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Posted by Goutham Baratam | Labels: | Posted On Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 2/22/2009 03:42:00 AM

Ramoji Film City, The Dream Factory


Media mughal Ramoji Rao is making a full-fledged Hollywood film, "Quick Sand", not in Los Angeles but in Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. He has recreated the Arizona army base, the barracks, the vehicles, and US military uniforms for the army personnel, and above all, the virtual reality of American landscape. All this in his world-famous Film City. History knows Quli Qutub Shah as the founder of Hyderabad City and posterity will know Ramoji Rao as the architect of the Film City known to everyone who is familiar with the world of films and entertainment. Rao's alchemy factory has produced so far durables like the Margadarsi chit funds, Priya pickles, Ushodaya films and the Eenadu print and TV empires.
Ramoji Film CityThe Film City, spread over 2,000 acres of land studded with hills, vales and lakes, has few parallels as both a tourist attraction and major film-making facility. The city looks like the result of a collaboration between P.C. Sorkar and Vishwakarma and is anytime a match to Universal Studios in Hollywood, brick to brick, gizmo to gizmo. It is a place where reality acquires all the attributes of magic and incredibility. Today, it is the filmmakers' first choice as it is a single-window, press-button facility that opens up an unlimited arena of creativity for every major and minor aspect of film production. To quote some directors and producers, the Film City has "all facilities at one place with latest technology and advanced equipment." Its brochure highlights its motto as 'make the magic happen.' However, magic happens spontaneously without human intervention as though it is the main ingredient of the entire project. Yet, everything is real, from the 50 studio floors, the support systems, outdoor locations to the high-tech laboratories, the wealth of technology, the greenery, and the hillscape.
Ramoji Film CityEvery need of the filmmaker, imaginary and real, has gone into the planning and execution of this mega project costing hundreds of crores of rupees. Everything that goes into making a film, from raw film to cameras, to processing labs to editing consoles, stage properties, studio floors and even travel arrangements to recreation and past-time is available at the mere mention of it. All this to suit a variety of budgets, whether it is a shoestring art film or a giant formula film. Ramoji Film City is an all-in-one boundless complex offering not just film-making facilities but also customer services, technical expertise, production support personnel and comprehensive technical infrastructures attracting the attention of top film-makers, production houses and leading multinational advertising agencies. A rapid tour of the Film City complex vindicates the claim it makes in its campaign that "Ramoji Film City is geared to service several film and television productions simultaneously. It is one place in the world where you can walk in with a script and walk out, leaving despatch instructions for release of prints or television broadcast masters." The Film City, in company with the Cybercity, has put Hyderabad on the map of the world. In short, it is a film-maker's dream and a tourist's idea of a paradise.

Compacted World

Ramoji Film CityBuses taking off every five or ten minutes from the main gate of the City take the tourist on a guided tour of the vast spread of exotic gardens, outdoor sets, studio floors, state-of-the-art technology labs, centres of digital film facilities, hospitality centres, complexes storing props and period costumes, recreation joints, communication resources and a bewildering variety of equipment and gadgetry for the film-maker. Though these facilities are significant essentially for the film industry, yet the curious tourist will find in them an awe-inspiring spectacle.

What strikes the tourist first is the limitless spread of water-washed foliage of different climes and locales. While these gardens are by design in full bloom throughout the year and are a great visual extravaganza for the tourist, the film-maker saves the effort and expense of taking his equipment, artists and army of technicians to either Kashmir or Switzerland for shooting because that ambience is available literally off the shelf at the Film City. These gardens known as Shangri la are laid in a variety of patterns from formal French gardens to the wilds of Africa. More such marvels are in the pipeline, In the middle of these meandering gardens nestle majestic gazebos of Rajasthani architecture of the Ranas' time.
Ramoji Film CityYou have colourful fountains, rock formations, and zigzagging pathways flanked by lamps, which automatically come to life at dusk. Shangri la is very well serviced by a support system consisting of horticulturists, botanists, landscape artists, well-stocked nurseries constituting the agri-division of the gardens. The tens of thousands of country-specific plants in the nurseries help in re-creating the spring in England or a Japanese garden. Even as the tourist is left gaping at the paradise on earth, Shangri la sets the imagination of the filmmaker on fire about the kinds of spectacles he can conjure up magician like with the endless possibilities that the gardens offer. Believe it or not, you can see the world famous Chinar tree of Kashmir or be enchanted by the fall vegetation reminiscent of Vermont in America. Hordes of producers from Hollywood, Bollywood, and Tollywood descend on the Film City empty-handed and go back with canned prints. Every comfort of theirs is taken care of -- from fully-air-conditioned accommodation, conferencing facilities, entertainment to banking, travel-related services, secretarial assistance, and what have you.
Ramoji Film CityThe outdoor locations are products of great vision and a blend of landscapes and cityscapes ranging from the pastoral to the metropolitan, wild shrubbery to manicured lawns, rivulets and cataracts, singing fountains, churches, mosques and temples, an airport terminal, railway station, police outpost, shopping plazas, palace interiors, chateaus, rural complexes, urban dwellings, gateways, a 5 KM long winding highway inlaid into carpets of idyllic pasture. Carry your crew and equipment to shoot a dance and song number in the Shangri la gardens or a coronation in one of the period palaces or shoot a police chase through outdoor transport arteries. If the producer has something unique in mind, for example, a Russian dacha or American suburbia, Maya workshops spread over 3,00,000 Sq. Ft. and manned by 1,000 skilled and experienced artisans, will translate your thoughts into reality. It is a continuous process at the Film City to scout for new and unusually challenging locations for its own production and for the benefit of other film-makers.
Ramoji Film CityAvailable to those film-makers are the support services of the Film City which provide information on the exotic locales available in India and also help international film outfits in customs formalities for faster release of production hardware. The outdoor sets are modular in concept and construction with the promise of limitless versatility. The architecture of buildings and other structures can easily be altered according to the filmmaker's needs. The technical infrastructures and professional expertise of the Maya workshops are an answer to the requirements of both small and mega-budget films.

A Different Museum

Ramoji Film CityParade is another huge site of interest to both the demanding tourist and the film fraternity. Walking through it is like reliving the experience of browsing the contents of a vast museum. It is a giant storehouse of fabrics, period costumes, furniture, weaponry, knick-knacks, jewellery, pottery, crockery, clocks, furnishings, lamps, chandeliers, wall hangings, paintings, decorative artifacts, wardrobes, footwear etc. In a few minutes, artisans here can assemble a drawing room of the third millennium or a Moghul durbar, a shoe shop or a ramp for a fashion show. Ask for a Scottish kilt or a Japanese kimono or a Kashmiri pheran, it is there. You can design your clothes and experts at the tailoring shop will cut stitch and deliver your fancies overnight.
The Film City tour takes you through a world full of surprises, scares, and delights. You are taken in special buses first to Eureka, which is the beginning and also the end of the tour. Eureka is an architectural reproduction of a bygone era taking you across ornamental bridges and into the bowels of forts. Get past 72 steps to arrive at Mauryan magic or walk down the replicas of Mughal glory. In contrast is the rugged Wild West replete with horses, cowboys, and gunfights. Looks like a set of Jesse James supplanted from Hollywood. If you are not there first thing in the morning, you will miss the morning welcome ceremony with kings and queens, music and pageant of the likes of Disneyland. An equally enchanting programme in the evening winds up the tour.
Ramoji Film CityIf you are lucky you may hover around the shooting of a Bollywood or Tollywood, now even a Hollywood, film in shooting. Amitabh Bacchan and Govinda starrer “Bade Miya, Chote Miya” was shot here. Telugu blockbuster “Nuvve Kaavaali” was made here. “Crocodile 2” and “Panic” have been shot here. David Dhawan, Vijay Bhaskar and Sam Firstenberg are among directors who made their pictures here. All top heroes and heroines from Anil Kapoor of Hindi films to Venkatesh of Telugu films, Manisha Koirala, Soundarya and Hollywood hunks and beauties enjoyed the facilities available at the Film City. Who knows, with some luck you may get an autograph of a star to take home and cherish!
Throughout the tour, well-stocked shops and stores greet you selling mementos, knick-knacks and anything that you can take back commemorating your visit. If you are thirsty or hungry, there are four restaurants at Eureka itself.
“Alampana” serving authentic Mughalai cuisine from the royal house of Awadh.
“Chanakya” for pure vegetarian cuisine, specialising in Thali meals.
“Gunsmoke” for continental-style eating, serving food which sets the palate on fire.
“Ganga Jamuna” caters pure traditional and vegetarian South Indian Thali meals that match your grandmother's culinary expertise.

Excellence of Technology

Ramoji Film CityA cluster of highly sophisticated technology centres -- Symphony for audio-post production; Mantra offering digital film facility; Rainbow, the film laboratory -- houses a stunning range and variety of software and hardware.
At Symphony is available "an ADR suite equipped with a dSP digital audio workstation for the quickest ADR possible including dSP's powerful ADR software, touch screen monitors, video projection and a wide choice of formats for output. The suite was designed by John Flynn and Sam Toyoshima of Acoustic Design Group.
At Mantra, magic is at work. The digital film services available here cover colour correction for commercials, feature film transfers for TV and DVD as well as tele-cine transfers for dailies. Perfect visual effects for films and TV commercial makers are achieved through scan record services, film composting, and effects on Inferno and 3D on Maya in a networked status.
Ramoji Film CityWorld class processing for colour and BW films is available at Rainbow. In the laboratory, which is fully air-conditioned and dust-free, the printing is on the latest BHP printers with wet and dry gate options. Support services include ultrasonic cleaning and coating. It compares with the best film laboratories anywhere in the world. In the best Ramoji Rao tradition, the Film City stocks a mind-boggling range of cameras, lenses and filters. It can provide multi-camera setups in any format along with studio monitors and a full range of other video equipment.
Augmenting these services and facilities are Film City's crack workforce of professionals who can accept any challenge thrown up by production and post-production tasks and bands of lighting and ancillary crews. At a moment's notice, the Film City can commission editors, sound engineers, dubbing artists, musicians and other professionals to answer a welter of producer's needs. There are a number of green rooms classified as deluxe, air-conditioned and economy, to suit a variety of budgets and to meet your studio and outdoor requirements. There are special mobile make-up rooms too, which can be positioned at the beck and call of the film-maker. Universal Travels takes care of your travel needs, both national and international. It can charter a shuttle chopper service, if necessary. You have a bank offering a wide portfolio of financial services. With the help of the most modern telecom network here, you can access the outside world from the halcyon environs of the Ramoji Film City.

A Perfect Choice for Honeymoon

Ramoji Film CityThe Film City is extremely well equipped in the management of human and physical resources to cover the rest and recreational needs of the film folks outside the floors and locations, tourists, and people on vacation and honeymooners.
Leading such props is Sitara, the international standard fully air-conditioned luxury hotel with four royal suites, four theme suites, 96 deluxe rooms offering dream-world comforts to the creamy layer of the film-making entourage. Galaxy, a multi-cuisine restaurant with an attached bar is the answer to the choosy gourmet and bohemian. You can help yourself to Chinese, Mughalai and Indian dishes, and delicacies.

Ramoji Film CityYou have a poolside barbecue appropriately called Sholay, where choicest Kababs are served under a star-spangled sky. Startrack is a mini conference hall with an attached banquet hall called Taj Mahal. For the fitness devotees, there is the Samson and Delilah health club. Now relax at Champion, the clubhouse offering indoor and outdoor recreational facilities. Play Tennis, Squash, Billiards, Table Tennis, and Basketball and also do some Yoga here.
Ramoji Film CityTara and Sahara are two economy hotels. While Tara is a 24-hour restaurant offering 24-hour room service for 125 elegant rooms of which 84 are air-conditioned, Sahara is a well maintained shared accommodation which accommodates about 700 people with provision for separate arrangements for ladies.
Ramoji Film CityIf you wish, their expert photographer(s) will capture these precious moments to perfection you can carry back an entire album of tender memories! Imagine you and your lovely lady against the backdrop of the magnificent locales! They even have a mini film crew, complete with a director, cameraman, make-up artist who will assist you in filming your unforgettable moments in Ramoji Film City.

Ramoji Film CitySeven days in a week and throughout the day, a doctor is in attendance and in an emergency there is a tie-up with super speciality hospitals in Hyderabad. Sunbeam is an ultramodern laundry handling anything from fine silks to giant canvas tents. It also handles hotel laundry besides outfits and costumes of actors and dance troupes. A special office complex named Samrat helps you open and run your project offices equipped with telephone and fax ensuring full connectivity besides secretarial and other services. The City's security services provide cover not only against intrusion and disturbance but also for personal and property safety.
Visit the Film City, in the loving care of 7,500-strong devoted workforce, once or make a film here to experience a reality which is stranger than fiction.
For more details visit the website

Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Born Kashi (City of Light) on the bank of river Ganges, christened Benaras and finally renamed Varanasi, this is one Indian city that has completely preserved its Babylon-old heritage and is ‘Indian’ in every sense of the term. This is also the land where the Hindus have discovered the secret link to achieving Moksha or salvation of the soul from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. Tens of thousands Hindu pilgrims from round the globe visit Varanasi and actually hope to die and blend in this holy land and get their ashes washed by the holy Ganges straight to heaven. The very dip in this river is believed to be soul-cleansing. Mark Twain, perhaps, gave the city its best appellation when he said Varanasi is “older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. Other than believers and temples, its rich silk brocades (the most notable being the Banarasi Sarees), ancient Yoga tradition and north Indian classical music --- all enmesh to give Varanasi a class unequaled by any other Indian tourist destination.


Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh the 'Hawa Mahal', Palace of the Wind, is a classic incidence of Rajput artistry. It is a part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana (women's chambers) standing away from the main complex. This awesome five storey building was designed by Lal Chand Ustad and is made of made of red and pink sand stone, intricately outlined with white borders and motif's painted with quick lime. The monument was originally designed to enable the royal ladies to watch the everyday life and royal processions in the city without being seen by others.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Pride of INDIA

AGRA-Hosting the 'monument of love'…

So synonymous is Agra with the Taj Mahal, that one tends to forget which is what. There is something about this famed memento of love - the Taj Mahal - that an Emperor constructed to internalize the memory of his dead wife and got the hands of the artisans lopped off so that it cannot be imitated. There truly is no second Taj and a look at the white-marbled monument leaves one with an impression that it is too pretty to be a funeral shrine, and one tends to give in to the argument that it is actually a proud display of grandeur of an equally proud emperor who wanted to get his name embossed in the pages of history. Whatever be its genesis, Agra is beelined by blue-chip couples and honeymooners worldwide, for their postcard snapshot with the Taj behind them.


It was built in 1591 AD in the heart of the old city of Hyderabad by Muhammad Quli Qutab Shah to commemorate the eradication of plague just after he shifted his capital from Golkunda to Hyderabad. The monument is a square structure with four towers in each of the four corners, each of whose sides is 20 meters in length.


This mesmerizing structure, in the shape of a half-open lotus, is situated in the south of Delhi. The temple, made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand, is often called the Taj of modern India. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility. Completed in the year 1986, this architectural fete is the Canadian architect Fariborz Sahba's creation for the Bahai faith - the youngest of the world's independent religions. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation and obtaining peace and tranquility.

Qutub Minar

Qutub Minar, the 239ft sandstone tower situated 15 km south of Connaught Place, Delhi, is distinguished as the tallest stone tower in India. A marvel of the Indo-Islamic style of architecture, construction of the tower was started by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in AD 1199 and completed by Iltutmish in the year 1230. It was erected as a victory tower proclaiming the triumph of Islam over the last Hindu Kingdom of Delhi. The complex houses a number of other important monuments- the gateway built in 1310, the Alai Darwaza, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque; one of the oldest existing mosques in India, the tombs of Altamish, Alauddin Khalji and Imam Zamin. An awesome structure in the Qutub Minar complex is the 2000 year old 7m high Iron Pillar- the Alai Minar. It has not rusted ever since it was built.


Posted by Goutham Baratam | Labels: | Posted On at 2/22/2009 03:40:00 AM

How to remove Virus from USB Drives

One of the ways by which a virus can infect your PC is through USB/Pen drives. Common viruses such as ’Ravmon’ , ‘New Folder.exe’, ‘Orkut is banned’ etc are spreading through USB drives. Most anti virus programs are unable to detect them and even if they do, in most cases they are unable to delete the file, only quarantine it. Here are the things which you can do if you want to remove such viruses from your USB Drive
Whenever you plug a USB drive in your system, a window will appear similar to the one shown below

Don’t click on Ok , just choose ‘Cancel’. Open the Command Prompt by typing ‘cmd‘ in the run box. In the command prompt type the drive letter: and press enter . Now type dir /w/a and press enter.
This will display a list of the files in the pen drive. Check whether the following files are there or not
New Folder.exe
or any other exe file which may be suspicious.
If any of the above files are there, then probably the USB drive is infected. In command prompt type attrib -r -a -s -h *.* and press enter. This will remove the Read Only, Archive, System and hidden file attribute from all the files. Now just delete the files using the command del filename. example del Ravmon.exe. Delete all the files that are suspicious. To be on a safer side, just scan the USB drive with an anti virus program to check whether it is free of virus or not. Now remove the drive and plug it again. In most of the cases, the real culprit turns out to be the “Autorun.inf” file which mostly gets executed when someone clicks Ok in the dialog window which appears above. Thus the infections can spread

Folder option Missing..!!!

Open Run and then type "gpedit.msc".
Now goto User Configuration > Administrative templates > Windows Component > Windows Explorer.
Click on Windows Explorer you will find the 3rd option on the right side of screen "Removes the Folder Option menu item from the Tools menu"
Just check it, if it is not configured then change it to enable by double clicking on it and after applying again set it to not configured.

I hopes that you will find the option after restarting windows.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How to Access Blocked Websites?

Blocking access to undesirable Web sites through the use of Internet protocol filters has been a common government tactic since commercial Internet access first became available here in 1995. China and Saudi Arabia are believed to extend greater censorship over the net than any other country in the world under the pretext of information control.

Most of the blacklisted sites in Saudi Arabia are either sexually explicit or about religion, women, health, drugs and pop culture. They even block access to websites about bathing suits. So if you want to buy something to swim in, they seem to treat that as if it were pornographic in Saudi Arabia.

In China, webites containing sexually explicit content were among those blocked, but they also included sites on sensitive topics such as Tibet, Taiwan, and dissident activity. China also blocks access to Google News, Typepad and Blogger hosted blogs.

But what if an innocent website is accidentally blocked by your ISP or your government. There are always legitimate reasons to visit these blocked websites. We have listed a few methods to help you access blocked websites in school, college, office or at home.

Approach 1: There are websites Anonymizer who fetch the blocked site/ page from their servers and display it to you. As far as the service provider is concerned you are viewing a page from Anonymizer and not the blocked site.

Approach 2: To access the blocked Web site. type the IP number instead of the URL in the address bar. But if the ISP software maps the IP address to the web server (reverse DNS lookup), the website will remain blocked.

Approach 3: Use a URL redirection service like or These domain forward services sometimes work as the address in the the url box remain the redirect url and do not change to the banned site.

Approach 4: Use Google Mobile Search. Google display the normal HTML pages as if you are viewing them on a mobile phone. During the translation, Google removes the javascript content and CSS scripts and breaks a longer page into several smaller pages. [link] View this website in Google Mobile

Approach 5: Enter the URL in Google or Yahoo search and then visit the cached copy of the page. To retrieve the page more quickly from Google's cache, click "Cached Text Only" while the browser is loading the page from cache.

Approach 6: A recent Oreilly story on accessing blocked websites suggested an approach to access restricted web sites using Google language tools service as a proxy server. Basically, you have Google translate your page from English to English (or whatever language you like). Assuming that Google isn’t blacklisted in your country or school, you should be able to access any site with this method. Visit this site via Google Proxy

Approach 7: Anonymous Surfing Surf the internet via a proxy server. A proxy server (or proxies) is a normal computer that hides the identity of computers on its network from the Internet. Which means that only the address of the proxy server is visible to the world and not of those computers that are using it to browse the Internet. Just visit the proxy server website with your Web browser and enter a URL (website address) in the form provided.

Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office

Microsoft Corp. is offering customers greater choice and more flexibility among document formats, as well as creating additional opportunities for developer and competitors, by expanding the range of document formats supported in its flagship Office productivity suite.

The 2007 Microsoft Office system already provides support for 20 different document formats within Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel and Office PowerPoint. With the release of Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) scheduled for the first half of 2009, the list will grow to include support for XML Paper Specification (XPS), Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.5, PDF/A and Open Document Format (ODF) v1.1.

When using SP2, customers will be able to open, edit and save documents using ODF and save documents into the XPS and PDF fixed formats from directly within the application without having to install any other code. It will also allow customers to set ODF as the default file format for Office 2007. To also provide ODF support for users of earlier versions of Microsoft Office (Office XP and Office 2003), Microsoft will continue to collaborate with the open source community in the ongoing development of the Open XML-ODF translator project on

In addition, Microsoft has defined a road map for its implementation of the newly ratified International Standard ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML). IS29500, which was approved by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in March, is already substantially supported in Office 2007, and the company plans to update that support in the next major version release of the Microsoft Office system, code-named “Office 14.”

Consistent with its interoperability principles, in which the company committed to work with others toward robust, consistent and interoperable implementations across a broad range of widely deployed products, the company has also announced it will be an active participant in the future evolution of ODF, Open XML, XPS and PDF standards.

Microsoft will join the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) technical committee working on the next version of ODF and will take part in the ISO/IEC working group being formed to work on ODF maintenance. Microsoft employees will also take part in the ISO/IEC working group that is being formed to maintain Open XML and the ISO/IEC working group that is being formed to improve interoperability between these and other ISO/IEC-recognized document formats. The company will also be an active participant in the ongoing standardization and maintenance activities for XPS and PDF. It will also continue to work with the IT community to promote interoperability between document file formats, including Open XML and ODF, as well as Digital Accessible Information System (DAISY XML), the foundation of the globally accepted DAISY standard for reading and publishing navigable multimedia content.

Microsoft is also committed to providing Office customers with the ability to open, edit and save documents in the Chinese national document file format standard, Uniform Office Format (UOF). The company does so today by supporting the continued development of the UOF-Open XML translator project on, and will take additional steps to promote the distribution and ease of use of the translator. As UOF develops and achieves market adoption in China, Microsoft will distribute support for this format with Office to its customers in China.

“We are committed to providing Office users with greater choice among document formats and enhanced interoperability between those formats and the applications that implement them,” said Chris Capossela, senior vice president for the Microsoft Business Division. “By increasing the openness of our products and participating actively in the development and maintenance of document format standards, we believe we can help create opportunities for developers and competitors, including members of the open source communities, to innovate and deliver new value for customers.”

Microsoft recognizes that customers care most about real-world interoperability in the marketplace, so the company is committed to continuing to engage the IT community to achieve that goal when it comes to document format standards. It will work with the Interoperability Executive Customer Council and other customers to identify the areas where document format interoperability matters most, and then collaborate with other vendors to achieve interoperability between their implementations of the formats that customers are using today. This work will continue to be carried out in the Interop Vendor Alliance (, the Document Interoperability Initiative (, and a range of other interoperability labs and collaborative venues.

“Microsoft’s support for ODF in Office is a great step that enables customers to work with the document format that best meets their needs, and it enables interoperability in the marketplace,” said Roger Levy, senior vice president and general manager of Open Platform Solutions for Novell Inc. “Novell is proud to be an industry leader in cross-platform document interoperability through our work in the Document Interoperability Initiative, the Interop Vendor Alliance and with our direct collaboration with Microsoft in our Interoperability Lab. We look forward to continuing this work for the benefit of customers across the IT spectrum.”

“The demand for a document format that everyone can use is something I hear from our customers on a regular basis,” said John D. Head, framework manager at PSC Group LLC, a Chicago headquartered information-technology and professional services consulting firm. “I am very pleased that Microsoft is enabling Microsoft Office to support ODF directly from the software. This will allow us to develop solutions that create documents that can be edited by any user, regardless of what software or operating system they use. In a world where software companies want people to select one software package for their entire user base, the reality is that different user groups and types need options. Microsoft is now enabling users to make that choice. This is a very smart move by Microsoft, and one that lets the most important person — the customer — be the winner.”

This work on document formats is only one aspect of how Microsoft is delivering choice, interoperability and innovative solutions to the marketplace. Microsoft will continue to work with its customers and partners and the rest of the industry to continue advancing in the area. More information can be found at

Friday, December 12, 2008

Computer Tips & Tricks...

Secretly Hide Any File Inside JPG Image File...

Step 1: You will need two files - the file you want to hide and one jpg image - it can be of any size or dimensions. [If you want to hide multiple files in one jpeg image, just zip them into one file] Step 2: Copy the above two files to the C: folder and open the command prompt window. Step 3: Move to the c: root by typing cd \ [if the files are in another folder, you'll have to change the prompt to that folder] Step 4: The most important step - type the following command:
copy /b myimage.jpg + filetohide.pdf my_new_image.jpg
To recover the original PDF file, just rename my_new_image.jpg to filename.


Posted by Goutham Baratam | Labels: | Posted On Saturday, February 21, 2009 at 2/21/2009 07:41:00 AM


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