Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Released

Microsoft finally released the first Service Pack for Windows Vista. Vista SP1 includes all the security updates and hotfixes released to date and comes with quite number of improvements and changes. Users can expect improvements on performance, power consumption, compatibility, security and reliability from SP1, however some reviews on SP1 RTM showed negative results in some of the tests. More reviews on SP1 will be available after series of tests and evaluations, by that time we would able to see how good is SP1 performs.
Vista SP1 is available via Windows Update, a copy of it is also available for download at Microsoft Download Center, 434.5MB for version 32bit and 726.5MB for version 64bit.
Nevertheless, I would prefer a clean install with a copy of Vista+SP1.

Check out "Notable Changes in Windows Vista SP1"
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Quad-Core for Laptop In This Year

Quad-core chips for laptops will be available in third quarter of this year, according to Intel. Intel quad-core chips will hit the scene after the launch of Centrino 2(Montevina) platform in the second quarter. The chips will be based on the Core 2 Duo microarchitecture and manufactured using 45nm technology. Some sites reported that the processors will be Core 2 Extreme QX9300.
Coming to the issue of laptop battery life, power consumption is still the concern because quad-core processors is more power hunger than dual-core processors.
Hydrogen fuel cell may be...

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Intel Centrino 2(Montevina) Coming Soon

Intel Centrino, the same name has been used as branding for all previous mobile platforms(Carmel, Sonoma, Napa, and Santa Rosa), finally the confusion with same platform naming is coming to the end when Intel branding its 5th generation platform(Montevina) - Centrino 2. Centrino 2 will based on 45nm new Core 2 Duo(2nd-generation Penryn) processors, and include Intel Mobile 45 Express chipset(Cantiga), the new features of the platform are support for 1066MHz FSB, DDR3 memory, and WiMax. According to Intel's roadmap, Montevina will be available in second quarter of this year.
Looking for a new laptop? Have the patience to wait for this...

Monday, March 10, 2008

Gmail Multiple Login

Recently I and my colleagues are sending invitation letter to businesses for our Google Online Marketing Challenge and we are sharing a Gmail account that created just for this challenge. As usual, I will check the Sent Mail after a mail is sent, when I was looking at the Sent Mail, suddenly a new sent item appeared, and a few seconds later, another mail was sent and appeared on top of all sent mail. Mailbox hijacked? Of course no, one of my colleagues was logged in and sending mail at the same time. Just realized that Gmail(& others popular webmail as well) allow simultaneous login to one account from different computer or browser(session). Now I wonder is there a way to check or track simultaneous login...