Microsoft recently released a Windows 7 build, codenamed “Milestone 3 (build 6780)” of their upcoming operating system to a few selected partners and manufacturers. They still haven’t revealed the final name for the OS, as is evident from the build name 🙂
This time the screenshots went up online first at ThinkNext, and in part 1 of their post (no part 2 as yet), there are quire a few interesting things to note. Firstly, the GUI is a slightly updated version of Vista, their current flagship OS. But there are (visual) changes reflected in these screenshots, but still no details as to changes under the hood. Especially worth noting are the changes in Calculator, Notepad and Paint! Notepad gets a MS Office like ribbon, along with Paint, which will be a much welcomed update to these very old porgrames.
Also of extreme interest is the Linux like Power ShellScriptin enviornment. Not much info is available, but it really looks interesting !
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope completed its 100,000th orbit of Earth on the morning of August 11 in its 18th year of exploration and discovery. Named after the trailblazing astronomer Edwin P. Hubble (1889-1953), the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is a large, space-based observatory which has revolutionized astronomy by providing unprecedented deep and clear views of the Universe, ranging from our own solar system to extremely remote fledgling galaxies forming not long after the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago.
Following the XNA Gamefest, Microsoft, Nvidia and AMD (ATI) are expected to start talking about DirectX 11 at conferences such as Siggraph 2008 (August 11-15) and Nvision 08 (August 25-27). DirectX 11 is set to debut in late 2009, several months ahead of the release of Windows 7. Read on For Details
The heart and soul of any Gaming system is the Graphic Card. And there are two major companies that provide the soul, namely Nvidia and Ati (now acquired by AMD). For ages these companies have been engadged in cut-throat competition, trying to bet the other in every possible way, resulting in great advancement of the Graphics Technology and more joy for gamers. But all is at stake, if the rumor turns out to be true!
Well, the rumor is that Microsoft will further increase the Sidewinder brand with an addition of a Keyboard. Featuring detachable Num-Pad, and Detachable Gaming keys(Like the Logitech g-15) and a few scroll buttons for sound control and stuff. Tru or Rumor? You decide! Pictures after this.
The iPhone3G was launched One week earlier and since then, all kinds of reports are coming of the bugs that are popping up from different users all around the globe. The iPhone 3G is still a highly sought after 200$ Device, but its firmware 2.0 is showinglots of hiccups in its operations.