For the Developers and Home Users
"Click Once" application technology is purported to beef up Visual Studio and ease application installation securely.
Also, the new addition of "Aero," a dynamic side-bar holding relevant applications to add power to the standard Windows Task Bar. Possibly borrowing from the Apple dock?
For the Gamers
Vista implements the new Avalon (API) graphical subsystem for better rendering of 3D graphics based on Direct3D technologies.
If anyone has tried the beta version of this OS and has any feedback, feel free to post your impressions. I'd be interested to know.
Here's some additional readings I found interesting today. If you have a few extra minutes to kill, you may be mildly amused...
- Technology: A friend at work was drooling today over gaming possibilities with the Nvidia GeForce 7 Series. Admitedly, the new video cards look impressive.
- Mindless Entertainment: This is really old, but entertained me for a while today: I thought I'd give a shout out Burger King's Subservient Chicken. Enjoy watching your free video slave "dance like John Travolta."
- In the News: Whoopdie-do for 10 more years of the Patriot Act, signed into Congress today. The justification being, since there were no "atual record(s) of abuse," it *makes sense* to extend legislation.
At the risk of sounding completely random, make sure you stay cool today. In Lawrence, the heat index is remarked to peak at 115 today. Absolutely dreadful.
Stay techie ;)