04 May, 2010
18 April, 2010
Google chrome released long time back, I never tried it, but after using some mobile services and read about N900 + Chrome, I thought to test run. Finally start with Mac OS version, then tried on Linux (Fedora x86_64 RPM build by google), and Finally on Windows. It imported all data from Firefox on All platforms very easily , no error, and look was same on all OS, Same feel.
Book Mark Sync was quick feature, which I liked most as Firefox, need to install Weave and then it ask Few more username and password and PIN, then start sync, but for Chrome, someone need only Google a/c and it is done. But what I missed is Merge feature, which works better on Firefox (it ask what to merge), but chrome don’t. You have to merge or not sync at all. Secondly not sure, but I found it is not syncing Password and Browser history like Mozilla Weave
Overall smooth ride, cool look, faster loading, interface than Firefox.
for i18n/l10n point, it is not available in my language (Punjabi), for which I pushed Issue. For Indic, it is available in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu.
it is Open Source, so got en-GB file to translate, start work if I can push to Google, where I am not sure whether they accept code or not.
06 April, 2010
Please suggest if you have any comments about it.
Add Punjabi Layout to N900:
install it on your device.
Download attached file n900keyboardlayout.zip , unzip it
and scp "pa-jhelum.vkb" file to N900 in following directory:
Enable Punjabi Layout:
Settings-> Text input -> 1st language --Change this to ਜੇਹਲਮ (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)
Now you can start type Punjabi. Meanwhile I am trying to add
this layout to ukeyboard so that Punjabi support available
Note: you need to install fonts for Punjabi, please read
Enable Punjabi on N900
 Source file for that is also attached, if you want to change, you can
easily do that. Following ukeyboard instructions to edit and compile it.
29 March, 2010
now it is back with Motorola MileStone with following
ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM - Android 2.1
Camera: 5 MP Dual LED Flash
3G WCDMA/900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA, GPRS Class 12, WiFi
BATTERY TYPE - 1400 mAh Li Ion
DISPLAY TYPE - TFT
WEIGHT - 165 g (heavy)
SIZE 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
DISPLAY SIZE 3.7"; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen; PPI 267
PROCESSOR SPEED - 550 MHz (Slow)
Buy cost is ~32,000 INR, which seems too costly when we
compare with latest Sony Ericsson X10. X10 with
almost same price provide more feature, almost all
feature with 1Ghz, which make phone future-proof
(minimum for few months at least).
you can check compare at GSMarena
But it seems motorola is back (which I like more than
other phone brand, it is first brand to bring Linux phone
in India E6)
22 February, 2010
Day: Som (Monday)
with time, software becoming more useful and more
close not only to hi-fi people, but general public.
After all those are for them, by them.
15 February, 2010
While need to install fonts, I was not
clear about rendering after installing
fonts. it is based on Maemo Linux, so
you can install/use application easily
After install openssl-client/server,
scp lohit-punjabi fonts from fedora
machine to N900 and 'fc-cache',
While after reboot, I can see the
Punjabi in mail and other places
(no interface translation available yet).
Most Important thing was Rendering,
which is just working and good enough
to use. fonts was installed on N810, but
there is Punjabi Rendering was broken
More Screenshot you can check here
from i18n Point of view, following task with status:
-Fonts- Working - Need to package
-Rendering - Working - Nothing to Done
-Input - Need to Work - Need to Package
No Indian Language is supported as such, but
Same as Apple iPhone.
Now it seems Nokia should work fast, but less
hard to provide Indian language as Rendering is
working and just installing fonts can
help to enable support.
14 February, 2010
After many year, I was working on Microsoft
Word/Power Point. version it 2007 (2010 Beta),
both has common problem for Punjabi (Gurmukhi)
rendering. While Input Character with Bindi
(ਸ/ਗ/ਜ/ਫ/ਲ) and use (਼) with it, then input
any dependent vowel, it delete the (਼)
ਗ + ਼ + ੀ = ਗੀ
it is happening only with Office only,
while WordPad and NotePad is ok.
is here and Test case is below.
Character + Bindi + Dependant Vowel = Resutl
ਸ + ਼ + ਾ = ਸ਼ਾ
ਖ + ਼ + ੈ= ਖ਼ੈ
ਗ + ਼ + ਿ = ਗ਼ਿ
ਜ + ਼ + ੀ = ਜ਼ਿ
ਲ + ਼ + ੁ = ਲ਼ੁ
ਫ + ਼ + ੇ = ਫ਼ੇ
ਸ਼ + ਾ= ਸ਼ਾ
ਖ਼ + ੈ=ਖ਼ੈ
ਗ਼ + ਿ=ਗ਼ਿ
ਜ਼ + ੀ=ਜ਼ੀ
ਲ਼ + ੁ=ਲ਼ੁ
ਫ਼ + ੇ=ਫ਼ੇ
Try to delete and paste Dependent Vowel at end.
Don’t know how to Find Revision/Version of MS Office and how to report to Microsoft:-(
03 February, 2010
for Fedora 12 installation major problems:
1) Broadcom Ethernet is not detected (fixed)
2) Once Display Blank, reboot and then only start,
(this was true for anaconda also) (still not working)
3) No Sound (still not working) Fedora Bug 562695
Dell Studio 1457 Smolt Profile
after 4 attempt to install Fedora 12, (3 failed
with no display), I get message that there is
no Network device detected on your machine,
so please use DVD or Complete CD (I was
using network install). (that is why
keep DVD with you at home:-) )
Got KDE Live CD, installation was quite fast,
Ethernet was not detected, but Wireless
was working (it is intel half-mini card).
Rebooted and Display gone. After waiting
for few minutes, reboot again this time
display was working (now after shutdown,
I need to reboot 2 times to get display working)
there is workaround given here (Fedora Bug)
modprobe -r tg3
it is working, but need to use this each time
Video: ATI detected and worked on proper resolution automatically
Audio: Still not working
KDE System Monitor showing 8 Cores (i7 has 4 core / 8 threads)
19 January, 2010
after release of KDE4 Beta, tried again.
first impression "Woh!"
please check few screenshot of KDE4 on Fedora 13 (Rawhide)
1) Desktop with few
2) Adding few more widgets (Mac's Impression)
3) Google translate English to Hindi, Amritsar Weather
4) Activities, which still I failed to understand what and how to do with this:-)
Hope to KDE4 more acceptable in daily work than previous KDE4 releases....
09 January, 2010
Cover, which I got as Upgrade from Vista (so no
sticker on laptop). It includes Windows Serial No.
It lost this morning, and I installed Windows
without this key, but as need to activate within
30 days, I have to find some solution.
Two Software I found for this work (as I had already
installed Windows 7 on my old bad sector hard disk)
It has Free, Personal Use, working perfect
Free for Demo, not perfect and PAID:-)
Finally, I attach old harddisk, boot windows 7 (old installation),
install both software, Recover-keys find few things
Office, Call for Duty and 1 more, but now Windows key,
Then install Belarc Advisor and it create report and
show me in Web browser, yes it contains Windows keys
with IE serial key. So I got the key to Windows Activation.
It save money and something that Punjabi don't like to do...;-)
More information about OEM Windows Version here.
04 January, 2010
I just stuck for Intel's Latest Intel i7-720QM.
Surely it seems quite good, but how much from
currently with me? (Intel Core to Duo P8600 and
Intel Core to Duo P9600)
Few Differnce you can get with i7 vs C2D are
|No. of Cores||2||2||4|
|No. of Threads||2||2||8|
|Processor Base Frequency||2.66 GHz||2.4 GHz||1.6 GHz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||2.8 GHz|
|Cache||6 MB L2 Cache||3 MB L2 Cache||6 MB Intel® Smart Cache|
|System Bus||1066 MHz||1066 MHz||2.5 GT/s|
|Max TDP||25 W||25 W||45 W|
|Processing Die Size||107 mm2||107 mm2||296 mm2|
|No of Processing Die Transistors||410 million||410 million||774 million|
|Intel® Turbo Boost Technology||No||No||Yes|
|Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology||No||No||Yes|
|Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Intel® Trusted Execution Technology||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|AES New Instructions||No|
i7 based laptop has hal battery life than P8600.
Dell is start selling Laptop with i7 processor, while Intel is going to release
i5 and i3 Mobile Q1 2010.