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  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:29 pm on October 8, 2010 Permalink |
    Tags: article, beta, , , , ,   

    Today’s read: IE9 Review 


    I am a big Microsoft fan, though I work in open-source. Every time when they come up with  a new product or a major upgrade, I keep my fingers crossed. Reasons are pretty obvious. Today I got a chance to read an article on IE9 – Internet Explorer 9 Beta: Reviewed and Benchmarked – and I’m pretty much happy with the progress they made.

    Microsoft is making some bold claims with the release of Internet Explorer 9 Beta. They explain that other browsers, unlike IE9 Beta, only use 10% of your PC’s capabilities; they show how websites will be streamlined and work faster by taking advantage of your graphics processing unit (GPU), and how a range of new features will provide a richer experience when combined with Windows 7. Today, we will be looking at what new features IE9 Beta has to offer, and how it performs when bench-marked against Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera.

    Read the article

    Read more: Internet Explorer, IE9 Test drive, Beauty of the web

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 12:42 pm on December 17, 2009 Permalink |
    Tags: , tahoma, , windows xp   

    Making Ubuntu look like Windows XP ! 

    Yes. This is a deadly combo 🙂

    I am so used to Windows XP (and in love with it too) for all good reasons that I wanted my Ubuntu installation also look like XP. I started using Ubuntu in 2007 and I loved it too. But the one thing I hated was their usage of fonts! Everything was so huge and lacked the usability of Win XP.

    The only thing we really need to do to make Ubuntu (I’m using Ubuntu 9.04) is to change the system font to Tahoma.

    Step 1: Install core Microsoft truetype fonts

    sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
    

    But this default set of core fonts does not have Tahoma ! So we need to get an archive of the normal and bold versions of the font.You can download it from http://www.stchman.com/tools/MS_fonts/tahoma.zip. And unzip it to your local directory.

    Step 2: Install Tahoma

     sudo cp /home/username/mydir/*.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/msttcorefonts
    sudo fc-cache -f -v
     

    fc-cache will rebuild the font cache in the machine to get the new changes reflected.

    Step 3: Change the font settings
    Go to Ubuntu desktop, right click and select “Change Desktop Background” > “Fonts”. Change the font type to Tahoma 8. And that’s it 🙂

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 10:54 am on October 25, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: F#, functional language, , Microsoft research, visual studio   

    Microsoft & F# Functional Language 

    Microsoft plans to integrate F#, a functional programming language developed by the Microsoft Research group, into its Visual Studio application development platform, said S. “Soma” Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Division.

    The company, however, has not laid out a formal release schedule, although Somasegar pledged to both integrate F# into Visual Studio and continue evolving it.

    Pronounced “F sharp,” F# is based on the concepts of functional programming, Somasegar said. Functional languages treat computation as the evaluation of mathematical functions. The mathematical slant of functional programming is appealing to professionals in domains described with mathematical notation, including financial, scientific, and technical computing, said Somasegar.

    Source: infoworld.com
    Read the article here | Somasegar’s Blog
    Microsoft Research:  http://research.microsoft.com/fsharp/fsharp.aspx

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 4:32 pm on October 8, 2007 Permalink |
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    Internet Explorer 7 Update 


    Microsoft recently released a new build of IE7 for Windows XP/2003 server. This latest build can be downloaded from the IE home page, http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/default.mspx. There are minor changes in the user experience level too.

     
  • Subinkrishna Gopi 3:40 pm on September 28, 2007 Permalink |
    Tags: Live, ,   

    New enhanced Microsoft Live Search 

    Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, said Windows Live search is now on an even technology footing with offerings from rival search engines after years of playing catch-up since it started developing its own Web search in 2003.

    Its new presentation is in line with an industry trend to step beyond traditional text links, with unified search results that offer Web sites, news, pictures and video on one page. Rivals Google Inc and Ask.com made similar changes this year, and Yahoo Inc is moving in that direction.

    “Microsoft is realistic. It doesn’t think it’s going to wake up tomorrow and overtake Google,” said Allen Weiner, an analyst at research firm Gartner. “Right now, Microsoft wants to establish itself more firmly with its existing users.”

    Source: tech2.com

     
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