WinToFlash starts a wizard that will help pull over the contents of a windows installation CD or DVD and prep the USB drive to become a bootable replacement for the optical drive. It can alsow do this with your LiveCD.
You don’t have to worry about scratches on the disc or misplacing your original media discs once you transfer their contents to the flash drive. The optical drive is quickly becoming a thing of the past, especially in office environments, as media is shifted to the cloud.
Not only does WinToFlash make the process about as easy as it can get, but it can also create Windows XP, Server 2003, and Server 2008 installers.
WinToFlash is a free download and is totally portable. It’s an excellent tool to add to your USB-related utilities.
Google has already announced open source lightweight OS that is initially targeted towards netbooks, expected to be released in the 2nd half of 2010.
Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We’re designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web.
Google has invited the OS king Microsoft in the battle field by introducing this open source project. Microsoft is still struggling in the Search Business, but what about OS?
According to the geek stuff, people are speculating that following are advantages of Google Chrome OS:
Netbooks are relatively cheaper
But the some of the points were same for the MAC, but had Apple succeeded in it? No, coz still there are majority of users who prefer Windows, no matter that Apple’s MAC is being used in servers over security purposes.
The only features that had maintained Microsoft to the top level are comfort and compatibility and this help them again in achieving the same success again.
Get ready for Google’s New Mobile application "Google Sync Beta" that synchronizes your personal and gmail contact with Google.
Announcement from Google on Monday : Launch of it’s new mobile web service i.e Google Sync. This application is in beta version and is compatible with iPhone and Windows Mobile phones. Google Sync synchronizes Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar events across the Web, computers, and mobile devices.
Google’s web 2.0 competitor Microsoft said that: Google Sync was made possible by a license from Microsoft, and this is true cause the push technology in Google Sync, available in beta for the iPhone, Windows Mobile, and other phones, is licensed from Microsoft.
Views of an engineer from Google Mobile: "For iPhone and Windows Mobile devices, Google Sync allows you to get your Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar events to your phone, Once you set up Sync on your phone, it will automatically begin synchronizing your address book and calendar in the background, over-the-air, so you can attend to other tasks.Sync uses push technology so any changes or additions to your calendar or contacts are reflected on your device in minutes. The connection is always on so you don’t have to manually sync your phone after Sync has been set up." Source says.
Google Sync is available for:
This is Google’s another step in mobile technology after their Gphone. As beta software, Google Sync has a list of known issues, but it belongs to Google, and everyone including me trust Google, and have hope that the small issues will be resolved quickly.