Looking beyond Microsoft Vista – Fiji and Vienna

Looking beyond Microsoft Vista – Fiji and Vienna
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As we all know that Microsoft Vista was originally scheduled to be released in 2003, after two years of Windows XP, but it got delayed by over five years due to various reasons. Definitely, Vista is very very improved OS over the previous versions, but the delayed in the launch has cost Microsoft, billions of dollars. Now the question at the moment is, what exactly after Vista? Microsoft can’t afford to wait another five years for an operating system. People are becoming more aware of the choices they have, and Linux is no longer a hobbyist OS, and that day isnt far away when it becomes simple enough to be a viable alternative to Windows. The competition is fierce. That is why, to stay at the top, Microsoft has planned a ‘Vista R2’, codenamed ˜Fiji which will be released some time in 2008. And after Fiji, there will be Windows ‘Vienna’. Windows Fiji, will not be a totally different OS from Vista; but it will be an add-on. Whereas Vienna will be totally different from Vista.

Windows Fiji will feature a more powerful sidebar, Monaco, a music authoring tool similar to Apples Garageband, default playback of HD-DVD, more advanced Speech Recognition, and new themes, icons, wallpapers, games, and minor tweaks to almost everything.
While in Windows Vienna the current interface will be completely stripped, no more explorer shells, and taskbars. No start menu. Probably no toolbars, or menus and Speech Recognition will become a major input device. One thing is for certain, Vienna wont be just an operating system, but a new generation in computing.

DMMT Gathering

DMMT Gathering
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Had a DMMT gathering yesterday at Marina’s Sakae Sushi organized by Charlene, people turn up includes Charlene, Stacey, Zhi Wei, Zhi Ming, Terry, Hafiz, Ron, Lynn, Lester Goh, Xiu Hui, Laily, Suqin, Li Xiang and I. It was rather coincidence as we saw Zhi Fan and his girlfriend too. This is the 2nd time I have been eating Sakae Sushi within this week. After dinner, it was quite hard to find a place to chill out as everywhere is so crowded due to it is a Friday night. So we end up at Suntec’s Starbucks which closes at 1am.

The first time was also a DMMT gathering at Wheelock’s Sakae Sushi organized by Hui Juan, people turn up includes Hui Juan, Jie Lin, Xiu Yu, Elaine, Wei Quan, Choon Sing, Alvin and I.

Merry Christmas 2006

Merry Christmas 2006
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Wishing all visitors to my site a Very Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. Hope you guys got what you wanted on Christmas. What I wanted is not yet available, maybe in 2008 Christmas =D

I am having steamboat with my family tonight (Christmas Eve).

LiXiang’s New Computer

LiXiang’s New Computer
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LiXiang’s New Computer
LiXiang bought a new computer today from Fuwell (my favorite store in Sim Lim Square). Specs as followed:

» Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz)
» MSI P965 Neo-F i965P
» PC 5300 Twinmos DDR2 667 CL5 (2x512mb)
» PowerColor X1950Pro 512MB Extreme (PCI-E)
» Seagate 250GB 16MB (SATA2)
» Sony DRU-830A 18xDVD+-RW
» iCute 5566-BB (Casing)
» AcBel E2 450W Dual Rail 20/24Pins (PSU)
» Logitech Internet Pro Desktop Black (Keyboard & Mouse)
» MS Windows XP Home w/SP2 (OEM)

Formatting Computers

Formatting Computers
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Flag Of Our Fathers
Caught Flag Of Our Fathers last week, it was quite a touching movie and alongside with it, it was quite gory. But overall it was not too bad of a show. It is more of a documentary than a action war movie like Black Hawk Down. And it is the first time I knew something called war bonds. LOL. Anyway, Black Hawk Down is still the best war movie I had seen.

Formatting Computers
I have been formatting 3 computers within the last 4 days.

Deja Vu

Deja Vu
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Caught Deja Vu today. It is a good show, my eyes was glued to the huge screen throughout the entire movie. The technology they used to trace the criminal is uber leet. If anyone can invent that, they can be richer than Bill Gates.

Found another expensive chocolate shop, located inside Spain 2 Dream, called Chocolate Factory. Bought a pack of sticks of chocolate, cost us $17.

End Of My Exams

End Of My Exams
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Monday 7pm, marks the end of my exams, time to relax and update my plugins, and if I have time HTMLise my new layout.

Windows Vista
I have installed Windows Vista on my computer. The GUI is really good, but it lags my computer or rather it does not run as fast as Windows XP run on my computer.