Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Successor to Windows Vista

Not sure for how many this will come as a shock. For me, it definitely did!

The next edition of Windows, i.e. the successor to Vista, is not only under development umbrella but started to ship too. The first milestone (M1) has been shipped to MS partners and is available in English only for both x86 and x64 machines. And it's scheduled to do a RTM in H2 2009. It was originally supposed to RTM in 2010 but looks like MS is pulling strings pretty hard.

Not much of information is available as of yet as to what all the new version carries. But since we have some tie-ups with MS, looks-like I can get my hands-on it. 09-10 is going be one heck of a year for us as well as MS, with Rosario also set to be released.

Keep watching this space for more information on what the new OS is all about.

By the way, it's called Windows 7 (previously code-named Blackcomb Vienna)

Source: http://www.tgdaily.com

How many still read books?

An interesting discussion is brewing up at codeproject.com. The discussion is about how many people still read those "hard paper books"? How many of us still do it? I do it. Probably 1 book a week :) I know it sounds unbelievable but its true. No doubt, I have started this initiative pretty recently. I have 4 books now under this belt. But, anyway, that's not the topic right now.

Most of the time people think that, in this blog-savvy world, there is hardly anyone left who reads books (for whatever reason!). But I was surprised to see that MS MVPs (people chipping-in to the discussion at codeproject) still find time to read books, around 10-50 per year. thats a pretty good score, considering that an year has around 52 weeks. So a book-a-week.

So, if you look at it the other way round, then
looks like I'm on my way to become a MS MVP :) :) :)

Wonderful to know that I have company! Oh no, not as MVPs but as book readers :)