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“Multimedia support in operating systems is one of the crucial prerequisites for a successful multimedia system”, quotes Steinmetz and Nahrstedt (2004) in their well-researched book Multimedia Systems. Multimedia Operating Systems are characteristically different from the traditional systems that work behind traditional applications. Some noticeable characteristics of multimedia operating systems may be narrated as follows:
• Increased File Sizes, thus Storage Spaces
The file sizes of Multimedia systems may be quite large in size. For example a MPEG file of about a hundred minutes may need approximately a storage space of 1.125GB. Similarly, a High Definition Television or HDTV file may need up to about fifteen GB of storage space. With the said file size proportions imagine a server that has to store several media files of similar and more sizes. Such a server would definitely need terabytes of storage space.
• Faster Data Transfer Rate Required
The media that are continuous in nature such as audio and video files need to execute at a relatively faster data rate than that for normal non- media file types. For example, considering digital video, it is observed that a digital frame of the video is displayed at a conventional resolution of 800×600. If the resolution of 24 bits is used for the representation of each pixel (which permits the formation of roughly 16 million different colors) the amount of data that needs to be stored for a single frame of the video is about 800x600x24 = 11,520,000 bits. Similarly, if the rate at which the frames are displayed is around 30 frames per second, then an around 345 Mbps of bandwidth is needed to run the file.
• Playback Timing Delays
Timing delays during playback are a critical factor when it comes to multimedia applications. Even after a media file has been sent to the client the process of that file’s playback requires continued delivery of the file. If this continuity of interaction is disrupted during playback then the viewer will have to face disruption in the running of the media. (Silberschatz, Galvin, Gagne, 2011).
The famous Redmond based company Microsoft on September 13th, 2011 at the BUILD conference unveiled their future operating system by showcasing a detailed preview of Windows 8. We voluntarily covered the whole event online and gathered few images of the new Windows 8 for our users – which can be seen HERE.
Since Microsoft has released the developers preview of Windows 8 – which can be downloaded from HERE. So, after downloading and installing the next version of Microsoft’s core software on your machines, you will certainly be shocked by noticing the boot time of Windows 8, as it is the fastest operating system that remarkably takes only 2 seconds to boot. If you don’t believe our words, then have a look at the video posted after the break.
Redmondians today at Microsoft BUILD Developers Conference has unveiled their next version of the core software, Windows 8. If you want to check the OS itself, then take a sneak peek at our Windows 8 gallery section after the break.
Windows 8 Milestone 3 build recently became available for some Microsoft Connect members. And once that happens you know that leaked bits and pieces of Windows 8 will appear for your viewing and reading pleasure. We have one such event to share with you folks. ZDNet have gotten their hands on the first official Windows 8 wallpaper, and as you can tell from the first look it’s beautiful.
When Microsoft rolled out the final version of Internet Explorer 9, some of us wondered when will we see the next version of Internet Explorer, Internet Explorer 10? Win7China has provided us with the answer. Microsoft will be integrating IE10 into Windows 8.
This week has been all about Tablets or iPad 2 to be precise. So how about we remain on the Tablet subject but talk about something other than the Apple’s newest Apple Tablet? According to an unnamed source familiar with Microsoft’s plans, the Redmondians will be offering a demo preview of Windows 8 Tablet interface in the month of June.
The king of leakage, Wzor has done all Windows users and followers a favor once again as he has released screenshots of Windows 7 post-RTM screenshots. Stephen Chapman of MSFT Kitchen believes that this could officially mark the beginning of the Windows 8 development. Leaked screenshots has the build number 7700.winmain.100122-1900.
We all know that Microsoft started working on the next version of Windows, Windows 8 once they launched Windows 7. But what we don’t know is when will it be released. That is all going to change now thanks to Chris Green, a Microsoft product manager. The PM has published a roadmap, or GANTT chart if you like that suggest 1st, July 2011 as the release date for Windows 8. Wait, the chart has a lot of other useful information such as the support dates for the fastest selling OS, and other Microsoft products. All of this and more after the jump.