Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0 Now Available

Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0 FREE Edition is finally available. You can download it from http://www.cloudantivirus.com.

In version 1.0 we have improved most of the issues submitted during the testing period. Some of the improvements it incorporates are:

  • Supports Windows Vista and Windows 7 64bits.
  • Ability to restore any neutralized file.
  • Improved detection & protection against rootkits.
  • Free Technical Support forums.

Remember that Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0 is 100% FREE for home users and non-profit organizations and schools. In addition, you can install it in multiple PCs.

So it’s available in a 64-bit version now, which is nice (and necessary). Panda Cloud Antivirus is effective and lightweight.

Download : Panda

Google Caffeine Sandbox Beta has retired

Those who have been testing the new Google Search Engine (Caffeine Sandbox), are getting the following message.

We appreciate all the feedback from people who searched on our Caffeine sandbox.
Based on the success we’ve seen, we believe Caffeine is ready for a larger audience. Soon we will activate Caffeine more widely, beginning with one data center. This sandbox is no longer necessary and has been retired, but we appreciate the testing and positive input that webmasters and publishers have given.

Caffeine is a next-generation search architecture for Google that’s supposed to be faster and more accurate, providing better, more relevant results and crawling larger parts of the web.

A comparison of Google vs Caffeine Sandbox can be viewed here

NewSID has been retired and is no longer available for download.

Just came across this blog of Mark Russinovich, now we won’t be able to download NewSID from Microsoft website. Those who have a local copy keep using that.

For those who are not aware of what was the purpose of this tool, NewSID is a utility that changes a computers machine Security Identifier (machine SID). A machine SID is a unique identifier generated by Windows Setup that Windows uses as the basis for the SIDs for administrator-defined local accounts and groups. After a user logs on to a system, they are represented by their account and group SIDs with respect to object authorization (permissions checks).

The reason for retiring NewSID, was due to some reports that the users generated where Windows component would fail after NewSID was used.

For further details, refer to this link.

Those who still want to use the NewSID, you can download it from here. But use it at your own risk.

Now you can use the Sysinternals PsGetSid tool to view a machine’s SID but can not modify it.

MSN’s new home page

MSN.com has undergone a clean up and is now focusing on a cleaner look where the essential information can be accessed easily. MSN has also unveiled a new logo to complement the fresh looking web portal. The new site also allows Windows Live, Twitter, and Facebook users to easily update those services from the home page. MSN will also be offering inline high-quality streaming video, employing Silverlight technology, from more than 300 sources including Hulu, National Geographic and FOX Entertainment Group.

Microsoft is using the latest web technologies to power MSN.com to ensure the site loads seamlessly. An array of tabs are available for users to flick between content such as Sport, Finance and Games. The new layout is a radical shift from how MSN.com used to look when it first launched in 1995:

MSN in 1995

MSN now

MSN in 2010

A preview of the new MSN look is available now and the new homepage will begin rolling out tomorrow and become widely available to over 100 million U.S. customers early next year.

The new refreshed logo for MSN was really cool..

Source : Neowin

Windows 7 Launch Party at Mumbai

The most awaited product (Windows 7) launch of the year is here. Be a part of the Windows 7 launch party in Mumbai on Saturday, 24th of October at The Boat Club.

Most of us must have read the reviews, or even must have tried it by now. There is a party to welcome the latest Windows from Microsoft! There is NO charge for attending the party!

Win a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, some goodies!

Party Details:

Date: Saturday, Oct 24 2009
Venue: The Boat Club
Time: 7:30 PM onwards

Register at : http://merawindows.com/UserGroups/MumbaiUserGroup.aspx