Wednesday, December 31, 2003

A look at the O(1) Scheduler thats present in the Linux 2.6 Kernel

Microsoft aims to make spammers pay. Microsoft has devised this method by which the sender of the email has to spend more in terms of computational resources. This, Microsoft feels, will reduce the number of mails a spammer can effectively send out. Microsoft's Penny Black Page

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

Is it the end of BIOS?. Intel and Microsoft are working on a EFI specification, which will replace BIOS.

How to succeed in 2004?. Advice from 18 business leaders.

The Eight Biggest Tech Flops Ever

Monday, December 29, 2003

Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - Linux vs. Windows: The Rematch

Software glitch brings Y2K deja vu . Another date related software glitch after the infamous Y2K problem!

Monday, December 22, 2003

Configure; make; make install. A simplified explanation!

Thursday, December 18, 2003

Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - documentation for Linux enthusiasts

Sunday, December 14, 2003

.:Promote-Open Source:. An open source blog!

Google delivers parcel search. Now you can search for your parcel status on FedEx or UPS, search patent numbers, and airplane registration numbers from google.

Monday, December 08, 2003

The TaskGallery. Microsoft has been working on a 3D desktop environment for years!

Project Looking Glass by Sun Microsystems. This is a 3D desktop environment. This has been mostly written in Java, and designed to work in solaris and linux. The technology promises to provide a 3D environment for existing applications, with very little change in the applications themselves.

Maglev in Japan sets a world record of 581 kph.

Sunday, December 07, 2003

Friday, December 05, 2003

Partitions: Planning Your Linux Installation -- Your online home for Brains and Brain-Related Products

Kunsthaus graz. A funny looking architecture for a building! ;-)

U.S. Programmers at Overseas Salaries. An article that outlines the growing concern in the US about losing jobs to India.

Thursday, December 04, 2003

Microsoft to charge license fee for FAT file system

DVD Forum chooses Blue Laser Disc standard. This format was proposed by Toshiba and NEC.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

I finally have Mandrake Linux 9.2 working on my Toshiba 2410 laptop.

Web Links that i found very helpful
Thorstenhass Page
Damian Weber's Page
Installing Linux on Toshiba Satellite 2410-S403
Mandrake Tips Page
Installation of Mandrake 9.1 on Toshiba Satellite 2410-W9X
Installing Mandrake on Toshiba P25-S507 laptop

I have yet to get the winmodem working. Will try that today! ;-)

Monday, December 01, 2003

Wind River edges closer to Linux. Wind River will work closer with open source development teams on Eclipse and Carrier Grade Linux.

Microsoft Software in Every Car?

Saturday, November 29, 2003

Everyone's Linux, is a linux distro based out of Hyderabad, India.

Wednesday, November 26, 2003

A 1998 Interview with Linus Torvalds

A 20-year plague. Twenty years of computer viruses.

Sunday, November 23, 2003

Yahoo buys Chinese software firm, 3721 . 3721 sells chinese language keywords for other domain names. Users can reach the sponser's website by searching for the keyword.

Thursday, November 20, 2003

Bill Gates: Unplugged. Gates talks about Linux, Utility Computing and Seamless computing

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

China moving from DVD to EVD. More on EVD (Enhanced Versatile Disc).

Microsoft tests Web news service. MSNBot is currently available for users in UK, Spain, Italy and France. As opposed to google's news service, Microsoft's service will provide personalized news, using information collected from the user's previously viewed pages.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Futuristic displays are coming into focus

Wedding bells to ring on Indian mobile phones. BharatMatrimony has launched a new SMS service for searching for prospective brides/grooms.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Another book from Kalam's ignited mind. Titled "Envisioning an empowered nation", the book deals with transforming our country into a "youth and knowledgeable society".

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

Yet Another Rendition of Linux. UserLinux is the latest Unix distribution, that claims to have the backing of a number of large companies. UserLinux will be headed by Bruce Perens

Monday, November 10, 2003

Sunday, November 09, 2003

The Ten Commandments for C Programmers

Nokia Weighs Takeover of Psion

Powered by pizzas & soda, NRI builds a supercomputer. Dr Srinidhi Varadarajan and his team at Virginia Tech have built the super computer in a record of just 3 months.

Offshore and beyond. Merely replicating their processes in cheaper offshore locations may not yeild the best cost savings. This article explains how companies need to structure their offshore projects, to get the ful benefit of shipping jobs to developing countries.

Microsoft unveils new Media Player for the Mac

Friday, November 07, 2003

Disposable Electronics

The Voyager space probe is venturing beyond our solar system. This is the first man made object to have reached the bounday of our solar system.

Google tests desktop search

Thursday, November 06, 2003

The Pride That Killed Sony

Plan A for Microsoft - What's Microsoft trying to do with LongHorn?

Wednesday, November 05, 2003

Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Novell's SuSE purchase in perspective. A good look at the effects of the purchase.

Linux users worry about desktop products' fate. Red Hat will support only its business version from now on, and SuSe has been bought by Novell.

Monday, November 03, 2003

WinZip® - Command Line Parameters

Gesture Your Mouse Goodbye. FingerWorks is a company that produces innovative keyboards and pointing devices. They have some really cool devices.

What's Google Really Worth?

Gene that makes you eat too much

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Microsoft Targets Net Search, Taking on Google

Academia gets creative with Web services. A peek into what web applications will look like in the near future. Given the industry backing web services are getting, we should see lots of such apps pretty soon!

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Non-English search tool gains outside U.S.. Netpia, a korean company allows users to type their queries onto the address bar, and takes them to the appropriate web page.

Friday, October 31, 2003

ScanSoft - PDF Converter, to convert from pdf->word. Only problem is, its not freeware!

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Monday, October 27, 2003

Dell to start a Music download service. Its partnering with Musicmatch for this. The downloads will be available in both MP3 and WMA format.

Sneak a Peek at the Next Windows, the Longhorn.

Sunday, October 26, 2003

Search Engine Watch: Tips About Internet Search Engines & Search Engine Submission

The Anatomy of a Search Engine. The Research paper that became Google.

Handbag maker Vuitton sues Google. Will this force changes in the way Google uses search words for advertising?

Sony launches the Blue Ray Disc. This will have 23.3 GB for a single sided disc.

Microsoft gets deeper into gizmos

Saturday, October 25, 2003

Google IPO estimates company value at more than $15 billion

Some interesting facts on the Concorde

Review on Apple's new Operating system, the Panther

Friday, October 24, 2003

When the CEO Leaves, Do Others Follow? - A good article on executive successions.

Google reportedly exploring IPO

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Pathfinder debugging - A classic example of priority inversion.

Extreme Programming

Everyone's a Programmer - More on Simonyi's Intentonal Software and ways to manage software complexity.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Bit bang - Nice word!

Electric energy from flowing tap water.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Friday, October 17, 2003

Bangalore Flash Mobs and the Mumbai Ones. Get to know what flashmobs are.

Apple launches iTunes for Windows. Iam feeling to regret buying the creative jukebox instead of the iPod.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

EE Times - Multiple Monitors could improve productivity

Damming Evidence. An interesting article on the pros and cons of building huge dams.

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Nomad Jukebox Zen Xtra. This has a bigger screen than the previous Zen Models.

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Monday, October 13, 2003

Sunday, October 12, 2003

BitTorrent, a great idea to reduce the cost of reducing software distribution costs!

Microsoft, in Middle Age, Hurries to Go Beyond the PC

Using human thought to operate robots. Interesting!

Saturday, October 11, 2003

What Simonyi's team is doing at Intentional Software?

The Intentional programmer - An interview with Charles Simonyi on what exactly is Intentional programming

Five tech companies that must adapt or die...

Friday, October 10, 2003

Wednesday, October 08, 2003

Tapwave - An innovative device!

Tuesday, October 07, 2003

Google CEO speaks out on future of search

Microsoft, Amazon Partner. The partnership helps Office users to shop online, while working with Office applications.

Recommended Math Sites on Web

Monday, October 06, 2003

Frequent Search Engine Users, Google Is Watching and Counting

Philips boosts DVD+R capacity from 4.7 GB to 8.5 GB.

Who's in charge of the Internet?

Friday, October 03, 2003

OpenOffice 1.1 is now available.

Not a notebook, but a Netbook. Psion has launched this device, which uses WinCE. Psion's press release is here

Wind River looks to Linux for profits

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Thank this guy for Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

Palm’s new Tungstens. Looks cool.

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Google buys Kaltix, a personalized search start-up.

A good introduction to filesystems.

Windows-based MusicMatch hopes to match Apple iTunes

Monday, September 29, 2003

A Slashdot discussion on the Design Of The Google File System. The pdf paper can be got here

Friday, September 26, 2003

Nokia 7600 Phone. A totally different and strange looking design for a cellphone.

Dell to dive into consumer electronics market - Dell comes up with a music jukebox. Will this start a price war among Apple, Creative and Dell for their jukeboxes?