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This one is too simple, the only thing is you should know elementry HTML.

If you don’t know HTML, go to and learn it there, great teaching they provide, really great!

The first thing that should strike your mind while seeing the web page of basic mission 1 should be, ‘what must be the HTML source for making this web page?’ That’s it, you have got the point. Right click anywhere on the page and select “view page source” (or related). If thats not what you want to do, go to “View|Page Source”. Scroll down till you see the written password for that level. It is…

Now you have to type that thing in the space provided and the mission is over. Hop to next challenge!


Feedreader 3 is a fantastic RSS reader that automatically downloads all your RSS and Atom feeds for you.

Its minimalist interface design devotes most of the screen space to feed listings. There are only menus and no toolbar buttons. Beneath this interface there are some powerful features. For instance, a feature called Smartfeeds lets users find RSS feeds on the web by entering keywords that relate to the feed. to access this go to ‘File|New|Smartfeed’ or hit [Shift]+[F3]. Then create a rule for the feedby clicking on the drop-list boxes. Normal feeds can also be converted to Smartfeeds. The intelliupdate feature uses an algorithm to recognize and learn the update frequency of each feed, and trigger it when needed. Useful, since websites update feeds at different intervals; intelliupdate will ensure that your dowbloaded feeds are always the latest ones. In fact, it downloads feeds in the background as you work and youget Outlook-style pop-up alerts when a new feed arrives.

As a bonus, Feedreader can also download enclosures and podcasts that are attactched to the articles. it allows you to tag all articles and his helps in organizing them. feedreader is such a complex little program that it occupies a small memory footprint of just 4 MB. This little program is absolutely free!

Ratings (out of 5):
Ease of use : 4
Features : 5
Performance : 4
Overall Rating : 4

[Download Here]

This is fairly simple. Most of you must know it, but let this be for the ones who don’t.

Guys each browser has its own user agent. The user agent is set to a particular value as default, like the user agent of firefox is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2009011913 Firefox/3.0.6.

Some websites need to check what browser are you using to display web pages correctly, because each browser has different ways of reading and displaying HTML, CSS, PHP, etc. This happens especially in Mozilla add-ons website. If you are using Firefox while surfing that site, the will display “Add to Firefox” to install an add-on, it won’t download it. But if its other browser, then it will display “Download” and you can save it on your local hard drive.

Microsoft Update also checks whether you are using IE or not while updating. This might annoys many of us.

Here is the way to tackle this problem and run update in Firefox:

1. Use this add-on. Its called IE Tab. There is an option in the context menu when you right-click, which says “View this page in IE Tab”. Open windows update site in firefox and just right-click and click on this option. Your work is done.

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