Monthly Archives: March 2006

Microsoft to Delay New System

Microsoft’s long effort to deliver the next version of its Windows operating system suffered another setback yesterday when the company said that the system would not be ready for consumer personal computers for the holiday sales season.

The Microsoft announcement, made after the close of the stock market, came as a surprise. For more than a year, the company had said it would deliver the new operating system, Windows Vista, sometime in the second half of 2006.

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Google launches finance service

Internet giant Google is launching a financial news, quotes and blogging service in bid to compete with and online broker firms and rivals such as Microsoft and Yahoo!.

The company has unveiled a beta or trial version of Google Finance that uses keyword searches to enable users to find information on share prices, company pages, currency prices and other financial news.

Google will also incorporate a blog into the service alongside a moderated discussion forum similar to Google Groups and moderated by human editors.

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Hutchison 3G to gain Microsoft MSN access

Port to telecom conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa said on Monday its third-generation telecoms service clients would be able to access Microsoft’s instant messenger, MSN, and Hotmail through their handsets.

The agreement between Hutchison’s 3 Group and Microsoft Corp. would initially cover over 5 million customers of Hutchison’s 3G networks in the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Australia and Hong Kong.

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Gates admits IE failings, looks to an AJAX future

Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric,’ says Microsoft’s chairman

Microsoft has long viewed the software world through Windows. Now, it’s hoping to prove that it understands the growing popularity of Web technologies beyond its own operating system.

The Microsoft chairman said, in essence, that the development world has changed with the advent of new Web technologies that give people any-time, any-place access to their data — a far cry from the PC-centric world of the past. “Everything we do now, we have to be user-centric, not device-centric,” he said.

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BRUCE LEE’S PROFILE

Ack : ~ Sachin Mall

1. Favorite vegetable
* Mu Lee

2. Favourite Lunch
* Tha Lee

3. What happens to the theatre once a Bruce Lee movie is over?
* Kha Lee

4. Bruce Lee’s sister-in-law’s name?
* Saa Lee

5. Favorite Breakfast
* Id Lee

6. Favourite festival
* Diwa Lee

7. Favorite Actress
* Sona Lee

8. Favorite Music
* Qawa Lee

9. Most interesting job?
* Coo Lee

10. When did Bruce Lee die?
* Fina Lee

11. How did Bruce Lee die?
* With a Go Lee

12. Favorite hill station
* Kulu Mana Lee

13. Nick name?
* Mawa Lee

14. Favorite Hindi movie?
* Gharwa Lee Baharwa Lee

15. Favourite cricketer?
* Saurav Gangu Lee

16. Favourite Pet
* Bil Lee

17. Favourite Passtime
* Khuj Lee

18. Bathing Place
* Na Lee

S/W Professionals….xllent

Ack : ~ Raaghu

class Indian_Bachelor_female_professional
{
double styles;
short skirts;
long time_to_understand_problems;
float mind;
void knowledge();
char non_co_operative;
};

class Married_female_Software_Professional
{
double weight;
short tempered;
long gossips;
float hopes;
void work();
char unstable;
};

class Female_Engaged_software_professional {
double time_on_phone;
short attention_on_work;
long boast;
float on_cloud_nine;
void understanding();
char edgy;
};

class Indian_Newly_Married_software_professional {
double dinner_invitations;
short time_at_work;
long lunch_breaks;
float talks;
void bank_balance();
char hen_pecked;
};

class Indian_husband_wife_software_professional
{
double income;
short temper;
long time_no_see;
float new_software_company;
void lov
};

Class Guy_who_wrote_this{
Long time_on_bench;
Void work();

}

F-4 better deal for students from US

Going to the US is set to become much simpler for students pursuing an advanced degree – master’s or higher – in physical sciences, technology and engineering, thanks to the introduction of a new category of student visa (F-4).

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Microsoft sues online sellers for trading pirated software

US software maker Microsoft has filed eight lawsuits against sellers which Microsoft alleges sold counterfeit Microsoft software using E-bay auctions. The eight defendants are located in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York and Washington, respectively.

Microsoft identified seven of the defendants through customer submissions to the company’s Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) programme. WGA is an online validation tool for customers to determine whether their software is genuine, giving them the option of submitting counterfeit reports on their suppliers if they did not receive genuine software. Complaints were also made to the company’s anti-piracy hotline.

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NASA probe achieves Mars orbit

A $US450 million NASA spacecraft has dropped smoothly into orbit around Mars, successfully completing a risky make-or-break manoeuvre in its two-year mission.

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Some Golden Sayings

    U can study and get any certificates.. but u cannot get ur death certificate

    U may have AIRTEL or BSNL connection but when u sneeze u ll say HUTCH

    U can bcom an engineer if u study in Engineering college .. u cannot bcom a president if u study in Presidency College

    U can expect a BUS from a BUS stop … u cannot expect a FULL from FULL stop

    A mechanical engineer can bcom a mechanic but a software engineer cannot bcom a software

    U can find tea in tea cup.. but cannot find world in world cup

    U can find keys in Key board but u cannot find mother in mother board.