Best Vista Transformation Tools for XP

desktop1 There are few desktop modifications around which can transform your Windows XP into Windows Vista interface. Not all of them are good but few of these tools really rocks.

Vista Transformation Pack – Bring to your desktop the look of ’s future operating system, Windows Vista

I’m pretty sure you must know and have seen Windows Vista before. It looks really nice for major GUI updates. Many people who have seen it wish to get Vista-style looks for their operating system. It might sounds stupid to say this since you all know what it is but just bear it. Vista Transformation Pack will transform your Windows user interface to ultimate Windows Vista alike looks that everyone will never notice it’s the same old Windows XP (or 2003).

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How to mount ISO files in Windows Vista

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There are several problems I’ve found  while  mounting .ISO/.IMG/.BIN etc  CD/DVD image files in windows vista. Well know Daemon Tools claims to be working on windows vista 32 bit and 64 bit versions but it’s not entirely correct because some of the CD/DVD image files appear to be corrupted after loading. Also it is risky to install daemon tools now because they are installing few search bar tools.  Alternatively I’ve tried out SlySoft’s Virtual Clone Drive, which also have the similar problems, it can mount the images but some of the files appears to be corrupted. At last I’ve Installed MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc), a freeware multiple CD/DVD emulation utility and it worked on all the CD/DVD Images I’ve tried on. I didn’t try PowerISO or UltraISO yet.

Supported CD/DVD image files in MagicDisc:

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Windows Server 2008 Features at a Glance

Server Last 2 days I've been to Info Trek for a Microsoft Touchdown of Windows Server 2008. There are quite a number of new features included in Windows Server 2008, namely the IIS 7.0, .Net framework 3.5, WMI Management, Transactional File Systems and so on. Windows 2008 Server looks like Windows Vista with a classic look for a better performance. Windows 2008 Server will be released in Public possibly March 2008.  Here is a feature Glance of Windows 2008 Server.

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Color Temperature of H4 Bulbs

colortempB Stock OEM halogen or incandescent bulbs are typically around 3200 Kelvin, which is a yellow light. High visibility  headlight bulbs range from 4000-5000 Kelvin, which is much brighter and whiter, increasing the rider's ability to see what's ahead of them as well as increasing visibility of the driver to oncoming traffic. You'll notice that some bulbs have written as "55=110W". This means that the bulbs technology allows them to get the equivalent of 110Watts of light out of a bulb that only uses 55Watts… energy saver.

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Windows Live Writer and UTW Integration

Windows Live writer is a pretty descent Desktop Blogging application. Windows Live writer supports many blogging services including Blogger.com and Wordpress Hosted Blogs. I’m very used to use the wordpress Plugin ultimate tag warrior to tag my posts. In Windows live Writer you can post tags but integration with UTW is not present by default. There is a fairly simpler way to enable posting of UTW tags from Windows Live Writer while posting.