Remember audio tape? Sound quality was poor, play time was limited, and cassettes wore out quickly if they weren't first destroyed by the tape deck. Once we caught on to MP3s, there was no turning back. MP3s offered clear advantages over the analog medium they replaced. Now we play music continuously for hours, create custom play lists, and take our music wherever we go. Best of all, we don't have to lug around all those tapes or discs, because MP3s can be stored on something as handy as a USB key. So while the music goes everywhere, the discs stay at home. Parents of young children, however, still have their share of problems with those OTHER discs: the expensive CDs and DVDs that you need to run PC games and disc-based applications. Once touted as "durable," CDs are remarkably fragile: hairline scratches or even a few smudges can make them unplayable. Supposedly designed to be portable, they're not all that easy to transport, but they are incredibly easy to lose.Too often, shared discs are treated badly. Left out their jewel cases and exposed to kids and pets, game discs are quickly damaged beyond all use. Traveling disc collections are not long for this world: volume 2 of a set may be forgotten in a motel room, volume 3 at a rest stop down the road. The disc-based software that accompanies you on the family trip frequently comes back ruined -- if it comes back at all.MP3-LIKE CONVENIENCE FOR DISC-BASED APPLICATIONS Virtual CDs bring MP3-like ease use and portability to video games, CD-ROM clip art collections, educational software, and other disc-based applications. They're the perfect disc management solution when you're sharing disc-based games and applications with members of the family or transporting CDs and DVDs from place to place. You'll need a CD emulator to convert your physical disc into a virtual CD, or a file that runs directly on a computer's hard drive. Since it's just an electronic file, a virtual CD can be stored on a laptop computer or just about any digital storage device.A virtual CD plays just like a physical CD, only there's no need to load the physical disc -- you simply click on desktop shortcut to launch a favorite game or application. You can have several virtual CDs running simultaneously in one of several virtual drives. It may seem like a silly idea to keep so many virtual CDs loaded, but gamers in particular like to hot swap between titles or volumes.Although it emulates a physical CD, a virtual CD operates directly on the hard drive, improving playback times by as much as 200% and eliminating wear and tear on the CD-ROM drive. It can be shared over a network, customized to contain multi-disc sets and expansion packs, and organized with other virtual CDs in a searchable library with a Windows-like directory tree. CHOOSING THE RIGHT CD EMULATORMost commercial CD emulators cost between $30 and $60 -- a bargain compared to many game titles, and well worth the price of admission if you're able to spare just a few of your discs from abuse. But while nearly all CD emulators have certain basic features in common, not all offer the same usability and disc support.You should also be aware that while a CD emulator is a great tool for most PC games, educational software, and unprotected DVDs, any legal CD emulator will not work with a CSS protected DVD. In other words, don't expect to transform your Hollywood videos into a virtual DVD library.If you'd like to purchase a CD emulator, you might want to download an evaluation version first. Try to determine which product works best with the discs in your collection. Decide which brand gives you the best value for your money and offers ongoing technical support. FarStone Technology makes a solid CD emulator in the form of VirtualDrive (http://www.farstone.com/software/virtualdrive.htm), which weighs in just under 30 dollars. An evaluation download is available at www.farstone.com.CD EMULATOR RESOURCESFarStone VirtualDrivehttp://www.farstone.com/software/virtualdrive.htmGeneral Emulator Listingshttp://www.thumbshots.net/webguide.aspx?cat=Computers/Hardware/Storage/Optical/Emulation
Yes, now a days these multinationals and other big and small companies have started looking for young graduates or non-graduates who are just 18 or 18 above by their age, to get their work done. There is lot of opportunities and growth hidden in the BPO sect of India and abroad, but still India Software Market is not able to change the perception of the people.Many of the youngsters do not want to get full-fledged involved in the Offshore Software Development Company, due to unscheduled night-shifts and long-duration of work. They feel that they lose their personal time. So the job-turnover in these MNC companies are little higher. What attracts these young graduates is the speed earning of money. The Offshore Software Outsourcing Companies are able to pay high monthly wages and the youths like the idea of earning and living lavishly. The youngsters get the basic training done and are very much enthusiastic about giving a chance in the "Software Outsourcing" firm.Every year according to Nasscom, almost 1, 84, 86,000 of youngsters complete their graduation in India. Among them, many are thus attracted to the MNC and other BPO sects, to earn and live. Many youngsters want to study further, so they join the big companies, work hard for few months, and reserve that money for their education. So there is new set of generations who very well like the Idea of earning and learning. Some of the Software Companies and BPO sects have notified this cyclic change in the youths and thus added novelties to their business sectors. "Offshore Software Development" induce idea of earn and learnWe have new sect of offices and working people, who are quite flexible and open to the idea of earn and learn. The Top Software Companies in India have joined hands with affiliated institutes running management degree, with compensations and bank account adjoined with these Institutes. So students /employees working in Offshore Software Development Company induce idea of work and earn. During examinations, the company gives them the flexibility of shift-hours and also compensation-off of the day. Thus the company is able to retain their employees for a long time and retain as much as work and skill as possible. Lot of the Offshore Software Outsourcing Company revenues goes in the training division of these employees. Senior Developer and the Project manager of the company usually deal with offshore clients based at overseas. So it becomes really difficult to communicate as accent comes in difficulty. To pursue any kind of project, it takes lot of preparations before hand. It is important that the developer should be able to understand the basic requirements of the client. So there is special need and attention given to those people. So, mock tests and aptitude tests, with revise on English language is being taken, inside the Offshore Software Development Company.
Asset Tracker for Networks is an inventory control tool for auditing software and hardware components installed on the network computers. This asset tracking software will collect your invenory control information, provide the Network Administrator with detailed comprehensive reports and allow him to export invenory information to external data sources. It is an excellent solution for auditing all types of software assets in a corporate network including, but not limited to, operating system details, processor, memory and hard disk drive information, software inventory, network printers, network adapters, operating environment and much, much more.This inventory software does not require any network setup on each individual network workstation. Instead, the Network Administrator starts the program on his/her workstation and clicks the Inventory Network button. The program inspects the network setup to find computers and network devices there and automatically provides the Network Administrator with the network management information on each computer or device found in a few minutes.Asset Tracker for Networks offers statistical reports for your needs. General workstation information report, processors, memory and operating systems reports, installed software and software licenses reports are already included with Asset Tracker for Networks. Additionally, you can request more specific types of reports which can be tailored to your requirements or even develop them by yourself.Asset Tracker for Networks also offers an easy way to export inventory management information to ODBC data sources, CSV files, text files, web pages or to Excel. The program's template-based export engine allows the user to add new export types without changing the program itself. You can also create your own export types or order export type creation from Alchemy Lab.The price of Asset Tracker for Networks 2.0 ranges from $199 for 25 PC's to $799 for 500 or more PC's. Site and Worldwide licenses are also available. Further information and a fully-featured trial download are available for free from http://www.alchemy-lab.com?c=art.
So you own the best digital camera? That is good news. However, did it come with ineffective photo software? Most cameras do. In order to ensure that you take your digital photography to the next level you should seriously think about "photo software" that makes it very easy to do photo editing, printing, organizing and emailing. As an example, you may face many challenges after you have snapped a few photos. I think the most troublesome of them all is the red eye. Most photo software comes with a red-eye elimination or reduction method. The red eye reduction method should ensure that the eyes are left looking lifelike by not eliminating the pupil reflection. Using the red eye reduction should be easy. The most easy and useful Photo softwarethat I have come across is Photolightning. There are others like Adobe and Acdsystems which are also good. The most recommended features that photo software should include are:1) Photo Editing: The ability to fix red eye, lighten dark photos, apply special effects to your photos and resize, modify, crop them. This may also include the ability to adjust brightness, saturation etc. and automatically/semi-automatically enhance the picture quality.2) Email photos: The ability to automatically reduce photos (in size) for faster emailing and then attach them to an email, or better yet, embed the photos directly into the body of an email.3) Photo printing: Easily print photos in standard sizes on single sheets of photo paper or on "micro-perf" templates for placement in picture frames. The software should also provide for a way to print entire album pages and index prints.4) Batch Processing: Easily resize, rename, add captions/watermarks, change format, and change timestamp. This is a time saving feature that every photo software product should have nowadays.5) The photo album - or organizer: This feature lets you organize your photos by date, keyword, or rating and add captions. A good photo organizer makes it easy for you to quickly find your photos.6) Backup photos to CD: Burning photos to CD so that you can share them with friends or make backup copies is a very useful feature. It is even better if the photo software remembers which photos have been backed up so that you do not waste space/time backing up photos you have already archived.7) Create Slideshows: This is an optional feature but very useful indeed. A great feature is the ability to email a slideshow that you have created to friends and family or post it to a website.8) A photo uploader: This is another optional feature that can be very useful by allowing you to upload your photos to your favorite online photo printer.9) A How To-Manual10). There are so many possible features that the list may be never-ending.Many of these features are common to many photo software products, but ultimately it is ease-of-use for your favorite features that is most important. Remember that each and every software package has its positives and negatives so you should look for the proper blend of ease-of-use and the functionality you require.