Archive for October, 2006

Happy Diwali!!

Hey guys,

I would like to wish everyone a happy DiWali. Hope you guys have a greatĀ time and day with your family. On The off-side i just woke up and went around the house wishing everyone Happy Diwali, now to wait for the presents/cash/chocolates šŸ˜›

~ Prince

IE7 Final Released

Microsoft has finally released Internet Explorer 7 final to its customers, the company is expected to push the build by automatic updates on 1st November.

Download Links : –

Windows XP SP2 Edition
Windows Server 2003 32-bit Edition
Windows XP & Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Windows Server 2003 ia64 Edition

Some of the best Coldplay songs

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I will be honest but i am a real big fan of coldplay. So i decided to jot down their best songs so far. I have been listening to Coldplay from last two years and they have been awesome. I have coldplay songs on Xbox 360, iPod and even on my Nokia N80 šŸ™‚

1) Yellow

2) The Scientist

3) Clocks

4) Trouble

5) Speed of Sound

6) Fix You

7) Swallowed in the Sea

These songs have been compiled from all of their albums. If anyone else who feels that a particular song is missing from the list, please leave a comment and i will add them šŸ™‚

Review :- Xbox 360 India Forums

Today is 16th October 2006 and Xbox 360 was launched in India on 23rd September 2006. After coming back from the launch party which took place in Delhi i decided to slow down a bit on Xbox 360 on my blog, because i really didnt know what to post about it. I mean i gave all the importantĀ  information about the Xbox 360’s India launch almost a month before it was launched in India. I also covered the entire event with a few videos and pictures. So One day i came across Xbox 360 India forums, these forums are basically official forums run by Microsoft and are headed by MVP’s and not “Microsoft employees“. So i started to participate in them on and off, sharing my experiences with the console, helping others in the best way i could. Now Apparently the launch of Xbox 360 didnt go very smoothly as everyone thought it would. They pulled a great party but didnt do well in the market. One of their biggest problems was “Games”. Due to some reason they havent been able to deliver the games to the consumers as some of you might be familiar,

so anyways back to Xbox 360 forums,

so it seems a few people like “Ashish4life” and a few others have made a major issue about it. Now and then they are always going about emailing Mr Mohit Anand about the games and in reply Mr Mohit responds that games will be coming soon and in one instance he even replied back saying that the games have started coming . So now and then people are ranting and complaining, calling and emailing Mr Mohit with such petty issues. Such people are just spoiling the name of India on these international forums. I will be honest but i have always gone forward with supporting Microsoft on the forums. One instance it was seen that some idiot also asked for Peter Moore’s email address so that he could take up the games issues. [ Peter Moore’s email addressĀ  @ Gamespot ] . Such kind of things make me sad as it really blows India’s reputation. I maybe Australian but i am an indian too. Its a real sad situation over there, they treat Mohit Anand as if he’s in some ordinary man..lol .

So I will rate the forums as 1/10 , seriously its not worth going over there at all. Its just waste of time seeing people saying that they will sue Microsoft because they are not releasing games. Oh btw there are people like “Alive4” who run some kind of website about xbox 360 who basically rip information from other places and then dont even source them and then they try getting traffic to thier place by posting information on the forums which is totally bullshit. These are just one or two instances that i am pointing out, there are loads..

I am under “lastavenger” over there…

LinkXbox 360 ForumsĀ 

The FIRST keynote of Steve Jobs 1984 – a Legend !

I found this old video on youtube when i was randomly searching the web. Its real emotional and is also the first own performed keynote of Steve Jobs. Remember it was 1984 ! All what you see was fresh, futuristic and emotional for the audience. You will see the presentation of the first Mouse, 3,5″ Disc and the software revolution by performing a GUI instead of a command line. Steve was very overhelmed by the standing ovations and reactions of the people. The genesis of Apple hype began with this. A classic – definitely !

First Xbox 360 HD-DVD Advertisement

I will be honest but these days i dont really feel like posting anything about Xbox 360 but i will make an exception. Check out the video below to see the first ad of Xbox 360 HD-DVD. The advertisement looks cool in general with nice creative ideas.

Windows Vista build 5744 released.

Today Microsoft has released another build to the technet testers. This build was released at about 11am PST. This is an RC2 Build. The Build is 5744-16384.

Details:

Title Windows Vista (v5744-16384) for X86 and X64 (English)
Release Date 10/6/2006
Size 6,161.78 MB (x86 & x64)
Version 5744-16384
Category Build

Files in Download:
vista_5744.16384.061003-1945_x86fre_client-LRMCFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 2,552.57 MB
vista_5744.16384.061003-1945_x64fre_client-LRMCxFRE_EN_DVD.iso, 3,609.21 MB

DownloadWindows Vista build 5744 X86 and X64 [ Technet testers only]

Microsoft plans to release a public beta for it too but the links have still not been released. Screenshots from this build will be coming soon.

The build will show the new changes that have taken place in the user interface.

Screenshots :-

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Credits for screenshots go to Mr Paul Thurott