Monday, July 27, 2009

Windows 7 is Ready

Windows 7 has finally reached RTM so look for it coming to OEM's very soon. Final build # is 7600.16385. Official release date is scheduled for Oct. 22nd and the prices are what I expected.

http://www.realtechnews.com/posts/6742

Posted by: Joshua Nicholes
www.joshnicholes.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Blackle: Greener web searching

I noticed this project a few years ago, and stumbled on it again just the other day. The Blackle project aims to save the energy that is wasted by preforming web searches. Here's how it works; the site is predominately black and therefore is more energy efficient than other search engines with a wider array or images and colors. It takes more energy for a monitor to display white than black, and the more colors that are displayed on a page the more energy that is required to properly display that page.

The tracker on Blackels' homepage is tracking the number of watt hours that have been saved by using their search engine as opposed to a competitor. I must admit it is an interesting concept, and as it says on their site it is the small steps that count.

Check it out at:

http://www.blackle.com/

Posted by: Josh Nicholes
www.joshnicholes.com

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Google OS

No kidding.... Google plans to launch a lightweight Linux based Operating System as early as this fall. Targeted at notebooks and mobile devices, read more about at Google's blog.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-google-chrome-os.html

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Firefox 3.5 is here!

The new firefox is not all that different from its predessor... except of course that it is extremely fast! Give it a try, oh and that's not a suggestion, its an order. Firefox is still the best browser out there.

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/