Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Microsoft Announces New Operating Systems

Yesterday (October 27, 2008) Microsoft unveiled details of two new operating systems. Currently, the most commonly used Microsoft operating systems are Windows XP and Windows Vista. Although frequently critcized, often by those 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 7 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 in your computer. This is called Cloud Computing, the "Cloud" meaning the Internet. Basically this means that you won't need an operating system or programs: 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

Binary Numbering

In a couple classes of ICT 12, Mr. Vogel, has gone over the concept of Binary Numbering. I learnt that computers work on binary operations.

Global Anti-piracy Day!

Today, October 21, is a special day, it is Global Anti-piracy Day! The losses due to piracy is increasingly mind blowing. In 2007, the economic loss was at $50 billion. Technology nowadays is on the fastlane and because of this criminals are gaining more opportunities which adds to the total economic losses. Piracy is a growing threat and Microsoft is trying to raise awareness and address this problem.

Click the link below to visit the Microsoft site on the Anti-piracy initiative:


Class Blogs

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

These are the blog URLs for my ICT 12 class colleagues. The class is using Blogger throughout the year to record information about various programs and techniques.

This list will be updated to include several blog URLs not presently available.

Friday, October 17, 2008


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