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First Look: Windows 7 (Pre Beta)

Microsoft has officially revealed the name of the successor to Windows Vista, and it’s not Vista II, ReVista or AltaVista. Its Windows 7. No definite release date for Windows 7 has been announced by Microsoft.

The shocking revelation on Microsoft’s Vista blog is that the final name of what we now call Windows 7 will be… Windows 7. Mike Nash, corporate vice-president, Windows Product Management, says: “Simply put, this is the seventh release of Windows, so therefore Windows 7 just makes sense.”

More screenshots of Windows 7 here:-
ZDNet Gallery
Windows7 News

So what’s in Windows 7?

The most visible new features are enhancements that streamline core Windows tasks like connecting to a wireless network or organizing a digital music collection. But the new OS features are more than just skin-deep; there are also improvements to core components, such as an innovative way to stream music and other media directly to network-connected media players.

Some of the tweaks to the Windows interface are blindingly obvious, at least in retrospect. Explorer windows now include a button that toggles the preview pane on and off; in Vista, you have to drill three levels deep into a menu to enable or disable the preview pane. Much cooler is the new technique for maximizing, restoring, and resizing a window. Drag the window’s title bar to the top of the screen and it maximizes. Drag the title bar of a maximized window away from the top of the screen and it restores to its former position. Drag a window to either side of the screen and it resizes to fill half the screen. Drag another window to the opposite side and, voila, you now have two windows arranged side by. side

Some other key enhancements-
For starters, the Quick Launch bar is gone; its capabilities are now integrated directly into the taskbar. If you recognize some similarities to the Dock in OS X, you’re half right.

You can permanently place program icons on the taskbar, where they allow one-click access to programs. Running programs appear on the taskbar as well.

You’ll find that other common tasks have been greatly simplified. For example, it;s now much easier to connect to a wireless network: when a wireless network is available, a tray icon glows. Click to pop up a list of available networks, and click again to choose a network and enter a passphrase or connect to a browser-based logon screen a a hotspot or airport.

Networking is tricky, especially for home users. With Vista, Microsoft tried to consolidate networking features in a single location, the Network and Sharing Center, with decidedly mixed results. In Windows 7, the Network and Sharing Center gets a radical overhaul designed to make it simpler to set up and manage small networks. In Windows 7, the Network and Sharing Center includes four links to common tasks instead of a long list of detailed options.

Homegroups also offer an interesting capability that digital media fanatics should love: From within Windows, you can stream media to any DLNA server or to a Media Center extender, without jumping through a bunch of configuration hoops.

Enterprise customers will have plenty of new stuff to chew on, as well. The PowerShell scripting language is part of Windows 7, as are a host of new troubleshooting and administration tools.  Special mention for the new Program Compatibility Troubleshooter, which lets you fix programs that fail to run correctly because of permission problems or hard-coded version checks.

BitLocker also gets a new features: the capability to encrypt the contents of a USB flash drive or other removable storage device. This is a logical extension of the BitLocker feature, which first appeared in Vista and was enhanced in Vista Service Pack 1 to allow encryption of hard disks other than the system volume.

Take a look at the Windows 7 Features, Screenshots & Demo in a YouTube video
[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5D43p4_qcY]

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October 29, 2008 Posted by | Microsoft, Technology | , , , | 1 Comment

What’s inside LinkedIn Headquarters ?

LinkedIn is an online network of more than 30 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.

When you join, you create a profile that summarizes your professional accomplishments. Your profile helps you find and be found by former colleagues, clients, and partners. You can add more connections by inviting trusted contacts to join LinkedIn and connect to you.

Ever wondered whats there inside LinkedIn’s office?
The office space is located in Mountain View, CA. Take a look at some pictures-

LinkedIn Office 1

LinkedIn Office 2

LinkedIn Office 3

LinkedIn Office 4

LinkedIn Office 5

LinkedIn Office 6

LinkedIn Office 7

LinkedIn Office 8

Source: Office Snapshots

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October 27, 2008 Posted by | General, Pictures | , , , , | 3 Comments

New Mercedes Benz SCL600

This is the new Mercedes Benz SCL600.

This car is really different.
No steering wheel, you drive it with a joystick. No pedals either.
Can you drive with a joystick? Your kids probably can.
The influence of Video game in our lives has really arrived?

Scary thought that now a 7 year old could steal your car and probably drive it better that you!
Click on thumbnails below to enlarge.

Watch a video from YouTube

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | Auto, General | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Web vs. Workplace – Opinion Poll

Which statement best reflects your attitude about blocking non-business apps (Facebook, IM, Webmail, etc.) on the company network as a security precaution?

Take the Opinion Poll –

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October 21, 2008 Posted by | Polls | , | Leave a comment

Get the Shortest Emailid in the World with IN.com

The shortest Email id is here for you. In.com is like yahoo although it is for Indians particularly. The site is a very fast loading one. With this new mail provider, you will be able to have email ids of your choice (only if you rush now) with very small length as possible. Imagine how short your email id would be if it is like yourname@in.com. Well, there are many things I like about this site:

Firstly, Your email Id will be very short. As the domain name is short (in.com) your email can be a very short one. You can try yourname@in.com. Imagine how easy it would be to type your email. You won’t have to type lengthy ids anymore. This would make your internet experience comfortable and faster.

The 2nd thing is that In.com loads quite fast – Very faster than sites of its kind. Well, the server speed is quite good and loads fast especially for Indians as the server is in India itself. So, if you are an Indian, you should get an id for yourself because In.com is the best for Indians – Even faster than Gmail 🙂

Its the World’s shortest, coolest email id with 10 GB Storage. Get yourname@in.com

One ID gives you access to a world of information & entertainment
Smart mailin
-Fast, 10GB mailbox
-Linked Messages to easily see email sequence
-Schedule mail to be sent later
-Enterprise-grade anti-spam and anti-virus

Personalizin
-Create your profile and share it with friends
-Make your own music playlists
-Collect your favorite items across the site

Interactin
-Vote and promote your favorite news, blogs, videos etc.
-Make yourself heard by leaving comments as yourself

Inbuilt are various portals – News, Music, Videos, Games, Search, Shop & off course Email.
All of this is available at In.Com
Go get your In.Com ID now.

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October 21, 2008 Posted by | Email, Internet, Online Storage | , , , , , | Leave a comment