Weird Design Issues in Windows 7

I’ve been using Windows 7 Beta daily, and couldn’t help but notice how Microsoft seem to have made critical mistakes in putting thoughts behind some simple issues. While I praise them for going with a very consistent UI through out the operating system as well as Windows Live applications, which also shows somewhat in the Office 14 alpha screenshots leaked so far, some of the …

‘Mac-savvy’ users can’t do basic online tasks in the White House

Microsoft has been in the news related to Barack Obama’s inauguration. Whether it was with the Silverlight broadcast on the event or the Photosynth. But they pale in comparison to the latest from White House. Todd Bishop found a story from the Washington Post which tells about the agonizing pain that Mac-loving Obama staffers are going through. Apparently, the Bush administration didn’t update their Microsoft …

New Windows Live sidebar gadget, and it’s not that good

“What’s New” feed on your desktop. You can receive real-time updates on what your friends are doing across multiple social networks right from your desktop. Be the first to know when your friends upload photos, add new friends to their networks, change their status messages and post comments. It’s quick and easy to add the Windows Live What’s New Sidebar Gadget (Beta).

Use OS X like stack in Windows 7!

Don’t you just love the stacks feature in Apple’s OS X Dock? It would have been great if Microsoft could implement such a feature in the awesome new Windows 7 superbar, but sadly, that’s something we can only dream of, since it’ll be called a rip off. But if you really really want a stack in your superbar like the one in the image below, …

Free Windows 7 Themes

In Windows 7, we finally see the return of themes. Windows XP and Vista had a themes feature as well, but that didn’t really offer much customization for the end user as in previous Windows versions or Windows 7 now. I’ve complied 22 themes for Windows 7 users, to start with their testing of the beta releasing tomorrow. I’ve used some of the wallpapers I …

Steve Ballmer’s CES Keynote

Just in case you missed it, here’s the full video of Steve Ballmer’s keynote. The video is quiet lengthy so I suggest you get your popcorn ready before you sit down for it. It’s interesting how he starts with, “So, this is CES!”. He even tells of how he keeps ignoring Facebook friend requests from Jerry Yang! The keynote isn’t just funny but interesting as …

Over 100 Free Literary Masterpieces by Zinio

While I’m not really a fan of reading novels or books, I must say reading them on my  notebook has given me second thoughts about it ( although it still can never persuade me to read Harry Potter! ). Zinio has provided over 100 all time classics Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Beowulf and the likes. And best of all, they are available to …