Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems.

Currently, the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently critisized, often by those have never used it, Vista is acually a very stable, rich environment in which work, particulary when used with up to date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009

Windows 7 will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not in your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" meaning the Internet. Basically this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud."

Wheter this works out or not remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

Cloud computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Microsoft has declared today (October 21st) Global Anti-Piracy day

The losses inflicted on legitimate businesses by widespread software piracy are significant. By addressing this illegal activity, Microsoft is helping to level the playing field for legitimate dealers who are harmed when illegal sales cut into their business, and ensure that consumers receive the full value of licensed, genuine Microsoft products.

ICT 12 Student Blogs (2008-09)

Ava Balingit
Ryan Battistel
Sofia Busse
Nicole Ceralde
Nathan Chiu
Tomasz Cieslik
Jonathan De Maeseneer
Danila Di Giacinto
Sonia Di Palma
Lia Estrellado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villella
Jason Wong

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using Blogger throughout the year to record information about various programs and techniques.

This list will be updated to inculde several Blog URLs not presently available.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Today i signed up for iGoogle surface and made a few minor changes. I made a custom widget to display my ip address.