Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Annoucnes New Operating System

Yesterday, (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently, the most commonly used operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently criticized, often by those who have never used it, Vista is actually a very stable rich environment in which to work, particularly when used with up-to-date machines.

Nevertheless, Microsoft has decided to press ahead with successors for Vista. In late 2009 Windows seven will be released. It will be much like Vista. Around the same time Microsoft will release Windows Azure, an operating system that lives on Microsoft servers and not on your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" being the Internet. Basically, this means that you won't need an operating system or program: they will all live in the "Cloud".

Whether this works out or not, remains to be seen. However, many companies are already trying this, both with Microsoft and with Google products.

"Cloud computing is one of the most used technology buzz words at present.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ICT 12 Student Blogs (2008-09)
Ava Balingit
Ryan Battistel
Sofia Busse
Nicole Ceralde
Nathan Chiu
Jonathan De Maeseneer
Danila Di Giacinto
Lia Estrallado
Kimberly Francisco
Dilantha Geekiyanage
Nikko Henderson
Nikka Komisarski
Steffani Mastromonaco
Caitlin Nery
Conner Olenick
Andrea Strazzullo
Adam Troczynski
Nikko Tagle
Alannah Villela
Jason Wong

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using blogger htough out the year to record information about various programs and technigues.

This list will be updated to inlcude several blog URLs not presently avaliable.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Today I signed up for iGoogle service and made a couple of minor custome changes. I added a custom widget to display my IP address.