Monthly Archives: May 2008

Firefox 3 RC1 Released

Firefox 3 Release Candidate 1 has been released. This basically means that they’ve locked all the features and only the bug fixes are left.

For those of you who haven’t tried out any of the betas, Firefox 3 has some new features, notably the improvements to the bookmarking system and the address bar. It’s also (supposedly) a lot more stable and fast.

As far as memory consumption issues are concerned, I haven’t really noticed any improvements – it still consumes over 200 megs, which was pretty much what Fx 2 was doing with the same number of tabs (50+).

I also don’t think much of the new interface. While Fx 2 was rather plain and old-looking, at least it was neat. Fx 3’s UI seems to be a mix of new and ancient looking icons. While the new address bar has some nice features, the styling doesn’t seem to promote much usability. The download manager, incidentally, isn’t styled at all (weird).

Other issues include virtually none of my extensions working with this build. Although that isn’t unexpected (it’s not the final version, after all) I remember there weren’t so many issues when Fx 2 RC1 came out. I also have a quirky problem with bookmarking. When I bookmark all open tabs, it randomly misses out a few.

You can check out the Firefox 3 Release Candidate Release Notes here. In case you just want to try out Firefox 3 without replacing your current version, try Firefox 3 RC1 Portable.

Exun elite 2008 (Programming results)

Exun elite 2008 Junior Programming finals had seven teams and saw intense competition.
The Exun E-Lite Junior and Sub-Junior Programming event was a huge success with overwhelming & unprecedented participation. 35+ teams participated in the Junior category with 10+ teams participated in the Sub-Junior category prelims.

The final result for is as follows:

Junior category

1st position

Pranshu Jain X-D
Karanveer Singh X-G

2nd position

Sakshi Gupta X-K
Anand Khare X-I

3rd position

Sanchit Abrol IX-I
Aman Aggarwal IX-I

Sun-Junior category (in random order)

Class VIII

Ishita Batra VIII F
Ushmita Seth VIII F

Aayush Shatma VIII F
Shreya Mandal VIII F

Rishabh Goel VIII L
Laksh Goel VIII L

Class VII

Amber Pal VII B
Mohit Sharma VII B

Congratulations to all!

Please contact exunclan and provide us with your email so that we can contact you whenever required.

The first position holders in Junior Programming took the Prelims test separately and having top scored in the Prelims they were given the opportunity for the final round and top scored in the finals too.

Junior Programming Finals C++ solutions

Sajal Jain
Rahul Bhatnagar

Exun elite 2008 (Quiz results)

Exun elite 2008 quiz for classes 7th-10th saw 80+ participants. This has been the largest outcome till date. The competition went very smoothly and in the end, only the best remained.

The scoreboard read as follows:

1st position

Dhananjay Goel                         X-D
Varun Nayyar                             X-J

2nd position

Sarthak Khuntia                         X-C
Nayan Aggarwal                         X-C

3rd position

Aditya Agggarwal                       IX-I
Aman Aggarwal                          IX-I

Congratulations to all!

Kartikeya Asthana
Ananth Govind Rajan

Exun E-Lite Group Discussion Competitions

Needless to say we received overwhelming response for the Group Discussion Event this time , with about more than 60 students taking part. Initially meant to be a single day event we had to extend the time upto 2 days. After about 6 rounds of only prelims (Thursday), and 2 rounds of semi – finals coupled with 1 more round of final , we managed to isolate 5 worthy people out of 60. And hats off to you guyz (and us), for surviving through nine rounds and still liking the concept of Group Discussions. The winners are:

Aishwarya Kane IX H
Anamay IX H
Bharat Kashyap VI H
Tushar Bhasin IX J
Eeshita Bajpai VIII K

and I need you to contact me so that I can take down your email addresses
Thanks for your time and enthusiasm. I hope exun will benefit from your contribution in the future

Samarth Mathur XII – E
Sahil Bajaj XII – E

Exun eLite Day One

Day one of Exun eLite- the Intra School Computer Competition held by Exun for the Junior classes is over.
The events held today were Group discussion and Programming prelims. The result of the Programming prelims is as follows:

Sub Junior division:
Class VIII

  1. Ishita Batra VIII F
    Ushmita Seth VIII F
  2. Aayush Shatma VIII F
    Shreya Mandal VIIIF
  3. Amber Pal VIII B
    Mohit Sharma VIII B
  4. Rishabh Goel VIII L
    Laksh Goel VIII L

Class VII

No team selected

Junior Division

Class X

  1. Vishesh Kumar X H
    Aditya Grover X H
  2. Sakshi Gupta X K
    Anand Khare X I

Class IX

  1. Samchit Abrol IX I
    Aman Agarwal IX I
  2. Tushar Bhasin IX J
    Aishwarya Kane IX J
  3. Kritin Gupta IX G
    Rounit IX G
  4. Nikhil Raman IX K

Congratulations To All! Please note that the winners of the Junior division are to stay back on 16th i.e. Friday for the final round that will be in the E-Block Computer Lab.
The following languages will be provided to work on
Turbo C++,C, Visual Basic, QBasic. If you require any other language please inform us by the earliest

Exun Elite Programming (Question Paper & Solutions)

The Exun E-Lite Junior and Sub-Junior Programming event was a huge success with overwhelming & unprecedented participation. 35+ teams participated in the Junior category with 10+ teams participated in the Sub-Junior category.

The Results and the details for final round shall be declared later.

I have uploaded the files on a public server as I was not able to find an option for uploading pdf on blogger.

You can view the files by clicking on the links

Junior Programming solutions (pdf) with question paper

Sub-Junior Programming solutions (pdf) with question paper

Rahul Bhatnagar
Sajal Jain

Spyware and viruses

Spyware and viruses are both forms of unwanted or malicious software, sometimes called “malware.” You need to protect yourself from both.

What’s the difference?

Spyware (sometimes called adware) collects information about you without appropriate notice and consent.

A computer virus spreads software, usually malicious in nature, from computer to computer.

Spyware can get installed on your computer in a number of ways. One way is through a virus . Another way is for it to be secretly downloaded and installed with other software you’ve chosen to install.

In short, Spyware is a specific type of unwanted software that secretly collects your information.

A virus is a specific way software can be secretly distributed, often by e-mail or instant messaging.

Both Spyware and viruses can cause damage to your computer or cause you to lose important data.