Microsoft has released an early version of the CTP of Indigo and a newer version of Avalon (from the PDC) and is now available on MSDN to download. I would certainly be downloading this and checking it out in the very near future. There are some known issues, so make sure to read the release notes.
Microsoft Watch is reporting some details on what IE 7 features would look like. It has taken a page, err… tab I mean from Firefox and would be tabbed, improved support for CSS 2.0, IDN (international domain names), transparent PNG, etc. There are rumours about a built-in news aggregator. And of course, improved security which will include reduced privilege mode by default, no cross-domain scripting and/or scripting access, improved SSL user interface and possible integration between IE 7.0 and Microsoft’s new anti-spyware service (in beta currently).
It would be interesting to see how this would change the whole ActiveX integration (though I don’t think much can be done there) and also the improvements in the management of all the addins to IE. I like these browser wars, it is good for all us consumers at the end of the day. 🙂
Don’t worry, you guys are not that lucky, I am still alive and kicking, just been busy at work (hey I do need to work sometimes). Between work and doing my World Clock and finalizing the components for the Media Center PC (yep, after long debate, most of the components are ordered), did not leave me too much time to blog. In addition to all this trying to figure out which TV to buy (I don’t own a TV as of now if you believe it), which cable/satellite service to subscribe to, and travel (am in lovel Brussels where the temperature today is in the mid 60’s – how sweet is that). But, as promised, the sandbox will be up soon, along with the details and some source code. Also you will have the full details on the Media Center once it is up – all in good time. 🙂
Picked this up off slashdot.
Militants killed in an encounter in New Delhi on Saturday night planned to attack leading software companies in Bangalore in addition to the Indian Military Academy in Dehra Dun, Delhi police said on Sunday Indian police claim the men were members of Lashkar-e-Toiba – a Wahabi militant group fighting for an independent Kashmir. Apart from maps of call centers police also recovered 100 kilos of dynamite, 10.5 kilos of RDX explosive, 450 detonators, three AK-56 rifles and a satellite phone.
I created a new area called Sandbox; for those who have worked with me previously can understand what this means. That is not a blog, just a place for me to start uploading some bits and seeing how they exist in the world or cyberspace. 🙂
Right now there is nothing much there that is publicly going to be reached, but you can try hitting it at www.desigeek.com/sandbox.
The first entry in there is going to be a World Clock – for which you can download the setup at www.desigeek.com/sandbox/worldclock/WorldClockSetup.rar
Microsoft is readying more than just 64-bit Windows releases. It’s also developing 64-bit versions of a handful of its key desktop and server apps. You an get all the updates here. Now, I only need to know when they ship MCE in 64 bit so I can really use the AMD64 I am planning on buying. 🙂
Then waddle over here and check it out.
How many times have you wished you had someone to talk to when the order you placed online is botched? I know I had this recently, when Amazon screwed up and I was waiting to talk to someone and in the end had to email a general customer service account and go back and forth on that many times before it was fixed – something that would take only a couple of minutes on the phone. So, if you can relate to me, here are two sites that might be of help. The first one is specially for Amazon and eBay and the second one has a few companies such as Dell, Apple, Visa, Mastercard, United, American Airlines, T-Mobile, AT&T Wireless, Sprint, etc. If you have any more information (numbers/links/etc) that you would like me to add here please let me know.