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 BSNL launches three Android tablets, starting Rs. 3,250

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 27 Feb 2012 01:37:42

BSNL has announced it will be launching three Android tablets on March 1, with special data plans. Manufactured by Pantel, BSNL’s three tablets run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and aim to cater to both the low-end and mid-range segments of the markets, with prices ranging from Rs. 3,250 to Rs. 13,500. Pantel will also be looking to launch the tablets via MTNL in its markets.

The budget tablet – BSNL Penta T PAD IS 701R – bears a 7-inch resistive touchscreen with a 800×480 pixel resolution, a 1GHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 2GB of built-in storage with microSD expandability up to 32GB, Wi-Fi connectivity with 3G Dongle support, a 0.3MP camera, an HDMI port, and a 3000 mAh battery. It will be interesting to see the competition between the Aakash and this device.

Next up, is the BSNL Penta TPAD WS704C, priced at RS. 10,999. It runs on 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Other specs include a 7-inch capacitive 800×480 pixel touchscreen, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity with SIM card slot, has 4GB of built-in storage expandable via microSD up to 32GB, a 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front camera, Bluetooth connectivity, A-GPS support, an HDMI port and 1080p HD playback support.

The leader of the pack, the BSNL Penta TPAD WS802C, will be priced at Rs. 13,500. It will bear an 8-inch capacitive touchscreen, and run on a 1.2 GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Other specs include 4GB of built-in storage with microSD expandability up to 32GB, a 2MP rear camera, a 0.3MP front camera, Bluetooth and A-GPS connectivity, as well as an HDMI port and support for 1080p HD playback.

All three tablets will come with one year warranty. BSNL’s data plans for these tablets are 5GB of 3G data usage for Rs. 750, and 7.5GB of 2GB data usage for Rs. 250.

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Why the World Is Desperately Seeking Linux Talent

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 24 Feb 2012 04:37:42

A recent study from The Linux Foundation has found that Linux talent is a hot commodity among many hiring companies. The conclusions made sense to many on the Linux blogosphere. “Linux and open source are becoming strategic investments in many companies and have been for years,” said Chris Travers of the LedgerSMB project. Others, however, took issue with the study’s methodology.

Well, it’s been another wild week here in the Linux blogosphere, with the news announcements coming so fast there’s scarcely been time for a cape-wearing champion of FOSS to catch her breath.

There’s been particular excitement around Ubuntu for Android, of course, but that’s a topic for another day. Today, it’s time to give another important item the attention it deserves.

Specifically, “Linux talent in high demand” was the headline atop a recent release from The Linux Foundation, and its news was nothing if not exciting.

Above-Average Pay Increases

A few key excerpts from the group’s 2012 Linux Jobs Report:
81 percent of recruiters say hiring Linux talent is a priority
63 percent of employers are seeking talent in Linux more than in other areas
85 percent of hiring managers say Linux talent is hard to find
Roughly one-third of companies are offering above-average pay increases to Linux pros

Bottom line: more jobs, more opportunities, more cash. Need we say more?

As per usual, Linux bloggers have replied in the affirmative.
‘M$’s Share Keeps Shrinking’

“A few years ago one could see lots of job descriptions requiring Linux, but now we see lots of jobs requiring Linux only,” observed blogger Robert Pogson down at the Linux blogosphere’s Broken Windows Lounge. “That’s a big change, and indicates lots of organizations are setting up new systems running only GNU/Linux and not that other OS on servers.”

Very few jobs target desktop support of GNU/Linux, “but that’s OK in a server-centric world of Web servers and terminal servers,” Pogson added.

“M$’s share of the world of IT keeps shrinking as IT matures,” he concluded. “No one wants to be locked in. No one wants to pay more than necessary for IT. No one wants performance that sucks in hardware, resources and labor to maintain.

“M$ is finally having to compete on price and performance, and the old, fat dinosaur is not fit,” he said.
ROI, Not TCO

Chris Travers, a Slashdot blogger who works on the LedgerSMB project, took a similar view.

“Linux and open source are becoming strategic investments in many companies and have been for years,” Travers told LinuxInsider. “Indeed, when Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) launched the ‘Get the Facts’ campaign in the early 2000s, I suggested that the data they gathered indeed showed that companies were treating open source platforms as strategic, rather than ordinary, investments, and this alone accounted for the entire additional total cost of ownership.

“Microsoft, of course, tried to spin it as showing that Linux wasn’t the low-cost alternative,” Travers noted. “The tactic didn’t work, IMO, because most decision makers were making decisions based on return on investment, not total cost of ownership.”
‘The High-Value Alternative’

In other words, companies were spending more because they expected a larger return on investment, not because they had to, Travers opined.

“The idea is that with open source, you can do almost anything, and so companies have an incentive to spend more to develop proper support for their internal business operations,” he explained. “Linux — I think as Microsoft rightly showed — was not the low-cost alternative, but was actually the high-value alternative.”

These latest figures confirm that trend, Travers said.
‘Linux Talent Is Just More Valuable’

“Companies continue to be willing to spend more on Linux because they get more out of it,” he noted.

“Linux talent is just more valuable to the company than Microsoft talent,” Travers asserted. “This means more on consultants and it means more on employees.”

It’s worth keeping in mind that “Linux is not the ‘free as in beer’ solution,” he added. “It is the ‘spend as much as makes sense to you’ solution, so this is one more indication of important, lasting value.”
‘Not Representative’

Consultant and Slashdot blogger Gerhard Mack had an idea as to why companies report having trouble finding Linux talent: “Their ridiculous requirements of a university degree, even though for most sysadmin tasks a degree will have taught nothing relevant,” he told LinuxInsider.

Barbara Hudson, however — a blogger on Slashdot who goes by “Tom” on the site — took issue with the study’s methodology, which she called “fatally flawed.”

To wit: “Respondents needed to have hired at least one Linux professional in the last year, or have plans to hire Linux professionals in 2012, to participate in the survey,” she pointed out. “In other words, companies that didn’t plan to hire people with Linux skills weren’t part of the survey.”

Any resulting numbers, then, “are not representative of hiring intentions in the IT industry at large,” Hudson charged.
‘Fakery and Hype’

Then, too, there’s the fact that, “even from this cherry-picked subset of employers, only 47 percent are actually hiring,” she pointed out. “Simple math says that the majority — 53 percent — are either not hiring or are laying off.”

Hudson also did a search on Dice.com, which was a partner in the study, and clicked on “Linux” in the jobs category, she said.

“The first page of results listed a Windows QA engineer, a Windows Systems engineer, an IIS engineer, Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), and Java developers — LOTS of Java developers,” she recounted. “Those aren’t exactly ‘Linux’ jobs …

“Was my research scientific? No, but my conclusion — that Oracle and Java are ‘hotter’ skills than Linux — is more justifiable than the claims made from the original study,” she said. “Such fakery and hype does Linux a disservice.

“You would get just as good an idea of Linux hiring trends by studying the droppings of howling wombats (wombats don’t howl),” Hudson concluded.
‘Sure They’ll Hire More … IN INDIA’

Last but not least, Slashdot blogger hairyfeet says he would warn against any career in IT, whether it involves Linux or not.

“Suuuure they’ll hire more Linux guys — IN INDIA — because they can hire that Indian with 5 degrees and 10 years of Linux experience for less than you’d hire a junior coder straight out of Vo-Tech,” hairyfeet explained.

“While Linux hiring going up is nice, what really matters is where those jobs will end up, and it’s looking like those new jobs simply won’t be going to YOU, they’ll end up overseas.

“Let’s face it — any job they CAN send overseas they WILL, and programming can be done from anywhere, so why pay an American (US)$100,000 a year when you can get six Indians with similar skillsets for the same price?”
‘A Dying Profession’

In the end, IT is “simply a dying profession,” hairyfeet opined. “Right now we are roughly where TV and appliance repair was in the mid ’80s, where they saw the numbers declining but thought things would pick back up.”

Eventually “you’ll have auto-deployed disc images and a centralized server keeping all the files while the programming will have one or two local guys whose job it’ll be to interact with the Indian teams,” he predicted.

“Linux will continue to grow simply because you can use Linux for the OS of that embedded widget and pay $0 in OS contracts, but just as all the chips come from China, all the programmers will either be offshored or H1-Bs,” he added

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OS X Mountain Lion: 7 Out of 10 Ain’t Bad

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 23 Feb 2012 02:37:42

 

The preview of OS X Mountain Lion that Apple has released contains 10 major new features. They’re not all equally impressive, but these seven already have me drooling for OS X Mountain Lion, which won’t arrive until late this summer. It seems like a world away. Almost makes me want to become a developer to get the developer preview.

Not long after I expressed my irritation and desire for a converged iOS and Mac OS X experience, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) announced its OS X Mountain Lion sneak peek. I claim no influence over Apple, of course, just the fact that OS X Mountain Lion is bridging the rift between iOS and Mac OS X. Of the 10 major new sneak-peek features revealed by Apple, seven are freaking awesome. The other three? Eh, whatever. Maybe.

But these seven already have me drooling for OS X Mountain Lion, which won’t arrive until late this summer. It seems like a world away. Almost makes me want to become a developer to get the developer preview. Here they are:

  1. Reminders: This little clean and elegant app that appeared with iOS 5 has quickly become one of my favorite apps on my iPhone. It handily replaced other to-do apps (sorry) because it hits the right blend of ease of use with cool power.I can use it for task lists, as well as create reminder notices on my phone based on dates and times … or my location. My biggest beef with it? Right now, it’s limited to my iPhone in that I have to tap out my list items on the phone. There’s no Mac version that syncs with it, and that means I can’t seamlessly move from my Mac to my iPhone. But now, with OS X Mountain Lion, I’m going to get that experience. And I can’t wait.
  2. Notification Center: Again, this built-in feature of iOS 5 is awesome. With a simple downward swipe, I can see my Reminders, Calendar, weather, and recent Mail activity, among other features I don’t use, like the stock ticker. Boom, it’s always there for me, no matter what app I’m in, no matter when I wake up my iPhone. As new email comes in, I’m not fond of the little rotating banner notification occasionally getting in my way, but I’m willing to let it slide for those few times I like it.In OS X Mountain Lion, a swipe will reveal a right-side column of Notification Center material, as well as small notification banners that will appear in the upper right corner of your screen. If you’re in an app in full-screen mode, a swipe will also let you show Notification Center. How cool is that?
  3. Notes: Wow, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Notes app from iOS 5 get a Mac-friendly makeover and a cocktail of caffeine and B vitamins. Notes on my iPhone can get a bit cluttered. I welcome a syncing mechanism to let me refine quick thoughts and ideas while I’m at my desk using my Mac. In addition, I’ll be able to pin notes to my desktop as well as let iCloud keep them all automatically up to date across my iPhone and iPad, too.
  4. Messages: I’ve been playing around with the Messages Beta preview, and while I like it, I’m still getting used to how it works with my Mac and my iPhone together. And part of that integration also has to do with friends who may or may not have iPhones, Macs and even iOS 5 on their iPhones.
    What’s clear right now? Messages is pretty cool when someone catches you on your Mac — I very much enjoy chatting and texting from a real live keyboard. On my iPhone, I’ve got limited stamina and short attention span for texting. Handy tool, no doubt, but I rarely am willing to text anyone when I’m sitting in my office in front of my Mac. Messages not only opens up this handy way to communicate for me, but it also integrates other instant messaging services like Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) Talk and Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) Messenger.
  5. Share Sheets: Basically with Share Sheets, Apple is giving us a handy little button to push out content to other people. You can email a Web page, Message it using Messages, or even tweet it via Twitter. You can also use Share Sheets to post photos to Flickr or send videos to Vimeo. The Share Sheets functionality and button will appear in apps, too, like Notes, Reminders, Photo Booth and iPhoto. What’s so cool about this? This functionality will be built into the entire OS X experience, instead of some feature that’s connected to a Web page or iOS app. It will make engaging with friends, family, and colleagues fast and easy.
    Gatekeeper: This new security setting feature lets you decide how to install applications on your Mac. Right now, you can install apps in a variety of ways, which also opens up a small door for the possibility that you could install malware — for instance, if you were tricked into downloading and installing it, perhaps even through some ingenious social engineering and not nefarious file-sharing.
    For most people, this isn’t such a big deal. For a whole generation of socially connected teenagers and kids, I don’t have a lot of trust in their abilities to discern what might be safe or what might not be safe. It’s not that the Mac is inherently unsafe, it’s just that you shouldn’t be stupid. There’s a reason I lock the doors to my house. The odds of a criminal walking in are small, but the risk is high. Anytime you have either high odds or high risk, even if paired with low odds or small risk, you need to lock your doors, so to speak.
  6. Gatekeeper lets you choose to only allow users to download and install apps from Apple’s curated App Store. Bad guys can still kick in a door, but any extra margin of safety that users can choose to use or ignore on their own is always welcome

AirPlay Mirroring: If you have an Apple TV, you can now stream what’s on your Mac to your HDTV via an Apple TV. This is so cool! You can do this now with an iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, as well as stream some content via your iPhone 4. Instead of huddling around a small screen, you can share with family members or work colleagues. The limitation is a need for an Apple TV, but the unit is small enough that I’ve considered packing it around to some work meetings.If a Mac-friendly office shelled out $100 for the connectivity in a conference room, it’s easy to see AirPlay getting a lot of use. Having Apple TVs available in classrooms … well, you can imagine the possibilities.

  1.  What About the Other Three? Of the 10 major new features Apple chose to highlight, there are three that fall flat with me. Here’s why.iCloud: How can iCloud fall flat? Am I kidding? Nope. The promise is fantastic for iCloud, that it can seamlessly connect all your apps across your devices, sync them immediately, and provide you online storage and synced files.But how easy will it be, really? The answer is that it remains to be seen.

    For instance, while I so far mostly like iCloud, I’m not always sure what it’s doing or why I have to keep entering in my Apple ID and password all over the place. For a few days after I first started using iCloud, I had iTunes on my own Mac tell me I could not play songs that existed on my own Mac hard drive via some iCloud snafu. After updating iTunes and such, the problem went away. But in that moment, I was pretty freakin’ irritated. And confused. It made zero sense.

    At another time, I was trying to play songs from a playlist on my iPhone, and it was as if my iPhone was trying to operate from within a freezer — a bit slow to start playing a new song. Finally I realized that somehow the resident songs stored on my iPhone 4 had been replaced by a virtual playlist that was streaming from iCloud — I think. After you struggle a bit, you stop trying to skip through songs in a playlist and just listen. That’s not an answer. But then the symptoms also disappeared after my last iTunes update.

    The result of iCloud glitches? Supreme irritation. Have all these things been settled? I think so. Then again, they’ve worked just well enough that I haven’t made the time to go over each and every iCloud setting on all my devices. But if I lose one important note, one important Reminder, either on accident or via an errant click … iCloud will get my blame, rational or not. iCloud is like fire. It could be fantastic and probably will be, or it could be painful. Or both.

  2. Game Center: If you’re into social gaming, and a lot of people are, fantastic. For kids? Great. For adults who barely play? Utterly meaningless.
  3. Twitter: It’s a social media force, no doubt, but if you’re not tweeting, you barely care. However, if you tweet and follow fellow Twitterers, you will probably love it. It’s just that a relatively small population of Mac users also want Twitter integration with OS X.All in All, Wow!The ability to swipe your way around OS X is pretty handy, and it makes MacBooks with small screens suddenly usable again. Throw in Reminders, Notifications and Notes, and our next-generation version of OS X will be more efficient than ever.In fact, all of these new features have me seriously considering re-training myself to work solely on a MacBook Pro, using the touch and swiping, along with multiple desktops and full-screen apps to segment my work. Instead of using a big 24-inch monitor that only is awesome when I’m at my desk, might I be a better worker while on the go too? OS X Mountain Lion is finally the OS that gives me hope that being mobile might be nearly as good as being chained to a desk.

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10 Future Technologies That Already Exist

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 20 Feb 2012 01:37:42

 

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World in 2021

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 19 Feb 2012 01:37:42

 

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Microsoft NEW Technology Microsoft Surface

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 18 Feb 2012 01:37:42

 

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Google Fiber Makes It’s First Move, Offers 1Gbps Ultra High Speed Internet

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 17 Feb 2012 01:37:42

 

Posted In New Technology, Upcoming Technologies – By Vinod on Feb 3rd 2012

With a great response received from all over the country, Google has chosen to build their first Ultra High Speed Fiber Network at Kansas City, Kansas (USA).

More than a year ago, Google had slipped in a message seeking information from interested municipalities to test and build their ultra high speed fiber-to-the-home network around United States offering the users a tremendous data transfer speed of 1 gigabit per second.


The Kansas City announcement coverage

Talks on what it will bring along and what it means to the people of Kansas

As said before, this is a great and a very significant step toward introducing the amazing next generation web apps and technologies, also considering Google’s own set of web applications. It hasn’t been revealed to how long the will take Google’s fiber network to reach the other countries and revolutionize the web experience globally. There is a more obvious answer to it, being a matter of time and money.

Google’s Chrome OS and the proposed 1Gbps internet connectivity service are closely connected. The operating systems based on cloud computing, like the Chrome OS itself, need a sound and fast internet connectivity between the entire network and the Google Fiber Network will serve that purpose.

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4G LTE Technology Massive Roll Out To Begin In 2012

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 15 Feb 2012 01:37:42

With a step up in the way smart phones/ tablets are used and the steep rise in data consumption, 3G technology seems outdated to meet the rising bandwidth requirements. While the data transfer capability offered by 3G networks might be sufficient for many users, it isn’t for many others. Mobile devices are continuously being used for streaming video, audio and other data involving heavy data transmission and in countries where 4G isn’t out yet, it can be disappointing. And there are devices are already out in the market that exceed the network’s bandwidth capabilities, some devices might fail to fully utilize it’s data transmission capability because of the network’s speed limitations.

But, this will soon be history. Firstly, let me explain what 4G LTE is. 4G LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, which is one of the latest standards in mobile network technology. It offers data transfer speeds as high as 1 GB/s. Statistics say – 280 operators in 90 countries are building 4G LTE networks, as reported by The Global Mobile Suppliers Association. And a good number of them will make their services live in 2012. And iSuppli Corp’s research suggests, the 4G LTE subscribers to grow by 400 percent in 2012; about 10 percent of global wireless subscribers will have LTE connections by 2015.

Notably, the speed offerings are variable in different countries, as you can notice in the chart above. For the geek and web enthusiast folks, it’s a win and a delicious treat for accessing content on the web at super high speeds. Just think about it, once this new technology reaches every corner of the world, human interactions over distance will be strongly connected than ever. You won’t really need to move out of your shelter or travel, where the communication can be achieved via your 4G LTE communicating device.

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 Intel’s Next Generation Of Core Processors: With An Integrated GPU

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 14 Feb 2012 01:37:42

Following the Moore’s law and keeping it consistant with time, Intel is ready to ship the next generation of processors on the Mobile, Desktop and Notebook platforms. Code named Sandy bridge, this processor is packed with fully integrated GPU(Graphic Processing Unit), LLC(last level cache), media controllers and processor cores onto one silicon chip.

Paul Otellini, the CEO at Intel holding a wafer of Sandy bridge chips

Sandy Bridge is not to be considered as an innovation in the x86 family, it’s rather an extension of the first generation of core processors “Nehalem“, includes a graphics core on the same silicon piece of the i3/5/7 CPUs. Sandy bridge is based on the 32nm manufacturing process and built to squeeze out more energy and performance improvements over the current range of Intel chipsets. Sandy Bridge is more about it’s architecture and the integration of GPU. With integrating the GPU onto the processor, it’s a significant improvement to Intel’s current line of processor architecture boosting performance and better energy consumption habits. Intel also plans to target the mainstream market first before catering the other market niches.

Image Credit: He.us

MaximumPC provided a table of benchmarks comparing the application load time on Sandy Bridge’s variants with the AMD’s Phenom processor. (As tested on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, 4GB of RAM DDR3/1333 (for the dual-core chips) or 6GB of DDR3/1333 (for the tri-channel chips), a Western Digital Raptor 150 10,000rpm hard drive, a GeForce GTX 285, and the same graphics driver for all of the test configurations):

Here is the catch. When the gaming side of Sandy Bridge is considered, Intel has cleverly setup the processor architecture to not a.use the over-clocking ent.usiasts on a tight budget. Intel has split the Sandy Bridge variants into two categories, the K series and the non-K series. Processors that fall into the K series which are also relatively expensive, have the potential to be over-clocked to a 6GHz limit which is better than on non-k series and the cheaper have more cover-clocking limitations t.us rendering the full fledged over-clocking phenomenon on Intel’s platform a thing of the past.

Intel is yet to go full fledged with the sales of Sandy bridge powered computers. It’s fair to consider “Sandy Bridge” as the next obvi.us move by Intel in it’s chipset development timeline. Something not to be considered very impressive. It offers outstanding performance and better energy efficiency with lesser number of hardware dependencies as compared to it’s previ.us generation. A quirky move by Intel to its second generation of core processors will definitely have a unpleasant effect on the Intel worshipping-over-clocker community.

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History of Windows Operating System

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 10 Jan 2012 01:37:42

 

Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced previously. At the 2004 IDC Directions conference, it was stated that Windows had approximately 90% of the client operating system market.The most recent client version of Windows is Windows Vista; the most recent server version is Windows Server 2008. Vista’s successor, Windows 7 (currently in public beta) is slated to be released between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2010.

History of Windows Operating System

Linux & Open Source

Linux is a generic term referring to Unix-like computer operating systems based on the Linux kernel. Their development is one of the most prominent examples of free and open source software collaboration; typically all the underlying source code can be used, freely modified, and redistributed by anyone under the terms of the GNU GPL[3] and other free licenses.

Linux is predominantly known for its use in servers, although it is installed on a wide variety of computer hardware, ranging from embedded devices and mobile phones to supercomputers.[4] The popularity of Linux distributions as desktop and laptop operating system has been growing lately due to the rise of netbooks and the Ubuntu distribution of the operating system.

The name “Linux” comes from the Linux kernel, originally written in 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The rest of the system, including utilities and libraries, usually comes from the GNU operating system announced in 1983 by Richard Stallman. The GNU contribution is the basis for the alternative name GNU/Linux


Linux & Open Source

Mac OS

Mac OS is the trademarked name for a series of graphical user interface-based operating systems developed by Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.) for their Macintosh line of computer systems. The Macintosh user experience is credited with popularizing the graphical user interface. The original form of what Apple would later name the “Mac OS” was the integral and unnamed system software first introduced in 1984 with the original Macintosh, usually referred to simply as the System software.

Apple deliberately downplayed the existence of the operating system in the early years of the Macintosh to help make the machine appear more user-friendly and to distance it from other operating systems such as MS-DOS, which was more arcane and technically\ challenging. Much of this early system software was held in ROM, with updates typically provided free of charge by Apple dealers on floppy disk. As increasing disk storage capacity and performance gradually eliminated the need for fixing much of an advanced GUI operating system in ROM, Apple explored cloning while positioning major operating system upgrades as separate revenue-generating products, first with System 7 and System 7.5, then with Mac OS 7.6 in 1997.

Earlier versions of the Mac OS were compatible only with Motorola 68000-based Macintoshes. As Apple introduced computers with PowerPC hardware, the OS was upgraded to support this architecture as well. Mac OS X, which has superseded the “Classic” Mac OS, is compatible with both PowerPC and Intel processors.

History of Mac Operating System

Google Since 1995

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 20 Dec 2011 01:37:42

 

Google a search engine made by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Read the google milestones : http://www.google.com/corporate/history.html

Google OS Competes Windows 7

Google official made announcement of Google Chrome Operating System OS. Google Chrome OS will be open source and a lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year they will open-source its code and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Google will be working closely with open source partners to develop games, applications and adding features to the chrome architecture. This will be one big movement in the Operating system market. Google is know for its FREE work, being open source like Linux will give maximum leverage to Google to expand its market share. Google Chrome OS will run on both x86 as well as ARM chips. Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel. That means developers can now build apps for chrome OS which will be platform indepenpendent and run across all operating systems.Google Chrome OS is a new project, separate from Android.

As most of you know, the Windows operating system is the most popular and the most utilized personal computer operating platform in use today, and has been for many years. Windows has made Microsoft the powerhouse it is today, thanks to its user-friendly interface and a number of other features that greatly simplify your daily life.

However, there is now a new computer operating system that is taking over, and it’s not coming from inside your personal computer, and it’s not from your company’s LAN (Local Area Network) or intranet network either. What I’m referring to here is the “G” operating system, better known as the Google operating platform. Thanks to many of its PHD’s and engineers, and using its vast research labs in Mountain View California, Google is building a gigantic information system, complete with its own computer operating system that anybody can use, 24 hours a day.

What is the Specs of the Google OS?

  • a simple, easy to use interface, accessible to all levels of users (which is Google’s philosophy)
  • a streamlined Google OS on its own hard disk partition, separated from the entertainment, gaming, and media production environments
  • a high-powered internet, media, and local disk search engine
  • office suite, a lean web browser (Chrome, though it is still in beta), and various other applications and utilities: Add Gmail: a clean, javascript-based application, stored on a server, accessed via the internet, from which a user can not only compose, read, organize, and search their email, but also quickly access Google’s search and other services. Now, look at Google News: a world of online news sources, which can be customized to an individual users preferences. Throw in Google’s desktop search, the Picasa photo software, and Firefox (Mozilla and Google have significant overlap in their employed workforces) with live bookmarks, and cool research extensions such as dictionary and thesaurus lookup, linky, launchy, and the like. Extend all of this technology to typical desktop applications like office software, then combine them all into one interface and bundle the OS. Simple, powerful, and totally Google.

You could have your gPC in the future :) :

Google OS snapshot

Advantages of running gOS:

  • simple and easy to use (no need for drivers or any such stuff which require geeks to solve)
  • All of your data (stored in 1000GB Servers) are easily accessible through a powerful, extensible web browser
  • no more purchasing software! however we might be charged for some software as a service – sAAs
  • companies actually competing for your business
  • Your work is finally mobile

What about Yahoo or Microsoft?

Google isn’t worried about Yahoo! or Microsoft’s search efforts…although the media’s focus on that is probably to their advantage. Their real target is Windows. Who needs Windows when anyone can have free unlimited access to the world’s fastest computer running the smartest operating system? Mobile devices don’t need big, bloated OSes…they’ll be perfect platforms for accessing the GooOS. Using Gnome and Linux as a starting point, Google should design an OS for desktop computers that’s modified to use the GooOS. Google Office (Goffice?) will be built in, with all your data stored locally, backed up remotely, and available to whomever it needs to be.

Conclusion

Well, there has been a monopoly in the OS market by Microsoft. Today Microsoft is embarking on a new OS – Azure, Windows 7, based on Cloud Computing. Google’s response to this might be in the form of  gOS or whatever appropriate name it might give. Google knows what people write about, what they search for, what they shop for, they know who wants to advertise and how effective those advertisements are, and they’re about to know how we communicate with friends and loved ones. I Google’s OS is implemented in 5 to 8 years time, I wonder if Bill Gates’ empire will still remain the giant software company! Geeks, with the advent of Cloud Computint, let’s wait and see…

Chrome OS Linux

Chrome OS Linux has reached the Release Candidate stage. You can download the free Chrome OS Linux Live CD below.

1) Download Chrome OS Linux 1.0.628 RC (x86) Live CD

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Computer History Museum

Posted By : IT Vinod | Date : 01 Nov 2011 01:37:42

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Computer History Museum has opened a spectacular exhibit that traces the birth of the computer. Several industry pioneers showed up for the launch on Tuesday.

This is a replica of the Hollerith Electric Tabulating System that was used to process punch cards in the 1890 census. In all, 60 million cards were processed with these machines.This magnetic drum (1955) was used to read and write data. The scratches are the result of misaligned heads.The heart of the world’s first disk drive (1956) has 50 24-inch disks that spun at 1,200 RPM and could hold 5 million characters.For five years the Cray-1A (1976) was the world’s fastest computer. Each machine was hand-wired and took about a year to complete and cost $6 million – $10 million.Massive Uniservo tape drives were used on UNIVAC 1 computers in the 1950s.

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