Vista at one year: Progress and pain

xpvistasigntwo Microsoft released Windows Vista to the world one year ago with ads likening the new PC operating system to such awe-inspiring moments as the first American spaceflight and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates recently called Windows Vista the "best new product of the year." The company says more than 100 million copies of the operating system have been licensed since it became available. Outside experts say Windows Vista is a major advance in security, and some users say their experience has been smooth.

But a year after its glitzy retail launch, Windows Vista has developed a reputation as a source of frustration for others.

Slow network communication from Vista RTM (6000) to Windows 2003 SP2

Brad Rutkowski: This was one issue I worked on for quite some time a few months ago. We found that Vista clients were taking forever to download group policies from domain controllers in the regions while Vista SP1 and XP clients did not see the issue. If the local DC was running LH or Windows 2003 SP1, we didn’t see any issue. If the server was running Windows 2003 SP2 though and had a certain type of hardware we would see the latency.
Based on customer reports, Windows Dev learned of more widespread devices in the network that don’t understand greater window scale factors. So, they improved the heuristics in SP1 for when to limit or disable auto-tuning, which is why we only saw in in Vista RTM and not SP1.
The bug is in Windows 2003 SP2 and the details can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947773
So if you find that you have vista clients experiencing network latency when hitting a Windows 2003 SP2 server (File server, DC, Exchange, etc) then you should look into this hotfix.
News Source: Brad Rutkowski’s Blog

nuvifone – мобилен телефон от Garmin

nuvifone09 Устройството има 3,5" сензорен дисплей, поддържа HSDPA и върви в комплект с карти на Северна Америка и/или Източна и Западна Европа. Съдържа множество предварително заредени точки на интерес, поддържа походова навигация, съпроводена с гласова навигация, има камера способна да записва видео, уеббраузер, Bluetooth и мултимедиен плеър за MP3, MPEG4 и AAC файлове.

Това е и първото устройство с марката Garmin, което ползва локалното търсене на Google.

nuvifone ще се появи на пазара обаче едва през третото тримесечие на 2008 г.

Повече снимки, на които можете да разгледате интерфейса на nuvifone, има на адрес:
http://www.engadget.com/photos/garmin-gets-official-with-its-nuvifone/
http://www8.garmin.com/nuvifone/

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Днес попаднахме на сайт наречен bezhaberie.com, свързан с проблемите в град София…. От там е взета и долната снимка …

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Nokia to acquire Trolltech

Nokia will make a public voluntary tender offer to acquire Trolltech, a recognized software provider with world-class software development platforms and frameworks headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Nokia aims to continue the development of Trolltech’s products and support of new and existing customers, and will take further the open source development culture found in Trolltech. Nokia intends to continue to enhance Trolltech products through active and ongoing development, for both desktop and mobile. To further stimulate industry innovation based on Trolltech’s products, Nokia plans to continue to license Trolltech technology under both commercial and open source licenses.