Friday, January 29, 2010

Apple Tablet gets the credit: first notion of Tablet from Bill Gates

After a decade of trying to pursue the notion of a tablet computer for consumers, it is likely possible that Apple will get the credit and the revenue for making the product mainstream.

Although PC makers have been selling tablet-shaped computers, it was only limited to the business markets instead of giving a chance to the average Joe.

It wasn’t just Apple who’s been thinking of the Tablet computer. It can be remembered that Microsoft’s Bill Gates first talked about the idea at Comdex back in 2000. A year later, he rolled out various models, including Compaq prototype.

Microsoft continued to refine the notion, improving the handwriting--however the product remained a niche. Recently the company even worked on an effort to make a tablet called as Project Origami. They did get a considerable buzz even before people knew what the project was.

Microsoft continues to make exploration on the possibility of their Tablet PCs. They have placed a notion to have a dual-screen tabled, code named Courier. A video was shown on CNET which was confirmed to be true by Robbie Back, unit head for Microsoft Entertainment.

Apple was not the first to think of the Tablet PC. Background check shows that Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, first presented the idea at Comdex.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ubuntu Strikes a Deal with Linux

Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s corporate backer has signed a partnership to use Yahoo’s search results by default in the version of Firefox.

According to Canonical’s Rick Spencer, Canonical has negotiated a revenue sharing deal with Yahoo which will help Canonical to provide developers and resources to continue the open development of Ubuntu and the Ubuntu platform.

The said move will set Firefox as a default to send search traffic to Google, where the majority of Mozilla’s revenue, which is $79 million during 2008, will be a portion of any resulting search-ad revenue.

The alliance of Canonical with Yahoo may make more enemies especially with Yahoo said to be selling its search business to Microsoft. It’s been known that Microsoft is an arch enemy of Linux. However the deal hasn’t yet been secured by regulatory approval.

At present Canonical is getting ready to be under a new management. Its founder Mark Shuttleworth, will be stepping down by March 1, replaced by Chief Operating Officer Jane Silber.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Watch Apple Tablet Announcement Event Live

Apple Tablet
Announcement Event Live
– The CEO of Apple named “Steve Jobs, Today announced the worlds most latest technology gadget called Apple Tablet from the most Popular company Apple. gestures, a fingerprint-reader with up to five profiles, and support Verizon and AT&T networks.
Tech analysts expect CEO Steve Jobs to unveil a thin slab with a 10-inch multi-touch screen. Aside from the iTablet, Apple’s announcement could also cover the additional three possible topics, the Verizon iPhone, iLife, and iPhone OS 4.0. The Apple Announcement Event today may cover a Verizon iPhone release date.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Apple’s MacBook Pro to use i5 Processors

Apple Tablet is said to be released this September as revealed with what seems to be some of the makeup that made it powerful. It’s one of the most awaited innovations that people can’t wait to get their hands on it. They have waited to see if the rumors were true and now tablet’s release is confirmed. As of the moment another Apple gadget is coming into the market.

The New MacBook Pro models will be using Core i5 processors. This is definitely good news. At the moment Macbook Pro comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo chip.

The MacBook Pro is a line of Macintosh portable computers that was first introduced in January 2006. It replaced the PowerBook G4 and was the second to be announced in the Apple Intel transition. The 7” MacBook Pro was is the latest to the MacBook Pro series (13” and 15” as the first two). This was released January of 2009 at the 2009 MacWorld Expo which also introduces the built-in battery later used with the rest of the MacBook Pro line in June WWDC 2009 and the MacBook in October 2009.

What makes Core i5 processor special?

Intel Core i5 is positioned between the midrange Core i3 and Core 2 and the high end Core i7 and Xeon brands. It was September 8, 2009 when Intel released the first i5: the core i5 750 which is 2.66 GHz quad-core Lynnfield processor with Hyper-threading disabled. These processors have an 8 MB L3 cache, DMI bus running 2.5 GT/s and support for dual channel DDR3-800/1066/1333 memory.

It means higher speed and better computer support. Users nowadays are into speed in doing their things and other stuff. Apple has given anticipation to the highest level with the geeky and those who just loves gadgetry. At the moment the Apple Tablet and MacBook Pro’s newest Intel i5 Processor is something that would definitely let people feast their eyes on.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

News on the Tablet: Apple Tablet Specs Revealed

Since the end of 2009, news spurs the globe with the release of the Apple Tablet PC. First they say it was but a rumor then comes the date of the release. The New Year celebrations are over and the said rumors on this hot new gadget from Apple are finally confirmed, this time with certain additional gist to get people excited.

According to BGR Reports there are features that are sure to show power and something surprising to those who can’t wait to handle this baby (but I think since it’s been said, it’s not surprise anymore).

1. The tablet is said to be “out of control” when it comes to their multi-touch gestures.

2. It is powered by ARM CPU which is incredibly fast

3. Runs on the iPhone kernel

4. Has the internal model number K48AP

More on the Tablet, they say this is the reason why Apple hasn’t updated their iPhone OS. Let’s face it Apple have always been very secretive when it comes to their new gadgetry and only confirms them once days are running out before it hits the market. At this point releasing the OS update for the iPhone is like giving away another new detail about the Tablet since the said OS contains more tablet related codes or references.

Overall the Tablet is said to be an “√≠Phone in steroid”: very powerful and very advance.

iPhone has recently been compared to Google’s newest release: nexus One which is an android phone. The only win iPhone may have had is the fact that it gives more easy to understand apps that sure to give fun a brand new definition. With new OS it will sure boom boosters and give power a meaning it deserves.

Tablet is one of the most awaited gadgetry this 2010. For all thing said as they reveal the power bested in it, tablet is considered, basically, as an iPhone on steroids.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Linux Mint 8 “Helena” 64 bit OS Version: The Difference with the 32 Bit Version

The new 64 bit Linux Mint Helena is almost like its Main Edition. It has the same improvements as the 32 version and features a lot of improvements. The only difference is that it is made for the 64 bit processors like the Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad, and AMD Athlon X2 64.

The latest from the Open Source world it has the latest features stated below:

· OEM installationpossibility to ignore updates

· configuravle menu places

· multiple selection in the Software Manager

· new system tray File Uploader with support for drag and drop

· multiple files uploads

the difference between a 32 bit and a 64 bit

The Linux Mint 8 Helena may have no difference with its features whether it is the 32 bit version or the 64 bit version. The difference however, and the reason why people may want to try this out, relies on the compatibility with the 64 bit processors.

A 64 bit processor can handle 64 bits of data at one time while a 32 bit processor can only handle 32 bits. There are things to consider though when it comes to speed. Using the 64 bit doesn’t necessarily mean that it can make the system work faster, this will still depend upon other peripherals like memory and the program used. The thing is this type of processor allows working with other 64 bit hardware and software. If the devices used with the 64 bit stays with only a 32 bit it will still work in a speed within a 32 bit processor limit.

Linux Mint 8 64 bit

Linux Mint 8 had made lots of improvements to its system thus allowing more enjoyable and organize work to be done. Since its release it has received great reviews from users as they shift to using the said operating system. With a more developed system in Linux Mint 8 64 bit operating system, the full potential of Linux can be further met even if the computer goes for a 64 bit processor. Staying with the Linux Mint 32 bit OS, configured to a 64 bit processor can’t get to enjoy the advantage given brought by upgraded peripherals.

To get more out of Linux and to enjoy its full potential especially in both leisure and work, shifting to the Linux Mint 8 64 bit system is a good solution to best compatibility for upgraded computers.

Summary: Linux Mint 8 Helena 64 bit operating system brings no difference in features with its 32 bit version. However background check on the 64 bit processors will tell you all why this new version of Helena is best for your upgrading needs.