By the title of the post, you might be getting the impression that I might have got the title wrong. But believe me the title is absolutely right. The news I am going to share with you is quite unique and is set to create a buzz among the users of Windows 7. According to Wzor, which happens to be quite a reliable source, has informed that Microsoft has already compiled a few builds of SP1.
This is quite a pleasant surprise and unique news since Microsoft has not taken such steps and actions before, Microsoft, before this has never initiated working towards Service Pack before the final version of the operating system is released. But this time it is altogether a different story. It is believed that Microsoft has taken this initiative to speed up the Windows 7 integration process. Shown below is a screenshot for Build 7138 SP1, posted by Wzor, which confirms this unique development.
The latest builds compiled for SP1 include:
People mostly talk about the differences between WordPress and WordPress MU and an official FAQ says that:
Basically WordPress MU is a wrapper around the core WP code that virtualizes multiple blogs. The code that differs is in some bootstrap files, and administration for multiple blogs and users. It’s tough to say exactly what percentage of the total code this comprises, but it’d be safe to say that 95-99% of MU is core WP.
But in an announcement at WordCamp San Francisco, Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress, he announced that the WordPress version (people use) and the version that many professional companies and larger sites use (MU, Multiple-User) will be merging. As Matt is celebrating the 6th anniversary of the open source blogging software.
Many people who use the traditional version will find it easy to create additional blogs, it is sometimes prominent when you want to easily add more blogs (at subdomains or folders) without having to run the install scripts or manage them from completely different admin areas. The single install will help more people who wanted to use that feature to use WordPress without having to worry about converting to the MU version in the future.
It appears as though many details surrounding the conversion profess are unclear. Whether you would have to do a manual conversion (replacing some files) or if this would be completely built-in is up in the air. What we do know is that WordPress as we know it is becoming more of a complete content management system than ever before.
Server Fault is for system administrators and IT professionals, people who manage or maintain computers in a professional capacity. If you are in charge of:
Any desktop PCs
You can ask any question about your servers, your networks, or desktops you support, anyway. Server Fault is not for general computer troubleshooting questions; if you paid for that desktop hardware, and it’s your personal workstation, it is unlikely that your question is appropriate for Server Fault.
Server Fault is as frictionless and painless to use as we could make it. We believe finding the right answer to those system administration and IT questions should be as easy as falling into the pit of success. And maybe even a little fun along the way.
Once you’ve entered the password, log in normally using your existing OpenID. As a Stack Overflow user in good standing, you will get a few Server Fault new account perks: all your user information will be transferred over automatically, and an initial reputation bonus of 101 points added.
If you’d like to be a part of the Server Fault beta, but do not have a Stack Overflow account with 100 or more rep, then do this:
Sign up for an OpenID if you do not have one already; we continue to recommend myopenid.
Send a request to email@example.com with your OpenID URL.
The internet is completely full of life with two new products, from two very old rivals (Google and Microsoft). The first being Microsoft, with there never ending search engine name change, is suppose to release Bing and other Wave from Google.
Microsoft Bing is their new search engine that goes beyond the powers of any search engine you’re using now. Bing will search deeper, gathering information from multiple sites, and offer easy customizing. On the left hand side will be a toolbar that will allow you to further refine your search. Imagine searching for the word “Cobra”– on the side there will be choices for “Cars,” “Snakes”… etc. It’s search made easier.
Google Wave will is a mix between gmail, IM’s, twitter, facebook, blogger, and chat rooms. Google Wave is an in-browser service that needs no downloads, no plugins, and combines all the services you need into one page, that is constantly being update. Want to talk to your friends, or post pictures for all to see… no need to use Facebook anymore.
Google Wave has it all, in one screen, in one browser tab, for some or all to see. It’s communication at it’s finest.
With the launch of Visual Studio 2010 Beta and its availability for download, there would be many who would be thinking what are the new features and improvements that are coming to Visual Studio 2010. Yesterday, I watched a video on channel 9 regarding the improvements that were made in the web tools for VS 2010. So in this post, I would be sharing with you what I learned from that video and what are the new features coming to web tools.
In addition to this, the intellisense also supports inserting the complete Page directives such as the directive used for registering user controls. The same intellisense supports inserting snippets for DOCTYPE as well.
Also improvements have been made to the Deployment part, which I might be covering in a separate post. That is all for now.
Facebook has just launched the first live integration of its payment service for applications, a first step toward what could become a major new source of revenue for the company.
Tis payment system, called “Pay with Facebook”, is now live in fbFund-winning application GroupCard. In this app, users can purchase premium items for anywhere ranging from $3 to $25, which can then paid for with any major credit card or users can also use Facebook credits. Facebook credits are the first payment option listed in the user interface.
Clicking on the “Pay With Facebook” button pops open an overlay which asks you to confirm payment via your Facebook Credits. $2.99 card costs 30 Facebook Credits.
Facebook could potentially add several million dollars to the bottom line simply by capturing a small piece of the overall market.
As Facebook is starting to roll out its virtual currency payment service to platform applications, demand for Facebook credits will increase dramatically and it can yield a great revenue to Facebook.
Facebook uses SSL technology to securely transmit the credit card information. In addition, credit card number is kept private; it is never shared with the application.
There is a security team that uses state-of-the art technology and around the clock monitoring to ensure that your information is secure on our site and in full compliance with all regulations and security practices.
Environmental technology or (abbreviated as envirotech) or green technology or greentech or clean technology (abbreviated as cleantech) is the application of the environmental science to conserve the natural environment and resources, and to curb the negative impacts of human involvement.
Sustainable development is the core of environmental technologies. When applying sustainable development as a solution for environmental issues, the solutions need to be socially equitable, economically viable, and environmentally sound.
To protect environment by introducing the environment friendly or green energy for mobile in Pakistan, Warid is in lead to introduce solar powered Macro Base Stations (BTS). A Macro Base Station is a multisector high-performance mobile WiMAX solution.
The non-hybrid site is 100% powered on solar energy thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions and noise pollution. The solution also reduces pressure on Pakistan’s overall energy supply which also benefits the environment.
Environment-friendly Solar Powered Macro BTS allows Warid to extend its network reach to the rural areas of the country where there is no commercial power or frequent electric failures.
Solar power system is integrated with the energy storage, it can also provide backup power during the worst power outages. Every residential PV system reduces greenhouse gas emissions as much as removing one car from the road.
In previous four year of operations Warid has covered 450 cities and Warid is aiming to expand its network coverage especially in small and medium sized cities, suburban areas, countryside, as well as in mountainous areas with poor transportation links.
What we gather from Mozilla Labs is that the team behind Labs is working on Ubiquity and is putting efforts towards releasing Ubiquity. The tentative schedule for this release is mid-June. It can be considered as a major update, because of which they are calling the upcoming release Ubiquity 0.5. The update being considered a significant update is surely to contain a lot of changes and interesting new features.
Ubiquity is a Mozilla Labs experiment into connecting the Web with language in an attempt to find new user interfaces that could make it possible for everyone to do common Web tasks more quickly and easily.
The team behind Ubiquity has set certain goals that it wants to achieve with the latest release. The goals for Ubiquity that have been set are:
- Make Ubiquity easier to learn: They intend to achieve this goal through better, improved and organized documentation and help material. They are thinking of providing an interactive tutorial which would make a novice Ubiquity user become expert in understanding the basics of Ubiquity within a matter of minutes.
- Internationalize: They intend to achieve this purpose by equipping Ubiquity with a smart parser that has the capability of understanding grammars of multiple languages. The upcoming release is expected to come equipped with three languages.
- Flexible handling of Input: They are looking for ways to handle input in a flexible manner, which will guarantee consistency and eliminate the use of hyphens in command names
- Initiate Usability research: Start the usability research on Ubiquity, in order to complement the newly started Test Pilot program
- Fix Bugs and bring Improvements: As is the case with all releases, they aim to fix the bugs and improve the built-in commands.
According to the official Windows 7 blog, the Starter edition of Windows is designed for entry level PCs and available only in certain regions. First it was introduced as a “Starter edition” with Windows XP, and did again with Windows Vista.
As we all know Starter comes with limitations, such as being able to run only 3 concurrent applications on a PC at a time (this excludes background processes such as anti-virus applications, wireless and Bluetooth, and system tools like Explorer and Control Panel).
Now what about Windows 7 Starter? Will it be there? There of course will also be Windows 7 Starter edition, but based on the feedback received from partners and customers asking us to enable a richer small notebook PC experience with Windows 7 Starter.
Windows 7 Starter will enable customers the ability to run as many applications simultaneously as they would like, instead of being constricted to the 3 application limit that the previous Starter editions included.
Windows 7 Starter does not include:
Aero Glass, meaning you can only use the “Windows Basic” or other opaque themes. It also means you do not get Taskbar Previews or Aero Peek.
Personalization features for changing desktop backgrounds, window colors, or sound schemes.
The ability to switch between users without having to log off.
Windows Media Center for watching recorded TV or other media.
Remote Media Streaming for streaming your music, videos, and recorded TV from your home computer.
Domain support for business customers.
XP Mode for those that want the ability to run older Windows XP programs on Windows 7.
Yesterday, it was all Bing, the latest search sensation from Microsoft. But besides that Microsoft also announced and released a standalone product which is optimized for the purpose of real time search over the web. Microsoft had made a move in which it has bundled IE8 with search capabilities and web slices from OneRiot.OneRiot is a realtime search engine that indexes the social web – the news, blogs and videos that people are sharing and looking at right now.Besides this, Microsoft has also plans of offering a real-time add-ons package that includes the same OneRiot products.
According to the IE Addons Gallery page:
This special version of Internet Explorer 8 comes loaded with fresh OneRiot goodies, putting the real-time web directly into your browser.
OneRiot’s Tobias Peggs said in an email:
This new bundled browser that Microsoft is pushing is a big new step for us… It’s a vote of confidence in the way we index the web, the results we return, and our ability to scale- all good indicators.
All those who have IE8 already installed on their machines and want to benefit from OneRiot’s components, Microsoft offers three real time add-ons packages. These add ons include:
- OneRiot’s real time search results
- Top videos
- Top shared items of the day
Users will observe the OneRiot search bar in the top right of the browser. Besides this user will also have the option to opting OneRiot as the default search engine.