Home –  Archive
Monthly Archives: May 2012

Microsoft blocks Chrome and Firefox in Windows 8

Microsoft blocks chrome and firefox on windows 8

You can listen to high pitch cries of Microsoft with this attempt to save Internet Explorer from hitting the dumps. It tends to do so by not improving own product but suppressing others making use of its monopolistic position. This time they are restricting competitor browsers like Firefox and Chrome in ARM version of Windows 8. It is called RT edition of Windows 8. Its in news already that they restricted linux from booting on their hardware.

Mozilla made a claim on their blog that “Windows RT will have two environments, a Windows Classic environment and a Metro environment for apps. However, Windows on ARM prohibits any browser except for Internet Explorer from running in the privileged ‘Windows Classic’ environment.”

Mozilla made another point, “What it means that only Internet Explorer will be able to perform many of the advanced computing functions vital to modern browsers in terms of speed, stability, and security to which users have grown accustomed. Given that IE can run in Windows on ARM, there is no technical reason to conclude other browsers can’t do the same.”

Microsoft blocks chrome and firefox on windows 8

Image from: ZDNet

 

Looks like Microsoft trying to block them only because it can’t beat them!

How to connect Ubuntu Server to Dropbox account

dropbox ubuntu

I was looking for a solution to share some of my files in my Ubuntu server to others and while thinking of “cloud computing” at that time, I am thinking if i can try to share my files by linking my box to my existing dropbox account or not. Thus, i give a try and it seem it works. Here are the steps how to do it.

dropbox ubuntu

Step 1. Download and extract the dropbox client

For 32-bit:

chankey@linuxstall:$ $ wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86"

For 64-bit:

chankey@linuxstall:$ $ wget -O dropbox.tar.gz "http://www.dropbox.com/download?plat=lnx.x86_64"

Step 2. Extract the file

chankey@linuxstall:$ tar -xzvf dropbox.tar.gz

Step 3. Run the dropbox client deamon wiht the following command:

chankey@linuxstall:$ $ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropboxd

Step 4. Since the server is not link to any dropbox account yet, so you will see the following message keep showing every few second:

This client is not linked to any account…
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=ed2986f99681f0a7b0bf1cd36c79d3e9&cl=en_US to link this machine.
This client is not linked to any account…
Please visit https://www.dropbox.com/cli_link?host_id=ed2986f99681f0a7b0bf1cd36c79d3e9&cl=en_US to link this machine.

Step 5. You may now copy & paste the link to any browser by using any computer so that it will start to link this machine to your dropbox account. You will be asking to provide your username & password in order to link this to your dropbox account.

Step 6. Once it’s successful, you will see the the following message in your Ubuntu linux machine:

chankey@linuxstall:$ $ Client successfully linked, Welcome Chankey!

Step 7. Now you may press CTRL + C to terminate the deamon process now.

Step 8. You can manually start the service by running the following command:

chankey@linuxstall:$ $ ~/.dropbox-dist/dropbox

Step 9. You may start to snyc and copy any file to your dropbox folder now.