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As a Microsoft fan, Windows XP was one of the most amazing invention of this computer world to me. I used Windows XP for around 7 years and i was really happy with its performance. Then Microsoft came with Windows Vista. I started to use it then and there but was totally shocked to see such a problematic operating system. So i again went back to Windows XP.  Then when Microsoft came with Windows 7 at first i was in a confusion whether to move to Windows 7 or not. But later i do some research and found some amazing improvement in Windows 7.

I have found that the way windows service works, has been changed in windows 7. The common scenario is to run common windows services on startup. Normally this takes long booting time and shutdown time. Also the services which startup automatically may not be needed all the time. For example “Tablet PC Input Service”, this service starts automatically when computer starts but this is not needed if you don’t use tablet PC. So this type of services do nothing but take up computer processing power and memory and causes slow start up and shut down.

To get rid of this problem Microsoft Kernel team has got a new way of starting and stopping services. This is trigger based. So now in Windows 7 all the services do not start automatically rather starts by kernel when some kinds of trigger fires. For example the “Table PC Input Service” do not start on startup. But if some kind of tablet PC is attached then and there the kernel will identify that for this the “Tablet PC Input Service” needs to be started, and start the service. And whenever the tablet PC will be unplugged the service will be stopped by the service.

Another big problem we face always when an operating system up gradation takes place, we always have to think with the software and hardware compatibility issue. Lots of software were not ready to run in Windows Vista at first which were running in Windows XP. There is a solution for these kind of problems in Windows 7. That is Windows 7 -Windows XP mode. We can install Windows XP within Windows 7 as a virtual PC and can run all the software that we used to run in Windows Xp. USB port is also enabled for this virtual pc option. And its very easy to install. Just one drawback, your pc Ram should be good to run virtual pc smoothly.

Windows 7 has many more features like this. If i start writing about all of those then it will be a huge post. So i am stopping here. The good news is that you won’t have to spend long agonizing over the whole ‘XP or Vista?’ decision any more, because Windows 7 generally outdoes them both. Microsoft really does appear to have learned its hard-taught lessons and, while it hasn’t fixed everything, the latest incarnation of Windows does show significant improvements over its predecessor. Windows 7 is really better and it finally gives long-standing Windows XP fans a reason to upgrade.

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iPad : What can I say!

Apple released their new product “iPad” on 3rd April 2010. According to me iPad is another revolutionary product of Apple. But to some people iPad has no use and they believe iPad will not be succeed at all. So if you will allow me, I would like to share some hopefully original thoughts on the iPad buzz. When I first saw the iPad, I was honestly skeptical. I kept waiting for Steve Jobs to talk about the new time travel app. But after further consideration, I’ve decided the iPad will be huge.

The iPhone was a huge product and generated excitement because it did things no phone or handheld had done before. Many people are disappointed that the iPad did not bring such novelty. As one of my friend commented, “This is great, but what am I going to use it for that I can’t already do?” This is the amazing point. Rather than introduce new uses, Apple has created the iPad as a new way of doing things we already do.

The iPad is not simply a large iPod Touch; performance reports and the new iWork apps indicate as much. But the iPad certainly lacks much of the flexibility and features in a laptop running OS X or Windows. It truly is a new type of device. If you’re technologically savvy, you may miss what I’m talking about. But if you’ve ever provided technical support to people who aren’t technologically savvy, you’ll realize how much people still struggle with the intricacies of desktop operating systems and applications. Navigating file systems, decrypting error messages, finding device drivers, configuring security software, managing program details, monitoring memory usage – PCs (and Macs) can be overwhelming for someone who just wants to send e-mails or look at photos.

Now enter the iPad. If anybody asks for my suggestion before buying a new computer i always ask them what are they gonna use it for. Except few occasion most of the time i get the answer, “Browsing the web, reading and sending email, enjoying photos, watching videos, listening to music, playing games, typing up a document every now and then etc.” Amazingly these are the exact words came from the “Apple Press Release” announcing the iPad. Many average consumers never task their computer’s powerful hardware with anything beyond these basic operations. The iPad can fill the same role with an intuitive and deceptively simple interface.

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Here are some specification of iPad:

Height: 9.56 inches (242.8 mm)

Width: 7.47 inches (189.7 mm)

Depth: 0.5 inch (13.4 mm)

Weight: 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) Wi-Fi model; 1.6 pounds (0.73 kg) Wi-Fi + 3G model

I believe this is only the beginning. The iPad is the first in this new category that mixes a simplified computer with an enhanced portable media player. I am convinced that Apple knows what they are doing once again, and that people will be intrigued by a device that lets them accomplish their basic technology goals without all the usual hassles. For many users, that really is magical.

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Start Blogging!!!

I read lots of people’s blog everyday and whenever i read those blogs i always wish i had a blog like those so that i can share my thoughts with millions of people. So finally i decide to start blogging.

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