just completed the downloading it. After the download completes, I can't wait more and started the installation of Office. Here are the screenshots of the steps included in the installation:

 
Office 2010 Beta ~EULA




Office 2010 Beta ~ Tpical Installation




Office 2010 Beta ~ Custom Installation




Office 2010 Beta ~ Installation Progress




Office 2010 Beta ~ Installtion Complete



Office 2010 Beta ~ Splash Screen

Download: Microsoft Office 2010 Beta publicly available.





Recenlty Microsoft Office 2010 Beta was made available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers and now its released to public download.

Kurt DelBene
senior vice president of the Office Business Productivity Group, Microsoft  said


"Office 2010 is where you want it, when you need it. "
Till now many of us were using the Office 2010 Technical Preview and now the wit is over and Beta is ready for testing. But before you go for the Beta installation first of all make sure that you have uninstalled the previous versions of it.

Here's is what you need to know:

This is pre-release software, so please read the following to get an idea of the risks and key things you need to know before you try the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.

Protect your PC and data
Be sure to back up your data and please don’t test Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta on your primary home or business PC.

Uninstall any previous versions of Microsoft Office
We highly recommend that previous versions of Microsoft Office be removed from your test machine before installing Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta.

Technical details/updates
Before installing the Beta please read the Release Notes.

Keep up with the news
You can keep up with general technical information and news by participating in the Microsoft Office 2010 Forum (on TechNet) and reading the Microsoft Office 2010 Team Blog.

Keep your PC updated
Be sure to turn on automatic updates in Windows Update in case we publish updates for the Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta. .Microsoft Partners. Learn more about Office Professional Plus 2010 on the Microsoft Partner Portal.

System Requirements:
Internet access Internet access (to download Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta and get updates) .
  • 500 MHz 32-bit or 64-bit processor or higher
  • 256 MB of system memory or more 3 GB of available disk space
  • 1024x768 or higher resolution monitor
  • DVD-R/W Drive
  • Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 3 (32-bit)
  • Windows Vista with SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 with SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Office 2010 Beta can be downloaded from here.

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Available to MSDN and TechNet Subscribers

Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview was released in earlier July 2010 and after approximate 4 months, today the official Microsoft Office 2010 BETA has been made available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

Microsoft has not released Office 2010 BETA to Microsoft Connect and general public yet. After the official announcement of closing Office 2010 TP, Microsoft stated, “Office 2010 BETA will be made available for public in November 2009”. Therefore we can expect Office 2010 Beta will be available in earlier this week.
Both 32bit and 64bit versions are available, Microsoft is offering Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus Beta, that is a complete suite of productivity and database software that will help you save time and stay organized. Powerful contact management features help you manage all customer and prospect information in one place. This product includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access.

Visit these following URLs and you can find your site at Applications >> Office 2010
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta from MSDN
Download Microsoft Office 2010 Beta from TechNet

Courtesy WindowsValley

Apple iTunes ~ That's entertainment !!!

What is iTunes
iTunes a freeware for your Mac or PC which plays and organizes your digital music and video on your computer. All your media syncs with your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And iTunes is like a store on your computer, iPod touch, iPhone, and Apple TV that has everything you need to be entertained. Anywhere. Anytime.
Discover everything you need to know about iTunes. Have llok of A-Z features of iTunes.
iTunes ~ Your music collection. Your favorite movies and TV shows. Apps, games, podcasts, and more. iTunes is home to everything that entertains you.


With iTunes:
  • Entertainment never sleeps.
  • Your entire digital music world. All in one Place.
  • Just a click away from arena of Movies. rent or buy or watch them in minutes.
  • Not far from you TV shows.
  • Keep in touch with your favorite podcasts.
  • App Store is always with you.
  • Never ending lists of audiobooks waiting for you.
  • The world's smartest download.
  • Best Gift cards as iTunes.


Discover everything you need to know about iTunes. Have look of A-Z features of iTunes.
iTunes 9.0.2 is available for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 too in both 32-bit
and 64-bit.

So what are you waiting for just tune into iTunes... Click here for downloading iTunes.

Got Invitation of New ORKUT! Now enjoying the new orkut !!!

After Google get inspired from the Facebook and Twitter features and popularity of Twitter they implemented the same to their Beta version of Orkut as New ORKUT BETA. The new versin is not open to all of its members but i got the invitation of that and using it. Now I'v five invitation which I can use to invite 5 more persons for testing the new version. Here is a snapshot of the new look and feel of new orkut:


With this new version of ORkut we'll find some new features as:
Fewer pages, faster browsing: We've concentrated orkut's principal actions onto your homepage, making it a one-stop-shop for nearly everything that you'd like to do. Now you can chat, watch videos, and browse and search within your full friends and communities lists without ever having to open a new page. See a photo, video, or status message in your activity stream that you'd like to comment on? Just start typing away. After all, fewer pages and a GWT interface mean less time waiting for things to load and more time doing what really matters– hanging out with your friends!

A clean, simple interface: We've reorganized the most important activites on orkut so that they are easy to find and even easier to use. Look out for larger pictures, easier to access notifications, targeted friend suggestions, and key updates closer to the top of your homepage. Now you can even use your friends' profile pages to keep up with their most recent activities and leave them scraps.

Greater personalization: Make your orkut profile and homepage truly your own by choosing the color that best fits your style. Have a personality that's too unique to be captured by words? We've also made it possible for you to customize your "about me" section, adding video, OpenSocial applications and much more to your array of options.

And much, much more: This is just a taste of all the new things you'll find on orkut. Learn more about all of the different features you'll find on the new interface by visiting this page on the orkut Help Center.

Just wait for this new sensation of ORKUT !!!
Courtesy: Orkut Blog

Yahoo Messenger 10, final version out: Installation & Download

Yahoo released Yahoo! Messenger 10 after its long life in Beta.This latest version (10.0.0.1102) incorporates many bug fixes, including some related to our new video call feature. We’ve also improved the overall stability of the product.
Much more interesting is that its is compatible with the new operating system i.e. Windows 7.

Improved features of it are:
  • Instant message with one friend, or conference in a bunch
  • All-new Insider with Yahoo! Mail, news, weather, search and more
  • Easily find or invite friends from other services to come chat with you
  • Send text messages (SMS) to friends' mobile phones for free
  • Make free PC-to-PC calls and PC-to-phone calls for as low as 1¢ a minute (plus free voicemail!)
  • Use the built-in media player to watch web videos and view photos with friends
  • Show your style with emoticons, Avatars, audibles and IMVironments

Installation can be seen in quick snapshots as:

Step 1:


Step 2:


Step 3:


Step 4:


Step 5:




You can easily import contacts from your mail services listed in this version. Simply click on Start Adding Friends.

Step 6:


Just provide the Username and Password of your mail service and all of your contacts will get imported as per your requirement.
Aboout Page:


Watch the Video Demo.

Download Yahoo Messenger 10 ver. 10.0.0.1102.
For International Users, click here.

Enhance audio in Windows 7 to improve speaker configuration.

If you are facing a problem that your laptop's speaker (or individual one) is not giving upto the mark sound and you are expecting something hard then this will help you a lot.
In Windows 7 there is an option to Enhance the audio of your current speaker configuration which in turn improve your audio experience. Simply follow the steps given below:

Step 1:


Right click on the volume icon in the System Tray and select Playback devices. Or navigate to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound.

Step 2:


Now in the current tab i.e. Playback, right click on the Speakers and select Properties.

Step 3:


Navigate to Enhancements tab and uncheck Disable all enhancement if it is not checked.
Now Check the following options: Bass Boost | Loudness Equaization. and you can also check either Virual Surround or Room Correction, only one can be checked once. Now click on Apply and enjoy the enhanced sound coming right from your speakers. Happy Windows Computing !!!

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