Tuesday, June 02, 2009

WORLD MEMORY REFRESHED

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 COUNTRY CITY ISD CODE LANGUAGE AIRPORT CURRENCY
AFGHANISTAN KABUL 93 PERSIAN KHWAJARAWASH AFGHANI
AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE 61 ENGLISH TULLAMARINE INTL. AUS $
AUSTRIA VIENNA 43 GERMAN WEIN-SCHWECHAT EURO
BELGIUM BRUSSELS 32 FRENCH BRUSSELS INTL. EURO
BANGLADESH DHAKA 880 BANGLA ZIA INTL. TAKA
CHINA BEIJING 86 MANDARIN BEIJING CAPITAL YUAN
CZECH REPU. PRAGUE 42 CZECH RUZYNE KORUNA
CANADA TORONTO 1 ENGLISH PEARSON CAN $
DENMARK COPENHAGEN 45 DANISH COPENHAGEN KRONE
EGYPT CAIRO 20 ARABIC CAIRO INTL. POUND
FRANCE PARIS 33 FRENCH CHARLES-DE-GUALLE EURO
GREECE ATHENS 30 GREEK HELLINIKON DRACHMA
GERRMANY BERLIN 49 GERMAN SCHONEFELD EURO
HUNGARY BUDAPEST 36 HUNGARIAN FERIHEGY FORINT
INDIA NEW DELHI 91 HINDI INDIRA GANDHI INTL. RUPEE
IRAQ BAGDAD 964 ARABIC SADDAM DINAR
IRAN TEHERAN 98 FARSI MEHRABAD RIAL
JAPAN TOKYO 81 JAPANESE TOKYO INTL. YEN
MEXICO MEXICO CITY 52 SPANISH BENITO JUAREZ PESO
NETHERLANDS AMSTERDAM 31 DUTCH SCHIPHOL EURO
NEPAL KATHMANDU 977 NEPALESE TRIVUBAN INTL. RUPEE
NEW ZEALAND WELLINGTON 64 ENGLISH WELLINGTON NZ $
PAKISTAN KARACHI 92 URDU QUID-E-AZAM INTL. RUPEE
POLAND WARSAW 48 POLISH OKECIE ZLOTY
PORTUGAL LISBON 351 PORTUGESE LISBON INTL. EURO
SAUDI ARABIA JEDDAH 966 ARABIC KING ABDUL AZIZ INTL. RIYAL
SPAIN MADRID 34 SPANISH BARAJAS INTL. EURO
SOUTH KOREA SEOL 82 KOREAN KIMPO INTL. WON
SINGAPORE SINGAPORE CITY 65 ENGLISH CHANGI INTL. S. $
SWEDEN STOCKHOLM 46 SWEDISH ARLANDA S. KRONA
THAILAND BANGKOK 66 THAI BANGKOK INTL. BAHT
TURKEY ISTANBUL 90 TURKISH . ATATURK INTL T. LIRA
UAE DUBAI 971 ARABIC DUBAI DIRHAM
UGANDA KAMPALA 256 ENGLISH ENTEBBE U.SCHILLING
U.K. LONDON 44 ENGLISH HEATHROW POUND
U.S.A. WASHINGTON DC 1 ENGLISH DULLES US $
U.S.A. NEW YORK 1 ENGLISH JF KENNEDY INTL. US $
ZAMBIA LUSAKA 260 ENGLISH LUSAKA KWACHA
NORWAY OSLO 47 NORWEGIAN FORNEBU KRONE
FINLAND HELSINKI 358 FINNISH HELSINKI VANTAA EURO

Caching Problems in Windows

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The Windows operating system executes its read and write operations with the help on an integrated cache management system. However, this system is not always helpful in increasing overall performance. Often some file operations reserve large segments of memory for the file cache, leaving less memory available for running applications. As a result, additional requests to save data to memory lead to the storing of less active data to the Windows page file (swapping). At the same time, it is also possible that programs experiencing errors require even more memory resources, decreasing the size of the file cache and potentially leading to system crashes. In a case such as this one, Windows has no defined minimum file cache size.

This behavior is paradoxical to the actual purpose of the file cache, leading to substantially reduced performance and instability. Only up until recently it was not even possible for users to influence this behavior because Windows did not have any standard mechanisms for this purpose.

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional is a unique tool to optimize your File Cache Management of Windows Vista, XP, Windows 2000, and Windows NT. This results in an enormous performance boost and may double the original speed - without any new hardware and without restricting your system's stability. Simply install O&O CleverCache Pro and you are ready to go! Neither configuration nor rebooting is needed. Within 5 minutes you activate unused resources of your Windows system!

All installation files are executable and self-extracting program files.
Please Note: This software will not run on Windows 95/98/Me operating systems!

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional is a unique tool that optimizes the File Cache Management for Windows Vista, NT, 2000 and Windows XP. This results in an enormous increase in performance boosting a system's performance at times to up to twice its original speed. All this is achieved without the need for additional hardware or any reduction in your system's stability. You simply install O&O CleverCache 6 Professional and you’re ready to go – no need to reboot. It automatically recognizes your configuration, and within 5 minutes you can unlock the hidden resources on your Windows system! The more the file cache grows, the less memory is available for running applications. The result is a significant decrease in performance as requests for memory lead to the so-called "swapping" of memory. This occurs when unused memory segments are paged out to the hard disk's paging file. Because hard disk access is slow relative to Memory, loss of performance is inevitable. O&O CleverCache 6 Professional is optimized to meet the day-to-day needs of individual users. The software is optimized to run on Windows NT4 Workstation, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Vista and Windows XP Professional.

About O&O CleverCache 6 Professional

The new Version O&O CleverCache 6 Professional not only offers Windows Vista compatibility but also a whole range of enhancements to the renowned methods and options. Even if you are an inexperienced user, configuring O&O CleverCache to automatically optimize the file cache is a cinch. After configuration is completed, you can rest assured with the knowledge that your system will be performing more quickly and reliably than ever before. O&O CleverCache handles all the fine tuning of your system, so you don't have to!

O&O AutoSense Profile (predefined profile for applications)

Monitoring of the most important system components (CPU, Memory, etc.), system tuning, and advanced functionality by way of the task tray.

Improved file cache managements in Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows Vista

Detailed memory use and cache statistics

Mem-O-Free for more available main memory

Mem-O-Safe for increased security in the event of a system crash

Automatic Optimization in the Background

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional is a Windows service that is automatically installed and configured generally without any need for manual manipulation of the software's settings. Whenever the system it booted, this service is automatically started. When the service has been correctly started, a small icon shaped like a light bulb will appear in the task tray next to the system clock found in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional automatically selects the best settings for the optimal utilization of the memory resources.

If you would like to change the settings for O&O CleverCache 6 Professional, start the software from the program group entitled "O&O Software" in the Start menu or by way of the Control Panel. If O&O CleverCache is already running, simply right-click on the "light bulb" icon mentioned above and select the heading "Control Center".

More detailed descriptions of the settings found in the Control Center, can be found below in the section entitled "O&O CleverCache Control Center".

Running O&O CleverCache in the Background O&O CleverCache 6 Professional.is designed to work quietly in the background. After the installation has successfully been completed, the program window will automatically be opened, allowing you to check through the software's settings and take a look at your system's performance statistics. When you decide to close the window, you will be notified that the Agent will continue to run and optimize your system in the background.

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional analyzes the hardware configuration of your system and chooses the most optimal settings accordingly. It is not necessary for you to make any additional changes to O&O CleverCache 6 Professional, as the initial settings will immediately allow you to reap the maximum performance out of your system. To monitor the extent to which those new settings have increased performance, O&O CleverCache 6 Professional also offers you a multitude of individual performance statistics.

System Requirements

Operating Systems
O&O CleverCache is compatible with: 

Windows NT 4 Workstation and Server (Service Pack 6 and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.01 or later installed)

Windows 2000 Professional, Server, and Advanced Server

Windows XP Professional and Home Editions

Windows Server 2003 (all versions)

Windows Vista

Access Privileges

In order to install and run O&O CleverCache 6 Professional, it is necessary for you to be a member of the local administrator group or possess an equal level of privileges. If you are a domain administrator, then you usually possess the adequate level of access.

System Requirements
Operating Systems
O&O CleverCache is compatible with: 

Windows NT 4 Workstation and Server (Service Pack 6 and Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 5.01 or later installed)

Windows 2000 Professional, Server, and Advanced Server

Windows XP Professional and Home Editions

Windows Server 2003 (all versions) Windows Vista

O&O CleverCache 6 Professional Agent is integrated into the Windows operating system and is started when the system start. After the system is tested, O&O CleverCache 6 Professional automatically configures itself accordingly. The software chooses the best settings for the most optimal memory usage. This means that when you are busy getting things done, the last thing you will ever have to think about is changing your memory settings.

Registration for your FREE license of O&O CleverCache 6 Professional

1.Go  HERE

for a a registration key after completion of form and Please click on "Submit Form" to get your free license.

2.Check your email address and keep three lines of codes consisting of in the field name ,company and license.

3. downlaod the software from

HERE

and download yours full free software.3,61 Mb .exe file

Review:

1. Excellent software on file cache management and that too all have been done automatically and in fact I have experience performance boost within 24 hours having my system is being speeding up to almost 200 percentage excellent software I think Microsoft should have done this and should have been installed as windows components but alright we can get it free through these promotions.

2. It is a set it and forget product and also I think even the smarted persons having windows knowledge also should not be tweaked its setting and the most important part of this programme is that in its profile manager the default settings cannot be changed it is locked ,there are options,in which,you can create multiple profiles ,some for yours games or some for yours strenuous study purposes or some for multimedia purposes but still if you are not satisfied with yours tweaked settings then always you can revert  to yours factory default settings with the switch of a click.

3. Extras section meant for tweaking and it is available in all other good tweaking soft wares , so it is not a big deal , in this section as I would recommend in memory use section do not click "prohibit the swapping of the kernel to disc "even if you have large amount of Ram, after installing this within one or two days you will feel the change of yours system responsive mechanisms it is simply awesome.

4. The optimal level for the file cache is determined by O&O CleverCache without any need for user input, adjusting itself to a system's specific hardware requirements automatically. In this way, O&O CleverCache can quickly and easily rediscover the unrealized potential on any system, leading to increases in performance.

5. Please note: If you use a Windows-Server, you have to download O&O CleverCache 6 Server Edition. This Professional Edition is designed for Workstation OSs only!

6. Multitasking is commonplace in Windows. Users will minimize an application window to the taskbar and leave it to run in the background while another application is in use. This is especially the case with users of Office applications who often switch between different Office applications at a high frequency. But even if the application is minimized it still continues to use main memory resources, possibly consuming file cache resources as well. Using O&O CleverCache V6 significantly reduces the cache resources and thus increases available main memory resources. This results in much faster response times for the active applications.

7. Its help file is full of resources ,so if at some point of time you are wondering about any of these settings ,then look at it you will solve most of yours problems and this help file installed along with yours software installations.

8. To monitor the extent to which those new settings have increased performance, O&O CleverCache also offers you a multitude of individual performance statistics.

Source: FOR FREE ON INTERNET, RAYMOND CC FORUM

 

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Team Viewer-Remote Desktop Sharing]


1Team Viewer establishes connections to any PC or server all around the world within just a few seconds. You can remote control your partner's PC as if you were sitting right in front of it.As the website suggests more than 15.000.000 users trust Team Viewer!

Team Viewer is the fast, simple and friendly solution for remote access over the Internet - all applications in one single, very affordable module.Instantly take control over a computer anywhere on the Internet, even through firewalls. No installation required, just use it fast and secure.Team Viewer can also be used to present your desktop to a partner on the Internet - great for team collaboration, trainings and sales presentations.

Share your files, chat, switch the direction during a teamwork session, and a lot more is included in Team Viewer.Team Viewer can also be used to control unattended computers and servers. Installation as a system service even allows remote reboot and reconnect.Team Viewer comes with integrated file transfer that allows you to copy files and folders from and to a remote partner - which also works behind firewalls

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The major difficulties in using remote control software are firewalls and blocked ports, as well as NAT routing for local IP addresses.If you use Team Viewer you don't have to worry about firewalls: Team Viewer will find a route to your partner.

Team Viewer optimizes the display quality and speed depending on the network connection. This leads to optimal performance starting from LAN down to dial-up connections.

Team Viewer is completely free for non-commercial, personal use!Team Viewer is available for multiple platforms, from Windows to Apple Mac OS X - and can even be used for cross-platform connections from Windows to Mac and back!As the website declares All versions feature completely secure data channels with key exchange and AES (256 Bit) session encoding, the same security standard used by https/SSL.

How Team Viewer works:

When connecting, you decide if you want to remote control your partner, show your own desktop to a partner or if you only want to transfer files without sharing your desktop - all versions of Team Viewer include all modes!The magnetic partner list enables you to do instant teamwork. In the Team Viewer partner list you see at any time who of your partners is available - it just takes one mouse click and you are connected.

All versions of Team Viewer include full file transfer with file and folder copy. For maximum speed all data is automatically compressed before transmission.You can decide if you prefer speed or quality of the display, you can customize the invitation mail that can be sent to your partners etc.

The Team Viewer Web Connector is the ideal means for conveniently controlling remote computers from any location. Since the Web Connector is purely HTML and Flash 9, the use - even in security critical environments - is possible where ActiveX or Java applications are not allowed. Furthermore, the Web Connector can be used from Linux machines as well.

For yours optimal security Team Viewer provides Encryption,Access Protection,Code Signature.

Downloads:

http://www.teamviewer.com/download/tv4.aspx

Screenshots:

Security Features:

Team Viewer brochure (pdf)

Evaluation Benchmark (Excel sheet)

How it works:

Free Download

References:

DAHI-CHUNGUDI TARAKARI (cheese-prawn curry)

 


Firewall_1 INGREDIENTS
1.    Medium Size Prawns – 250gms.
2.    Thick and dried up curd – 2 tablespoons
3.    salt – as per requirement
4.    Turmeric Powder – 1 tablespoon
5.    Mustard Oil – 50gms.
6.    Curry Leaves – 1 tablespoon
7.    Green Chilies – 3 fully chopped
8.    Cashew Nuts -  6
9.    Poppy Seeds – 1 tablespoon
10.    Green Cardamoms – 3
11.    Black Pepper Powder – one pinch
12.    Water – 3 cups
13.    Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoonful (chopped) 

PROCEDURE
De-skin prawns and wash cleanly for three to four times. Drain & dry.
Marinade with two tablespoons of thick and water-drained curd, salt, turmeric powder and keep it aside for ½ an hour.

Take a frying pan and heat oil. Put curry leaves, green chilies and fry for a minute. Grind cashew nuts and poppy seeds and make a smooth paste. Add it on the fry.
    

Transfer the marinated prawns to the frying pan and fry until water evaporates completely and oil oozes out. Then add three green cardamoms and a pinch of black pepper powder.
    

Then add two cups of water. Simmer it after boiling point. Cook it until only a cup of water remains. Serve hot garnishing with chopped coriander leaves. Serve with rice or roti.

CHHENA TARAKARI (PANEER/CHHENA CURRY)

 


Firewall_1 INGREDIENTS
1.    Paneer  – 100gms.
2.    Corn Flour – ½ cup
3.    Salt – as per requirement
4.    Water – 3 cups
5.    Cumin & Chili powder -   ½ tablespoon each
6.    Ghee made from cow milk – 100gms.
7.    Green Cashew Nuts (available aplenty at Puri for six months beginning from April) – 100gms.
8.    Onion – one medium size
9.    Coriander leaves – 2 teaspoons for garnishing
10.    Garam Masala Powder – to sprinkle on the top just before serving.

PROCEDURE

     Cut the cheese pieces into 1x1 square sizes.
     Take the corn flour in a separate container and add a pinch of salt, half teaspoon each of cumin and chili powder to it. Put one tablespoon of water and mix into a very thick batter.
     Roll the cheese pieces on it and deep-fry until brownish (not golden brown) and set it aside.
     Fry onion, spring onion and green cashew nuts and spring onion in a frying pan and add half a cup of water during cooking.
     After the water evaporates and ghee splits, add two cups of water and bring it to boil.
     Then lessen the flame and keep it on simmering fire with the cover on for ten minutes to allow cashew nuts to boil.
     Then de-cover and transfer the fried cheese pieces to it and cover it again.
     After ten more minutes, you find it done.
     Transfer the contents to the service bowl and sprinkle coriander leaves and garam masala powder on the top of it.
     Serve hot with rice or roti. 

Appnews.net – software updates

 


1 An interesting and well coordinated new site has been launched by ghacks ,freewaregenuis and Rarst. The name of the site is  Appnews.net  ,some combination of software update listing site, with extra links to blog write-ups of the updated software, and quick download/twitter/email links. Appnews.net was born – joint project of Rarst, freewaregenuis and ghacks  to bring you more software, more updates and more reviews.

According to one member of this group ghacks on  donation coder forum

"it's a joint project that was first supposed to become a feed only but we decided to create a website based on that. It basically offers a feed that gets updated whenever a software that has been reviewed at one of the sites gets updated. Most of it is automated but some has to be done by hand, for example adding new applications to the list. Rarst did all of the coding and stuff and we (that's Samer of freewaregenuis and me) did help shape the functionality and such.

It is a service to our readers that get the benefit of being informed when a good software has been updated with the option to read up on it at one of our sites. It's currently not clear where we go from here. Possibilities are to include more blogs and an archive among other possibilities. What we need right now is user input. If you got anything to add let us know. Good things, bad things, we like to listen  And if you have any questions let us know as well."

Overall this website concentrates on the software as they have reviewed and also freeware updates with links to additional information.It can be used for getting to know the softwares which been updating in each week or days and its been good source of information.

As Rarst one more contributor of Appnews.net website says at donation coder forum:

"Thank you for the write-up. As Martin said above site itself is more like front-end for the RSS feed with updates, which is core of it all. For those interested in technical side I had posted some details. I made first version of feed for my blog and it worked fine for my readers. Much later I decided to make things more interesting and useful - and with help and input from Martin and Samer it gradually developed into Appnews.net.

It is very young (like three days since release) project and there are quite a few ideas and people flocking around it already. All feedback is welcome and all suggestions will be actively considered for future development"

 

Source:  Rarst  ,  donation coder forum

KERALA, GOD`S OWN COUNTRY


in_flight My fascination for tour of South India springs from three paramount significant considerations which according to me are comparatively more safety, better affordability and lesser headache for availability of both air and landline tickets than most of the places elsewhere in India. Also, package tours are more complete and less worrisome when compared to my bizarre experience to other parts of the country. So it is not surprising that I have travelled in this direction umpteen numbers of times.


I do not usually undertake package tours where I am, at times, forced to make adjustments especially with regard to lodging and boarding as things do not appear as rosy as they are promised to be by the tour operators. Of course, they take advantage of our helplessness and total resignation to their mercies.


We preferred chilly winter to scorching summer while undertaking the tour of South India inasmuch as the later is more severe to forbear while the former is more pleasant due to its less severity. At the end of the journey, the gain was more enjoyment, more comfort, less stress on purse and lesser worries. The tour operators are less vulnerable than elsewhere and they almost give you what they promise.


I boarded a Delhi to Trivandrum flight by Indian which gave me more comfort than other domestic airlines I had travelled earlier with. All the tall claims of all other airlines I have travelled earlier in are only publicity stunts and they have less to offer in terms of comfort and safety, though they are miles ahead in their way of treating customers. But only beautiful uniforms and captivating smiles do not guarantee you the safety and comfort you are aspiring for.


KOVALAM

Kovalam beach with three adjacent beaches is both beautiful and enjoyable. The beach of Kovalam is nothing short of a swimming pool as the sea is less wavy and shallow – ideal for sea bathing. Sunbathing and swimming here are exciting and enjoyable. The evening beach beauty can be better experienced than told. The night breeze can be enjoyed from the window panes of your hotel rooms. We spent a two days in a beach-side hotel there devoting the first day for sea beach and the second one to see seeable in and around. 

Kuthiramalika

Closed on all Mondays, this is a palace of the erstwhile King of Travancore where you find rare woodcarvings.

Napier Museum

This museum remains closed on all Sundays & Wednesdays. On all other days you can see many rare collections.

Padmanabha Swami Temple

The temple is famous for its mural paintings and Dravidian styles of stone carvings.

Shree Chitra Art Gallery

Vast varieties of the Rajput, Mughal and Tanjore among Indian paintings besides large collection of paintings from China, Japan, Tibet and Bali have been kept here

Tour of Alleppey and Kumarakom

Alleppey is 165 kms on road from Tiruvanantapuram. We hired a taxi to this on the third morning after breakfast and had a pleasant night stay at house boat which reminded us of our three-decade-old Dal Lake experience. The next morning, we got transferred to the backwater resort to enjoy full and square the whole day and night with palatable food and beverages.

Cochin(kochi)

The distance we had to cover was 75 kms by cab. We had a plan to stay there for a couple of days. We had our early lunch and set out for half-a-day sight-seeing tour keeping the other half for the following day when we arrived at Kochi in the afternoon itself for complete rest and good food. What we saw on both occasions offered us more than our money’s worth as we were neither tired nor lacking in the spirit to enjoy more and more. The first day we went by an a/c luxury bus and on the second day by an a/c tourist car. But we found the bus more comfortable and enjoyable, though in cars you can customize to see things remaining at enjoyable places as per your sweet will.


Kochi offers you Chinese Fishing Nets, The Hill Palace Museum (closed on Mondays), Santa Cruz Basilica, this historic church built by the Portuguese, The Jewish Synagogue (closed on Saturdays & Jewish Holidays), the centre for Spice & Handicraft shops, Mattanchery Palace (closed on Fridays).
Perhaps a few selective offerings of the palace like backwaters, house boats, Chinese fishing nets and beautiful churches suffice your love and lust for the place which less other places offer in India. 

 

 

 

MANSA TARAKARI (MUTTON/LAMB CURRY)

 


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This is how chicken is prepared and customized for the people of the City of Puri (of Orissa State in India), the Land of Lord Jagannath.

Preparation Time: Two Hours
Cooking Time: One Hour

INGREDIENTS


Lamb  – 500gms cut into 2”-sized pieces.
Cow Ghee – 2 tablespoons
Turmeric Powder - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Chinese Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Kashmiri red chili powder     1 teaspoon
Garlic and Ginger paste     2 tablespoons
Lemon juice     1 tablespoons
Mustard oil     2 tablespoons
Green Cardamoms – 3
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1”
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tablespoon each
Red Tomatoes – small size – 2 - ground into fine puree
Cream of Milk - 2 tablespoons
Coriander Leaves – 10gms.
Bay Leaves – 2 medium sized
Water

MARINADE


Make incisions with a sharp knife on all pieces. 
Apply a mixture of red chili powder, lemon juice, salt, turmeric powder, mustard oil, Chinese salt to lamb pieces and marinade for an hour.

METHOD

     Heat ghee in a pan. Put sugar in the hot oil till reddened. Add green cardamoms, Bay Leaves, cloves and cinnamon and fry for half a minute. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for two minutes.
     Add tomato puree and fry till water evaporates. Put the marinated lamb pieces into it and cover till it is tender. Then dry it up to find no trace of water in it.  Then add two cups of water and add the cow ghee. Bring to a boil till water dries up
     Transfer the contents to two serving dishes with equal proportions and add two tablespoons of cream of milk on each dish.
     Sprinkle one tablespoon each of chopped coriander leaves on each dish.
     Serve hot with rice or ghee-Anna(lemon-rice). It can be taken with Nan, Puri or Parothas.
     Serve with a smile.

Download IE8 Blocker Toolkit

 


Web_browser Microsoft has ideas of distributing Internet Explorer 8 to the end users through its channels of distributions of updating its Windows Operating systems.The distribution will be started in the third week of April for users running Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 7 on the Microsoft operating systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008. This will be updated to the corresponding users of windows such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server users.

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The catch word is that Microsoft will not be installing it automatically it will give the choice of option to the users to install it or not to install it.As per my understanding so far IE 8 is better than in every aspect from its predecessor and some website rendering problems exists but the real catch is that also option is there where you can run that website in compatibility mode means in IE7, so that problems not there now.Especially some websites like Blogger,Gmail,Twitter like Ajax website once load run in a  very satisfied and unified manner by looking at the speed as well as security.

However if you want to block the installation of IE8 then Microsoft also released one toolkit and by running that toolkit you can block automatic installations of IE 8.

As ghacks suggests :

"The majority of users will most likely perform the install of Internet Explorer 8 which is beneficial not only for them and the security of their computer system but also for web developers who usually dislike the older Internet Explorer editions."

Download IE8 Blocker Toolkit

official tool from Microsoft.

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