Speech Recognition in Windows Vista?

You ever wanted to talk to your computer, like “Music On!”

In Windows Vista, you can do this 😉

Click the Start menu >> Control Panel >> Speech Recognition. >> Start Speech Recognition >> Now tell your computer what to do!

Be sure to take the Speech Tutorial first to get your computer to get the feel for your voice.

All versions of Windows Vista have one of the most powerful speech recognition systems available for consumers.

Once you finished, you should have your Recognition Panel at the top of your screen.

The program will interpret “everything” you say!!

Just say “Start” and the start menu opens on up. The cursor sits there in the search box, as it always does with the start menu is opened. Now you can speak what you want to search for.

If you want to launch a program , you can skip the start menu entirely by saying “Start [app name].”

Firefox 3.5 For Windows, Linux, Mac OS X

Firefox version 3.5 has been released and available for download. Firefox 3.5 is the fastest web browser. It is twice as fast as Firefox 3. As a result javascript and multimedia enabled web apps loads faster and supports open video and audio formats, allowing practically limitless new ways for sites to display rich content. This is based upon the open formats (HTML 5) which allow displaying media without a plug-in and/or proprietary software.
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What’s New In Firefox 3.5

New set of security and other advanced features.

1) Private Browsing

Private browsing is a new feature that allows Firefox to control browsing history, images, videos, and cookies in cache. Firefox won’t keep any browser history, search history, download history, web form history, cookies, and temporary internet files. However, files you download and bookmarks you make will be kept. . This allows you to browse the Internet without storing data that could be retrieved at a later date to incriminate that person. This is useful for ecommerce and banking website.

To enable private browsing hit [CTRL]+ [SHIFT]+ [P] or simply visit Tools > Start Private Browsing

2) Forget This Site

Having second thoughts about having visited a certain Web site? With this feature, you can remove every trace of that site from your browser. Simply hit [CTRL+H] > Select Site > Right Click > Select Forgot about this site.

HTML 5 and CSS 3 Support

HTML 5, an update to the HTML language. Firefox 3.5 supports HTML5 and CSS 3. Checkout demo page for information.

Download Firefox v3.5

Visit the official website to grab Firefox 3.5.

How Do I Upgrade Firefox v3.x to v3.5?

Use your package manger or type the following commands (assuming that older firefox is installed at /opt/firefox), enter:

# cd /tmp
# wget ‘http://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-3.5&os=linux&lang=en-US’
Untar and install Firefox 3.5 (close all running FF sessions):
# tar -jxvf firefox-3.5.tar.bz2
# cp -avr firefox/* /opt/firefox/