Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 is Now Available

I just Recieved this email from Microsoft. Thought would share with you guys !

Just to inform you that the final major pre-release of Windows Vista – Release Candidate 1 (RC1) – is now available for download for CPP participants. Please use the links below to access the download site, and install this release as soon as possible. (If you ordered a DVD kit for Beta 2 you will receive a new DVD kit containing RC1 in approximately 2-4 weeks.)

Important Information about Windows Vista RC1 . We remind you that RC1 is pre-release software and you should not run this on production or mission-critical PCs. Support will be limited to newsgroups, and you may have to do a clean install to move from this release to the final release of Windows Vista.

. You may upgrade an existing installation of Windows Vista Beta 2 or Windows XP to this release. However you will have to do a clean install if you want to get back to a previous configuration.

. Before upgrading from Beta 2 to RC1, please install any Critical Updates from Windows Update for Beta 2. Go to Start, All Programs, Windows Update, and click the “Check for Updates” button.

. Please close any open applications before beginning an upgrade. During installation we recommend you have an active Internet connection and choose to “Go online to get the latest updates for installation.”

. Installing RC1 requires a valid Microsoft Product Key. You should use the same Product Key that was provided to you (and sent in email) when you registered for Beta 2 in June. For your convenience, your Product Key is included here:
“XXXXXX”

. Due to the size of the download we recommend you use the download manager provided as it will allow you to resume the download if your Internet connection is interrupted during the process.

. As with Beta 2, the download for RC1 is an ISO file. After you complete the download you will need to burn a DVD to install RC1. For more information, including DVD-burning instructions, program information, and feedback links, please refer to the Customer Preview Program start page.

. To help you explore Windows Vista, we have created a list of tasks for you to try. To access the list and provide feedback on your experience, visit the Windows Vista Scenario Voting site. Windows Vista Scenario Voting

Please use these links to access the download:

English: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/download.htm

German: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/de/download.htm

Japanese: http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/jp/download.htm

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Hiding Address Bar on Page Load Using JavaScript

Today , I was playing around on how you can Hide an Address/Tool Bar on a Page Reload. I looked at couple of solutions on the net but nothing seems to be available which would work for both IE and Firefox.  I had to figure out a way to do this and I was successful at the end. This is the code I used, to solve my problem.

< !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">

 

 

If the window does not open, please turn off the pop-up blocker for this site and click here

 

Edit : A lot of people are having problem implementing this code, may be because of the quote not displaying correctly. To make the life little easier, I have zipped up the code and can be dowloaded from HERE

You can Also Demo it at  http://rahmansaher.com/poper.html

Listen to music while charging iPod

Like many others, I had the same curiosity of how could I keep my IPOD charging while playing videos from IPOD to my TV. This is very necessary if you are watching a 3 hrs movie. Apple gave this simple steps which absolutely works . I would recommend this while watching the movies on TV. But, I think it would be a good idea to revert back to the Autamatic Updates once you are done wathcing. In that sense, it will atleast keep you IPOD and your ITUNES in synch.. Just my 2 Cents :)

Learn how you can play songs from iPod while it is charging.

You can charge iPod using the Apple iPod Power Adapter or you can charge iPod by connecting it to your computer using the FireWire cable. Windows computers and Macintosh computers (with Mac OS X 10.3.4 and later) can also use the high-power USB 2.0 cable with the iPod mini.

When charging iPod using the iPod Power Adapter you can play music just as if the charger was not connected.

When using a cable connected to your computer, though, iPod’s buttons no longer work, and iPod’s display does not show the standard menu. Instead, only a FireWire icon or the message “Do not disconnect” appears on the display. Despite this, you can still play songs from iPod through your computer. Follow these steps:

1. Connect iPod to your computer using the included FireWire cable.
2. Open iTunes, if necessary.
3. Select iPod in the Source list.
4. Click the iPod Options button in the bottom right corner of the iTunes window.
5. Click to enable the “Manually manage songs and playlists” option.
6. Click OK.

You should now be able to select any song from iPod and play it through the computer.