Archive for May, 2006

Vista Beta 2 Released

Microsoft has Released Vista Beta 2
More at http://e-l-i-t-e.net/plex

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Vista Build 5421 Revealed!!

It seems that one of the Microsoft blogs have revealed screenshots of a New Vista Build. The Build is 5421 and The Build string is 5421.winmain.060428-1903.
The graphics of the screenshots have been messed up very badly. This has been done on purpose. Nothing new can be seen in the screenshots except the new build date.

More at The Blog

Vista Beta 2 Build 5381?

In related news, Microsoft continues work on Windows Vista build 5381, which will be finalized as Beta 2 on May 22. Attendees of the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC) will receive Windows Vista Beta 2 on DVD, while Microsoft plans on seeding the build to testers, other partners, and millions of consumers via a widely distributed Community Preview Program (CPP) in the following days. If you've been waiting for a chance to get your hands on Windows Vista, that day is finally coming.

Source : Wininformant.com

To be Frank I had expected The Build would be in 54.x.x Series But still knowing that many a Time Thurott is wrong dont consider that 5381 will be Beta 2 For Now

Vista delayed even more??

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp.'s long- awaited release of the upgrade to its flagship Windows operating system will likely be delayed again by at least three months, research group Gartner Inc. said on Tuesday.

The research note, released to clients on Monday, said the new Windows Vista operating system is too complex to be able to meet Microsoft's targeted November release for volume licence customers and January launch for retail consumers.

A Microsoft spokeswoman said the company disagreed with the Gartner report and it was still on track to meet its launch dates.

Vista is the first major overhaul of its operating system, which sits on 90 percent of the world's computers and accounts for nearly a third of Microsoft's total revenue, since Microsoft rolled out Windows XP nearly five years ago.

Microsoft originally targeted a 2005 launch for the new Windows, then pushed the release out to 2006 before announcing in March that Vista would again be delayed to improve the product's quality.

Gartner targets a Windows Vista release in the April-June quarter of 2007, nine to 12 months after Microsoft conducts a second major test, or "beta," release for Vista during the current quarter.

More at Reuters

This was more or less expected from Microsoft, Vista is the longest Delayed project by Microsoft. Frankly it Doesnt Make a difference because they missed The Holidays Season in which they could earn a lot

PSP vs Nintendo DS lite!!!

Hey Folks,
Tell me which handheld I should Go for, a PSP or Nintendo DS lite. I know both have their Pros and Cons so Feel free to leave a comment on why you should think PSP is better over a Nintendo DS lite or Why the Nintendo is better over PSP. Take a look at the pics…

Both are stunning in looks, but you know you should never judge a book by its cover so throw ur comments 😉

These stunning pics were taken by a member of neowin.net while he was doing the review. [ Thx ]

See also Xbox 360 Vs PS3 on my blog

UPDATE :-

So as promised i have got my PSP, It looks pretty good. The Widescreen is definitely stunning. So far i have played Top Spin and GTA. Graphics are pretty good and sound output is nice too. A few things that i didnt like about the PSP are that there is a lot of loading time and i can see my fingerprints all around the screen and some other parts. I will be buying some other games too and will be posting my initial review,

On The offside, i am still waiting for the Nintendo DS lite [White] to come from Australia but as of now, next week i am expecting Xbox 360 Premium to come, so i am pretty excited. 😉 🙂

I am really thankful to all of you for your comments and everything. There will be a final update to all this once when i get Nintendo DS lite.

~ Prince