Compressed RAM disk for Windows, The Virtual Way!

Recently, I developed Linux kernel driver which creates generic RAM based compressed block devices (called zram). Being RAM disks, they do not provide persistent storage but there are many use cases where persistence is not required: /tmp, various caches under /var, swap disks etc. These cases can benefit greatly from high speed RAM disks along with savings which compression brings! However, all this seems to be completely Linux centric. But with virtualization, zram can be used for Windows too! [Read More]

Windows 7 RC on ThinkPad W500

Today I replaced Vista (32-bit) on my Thinkpad W500* with shiny new Windows 7 RC (64-bit). Now just waiting for Fedora 11 to be released for dual boot with Windows – yeah, sometimes Virtual Machine is not enough! In summary, Win7 is just awesome! Installation went smooth. Post-install some problems I faced: Switchable graphics didn’t work. However, ATI card works normally with switchable graphics driver (for Vista64) from Lenovo site. [Read More]

Tag files on windows

All GMail addicts know power of tags! Surprisingly, today’s systems have none/limited tag functionality for files. Fortunately I found this freeware for windows which lets you tag almost any filetype. Interface is really good with shell integration and search based on tags is fast too. A real life saver!

You can get it from: http://www.tag2find.com/