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Jinitator not working on Windows 7

If you find not working on your windows machine, I recommend you to follow this link by RAYMOND REID to get this sorted.

Raymond recommends you to install the jiniator in windows compatibility mode as usual and then replace jvm.dll which reports error with an alternative jvm.dll in jinitiator directory (C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JInitiator 1.3.1.13\bin\hotspot\).

Thanks Raymond you saved a day…

Once this is done, you can see your application running fine on IE, as well as in

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Ubuntu/LinuxMint PPA for Firefox 4.0

Firefox 4.0 is still being built for a better performance and there is loads of improvements coming for users. If you wish to experience it right-away, you can download the nightly updates from nightly.mozilla.org or you can use the following ppa. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa ; sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install firefox-4.0 firefox-4.0-gnome-support

Firefox 3.1 Beta3

firefox31_beta3 How did I really forget to tell you all about Firefox 3.1 beta?

Between I was totally ignorant about the FireFox version all these days and even forgot that I had installed a beta release to test some of its cool features..

Cool features? What is so cool about Firefox 3.1?

Check this list directly from – https://www.mozilla.com

Firefox 3.1 Beta 1 is based on the Gecko 1.9.1 rendering platform, which has been under development for the past 6 months. Gecko 1.9.1 is an incremental release on the previous version with significant changes to improve web compatibility, performance, and ease of use:

  • Web standards improvements in the Gecko layout engine
  • Added support for CSS 2.1 and CSS 3 properties
  • A new tab-switching shortcut that shows previews of the tab you’re switching to
  • Improved control over the Smart Location Bar using special characters to restrict your search
  • Support for new web technologies such as the

While I write this blog I found a very interesting blog post on Computer World comparing Firefox3.1,Chrome and IE 8. Read it to see whats happening @ Browser Wars..

To make it simple, I just wanted to check out how its “Private Browsing” features works.. and nothing much. At present loving to work with Tree style tab (recommended by Aravinda) and CoolIris plug-ins. If you’re a heavy Firefox user, do check “Tree Style Tab” plugin at-least.

Happy browsing..

Firefox 3.09 Released: For Security and Stability

firefox309 Firefox released an update to stable version ie. 3.09 with lots of security and stability fixes.

Firefox 3.0.9 fixes several issues found in Firefox 3.0.8:

  • Fixed several security issues.
  • Fixed several stability issues.
  • Many users experienced an issue where a corrupt local database caused Firefox to “lose” its stored cookies. (bug 470578)
  • Fixed an issue where, starting with Firefox 3.0.7, inline image attachments on popular webmail services (like AOL and AIM) would not display. (bug 482659)
  • Large forms would sometimes take a long time to submit. (bug 426991)
  • In certain cases, new windows would not have proper focus. (bug 446568)
  • See the Firefox 3.0.8 release notes for changes in previous releases.

See the complete list of bugs fixed.

Read the release notes here.

There are no new feature added into Firefox 3.09. If you really want to try new features, install Firefox 3.5 beta4.

Fighting Firefox excessive CPU usage and disk I/O

Finding it hard to work with Firefox? You might have been hit by a Firefox bug. 215728

This issue even trouble many of our network users as they mount their home directories via NFS and it was really hard for all of them to work with the tabs etc. Firefox gets frozen very quickly or it won’t even load afterwards.

The above bug gave lots of pointers, like I found that Firefox writes into few SQLite flat files for storing the search content, form content etc which in turn results in disk I/O.

As per the above bug status, fix has been released. For me that really didn’t help even after upgrading Firefox to new version. Hence,  went ahead and made few changes to Firefox preferences.

a) Security Tab

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b) Privacy

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Uncheck the above options in both the tabs and check Firefox performance.

By making above changes you have stopped Firefox from writing into urlclassifier3.sqlite and formhistory.sqlite to reduce the disk I/O.

The same fix will help you optimize Firefox for NFS.

Twitter and Kannada

Micro blogging sites are very famous these days as there have been many hand held devices (I think we should stop calling them mobiles as we can do more things now). One of the best example is Twitter.com. Check my own Twitter blog here.

Its simple to blog into Twitter, as I can use my mobile, IM, Firefox and many more tools to tweet. Today I posted a tweet from my browser in my own language Kannada which appears just great on my Twitter page.

You don’t need to make any magic to blog in Kannada. All you need is a simple operating system like Ubuntu and SCIM to input the content in unicode. Try it today! Its fun to tweet…