Microsoft Roadmap: Windows 8 will be released in 2012

Sunday, November 22, 2009

In the global network were two slides from the Professional Developers Conference 2009, which these days, Microsoft has held for developers. They have some data on the new operating system, Microsoft, while its working title - Windows 8, possibly in the final version it will be called differently. As expected, the new platform will be released in about 2012, ie three years after the previous version of Windows 7. In 2012, according to the second slide, and a new version of Windows Server.

A number of rumors about Windows 8 is already infiltrated the network. For example, we know that the new operating system can get compatibility with 128-bit architecture. Although it is possible that its full support can be realized only to release Windows 9. It is also worth noting that, according to the roadmap, the release of new versions of Windows will be held as planned, without delay, as happened with Windows Vista, which was supposed to go back to 2004.

Packard Bell Viseo 200T Touch Edition and imedia XS - a compact solution with sensory functions

Company Packard Bell introduced its new solution that combines the convenience of multimedia nettop Packard Bell imedia XS with the opportunities and sensory functions of the new monitors Packard Bell Viseo 200T Touch Edition. Compact and ultra-thin Nettop Packard Bell imedia XS can be hung from the back side of the monitor with the bracket Vesa. In turn, Packard Bell Viseo 200T Touch Edition is designed for all who need a simple and intuitive way to interact with a PC.

Equipped with Intel Atom processor and 330 chipset support NVIDIA ION, Packard Bell imedia XS supports Microsoft Direct X10. It is also equipped with 2 GB of memory, hard drive up to 500 GB Card Reader 4-in-1 "and the six-port USB. Port Wi-Fi LAN and provide connectivity. Complete solution includes a wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse.

Packard Bell Viseo 200T Touch Edition are equipped with two integrated stereo speakers and include such advanced features as the display format 16:9, 5 ms response time and 50000:1 contrast levels. In addition to the built-in sensory functions of Windows 7, is a comprehensive solution provides users with additional convenience of Packard Bell TouchPortal, which provides convenient control Packard Bell TouchGadgets and sensory applications, Microsoft. This intuitive virtual desktop for playing multimedia content, fast Internet access and easy connection to social networks.

OCZ show at CES 2010 external SSD with USB 3.0 interface

OCZ Technology Company continues to successfully develop its line of solid state drives. Recently, it has formally submitted a proprietary series of Colossus, which included solutions with a maximum capacity of 1 TB. And now the network has information on the development of new OCZ - external SSD drive with high-speed interface USB 3.0, which the company intends to demonstrate in early January next year in Las Vegas at the traditional exhibition Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

While the new model has not received even the names and information about it a little. Judging by the presentation of images, is protected by a thin metal casing and has a very attractive design. In addition, the visible side of the board seen 8 NAND flash memory, arranged in two rows.

OCZ does not disclose details about the capacity of its external SSD drives used in its controller, as well as its speed characteristics. However, since it implements an interface USB 3.0, the speed of the data in this SSD can theoretically reach the turn in a 4.8 Gbit / s, although a more realistic still looks like figure of 1,6 Gbps.

Barebone-System XC Mini GP7A-HD from AOpen based on NVIDIA ION

The Japanese company announced AOpen barebone-system XC Mini GP7A-HD. It supports Core 2 Duo, whose rate TDP is 35 Tues It uses graphics chipset NVIDIA ION. AOpen has provided its own cooling system with copper tubing, the outlet of heat from the processor, and built-in fan. It is fairly quiet - the noise level does not exceed 26 dB. Maximum DDR3 RAM up to 4 GB (4 GB is possible to install a bar). A computer equipped with a DVD recorder and card reader, support the hard drive form factor 2.5-inch.

The computer has 2 slots PCI-Express Mini, 6 ports USB 2.0, Gigabit LAN, port eSATA, HDMI and VGA-video outputs. When purchasing options are provided with a choice of processor, memory, hard drive and installed the operating system (Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7). Barebone has the dimensions of 61x166x180 mm. AOpen XC Mini GP7A-HD will be available in mid-December this year.

Casio G'zOne Rock - sturdy clamshell for active recreation

U.S. operator Verizon Wireless introduced a mobile phone Casio G'zOne Rock. This is extendible for active lifestyles, said the company. It is enclosed in a robust housing that is protected in accordance with specification MIL-STD-810F from water, dust, shock, vibration, humidity, temperature fluctuations and solar radiation. In addition, the Casio G'zOne Rock has six specific applications, especially for tourists, travelers and fans of extreme rest:

* Earth Compass - a compass that works in conjunction with GPS
* Walking Counter - step counter, can also measure time, distance, speed and calories burned
* Thermometer - shows the air temperature in Celsius and Fahrenheit
* Astro Calendar - displays the number of days before new moon and the current day of the lunar cycle
* Sunrise Sunset - shows the current time and position of the sun, time of sunrise and sunset times in several major cities around the world and the level of solar radiation
* Tides - notes the tides of the sea in more than 100 points and indicates the best time and place for fishing.

From the technical characteristics of the phone can provide support for cellular networks CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and wireless interface Bluetooth, 2 megapixel camera, GPS receiver, music player with touch buttons, slot for microSD memory cards and walkie-talkie mode (Push To Talk). Novelty is available now from Verizon Wireless, its value to the contract and the discount is $ 199.99.

Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 with functions 333 Onboard Acceleration, 3-Way SLI and CrossFireX

Gigabyte Technology Company launched a flagship motherboard GA-X58A-UD7. Designed on the chipset Intel X58 Express, model Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 has the capacity, demand players and computer enthusiasts, including the functions Gigabyte 333 Onboard Acceleration supports USB 3.0, Serial-ATA Revision 3.0 (6 Gbit / s), 3x USB Power Boost and work together multiple graphics adapters in modes NVIDIA 3-Way SLI and ATI CrossFireX and compatibility with the latest high-performance 32-nm processors, Intel.

Gigabyte designed board GA-X58A-UD7 in accordance with the design of Ultra Durable 3 (copper power and ground layers of double thickness, 70 microns). This helps to significantly reduce the operating temperature of critical parts of the board, greater energy efficiency and the stability of the system in the mode of Overclocking. In addition, this model is implemented in hardware and software system Gigabyte Smart 6 - a set of six utilities, providing a simple and effective control of system parameters, including higher performance PCs, accelerating the OS boot, network security management and restoration of the damaged system files with one click.

Fee Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 compatible with the processor family, Intel Core i7 (32-nm process technology, integrated memory controller, processor socket Socket LGA 1366), providing the memory at DDR3-phase mode. All this bodes well for upgrading your PC, allowing you to build the capacity of the computer as the emergence of more sophisticated CPU.

With the established on-board controller NEC uPD720200, in the motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 supports standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (bandwidth of 5 Gbit / s). In terms of data transfer speed USB 3.0 bus is almost 10 times faster than predecessor - USB 2.0, while ensuring backward compatibility with the protocol of USB 2.0. In addition, USB 3.0 bus can simultaneously transmit data in both directions (full duplex mode), as well as connect to the system more energemkie device.

one distinguishing feature board Gigabyte X58A-UD7 - SATA-controller SE9128 company Marvell, ensuring compatibility with high-speed interface SATA 3.0 (peak bandwidth of up to 6 Gb / s), the speed which is twice that at the interface of the previous generation. An additional advantage Controller Marvell SE9128 - an integrated RAID-processor, which allows a hardware level to create RAID-arrays, which are almost not consume CPU resources (in contrast to traditional software RAID-arrays).

Motorola Crush - with an elegant touchscreen display

Motorola has introduced a mobile phone under the name Crush for the U.S. operator of US Cellular. This stylish besklaviaturnogo model with a touchscreen display, encased in a casing with rounded corners. The front side has only two hardware buttons - to activate and lock, and they are unusual, above the display on the sides of the speaker.

Phone features mean, there have already become commonplace in modern phones a good camera, memory card slot and an adapter Bluetooth. Motorola Crush operates cellular networks in CDMA, because it is in this standard offers its services to US Cellular. Sales of new items will begin during the fourth quarter of this year.

Motorola Crush Features:

* Cellular CDMA / EV-DO Rev. 0 (800/1900 MHz)
* 2.8-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 240x400 pixels
* Audio formats - MP3/WMA/MID/MIDI X_MIDI / AAC / AAC + / QCELP
* Bluetooth interface
* 2 megapixel camera
* Memory card slot (up to 16 GB)
* 3,5 mm jack
* Battery 950 mAh
* Time running conversation - up to 4,3 hours
* Opening hours of standby time - up to 20,8 days
* Dimensions - 106h51h14, 5 mm
* Weight - 102 grams