Archive for July, 2006

New Product Icons for Office 2007

I found this on one of the office 2007’s blog,not sure if anyone knows about these new icons. The icons looks average, they are not that good but i feel they are still better compared to office 2003’s icons.


Xbox 360 vs PS3 – The war has begin!!

The War has begin. Will it be Xbox 360 or PS3 ? Sony will be releasing its PS3 in November 2006. Both the consoles are packed with goodies and are pretty expensive to be honest. Xbox 360 Comes in Two Flavours :

Xbox 360 Core System and Xbox 360 Premium Edition.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360 has an advantage over Sony’s PS3 because the prices are pretty low compared to PS3, also Xbox 360 offers numerous game titles out of which some are exclusive to Xbox like The Halo series. Offcourse The Loyal Sony Playstation fans would be going with PS3
Below are a few pictures, So I would like to ask the users themselves what do they think about these consoles and which one should be bought ? What advantages/disadvantages they have etc

in the coming days i will be updating this post

Pics taken from @ Paul Thurott’s website

Windows Vista Build 5483

Ok so there has been a bit of confusion lately regarding this build. I will be solving this before i go on about this build.

This build was initially meant for connect testers but for some reason Microsoft scrapped this idea. We come to know of about this because connect testers could request a new key for this build 5483 but this got killed after some time. Microsoft has now released this build to TAP testers but it looks like this build has leaked.

Those keys appear to probably be for the Physical Media Test of 5472. MS were going to send out physical media of 5472 to around 500 US testers to check against bad media burns and they had also specified that new keys would be issued for that test.

Anyways coming back to this build.

The exact build string is 5483.winmain.060720-1900 . This build has been tagged as RC 1 but is actually Pre-RC1.

File Details of the build :-

vista_5483.0.060720-1900_winmain_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso (2.601.45 MB)

Changes in this build :

  • New Weather gadget has been introduced that just looks mind blowing
  • The DWM angle has been changed again.

More changes will be reported as they are found

Screenshots :

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Also Windows Vista RC1 will be released on 15th Aug 06 and will be available through the CPP .

Orbicule’s Undercover: Foiling Laptop Thieves

In recent years, I have come across some rather innovative ideas for securing laptops and data. From biometric access to actual lock and keys, almost everything has been tried. Some of the most coveted items in recent years has been the Apple laptops – the iBbooks and the newer MacBooks. There, of course, exist many ways of preventing laptop theft, but what if it does get jacked? In case a determined thief does make off with your precious MacBook, if you have a program called Undercover, it may try and fool him into thinking your laptop is dead, while giving you a chance to recover it. The progam sends out an IP address to identify its location if it’s reported stolen, and actually uses the machine’s built-in iSight webcam to snap a photo of the thief – all this before simulating a screen failure that makes the Mac unusable.

Every six minutes, Undercover pings a database maintained by developer Orbicule to check if the machine it’s installed on has been stolen; a positive reply from the server initiates a sequence of events that makes the life of the thief miserable.

Do you want a Mac?

The last few months have been totally amazing for Apple, thanx to the OSX86 project that now people can try Apple OS X Tiger on their Personal computers and can see what the Mac side feels like and decide if they were missing something or not. I too tried OS X86 on my lappy and was very much impressed by it. Another major thing that is attracting users these days towards OSX is Apple’s Bootcamp which allows users to install Microsoft Windows on their mac. I have to admit to the fact that as of now Microsoft’s most hyped Windows ie Windows Vista is not going anywhere. The new builds are not impressing me that much where as Apple’s Leopard has started to interest me a lot. By The way Apple will be previewing Leopard in WWDC which takes place next month. Anyways so in the past couple of days i have started visiting a few Apple Authorised Dealers. I tried iMac 20″ model. It was very impressive to be honest. The screen was huge and was pretty good looking. My main purpose to visit these show rooms was to check out the Indian Prices of Mac and to see what all services, models etc they had. I even tried Mac Book, iSight was pretty exciting rest all was ok.

My Main interest was Apple’s Mac Mini the Intel Core Duo model. To conclude i will say Apple Services in India have definitely improved. The prices of Apple products are quite high compared to the US markets. Indians have to pay almost 200-300 US $$ more than the Americans. I have still not decided if i want to go for a Mac Mini Core Duo model or iMac 17″ model. One of the reason is affordibility and second thing is that i wanna see Leopard and on the same side I want to see Windows Vista’s new builds. At this moment taking any decision is quite difficult. For Now enjoy these pictures of macs that i have collected from various places.

Warning :- The pictures look quite tempting 😛 🙂

Pics @ [ I don’t remem the account so i can’t credit the user ]

I Hope you enjoyed the pictures.

So what do you guys think should my next computer be a Pc running Windows with Media Centre or Apple Mac ?? Feel free to leave an opinion.

~ Prince

A few quotes by Kurt Cobain

So i am sure everyone knows about Kurt Cobain, if you dont know he is the founder of the famous rock band Nirvana, a few years back he had comitted sucide so now he is dead but today i would like to share a few good quotes which were said by him… and i have found them true many a times..

A friend is nothing but a known enemy.

I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.

I’m so happy because today I found my friends – they’re in my head.

If you die you’re completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I’m not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I’ve got. [ My Personal Favorite]

If you ever need anything please don’t hesitate to ask someone else first.

The worst crime is faking it.

We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers. [ So true]

Rather be dead than cool

If you guys know more quotes please post them over here, thanx in advance!!

Windows Vista Build 5472 has been Released

Microsoft has released a new Vista build to the technet Beta testers. The New build is 5472 and the exact build string is 5472.5.winmain_idx01.060713-1900. The Details for The ISO’s are as follow –

vista_5472.5.060713-1900_winmain_idx01_x86fre_client-LB2CFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 2,628.95 MB

vista_5472.5.060713-1900_winmain_idx01_x64fre_client-LB2CxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,545.53 MB

This build is an interim build so it will not be released to the general public.

Some Stuffs from this build.

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