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Mac4Lin Project hosted on Sourceforge.net

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My Mac4Lin project is on Sourceforge.net! :) Keep visiting the page for updates. The project has been conceived on Ubuntu and GNOME. But it'll soon be tested on other distros and Unix-like OS which employ GTK+. Its in alpha version as of now. People who would like to test may please drop me a mail. Please leave your comments and suggestions regarding the project here or on the project website. Feature requests and Bug tracking welcomed :)

Let the downloads begin....................

PS: I'm indicating all the approx file sizes here so that nobody wastes their time downloading a corrupt file, if any:

Leopard_Pack_1 -> ~5MB
Leopard_Pack_2 -> ~ 7.8MB
AWN_INSTALL_INSTRUCTIONS -> ~1.2KB
Wallpapers -> ~5MB
GTK_MacMenu -> ~20.6MB

Link to project: Mac4Lin on Sourceforge.net

Setup a home wifi-lan, share internet connection

Somebody asked me how to setup a wifi home network. so i thot posting here wud be a good idea. This deals wid working on Windows.

Do not be afraid on looking at the length of the tutorial. i've tried to be as descriptive as possible so that you do not haf any kinda confusion. read it once mebbe twice or thrice before attempting.

This tut. assumes that you wanna include a laptop and a desktop in ur home wifi network in the first part and share a net connection in the second part. i'm not discussing an ad-hoc connection here. its a normal wlan setup.

OK, to create a home wlan you will need the following:

1) Desktop wifi pci card/usb adaptor ~Rs. 1k
2) A wifi access point cum router (which has rj45 connectors to connect at least 1 ethernet cable). price ranges from about Rs. 2.5k to 5k. select the one which has at least 1 ethernet connector.
3) A normal ethernet cable to configure ur wifi router for the first time and also to troubleshoot. (a cross over won't do.. it shud be a norm…

Enhance your SE phone by flashing it!

Enhance your SE phone (W700i explained here) with new acoustic driver, increased sms capacity and more....

Some articles authored by me to enhance, rather I must say 'hack' your SE phone. Read more here... and here...

Tools to make your Windows XP desktop look like Windows Vista

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I must say I miss Vista looks but XP functionality is more important for me. So I set out to make my desktop look more like Vista.

OK, a more 'Vista'ish desktop here:


Resources used:
MS Visual Style: VistaVG by Vishal
Icons: Icontweaker with Vista Theme
Transparencies: XP Visual Tools
Toolbar in Explorer: Styler with Vista Theme
Sidebar: Thoosje's Sidebar
Vista Start Menu: ViStart (Though I don't use it as I haf problems with some of its features)

Reason why I don't recommend transformation packs is that of all the times I've used them and uninstalled it has completely messed up the system files (shell32.dll etc.). No matter how much I try to restore from the Installation Disc it jus won't go back. Reinstallation has been the only option for me.

Desktop screenshots

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The power of linux!

Is this how your default Ubuntu Linux Desktop (or any other distro) looks?


Letz jazz it up a bit.............

My desktop with latest updates to the customisation pack.

1) Desktop with Leopard Wallpaper - Clean


2) Desktop with Leopard Wallpaper - Dirty


3) Desktop with matching Apple Wallpaper - Clean


4) Desktop with matching Apple Wallpaper - Dirty

GRE TOEFL

As most of you know, I'm preping for GRE and TOEFL and boy, the verbal section is the most horrible! Easier said than done, securing an admission outside the country is a looooooooong process. GRE/TOEFL/IELTS is jus the first step. A long road awaits me! Anyone interested to share info on this topic?

Revival of my blog

Here I am again! With a revived blog - a new name, a new place and new contents. Welcome to my blog. Those of you who used to read my blog will surely feel at home :)