Top Ten Articles of the year 2009


As the year 2009 comes to an end in about 48 hours, these posts would just bring back some of the best 10 articles which were posted this year on the blog. Posts of all categories are included in this list. The selection was primarily on the visits and how much impact has this had to ease the day to day challenges.

Kindly check the same and let me know your comments. Wish you a wonderful 2010 ahead!    

Is your Photo Editing software FREE?? 

This article briefs about the Paint.NET software, which is a free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.     

Did you know what happens to your emails when you die?

In a digital world your deepest secrets no longer die with you. If you die, your family and others could end up reading them. This article explains the policies and the procedures of popular email services like gmail, hotmail & yahoo mail and social networking sites.        

What is Email Phishing and how can you avoid email hacks? 

This article briefs about the Email Phishing which is an industry-wide problem and ways with which you can identify a phishing email. It will also brief on how to avoid these attacks on our personal email accounts like Gmail and Hotmail.

Command Line Switches for MSI and MSP Installations  

In this article, we focus on the command line arguments and the silent switches for software installations which can be used for msi and msp (un-installable patches) installers.    

Did you know these Windows Installer File Types?

This post defines the several files type which can be created for the Windows Installer technology like .msi, .msm, .cub, .mst, .idt and .pcp files.

How to troubleshoot the error 1603 “Fatal Error during Installation”?

1603 is an error message which is displayed by the Windows Installer engine and is a general error code that indicates a problem occurred during the installation. Read this article to know the scenarios and various ways to fix the error code 1603 which occurs during installation.

Windows Installer FAQs

Well, sometime back I was planning to write a series of posts covering some key discussions, topics and FAQs in the stream of windows installer and application packaging. I reckon this post would help, when some of you look at a change in your careers or when stuck up with an issue. 

AppCompat Series – Demystifying the Windows 7 Virtual XP Mode 

Windows XP Mode is a virtual machine package for Windows Virtual PC containing a pre-installed, licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 as its guest OS. XP Mode provides an additional layer of application compatibility in windows 7, which means that, you will have additional time to migrate your existing applications to the new operating system. In this article, you will find detailed information on XP Mode. 

How to create a Virtual Machine using Sun VirtualBoX 3.0

This article will showcase the features of the Sun VirtualBox 3.0 and will explain the step-by step procedures to create a Virtual machine using VirtualBoX. It is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software.

How to use Google Chrome Browser Extensions on Windows?

An extension system has been one of the most requested features for Google Chrome. One important note for the Google team was to make extensions easy to create and maintain, while preserving Google Chrome’s speed and stability (Speed of access being Chrome’s Unique Selling Point). In this article, you will find information on how to use a Google Chrome Extension on a Windows machine.

Wish you a wonderful year ahead.! Happy new year 2010..!