Monday, October 26, 2009

Today, 7.5m Web Pages and 8m Images Will Be Deleted from the Internet Permanently

geocities pages on google

geocities pictures on google images

Yahoo! acquired Geocities in January 1999 and, after operating the service for more than 10 years, they are finally shutting it down today.

Geocities hosts around 7+ million public web pages and 8+ million images according to Google. This number can be much higher because some of the Geocities sites could be private and therefore Google won’t know have details about such pages.

Starting today, Yahoo! will remove each and every Geocities hosted page from the Internet and that means introducing a few hundred million broken links, if not more, on the Internet. Let’s see how how quickly search engines manage to remove this “404″ clutter from their results.

See the Yahoo Geocities Letter

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cross Platform: Access Linux Partition in Microsoft Windows

If you dual boot with Windows and Linux, and have data spread across different partitions on Linux and Windows, you should be really in for some issues.

It happens sometimes you need to access your files on Linux partitions from Windows, and you realize it isn’t possible easily. Not really, with these tools in hand – it’s very easy for you to access files on your Linux partitions from Windows


Explore2fs is a GUI explorer tool for accessing ext2 and ext3 filesystems. It runs under all versions of Windows and can read almost any ext2 and ext3 filesystem.

Project Home Page :-

Latest Version :- 1.07

DiskInternals Linux Reader

DiskInternals Linux Reader is a new easy way to do this. This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems. This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you to browse Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems and extract files from there.

Project Home Page :-

Latest Version :- 1.0

Ext2 Installable File System for Windows

It provides Windows NT4.0/2000/XP/2003 with full access to Linux Ext2 volumes (read access and write access). This may be useful if you have installed both Windows and Linux as a dual boot environment on your computer.

Project Home Page :-

Latest Version :- 1.10c

Sample Screenshot

rfsd: ReiserDriver

ReiserDriver is an Installable File System Driver (IFSD), used to easily (and natively!) read ReiserFS disk partitions under Microsoft Windows (2K/XP) by allowing ReiserFS partitions to appear as additional disks to the Windows operating system.

Project Home Page :-

Latest Version :- 1

Friday, October 9, 2009

ZONG Entrepreneur Program, Earning Opportunity for Students

Zong launches ZONG Entrepreneur Program for students, an earning opportunity for students.

Zong says that Most educational institutes in Pakistan would be a part of this program through the appointment of ZONG’s Ambassadors, specifically in cities where Customer Service Centers are operational.

Students who want to join this program must have sufficient knowledge about Zong and its services. They will bring users from other networks to Zong, or by activating new connection and by giving recharge services to existing Zong customers through Zong mini load. Sims will be delivered free of cost to the incoming MNP Zong users.

To become ambassadors of this Zong entrepreneur program, have to fill online form first by going to

Have to deposit Rs. 1,000 to join this program, and ambassador will get a Zong golden number, a telesales Sim through which they will perform Zong Sales, five Zong sim cards to sale and a Miniload of Rs. 600.

How much ambassador can earn

Particulars Commission Condition
On each New Activation Rs. 60 Recharge of Rs. 50 within 15 days of activation.
On each new MNP Activation Rs. 100 Recharge of Rs. 100 within 30 days of Activation.

Not only the above, Zong is also giving profit on the total earning after every three months. That is as below

Number of Sales Incentive (PKR)
100-150 10,000
150-200 15,000
200+ 20,000

Thursday, October 8, 2009

QuickBooks Alternate in Open source Linux


Alternative: Quick Books

GNU Cash

GNUCash is designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Though not as powerful and wide-scale as Quick Books, GNUCash is a perfect open source tool for small business and personal finance purposes.

Linux alternative to quick book

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