A better firefox for snow leapard – Shiretoko

After updating to my Macbook to snow leapard  I was facing serious performance issues. Sometimes it even slows down the entire system. I tried reinstalling the newest version. Still problems didnt go away. There is still no firefox intel 64 build for snowleapard yet.

I find out Shiretoko recently it works amazing,

Shiretoko Firefox Mac

Shiretoko Firefox Mac

Download it here

Easy open source software for the Macs

Mac ports is the way to use most of the opens source software from the community on Macs. Recently I found out new tool named Porticus, that makes the life so easy.

Porticus for Macports

Porticus for Macports

Setting up Porticus for the first time – snow leapard

1) Install macports, downloading the dmg – checkout Macports website for updates

2) Install Porticus downloading from  Porticus website

That is it. It is realy usefull tool to try free software on mac. Feels like one of the software package management GUIs Linux users enjoy

Flip Media unveils the Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Flip Media just announced the launch of an Unofficial Dubai metro website.

Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Unofficial Dubai Metro website

Check the press release from Flip

Dubai–With residents eagerly awaiting the launch of the Dubai Metro, Dubai’s biggest infrastructure project, Flip Media today unveiled Mydubaimetro.com, a non profit portal designed and developed to provide residents of Dubai with a practical and usable guide to all things related to the Metro.

The one stop shop website offers key information and helpful tools such as a journey planner and fare calculator, information about each station stop as well as downloadable pocket maps.

“We saw a gap in the market where people, including ourselves, were curious and hungry for more information about the Metro,” said Yousef Tuqan Tuqan, CEO, Flip Media.

Dinesh Lalvani, Managing Partner of Flip added, “We’re bringing the best of web and technology to help people discover not only the basic information about the services available, but also help connect with fellow commuters. The idea is to make the metro not just about the destination but also about the journey and experience.”

The community portal gives users to post comments, blog and share photos and useful tips about the metro.  The website is scalable, allowing for the addition of new technology and tools.

I am very proud of this, as one of developers of this website and the Technology behind it, The Navisite CMS .

Apple updates iphone, Mac OSX, Macbook Pro – We gathered in Dubai

Apple updated in MAC OSX with new release, Snow Leopard – The most powerful Operating system for Macs yet. They updated iPhone with new iPhone 3GS and updated Macbook Pro. Best thing is prices are reduced and power and features are increased. These news are announced yesterday night at WWDC keynote presentation. Apple fans are always curious about any new from the company. In Dubai we all are at WWDC Get-Together event organized by shuffle Magazine ( twitter – @shufflegazine), to track the event live.

We are watching the event live at www.macrumors.com and Engadget live blogs. We discussed and enjoyed the new updates.

here is some photos from the event

WWDC Get together in Dubai

WWDC Get together in Dubai

WWDC Get Together in Dubai by shuffle magazine

WWDC Get Together in Dubai by shuffle magazine

Shuja in WWDC get Together

Shuja in WWDC get Together

Me in WWDC get Togeher in Dubai

Me in WWDC get Togeher in Dubai

Lucky Draw at WWDC Get Together

Lucky Draw at WWDC Get Together




More images can be found in Shuffle magazine Facebook album

Two must watch Linux documentary films

Recent days I was encountered with some fundamental questions and criticism on concepts of open source, and energy behind Linux operating system. The answers are already explained by the experts in many ways through different mediums. I like to share these two good documentaries made about Linux on this occasion

REVOLUTION OS

To see more on this video see www.revolution-os.com/

The Code

More information is on www.code.linux.fi/

You can see a lot more videos of linux by doing a Google search – How Linux powers some of the hollywood films studios, high end mission critical servers and supper computers, almost any type of microprocessor based electronic devices etc. Linux is nothing but the open knowledge of a “Computer system”, and how it works.