- Google Talk
- MSN (Live Messenger Protocol)
Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows, GNOME2, and KDE 3.1. Pidgin is free and contains no ads. All our code is open source and licensed under the GNU General Public License. This means you can get Pidgin's underlying code and modify it to suit your needs, as long as you publish the changes you make for everyone to benefit from as well. Also it suppports over 30 languages.
The other advantages over the above are:
1] It's a light-weight messaging client which occupies just 10-25 MB of RAM.
2] Works on Gtk Runtime so it's highly unlikely that it might be affected by a known bug or spyware.
3] Let your productivity take a boost as you manage multiple accounts over multiple chat networks using a single messaging client.
To download Pidgin Messenger: Click here
New Products and services launched or to-be launched by Microsoft:
1] Microsoft to launch experimental search site:
2] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and .Net Framework v4.0 to be released in Dec. 2009:
Download link for VS 2010:
- Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP
- Minimum 75 GB available HDD space
- The host computer must have a minimum of 2 GB RAM, with 1 GB allocated to the host operating system and 1 GB allocated to the VPC.
- We recommend that the host computer CPU be at least a Core Duo 2 GHz processor.
- Service Pack 1 of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 is required to access the VPC.
3] Imagine Cup Practice Labs:
Currently only for 2nd round qualifiers....
4] Microsoft Visual Robotics Studio:
Regarding Windows 7 and RC1:
2] Windows XP SP3 and Vista SP1 to Windows 7 upgrade:
Well I've been a Java fanatic since a long time and hence have become proficient in it. So people across communities in Orkut and friends always pop this question to me, so I thought why don't I make it public and reveal my success mantra in Java. Here's the answer straight from a horse's mouth:
Like I've been recommending to all JAVA aspirants that JAVA is an extraordinarily powerful
language but a nerve-wrecking one if you keep compromising with yourself when you come across doubts. Hence I always recommend coaching from a good trainer who himself has his concepts clear and has enough work experience over JAVA projects. Yeah, it's that important.
I know finding the above kind of trainer is very much difficult but surely if you learn from a
mediocre trainer then expect yourself to derail from JAVA within 6 months. Yes such is this language. You got to understand your mentor in and out.
Now, finding a trainer doesn't mean finding one in premier institutes like NIIT, Aptech, CMS etc but any trainer who matches the above criteria and can match your tuning frequency and modulation.
Another possible option is learning from reference books and guides such as "O'Reilly's JAVA programming Guide", "Java 2 The Complete Reference (J2CR)" etc but I'll myself rule out this option since the learning process is exhausting, until and unless you are a prodigy. Studying specific topics from books in always a good option in case of external API's, Swing components etc. The web is surely another option with Sun Microsystems's official tutorial over the web giving enough apetite to learners and probably the best from all dimensions.
Check out the following link to download the official Sun Microsystems offline JAVA tutorial: