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Final Voting: Mac4Lin - Community Awards 2009

I'm very happy to announce that Mac4Lin has been declared as one of the finalists at Community Awards 2009 in the Best Visual Design category. The final phase of voting began today and will run till July 20th 2009. Please vote for Mac4Lin, if you feel it deserves to be voted. To vote click on this image:

Optionally, you can also click on the first box in the right frame on my blog. You do not need to login id. All you need is a valid email id. Each vote is associated with an email id, which needs confirmation that you actually voted (you will get an email giving a confirmation link, so all you need to do is click it). The whole voting process takes just 3 clicks.

I urge patrons to vote for Mac4Lin if they feel it should win. Mac4Lin is completing with projects like Xbox Media Center (XBMC) etc. I once again thank everyone for their continued support, feedback and appreciation. Mac4Lin exists today because of you all :) Do spread the word around about…

Mac4Lin ver.1.0 Released!

I am happy to release Mac4Lin ver.1.0. I know it was long due. Was held up with my graduate school and work. Version 1.0 finally sees light! :)


* Fully supports GNOME 2.26 and backwards compatible
* Improved support for GlobalMenu, support integrated in the default GTK theme
* Better native Xfce support
* Icon additions
* Statusbar is now fixed
* New progress bars
* New tabs
* Improved installation and uninstallation scripts
* Integrates well with Gloobus
* Finer UI refinements
* Metacity theme now supports different button sizes
* Firefox 3 themes are now updated
* Songbird plugins included
* Pidgin AWN 64bit plugin now included
* Fonts are now consolidated
* Transparent top panel
* GDM theme is now in-line with Mac OS X login window
* Cairo dock is the default recommended dock


* Usplash is still buggy
* Thunderbird theme is still buggy
* GDM theme is not automatically set by the script


1) Mac4Lin Desktop, NOTE:Apple logo is NOT bundled with Mac4Lin

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Mac4Lin : Community Choice Awards 2009

I am elated to announce that Mac4Lin is one of the finalists at the Community Choice Awards 2009 :) I'm very optimistic about Mac4Lin being one of the winners. I do understand that being nominated and ending up as one of the finalists is in itself a big achievement!

I thank you all for your continued support, appreciation and comments which have helped me make Mac4Lin better and better with every release. Thank you all again :)

I will keep you all posted about the results.

MS in the US, a guide: Part SIX

I guess this is the quickest follow-up in the series. But if this part is not up at the right time it loses its relevancy! The previous part covered packing your bags. This part [the last in the series] will cover all about traveling to the US and how to survive during the initial days of your stay.

6) Traveling to the US and initial days of stay

The first thing to do is to get a good document folder, large enough to house all the documents you wish to take. Make a list of the documents that you may ever need while you are in the US. Some generic things which come to the mind are:

1) Passport
2) I-20
3) SEVIS Fee receipt
4) Graduate School Admission letter
5) GRE, TOEFL score cards
6) Bachelors degree [or provisional] certificate and copies
7) Extra copies of your transcripts
8) Certificate of financial responsibility [the letters from your bank & CA validating the 'moolah' you showed to the VISA officer]
9) Any certificates you may wish to carry in order to support your statement of…