Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) Review

April 1, 2012

Ubuntu 12.04(beta) is now available for download from ( ) There have been some slight changes in the features. The changes are as follows:

1) The default music player is Rhythmbox from Banshee media player.

2) The original browser is still there Firefox however in 12.04 its been upgraded to 11.0(beta version). The full version will be ready when Ubuntu 12.04 will be released.

3) Libre office has been updated to version 3.5

4) Ubuntu Software Center has a better appearance. A ‘Recommendation’is now available on it.

5) It comes with a new feature which allows you to Sync folder within the application

6) New features available in System settings.

7) HUD (Heads Up Display) – This feature allows you to items in the menu bar. It has really been improved in 12.04. However this application does not work with all the applications. For instance Libre office has no global menu in 12.04 which implies this feature cannot be used on Libre office.

There have been no other major changes. Though the boot up screen has a slight change because the User Interface on it has been changed from 3D to 2D for computer which cannot support 3D.


The fastest growing OS

March 24, 2012

Microsoft has indeed done a fantastic job throughout on Windows and demand for Microsoft products was sky rocketing. And I accept that Windows does have a better GUI (Graphical User Interface) which makes it popular than Linux.
However Linux is now over taking windows. A simple example: The sales for Android phones are booming right now in many countries. Android is based on a Linux platform.

According to statistics obtained from http://blogs.computerworld.com/16501/Linux , Microsoft’s share fell from 15.1% to 13.2% in 2010. The reason for this is demand for smart phones increased. However Android is still behind RIM and Apple given the continued growth or demand for smart phones stay’s the same then I expect Android to become the dominant smart phone OS.

In my opinion, the new devices currently being developed will run on Android which is Linux. Therefore Windows will just remain nothing more than a simple OS. Show me a phone which runs on a Windows platform today?


Microsoft says goodbye to IE6

January 8, 2012

10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6 (often known as IE6). Now that we are in 2012, in an era of modern web standards, its time to say goodbye to IE6.


IE6 was the most widely used web browser during its tenure and attained a total market share of nearly 90% during 2002-2003. It only slowly declined up to 2007, when it lost about half its market share to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox between late 2006 to 2008.


Future buildings

January 6, 2012

This is how future buildings will be like. Watch the video here.

Alternatively visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAeUd9XpZAE

 

(Posted by: Saajan Shah)


Origin of big brand names…

January 6, 2012

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December 19, 2011

Ninety floors… and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center (and there’s still 14 storeys to go)

Last updated at 1:15 AM on 16th December 2011

When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Manhattan and one of incredible poignancy for New York City.

One World Trade Center reached its 90th floor this week – with just 14 more floors to go until the top. The structure can now be seen from all five boroughs of the city.

Stunning pictures showed how the area has been reborn since the 9/11 attacks more than a decade ago where almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack on American soil.

Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the 80th floor of One World Trade CenterTowering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the 80th floor of One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is on track to be completed by 2013 with construction workers approximately finishing a floor a week in downtown Manhattan.

Electrical contractors at the tower agreed to give it a festive feel and wrapped the exterior lamps they use with coloured cellophane in time for Christmas.

Developments can be followed on One World Trade Center’s Twitter feed @WTCProgress. Glass now covers up to the 65th floor and concrete has been added up to the 82nd level. There will be 104 floors in the completed building, making it the tallest in Manhattan. 

 

 The site will be a place of reflection and contemplation for many and The National September 11 Memorial And Museum, designed by the winning team of Michael Arad and Peter Walker, was opened for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

One World Trade Center, designed by renowned architect David Childs, standing in the north-west corner, is the site’s centrepiece.The first cornerstone was laid down on July 4 2004 and as the building rose it was known as Freedom Tower.

Christmas spirit: Exterior lights at One WTC were covered in coloured cellophane by electrical contractors for a festive feelChristmas spirit: Exterior lights at One WTC were covered in coloured cellophane by electrical contractors for a festive feel


 

It stands in the footsteps of the original twin towers among a small forest of oak trees in an eight-acre plaza. It features two 50ft-deep pools, each containing fountains, along with a museum with exhibitions and artefacts to teach visitors about the events of September 11.

At One World Trade Center, there is almost 3million square feet of office space – half of which had already been leased. There is also an observation deck planned more than 1,241ft above ground, fine-dining restaurants and a sprawling public lobby boasting 50ft ceilings. There will be eventually be six skyscrapers on the site altogether.

Breathtaking: Looking east from the 77th floor as construction work carries on below Breathtaking: Looking east from the 77th floor as construction work carries on below

The heart of New York City: One World Trade Center, from the 80th floor looking North, is due for completion in 2013 and will be the city's tallest building The heart of New York City: One World Trade Center, from the 80th floor looking North, is due for completion in 2013 and will be the city’s tallest building

 

Place of remembrance: The eight-acre plaza features a small forest of oak trees and a museum to teach visitors about the events of September 11 Place of remembrance: The eight-acre plaza features a small forest of oak trees and a museum to teach visitors about the events of September 11



Toyota unveils futuristic smart car

December 4, 2011