19 January, 2010

KDE 4.4 Beta on my Desktop

While I skipped using KDE from last few months,
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

Recovering a lost Windows Serial Key...

During Repair of Dell XPS Laptop, I lost Windows 7's
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)
Belarc Advisor
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

Intel i7-720QM and Core 2 Duo Difference...

While searching for latest, faster Mobile processor,
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

Processor NumberP9600P8600i7-720QM
No. of Cores224
No. of Threads228
Processor Base Frequency2.66 GHz2.4 GHz1.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency

2.8 GHz
Cache6 MB L2 Cache3 MB L2 Cache6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus/Core Ratio
System Bus1066 MHz1066 MHz2.5 GT/s
FSB ParityNoNo
Max TDP25 W25 W45 W

Processing Die Size107 mm2107 mm2296 mm2
No of Processing Die Transistors410 million410 million774 million

Intel® Turbo Boost TechnologyNoNoYes
Intel® Hyper-Threading TechnologyNoNoYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)YesYesYes
Intel® Trusted Execution TechnologyYesYesYes
AES New Instructions


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.